Day 3: Healthy Color-Coded Grocery List

Color-Coded Healthy Grocery List This morning I created a healthy grocery list.
I chose several healthy recipes and jotted down what I needed, plus lots of healthy basics.
It helps me to color-code & categorize my grocery list.
If I don't have a good list in the grocery store I just wander around very confused. There are several girls that tease me at the market about my grocery list. Every time I see them they say "Have you got your list?"
First I listed the following categories:
Then I listed what was needed under each category.
After that I color-coded each item.
Tomorrow I'll be organizing the fridge and pantry with lots of healthy WHOLE foods. Photobucket It's all part of the process of eating healthy.
Oh! I've decided to add just a little dairy to the diet. There's so much you can do with yogurt when preparing healthy dishes. It's a great substitute for butter & oil in baked goods. It also helps to add creaminess to dressings and sauces. That's why you see 2 large containers of Nancy's non-fat plain yogurt in the cart. Doogan and Isabelle have a heaping teaspoon of Nancy's yogurt on their kibble everyday.
I'll have to say~
I'm tired tonight and need to get to bed. Rest is a big part of living whole & healthy. 
I had a good 4 mile workout with intervals of rowing today, plus a long walk with the fur-babies. Began the day with a Green Berry Smoothie that was delish and loaded with protein. Photobucket Green Berry Smoothie~ 
1/2 cup ice 
1 cup frozen strawberries 
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries 
1 scoop sugar-free protein powder 
1 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup H20 
5 packs of Stevia 
3 big handfuls of baby spinach leaves
Makes a big blender of smoothie.  Green Berry SmoothieHope your week is flowing well.
Thanks for all the emails and encouragement you are sending my way.
I'm glad you're enjoying 40 Days of Healthy Whole Eating & Living.
I've got so much to share with you.
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  1. Looks great! Can't wait to follow your 40 day journey!

  2. Hi Teresa-

    I wish you well on your journey. Such a great way to love yourself.
    I was wondering if your husband is doing this also or do you cook differently for him?

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Good girl! You are working your plan-hang in there- xo Diana

  4. Hi Teresa! I love your post! It is very inspiring and you have inspired me! Now, knowing myself.....I have started the 100oz water/day. (I have to take baby steps or I set myself up for failure) =) Day 1 & Day 2 ~ check! Day 3 ~ going good!! =)
    I was also inspired from you post to look up "Unhealthy processed foods" to which I found a list containing "unhealthy foods/ingredients". I copy & pasted the list and emailed it to my husband with a note that said "Hi honey! Below is a list of unhealthy foods/ingredients. Please print the list and highlight the foods you would like to eliminate for health eating. Thank you! LOVE YOU MORE!"......To which I received this reply "U have gotta be FREAKING kidding me. I'll die". Well it has certainly garnered some great conversation and ideas in our household. Thank you for the inspiration Teresa.

  5. Love your color-coded lists. I separate by section of the store so that, ideally, I don't have to go back an aisle. Nut Thins are GF crackers that we really enjoy. There are several varieties. Happy healthy eating!

  6. Your grocery list is so cute...and those whole foods look yummy! I love yogurt for making so many things, too!

  7. You inspire me T...just when I'm about kaled-out...along comes this cute fridge. I'm still wavering with the sugar/stevia choice though. Currently, I'm doing both. It's my sweet tooth that's hard to satisfy...especially with coffee. Maybe I'll try's easier for me to go unsweetened! Have a great weekend!