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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Clean Shopping (Part 2) :: Publix


We are regulars at our local Publix.  We shop at Publix because it is the closest grocery store out here in the sticks!  The items below will give you an idea of what we purchase on a weekly basis.  We don't usually shop around for the lowest price because, honestly, we feel like our time is worth more.

Our typical shopping list:

Boneless, skinless chicken breast (we usually have Publix grind this for us)
Extra-lean ground turkey
Grass-fed beef
Crystal Farms 100% egg whites (pasteurized cartons)
Organic, free-range eggs
Low-fat cottage cheese
Baby food
Quick oats
Food for Life Products (Ezekiel bread, english muffins, tortillas/wraps, etc.)
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Vegetables (red, sweet, and green onions, cauliflower, asparagus, etc.)
Fruits (bananas (for post-workout carbs), apples, various berries, lemons and limes, etc.)

Basically, we are "perimeter" shoppers.  We spend very little time in the inner sections of the grocery store because that is where you will find all of the processed junk loaded with preservatives, sugars, and genetically-modified ingredients (for an exhaustive list of GMO foods and brands, go here - chances are, if it's made by any well-known brand, it's genetically modified or engineered...a.k.a. fake food).

Click the links below for more of our shopping lists!
Clean Shopping (Part 1) - Costco

Remember, this is a lifestyle and not a diet.

Good luck with your journey and keep eating clean!

- Scott & Whitney


  1. This is great guys, thanks! Is the ground meat easier to cook/add to what your eating? Is it a convenience thing?

    1. Hi Genevieve! We use ground meat in almost all of our recipes (the chicken muffins & monster meatloaf). We also usually just brown some to throw in with scrambled eggs during the week!

  2. Baby Food?! :D Do you buy that for yourselves?

    1. Leah - HAHA! We use it in some recipes instead of butter!

    2. Which baby food flavor substitutes butter?

    3. Any flavor really but we usually use apple {sauce} or berry flavored.

  3. Ok, I am new to this and am a fruit person over veggies. From your sample daily food I see WAY more veggies and just a liitle bit of fruit. Isn't fruit "clean"? Why so little?

    1. There's nothing wrong with fruit...we just limit it to about 2-3 servings per day and generally try to keep it to higher fiber, micronutrient and antioxidant content (things like organic apples, berries, some citrus). It's best to consume fruit early in the morning when you need quick glycogen (stored carbohydrate) replenishment and after a workout with a good protein source (shakes are okay, but we prefer whole foods). If you've had a pretty intense workout, a banana is a good option because it is higher and sugar and the higher glycemic load will help deliver the amino acids from your protein into your bloodstream more efficiently. Hope this helps!

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  4. Hi! Came across your site and I am convinced at giving this a shot! I am making up a long grocery list based on the recipes listed on your site, but noticed that while beef is listed on your grocery items, I didn't see it used in any of the recipes. Is grass-fed beef something that could be subbed in the recipes that call for ground turkey? If I am going to get my husband on board, there will have to be some dinners with beef in them! :)

    1. Hi Kacie! Sorry it took us a year to respond to your comment. Hopefully you added grass-fed beef into your diet! How is the clean eating going? For most of the recipes grass-fed beef can be used instead of the turkey or chicken!


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