What’s on My Grocery List!

I think a question that I get a lot is, “what do you eat?”. A one hour workout is only 4% of your day or 6% if you hit an hour and a half. But still that other 94-96% is spent not trying to stuff my face with foods that would hinder my progress in accomplishing my goals. But, balance is key to anything in life. So, I thought this would be a good time to post what I get when I go to the grocery store. I train clients as well as manage a fitness facility. aka (desk job). Therefore I pretty much have all my meals planned out, accept for two meals a week I leave open for dinner out with friends or nights I am just too tired to cook.

I usually have “my necessities” in my kitchen at all times. Or at least try to. Right now I’m running low and need to stock up

I always have brown rice and Jasmine rice on hand. I can make a pot and eat off of it for 2-3 days. (Yes, I eat rice! It’s about portion control people).

Egg Whites (a large carton)- I have egg whites almost every morning. Sometimes cooked up with some veggies and reduced fat cheese. Or I put it in my steel cut oats to add protein first thing in the morning along with my healthy carb.

Spanish/Red onions

Ground Turkey-I buy a few and store them in the freezer.

Tuna- Which can be added to a pasta dish to boost the protein or my new fav zoodles (zucchini noodles).

Greek Yogurt- Which isn’t just yummy on its own, but can be added to a few different dishes to make yummy sauces.

Sweet potatoes- I love to eat sweet potatoes on leg days. They just give me the kick in the butt that  I need.

Veggies!!!! Luckily in NYC we have veggie cart people on almost every single block so I can stock up on all of nature’s goodies at a fraction of the cost that the grocery store charges. They’re not organic but organic in the city can cost an arm and a leg. But if there is a sale I but organic

Nut Butters- Yes butter(s). Plural! I can have up to 4 different nut butters in my house at one time. Why…ummm…because I do.

And if you are having a busy hectic week like many of us are, one of my favorite go to’s is a whole rotisserie chicken from your local market. I have a Whole Foods down the street from me and I can eat off a whole rotisserie chicken for a week. I make healthy chicken salads, Fajitas or 1/4 chicken with veggies and rice. There are quite a few possibilities. So I highly recommend picking one up!

As far as snacks go because it is summer I’ve been eating a lot of fruit! Pineapple, watermelon, and cherries just to name a few. And all of these taste good on top of yogurt with some fat free redi whip or half a tablespoon of chocolate chips! (hey a girls gotta live).

Hope this helps a few of you out when it comes to making your grocery list for the week.

Published by thetrainerlife

NYC based Personal Trainer. Weight lifter, Runner, foodie and lover of anything that makes me sweat.

4 thoughts on “What’s on My Grocery List!

    1. I usually add my own sweetener to plain 2% greek yogurt. I add a strawberry or your favorite flavored preserve. Or I will do strawberry or blueberries with a tsp of honey vanilla extract and cinnamon heat it up and it taste just like the yogurts with the fruit on the bottom. with a fraction of the sugar.


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