October 11, 2011

Dr. Kehres' Grocery List

The best rule of thumb when grocery shopping is to stay on the perimeter of the store and avoid the middle aisles as that is where the majority of the processed food is. However, it can still be difficult to sort through what is healthy.

Here is my typical weekly grocery list:

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  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • JalapeƱo peppers
  • Kale
  • Mixed greens (a mix of spinach, lettuce, etc.)
  • Onions
  • Peppers - red, green, yellow and orange
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Sometimes: zucchini, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, asparagus, celery, cauliflower, artichokes, mushrooms, carrots, etc.

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries (frozen for shakes, fresh for snacking)
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries (frozen for shakes, fresh for snacking)
  • Sometimes: grapefruit, apples, mangoes, kiwi, peaches, pineapple, cherries, raspberries, etc.

  • Beef, grass-fed and local. (If not, look for the leanest meat available at the grocery store because this means there will be less unhealthy fats, Omega-6's, in the meat.)
  • Chicken, pastured and local. (If not available, see the tip above.)
  • Eggs, pastured and local. (If not available, look for cage-free and anti-biotic free.)
  • Fish, wild-caught (not farmed.)
  • Canned, wild Alaskan salmon
  • Canned sardines
  • Turkey, pastured and local. (See the recommendation above for beef.)
  • Whey protein powder (growth hormone free, anti-biotic free and no artificial sweeteners.)
  • Wild game, such as venison (which isn't too hard to find for Michiganders!)


  • Almond butter
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Coconut milk, full fat
  • Coconut oil
  • Dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher, the more bitter the better!)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Green tea (Jen's favorite is mango green tea)
  • Hot sauce
  • Raw nuts (avoid peanuts)
  • Spices, any and all.
  • Sometimes: red wine, pine nuts, craisins, raw & local honey, salsa, almond or coconut flour.
Remember, try to buy organic whenever possible (here is why you should eat organic). 

Click here for a printable version of this list.

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