My Grocery Cart Staples


I talk a lot about creating a “balanced plate” and how doing so can help you gain lean muscle, lose fat, have lasting energy, and even sleep better. For the 21 day habit builder around this concept, "Balanced & Beautiful" click here .

A balanced plate includes one portion of each of the macronutrient as well as a veggie: protein, carbohydrate, healthy fat, vegetable.

A common question I get is “how do you not get bored” and I think most people lack a knowledge of what constitutes each one. This plate is actually quite liberating since it does allow for so many different combinations!

Coming this spring I am developing an all new super affordable, everything you could possibly want to know video program about creating the most balanced healthy version of you, to attain your most fit and confident body, and therefore create the foundation to go after the kick a** life you deserve to  live. In this series I’ll go into depth about the details behind each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat) and how to know how much of each you need for your specific body and goals. Pretty amazing right?! I can't wait!

In the meantime, I thought I’d list out my grocery cart staples for you in hopes this will help you catch the creativity itch in the kitchen!



  • Eggs (my favorite)

  • Siggi’s nonfat greek yogurt

  • Liquid egg white

  • Chicken/Rotisserie Chicken 

  • Ground turkey

  • Shrimp

  • Lean ground beef

  • Turkey Bacon


  • Oatmeal

  • Low sugar granola

  • Sprouted multigrain bread

  • Brown Rice

  • Lentil Pasta

  • Black Bean Pasta

  • Beans

  • Gluten Free Waffles (Van’s are SO good)

  • Berries

  • Bananas

  • Watermelon

  • Any fruit I can find of organic if necessary (I love fruit with my whole butt)

Healthy Fats:

  • Avocado Oil

  • Coconut Oil

  • Nut butter (duh)

  • Ghee - lactose free butter

  • Olive Oil

  • Nuts

  • Chia seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Avocado


  • Broccoli

  • Zucchini

  • Spinach

  • Butter lettuce

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Peppers

  • Cucumbers

  • Spaghetti squash

  • Celery

Remember, these are what I eat on a regular basis (self-proclaimed creature of habit over here), so there are MANY more to be counted for! Look out for that video program in the next couple of months if you’re wanting to learn more about this to create your most balanced lifestyle.

*Pro tip: check out the nutrition label if you’re unsure which macronutrient it falls under. Whatever is listed as the highest (P, F, C) that is can be counted for.*

XX Diana