Here is a basic shopping list I created for myself. Buy organic where possible and always, always check to make sure there is no added nasties! Sugar is added to everything these days and it’s just not necessary.
* Fresh produce:
Corn (on cob)
Low fat Greek yogurt (Chobani 2% – best I’ve found – buy it in Woolworths)
Low fat cheddar cheese (check ingredients!)
Low fat milk (skim, soy, almond etc)
Chicken breast (skinless)
Low sodium uncured lean ham
Tuna in spring water
Low sodium turkey
Lean lamb chop
Extra lean ground beef (check ingredients!)
Plus heaps more!
100% Wholemeal bread (best I’ve found is Mias Wholemeal – no added sugar and no preservatives)
Oats (steel cut or rolled – NOT instant oats, especially flavoured ones)
Wholemeal self raising flour
Popcorn kernels (put these in the microwave in a paper bag and you’ve got yourself a delicious snack!)
Hummus (Woolworths Macro – dairy free)
Natural Almond butter (Woolworths Macro)
Natural Peanut butter (Woolworths Macro)
Flaxseed (linseed meal)
Extra Virgin olive oil
Dark chocolate (70% or higher) [only as a treat – one square!]
Basically stay on the outside of the shop where all the fresh produce is. The only things you need to go in the aisles for are some grains (oats, quinoa etc.) and the spreads & nuts.