Our first grocery trip when we decided to do the 4HB was a tough one. With so much produce, it seemed like a high risk for waste — but now we’ve hit a great stride of fresh, canned and dried goods.
When you’re eating so many vegetables and beans, do not underestimate the power of adding just one new ingredient to your pantry. For example, the unassuming bean sprout launched a culinary revolution in our kitchen.
Here’s a list of things we commonly buy. Many of these we always try to have in stock (aka, all of the canned and dried goods), while for anything fresh, we buy a handful of things for the week.
Skinless/boneless chicken breast
Turkey pepperoni sticks
Rapini (a variation on broccoli)
Light coconut milk
No sugar, just spice
Black mustard seeds
Montreal steak spice
Fresh ground pepper (so much more taste!)
Chicken stock powder
Sugar free cocoa power
Unsweetened, shredded coconut
Crushed salted peanuts
Olive oil (a cheaper one, for cooking)
Olive oil (a slightly higher-end one, for on salads)
Kicking Horse coffee (just one cup in the morning)
100% peanuts peanut butter
Fat-free Greek yogurt
Fat-free cottage cheese
95% cocoa Lindt chocolate (a square a night can go a long way!)
Red wine — our usual is a cabernet sauvignon (but as per the book — merlot, pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon are all ok choices)