Vegan Grocery List
By no means is this grocery list all-encompassing. I’ve left out some regular purchases like Earth Balance organic whipped buttery spread, Chao cheese slices, etc., simply because they’re not staples in my diet & they certainly do not make up a large part of my grocery shopping.
For this list I wanted to focus on mostly whole foods – foods I am constantly buying, constantly eating, that are important for overall health.
Some people think you can’t be healthy on a vegan diet – but I took it upon myself to break down the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive, & sourced the foods that have a high concentration of those vitamins and minerals to make sure I was always meeting my requirements. And – surprise, surprise – easy peasy to be healthy! Just one type of whole fruit or vegetable can pack a healthy dose of several essential vitamins and minerals!
Here is a very basic breakdown of the types of things you need to be healthy, & just a few common vegan sources (of course there are other sources that I’ve left out — it would be too extensive to list them all).
Calcium: Broccoli, chickpeas, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds
Iron: Green leafy veggies, whole grains, dried prunes
Magnesium: Brown rice, cooked spinach, beans, oatmeal, bananas, cashews