THE ULTIMATE GROCERY LIST TO STOCKPILE YOUR KITCHEN (or survive social distancing for weeks on end)

Being in Seattle, we’re starting to prepare for potentially stricter rules surrounding where we can go, and the grocery store hours. So we’re making a mass grocery run to make sure we are stocked up for the next few weeks in case it gets harder to shop. 

I thought I’d share my massive list and meal plan, in case it’s helpful to anyone else feeling cooped up and trying to make the best of it. This grocery list is exhaustive, and some of it is probably already stocked in your kitchen (that was the case for us), but I wanted to cover all the bases. You could definitely also use this list as a basic kitchen stocking guide for a new home, a spring refresh or whatever your heart desires!

This list does NOT include household and cleaning items. First of all, be responsible people and don’t hoard!! There are others who need that stuff too! But this list does encourage you to buy the value pack of chicken breast and ground beef and store it in the freezer to last you a while.

5-WEEK MEAL PLANNING GROCERY LIST
(ULTIMATE KITCHEN STOCK-UP)


PRODUCE

  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Mixed greens (for salad)
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Bell peppers in assorted colors
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini & squash
  • Cucumber
  • Mushrooms
  • Radish 
  • Sweet potato
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries (and really any other berries you love)
  • Avocado
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Green onions
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage slaw

FROZEN

  • Mixed berries
  • Greens (like spinach and kale)
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Mangos
  • Peaches
  • Pie crust
  • Pizza dough/crust
  • Ice cream 🙃
  • Green beans
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate

DAIRY

  • Milk (or milk alternative)
  • Half and half (or whatever you like to put in your coffee)
  • Almond milk 
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Heavy cream
  • Buttermilk 
  • American cheese slices
  • Block of cheddar
  • Block of jack cheese
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan 
  • Low-fat cheese sticks 
  • Eggs
  • Unbaked loaf of dinner bread or rolls 
  • If you’re feeling fancy, I say treat yourself to another fancy cheese to dig into one night with a glass of wine 🧀❤️

GRAINS + BAKING

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Corn meal
  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Sliced bread
  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Rice cakes
  • Bread crumbs (regular and panko)
  • Dry pasta noodles
  • Rice cereal (and any other cereal that floats your boat)
  • Oats
  • Powdered sugar
  • Crackers
  • Lentils

MEAT/FISH

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken thighs
  • Ground beef
  • Pork chops
  • Pork loin
  • Stew meat (sirloin or chuck)
  • Ground Italian sausage
  • Andouille sausage
  • Ground breakfast sausage (can also just use even more Italian sausage, but I like this distinct flavor in breakfast recipes)
  • Shrimp 
  • Salmon or white fish fillets
  • Bacon
  • Deli meat (sliced turkey breast, ham, etc.)

PANTRY

  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Nutella
  • Canned tomatoes (diced & crushed)
  • Artichokes
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Canned olives
  • Canned corn
  • Canned beans (black, pinto, kidney, white)
  • Canned chickpeas 
  • Assortment of nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • Tortilla chips
  • Canned tuna
  • Coconut milk
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Canned green chilis
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • COFFEE (beans or grounds)
  • Marshmallows
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Peppermint tea
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Chicken broth
  • Vegetable broth
  • Ranch seasoning packets
  • Oreos 😎

HERBS, SPICES + CONDIMENTS

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Allspice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Dill
  • Chives
  • Basil
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground coriander 
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Turmeric 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Paprika 
  • Seasoning salt
  • Cajun seasoning 
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar (white, balsamic, red wine or sherry, rice)
  • Honey
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo 
  • Salsa 
  • Hot sauce (whatever your favorite is)
  • Sriracha 
  • Jarred pizza sauce
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil + neutral cooking oil 
  • Sesame oil 
  • Coconut oil 
  • Your favorite flavor jam! (Raspberry for me)

A 5 WEEK MEAL PLAN TO GO WITH THAT MASSIVE GROCERY HAUL

*Full recipes to be added in the weeks to come!

Week One

BREAKFASTS:
– peanut butter banana toast
– Greek yogurt with berries, granola and honey
– oatmeal with nuts and fruit (such as apples, bananas, blueberries)
– weekend: homemade biscuits and gravy

LUNCH: Immunity chicken soup (packed with veggies, ginger, and turmeric) + leftover stock to store
SNACKS: veggie sticks + DIY hummus, cheese and crackers

DINNERS (Each of these is good for two nights for up to 4 people):
– chicken and dumplings
-spaghetti with turkey meatballs
– curried lentil soup
– cheeseburger Mac N Cheese

BAKE/DESSERT: peanut butter Nutella cookies

Week Two

BREAKFASTS:
– fruit + greens smoothies (packed in individual baggies and stored in the freezer!)
– homemade granola bars
weekend: French toast with homemade jam

LUNCH: stacked deli sandwiches, chips + pickles
SNACKS: whole fruit, low-fat cheese sticks

DINNERS:
– King Ranch Chicken Casserole
– Sheet Pan Spicy Soy-Glazed Salmon and green beans
ORDER IN FROM A LOCAL RESTAURANT

BAKE/DESSERT: fluffernutter bars

Week Three

BREAKFASTS:
– fruit + greens smoothies
– homemade granola
weekend: loaded breakfast tacos

LUNCH: grilled chicken and grain salad with greens and sweet potatoes
SNACKS: low-fat cheese sticks, mixed nuts, popcorn

DINNERS:
– Beef, barley and veggie stew
– Homemade pizza with sausage, olives, roasted red peppers (+ a side salad)
– Buffalo Chicken Fried Rice
Easter Dinner: oven-baked ham, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, cornbread, deviled eggs

BAKE/DESSERT: Lemon Blueberry Cheesebake

Week Four

BREAKFAST:
– Greek yogurt with berries, honey and granola
– oatmeal with fruit (such as apples, bananas, berries) and nuts
– peanut butter banana toast
weekend: fluffy waffles with homemade jam

LUNCH: healthy avocado, Greek yogurt chicken salad with crackers and veggie sticks
SNACKS: whole fruit, nuts

DINNER:
finish Easter leftovers
– Oven-roasted pork chops with cheesy baked zucchini and squash casserole
– Spring Veggie & Pesto Pasta
– Homemade cheeseburgers and fries

BAKE/DESSERT: Peach Pie (with homemade crust!)

Week Five

BREAKFAST:
– boiled eggs (1-2 per morning) with
– avocado toast OR
– banana and tbsp of peanut butter
weekend: breakfast burritos

LUNCH: black bean, sweet potato quesadillas
SNACKS: almond, popcorn, whole fruit

DINNER:
– Lighter Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
– BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Slaw
– Stuffed Pepper Soup
order from a local restaurant to show support

BAKE/DESSERT:
– Soft Pretzels (weekend snack)
– The BEST Chocolate Cake

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