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July 18, 2014

30 Day Slimdown Grocery List + Favorite Recipes

It's been a solid 12 days of sticking to our simple, healthier eating plan, and my energy is out the roof!
I am down 5+ lbs. and Adam has rocked it out at 7+ lbs. lost.

This easy plan works!

After posting our 30 Day Slimdown Challenge eating plan last week, I've received messages from many of you asking about what type of foods we purchase at the grocery store in order to set ourselves up for success.

So since you asked nicely with extra sugar on top, I am here to deliver the inside scoop!

Our Guidelines

1) Minimally processed, nutrient-dense, whole foods
2) Extremely limited dairy (if any)
3) No caffeine, sugar, white flour, fried foods, etc.
4) Focus on lean protein + vegetable/fruit


mini carrots
bell peppers
sweet potatoes
broccoli (frozen or fresh)
brussels sprouts

Healthy Fats:

almond butter (Justin's all-natural nut butter)
dry roasted cashews
dry roasted almonds
dry roasted edamame


chicken breast (we prefer organic, antibiotic-free Smart Chicken)
chicken tenderloins (Smart Chicken)
ground chicken (Smart Chicken)
ground turkey (Jennie-O 99% lean)
fresh salmon
flank steak
deli turkey breast (from deli counter)
eggs (farm fresh, if possible - yum!)
canned tuna in water
mozzarella cheese stick 

Other Complex Carbohydrates:

brown rice
whole grain english muffins (Orowheat double fiber)
whole grain tortillas - if needed (local Kansas brand)
steel cut oatmeal
black beans


low sodium taco seasoning
low sugar salsa
italian seasoning (I purchase ours from a spice merchant at the Farmers Market)
unsweetened vanilla almond milk
low sugar tomato sauce


Our Favorite Meals


Lunch / Dinner:


Tuna Stuffed Eggs
Egg Muffins
Kale Chips
Turkey Cucumber Roll-ups
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Rosemary & Sea Salt Baked Sweet Potato Chips


Baked Almond Butter Banana 
Banana Ice Cream
Grilled Peaches & Cinnamon
Grape Sorbet


For more insider information to our 30 Day Slimdown Challenge eating plan, check out this post!
To see my food and exercise journal, add me on MyFitnessPal!

Here's to a healthier + happier you!

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  1. So many great recipes! I'm going to have to remember this for later :) you are such a rock star!

    26 and Not Counting

    1. Yes, definitely try them out - so good!! Thanks lady! :)

  2. This is a great list and is definitely very helpful, thank you for sharing!

    A Joyful Kind of Life

    1. Oh good, I am so glad it's helpful for you!

  3. Thanks for the look inside your shopping cart! I feel like diversity of foods is key to not losing steam and you definitely have that. Go Meg, Go!

  4. AnonymousJuly 22, 2014

    Good for you guys! Love the shopping list. I think that's the hardest part about knowing what to eat is what to buy! Good luck. Look forward to hearing how it's going. Have a great day.


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