Grocery Haul: Feeding My Tiny Family

Before Ben and I moved into our place I was constantly researching “Healthy Recipes for two” and “How to Grocery Shop for two.” I found the information, tips and peoples grocery lists very helpful! It gave me inspiration and some ideas of where to start.

So today I’m going to give you a rough idea of our grocery list. I do shopping every 2 weeks but of course sometimes we do need to pick up something on the odd day to stretch us until our big shop.

Disclaimer; I like to eat pretty healthy, Ainsley eats very healthy and Ben eats whatever I pack him for lunch or make him for dinner… So keep that in mind! Feel free to tweak, add, or take out as you chose! This is just to give an idea and something to base your list off of!

Hopefully this can give you an idea of how to shop for your tiny family!

If you’d like to see a week of meal ideas let me know, I’d be more than happy to show you guys how I use these groceries if you need some recipe ideas!

Grocery List:

  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Mangos
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen Berries
  • Acai
  • Apples
  • Whole Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mixed Salad Leaves
  • Baby Spinach
  • Red/Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Snap Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Light Greek Yogurt
  • Almond Milk
  • Pure Orange Juice
  • Light Milk
  • All Natural Peanut Butter
  • Hummus
  • Rice Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Granola crumbles
  • Rolled Oats
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Chicken Breast
  • Whole Chicken
  • Chicken Sausage
  • Ground Meat
  • Steak
  • Tuna
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Eggs + Egg Whites
  • Baby Food Pouches
  • Baby Puffs
  • Baby Cereal (oat or rice)

I didn’t include cooking sauces, spices, or treats for Ben’s lunch, things like that. I tried to just keep the essentials and things we frequently re order week after week! I eat pretty veggie heavy, that may not be your thing! But this is just a rough idea of what our grocery haul looks like!

I have the luxury of ordering my groceries online and having them delivered to my door, since I find that way it’s easier to plan out and get what I need rather than roaming the grocery store with an 8 month old trying to find everything!

Shopping and cooking for 2 can be tricky but I think Ben and I have it down pretty well. Come the time for grocery order we never really have much if any food waste. I make an effort to use all the food in a strategic order so that it all gets eaten when it’s best!

Happy shopping friends!

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