Sugar Detox Grocery List

Sugar Detox grocery list

Sugar Detox grocery list

So 2019 is finally here! I mentioned on my IG story a few days ago that I did this sugar detox 2 years ago in January, and a lot of you were really interested in joining me as I start it again this year! (You can see my amazing results here, and I loved it so much I ended up doing it for almost 6 months!)

As I explained in my story, I didn’t feel the need to do the detox last year because at that point I had a good balance of not eating too much added sugar, and not craving it either. But now that time has passed and the holidays completely sabotaged my diet, I want to try and do it again because I feel those cravings creeping up!

As I write this I’m still at home for the holidays, but as soon as I get back to LA I plan on starting it up again. Which means I’ll need to head straight to the grocery store to pick up all the necessary items so I am fully prepared to detox.

I also mentioned in my IG story that I think it’s 100% smarter to be prepared for a diet/cleanse/detox than to start when you’re not completely ready. Because not being prepared means you won’t have the right foods around the house and you’ll be more likely to cheat and, therefore, not be as successful.

So here’s a copy of my grocery list that I’ll be picking up as soon as I get back. Of course, I won’t be buying these items all at once, but it will give you a good idea of the type of items to buy when you go to the store. This is also, by no means, a complete list of items, there are plenty of things not on the list you could buy, but again, this is just to give you a general idea.

I’ll also be working on gathering a few of my favorite recipes & snacks as I go through it again, and I will post those here as well!

So here’s what I have on my list so far:

Veggies:

  • Yellow Peppers
  • Baby spinach
  • Arugula/Mesculin Mix
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Fennel
  • Asparagus
  • Olives (from the olive bar)
  • Baby carrots (great for snacking or dipping in hummus)
  • Avocado
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Corn (has some natural sugars, but I like corn so whatever! This will not sabotage your detox.)
  • Artichokes
  • Beets
  • Sweet potato
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Cauliflower rice (Trader Joe’s)
  • Pickles

Fruits:

(I try to limit fruits to once a day, but my motto is: if you feel the need to eat something sweet, it’s always better to have a piece of fruit than a candy bar 🙂 )

  • Apples
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Navel oranges (or clementines-great for throwing in your bag for a snack)
  • Bananas
  • Pears (so good this time of year!)
  • Lemons & limes
  • Berries (I prefer raspberries, but any berry will work)
  • Grapes (also great for an easy poppable snack)
  • Fresh mango (amazing with Tajin seasoning)
  • Dried mangoes (with no sugar added – read the labels. Costco sells a giant bag of these for $15.99)
  • Freeze dried fruit
  • Shredded coconut (unsweetened)

Grains/Legumes:

Meats/Proteins:

  • Chicken breast & breast tenders
  • Lean pork loin
  • Ground turkey/chicken
  • Wild caught salmon
  • Smoked salmon (great on crispbread for snacking)
  • Chicken sausage
  • Lean sliced deli meats/turkey/chicken (I’ve been trying to stay away from deli meat because it’s been grossing me out lately, but it’s OK to eat in roll ups, etc)
  • Eggs (I buy 2 dozen at Costco super cheap!)
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna fish (albacore in water)
  • White fish (white fish doesn’t really fill me up for some reason, but if you like it then go for it!)

Cheese:

  • Goat cheese (for beet salads)
  • Assorted cheeses for slicing/snacking
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Parmesan crisps (because they’re crunchy and kinda like croutons in a salad)
  • Burrata (as a treat!)

 

Dips/Sauces:

  • Guacamole (store made fresh or Wholly Guacamole is great. I buy these at Costco and freeze what I can’t use right away. Read the labels and only buy varieties with no preservatives. Or you can make your own which is even better!)
  • Hummus
  • Natural peanut butter (with no sugar added)
  • Other nut butters (no sugar added)
  • Pesto
  • RAO’s tomato sauces (they have no added sugars or preservatives and taste like homemade!)
  • Salsa
  • Applesauce (all natural, no sugar added varieties)

Condiments:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Salad dressing (no sugar added – read the labels)
  • Soy sauce
  • Mustard
  • Butter
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce/Tabasco

Spices:

(Spices play a HUGE role in making healthy food taste good. Don’t skimp on spice!)

Snacks/”Desserts”:

All of the sweet desserts should be eaten sparingly, and only when you feel it’s necessary. Remember, we are trying to break the sugar cravings, so eating something sweet, although it may not be sugar, is still feeding that addiction & habitual behavior. Always think twice about these items and ask yourself, ‘Do I really need this?’

  • Rx bars (Only the flavors that have no added sugars such as maple syrup or honey. And eat them sparingly because they’re 200+ calories each. Sometimes I will eat half a bar and save the other half. I get mine at Costco pretty cheap for a box of 12.)
  • Nothing but Fruit medallions (I buy these amazing ones at Trader Joes. They’re made of dates, hazelnut & cocoa. Tastes like a healthy Nutella brownie)
  • Pressed fruit bars (Trader Joe’s)
  • Freeze dried fruit (Trader Joe’s is the cheapest)
  • Dried mangoes
  • Nuts (any variety except honey roasted or candied. I love pistachios, pecans, and cashews.)
  • Raisins  (in moderation)
  • Air popped popcorn (no microwave popcorn)
  • Your comfort food of choice! Read more about what I’m talking about here.

Drinks:

Drinks are somewhat limited since most contain lots of sugars. And no alcohol! Sorry, guys.

  • Water (flavor with slices of lemon & lime, or fresh ginger & basil, or cucumber!)
  • Sparkling flavored waters (make sure they have nothing added, only natural flavors. La Croix, Polar Seltzer, Poland Spring Sparklers are all good ones)
  • Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Any other unsweetened milk (other than dairy cow’s milk) Read why here.
  • Raspberry Tea (my favorite raspberry tea!)
  • Lemon Tea (my fave lemon tea!)
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Coffee
  • Green juice (no fruit)

 

Sugar Detox Shopping List

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