What’s in my (grocery) bag??

Who else loves grocery shopping? I hear people complain about it all the time. And while I agree that prices can be high, lines can be long, and shopping can be time consuming, there’s still something exciting about coming home with bagfuls of potential healthy delicious snacks and meals. I probably spend more money at Whole foods in a month than I spend on clothes all year long!! Hehe, what can I say- I appreciate good quality food. So for today’s post I wanted to share the top 10 foods I can’t live without. People often share “what’s in their bag” (their handbag or backpack) but considering my love of food, I figured I’d share:
What’s in my grocery bag?

  1. Apples– Specifically Pink lady apples. I eat these sweet, crunchy babies with breakfast, sliced up for a snack, or after lunch for ‘dessert’. YUM!
  2. PB2– I LOVE PB2! Low in calories and high in protein, I order my PB2 online (in bulk) because it’s just my fave. I eat it on gluten free toast at brekkie, or with my apple slices for a snack.
  3. Gluten free toast– Gluten free girls gotta have our toast, too. toast, an egg & fresh fruit is a perfect breakfast for me.
  4. Eggs– Definitely eggs! Being gluten, dairy, and soy free- they’re my favorite source of protein and fat. I just feel so satisfied eating a scrambled egg in the AM, a hard boiled egg at snack time, or a fried egg on my salad for dinner. 
  5. Avocado– Creamy, satisfying and packed with nourishing healthy fats. I love adding avocado + salsa to my salad for the perfect (healthy) dressing. 
  6. Spinach– I can’t go a day without my greens. Spinach is perfect for a salad at lunch, sautéed as a side for dinner, or blended up in a fresh green smoothie anytime at all. 
  7. Salsa– I’m kind of addicted to salsa. It’s the best salad dressing/condiment ever. Seriously- don’t knock it till ya try it. SO low fat, low cal, fresh and delicious!
  8. Celery– Crunchy and hydrating, celery is my favorite thing to munch on while prepping my lunch or dinner. It’s not enough to fill me up, but it is enough to hold me over and it prevents me from more dangerous snacking. 
  9. Veggie straws– Okay, okay, I know these are a little bit more processed than my whole-foods based diet, but I’m all about that balance, right?? Veggie straws are just so light and crunchy– they’re the perfect side to my lunch time salad.
  10. Dark chocolate– Cuz I’m all about those treats!! I don’t go a day without my nightly dark chocolate. I lovingly refer to my ‘post dinner magical moments’ as “Dark Chocolate Time!” I get really excited about it (even though it happens every.single.night.) It’s the little things, right??

How about you? What are some of the foods that YOU can’t live without?



  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Dark chocolate is always in my shopping cart too – I love settling down after a busy day with a hot cup of peppermint tea and my favourite dark chocolate! <3

    Some of the other foods I can't live without have to be nut butters, avocado, fresh fruit (currently it's summer fruits – cherries, apricots, berries, pineapple, mango etc) and lots and lots of veggies!

    January 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      The perfect way to end the day! I love a cozy mug of tea and some rich dark chocolate!! Mega yum! Also- all of your faves sound SO good! Yes please to fresh fruits and veggies!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I can’t live without oats, granny smith apples, raw cheddar, salsa, avocado, dried figs, and almond milk. I have them in my fridge at all times!

    January 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! Love your groceries!! And now I’m craving dried figgies!! They’re so so yummy on a cozy bowl of oats! Have a great weekend Liv!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado

    My grocery cart probably looks so similar to yours!! Always dark chocolate <3 Thank you for sharing!

    January 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      I wish we could go grocery shopping together Rach! And then we’d come home and make a meal and take pictures of our foods! It’d be such a fun day <3
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    Yes girl, I agree that Pink Lady apples are fabulous! I always buy apples, avo, spinach, salsa, PB & dark chocolate too 🙂

    January 17, 2017 at 3:00 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! Love your list! And aren’t pink ladies just the best?!? I just ate one this afternoon!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Love how simple your eats are, and Pink Lady Apples are the BEST! I love PB, but I’m not so much a PB2 girl. Have you found a kind you like?

    January 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Em! I love simple eats! And yes! I love Bell Plantation PB2. I’m pretty sure that was the original PB2 and one of the only brands they had available when I started eating it a few years ago! SO good!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Um yup, I’m the same way. I sooo spend more money on food at Whole Foods than clothes all year! I actually really enjoy grocery shopping as well. I have a lot of must-buys but definitely avocados, nut butter and almond milk!!

    January 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Right?? Whole foods is where it’s at! I just love that place and am thinking about going there later today! And yessss- I need my almond milk!! Love your essentials Ashley!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply lucie

    Im with you! I also love grocery shopping! I had to google veggie straws to see what they were and (and have now totes put them on my grocery list for next week!) Thanks girl!

    January 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      You’re so cute Lucie!! And you my gosh babe you’re gonna LOVE THEM!! Veggie straws are an essential if ya ask me! Just the perfect crunch!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Claire B.

    Yay for balance! I love that you’ve got a bunch of whole foods on here, but some indulgences, too. 🙂 Things that are on our grocery list pretty much every week right now: kale, carrots, avocados, rice crackers, oats (we eat SO much oatmeal, haha), peanut butter, and of course dark chocolate!

    January 21, 2017 at 1:48 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Claire!! And YUM! I think we have the same taste buds because your grocery list sounds amazing! Yes to mostly whole foods- and of course- some yummy treats! All about that balance! Hope you have a fantastic weekend girl!
      xoxo Cailee!

      January 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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