10 Healthy Grocery Shopping Must-Haves (Plus 5 Healthy Dinners You Can Make in 10-Minutes)

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Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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Grocery store on the agenda today?

Thrive to the rescue! Check out this list of the only 10 items you need for your healthy grocery shopping endeavors. (While you’re at it try one of these 5 Easy, Healthy Dinners)! 
A week’s worth of meals at your service! (No slaving away in the kitchen included + AIP-friendly)!

Here’s your grocery list for the week:

The List 

Grocery List

1. Spaghetti Squash

2. Butternut Squash, pre-diced or Sweet Potatoes, 2-3

3. Large Pasture Raised or Organic Chicken (Whole)
Simple Sub: Organic Rotisserie Chicken

4. 3-4 lbs. Ground Turkey and/or Grass-fed Beef/Bison

5. 1 lb. Wild Caught Salmon
Simple Sub: Canned Wild Salmon

6. Greens:
3-4 Boxes of Greens (Spinach, Power Greens)
Collard Greens, 1 Bunch

7. Assorted Veggies for Roasting & Cooking
I got:
Brussels Sprouts
Rainbow Carrots
Yellow Squash

8. Avocados
2-3 Whole
Avocado-Oil Mayo* (highly recommend this one)

9. Coconut Milk, 1 Can

10. Bonus Flavors:
Garlic & Yellow Onion

Additional Pantry/Kitchen Necessities:
(Good to have on hand at all times)

  • Coconut Oil/Ghee
  • Coconut Aminos** da bomb.com!
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Herbs of Choice
  • Coconut Butter
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Salsa
  • Avocado Oil Mayo
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


The Recipes:

(Download the full recipes here)!


Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Premake the spaghetti squash, then when you’re ready to eat, combine all the ingredients on the stove!

Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowl

Move over Chipotle! The only prep work this guy needs is you to roast your squash or sweet potatoes prior to the time you want to eat. I like to roast all my potatoes and veggies at the beginning of the week (while doing laundry and writing at home on a Sunday for instance). That way I have a “base” to build my meats around!

Herb Crusted Salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon

A simple supper with no pre-prep work required except for maybe the roasted veggies you’re gonna eat on the side! (I pre-cook/roast my sliced veggies in a glassware baking dish at 400-degrees with 2 tbsp. olive oil, sea salt and pepper for 60-75 minutes).

Stovetop Burgers

Paleo Burgers

Confession: I have never grilled a burger on an actual grill by myself! I always go for the stovetop version! The secret to these guys is cooking them just long enough on medium-ish heat to get that “burger look”—like it’s been on the grill.

Chicken Salad Wraps

Chicken Salad Wrap

Wrap, roll, eat!

Grab the how-to’s for the 10-Minute Meal Recipes here!

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