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Grocery Shopping Checklist

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  • bagels (onion, poppy seed, plain, etc.)
  • bread (wheat, pumpernickel, sourdough, etc.)
  • cakes (coconut, German chocolate, angel food, etc.)
  • cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, etc.)
  • croissants
  • donuts (glazed, chocolate, jelly, etc.)
  • muffins (bran, blueberry, poppy seed, etc.)
  • pies (apple, blueberry, French silk, etc.)
  • rolls
  • tortillas


  • flour
  • spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, etc.)
  • mixes (brownie, cake, pie crust, etc.)
  • salt / pepper
  • sweeteners (sugar, honey, artificial, syrup, etc.)
  • oil (olive, canola, vegetable, shortening, etc.)


  • beer
  • bottled water
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • juice (orange, pineapple, cranberry, etc.)
  • liquor
  • meal replacement beverages
  • mixes (lemonade, Kool-Aid, orange drink, etc.)
  • tea (iced, herbal, hot, etc.)
  • wine


  • cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack, feta, etc.)
  • cottage cheese
  • cream (whole, whipping, half-and-half)
  • cream cheese
  • eggs
  • margarine and butter
  • milk (whole, 2%, skim, chocolate, butter)
  • sour cream
  • yogurt (regular, fat-free, light, flavored)


  • baby food (jar food, formula, cereal, etc.)
  • diapers
  • baby accessories (bottles, bibs, rattles, etc.)
  • pet food and treats
  • cat litter
  • animal accessories (toys, leashes, dishes, etc.)


  • breakfast foods (waffles, sausage links, pancakes, etc.)
  • desserts (popsicles, pastries, pies, cakes, etc.)
  • ice cream (whole, low-fat, ice milk)
  • juices (orange, cranberry, lemonade, etc.)
  • meats (fish sticks, chicken breasts, hamburger patties, etc.)
  • pizza
  • vegetables (green beans, broccoli, peas, etc.)
  • TV dinners


  • canned / bottled juice
  • canned meat
  • canned vegetables
  • cold cereal
  • condiments (jam, mustard, mayo, ketchup, etc.)
  • grains (rice, barley, stuffing, etc.)
  • hot cereal (grits, cream of wheat, oatmeal, etc.)
  • peanut butter
  • pickles
  • sauces (pasta, marinades, salad dressings, etc.)
  • soups


  • bacon
  • beef (ground, roast, steaks, tips, etc.)
  • chicken (breasts, wings, legs, etc.)
  • fish (salmon, catfish, tuna, etc.)
  • ham
  • lunch meat (chicken, roast beef, turkey, salami, etc.)
  • pork (roast, chops, loins, etc.)
  • sausage (patties, links)
  • shellfish (shrimp, clams, scallops, etc.)
  • soy (patties, tofu, nuggets, etc.)
  • turkey (ground, whole, breast, etc.)


  • dental (toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, etc.)
  • deodorant
  • dish soap (dishwasher, hand wash)
  • eye care (contact solution, eye drops, etc.)
  • feminine products (pads, tampons, douches, etc.)
  • hair care (conditioner, shampoo, hair spray, brushes, etc.)
  • laundry (bleach, detergent, fabric softener, drier sheets, etc.)
  • kitchen storage (foil, plastic wrap, ziploc bags, tupperware, etc.)
  • picnic ware (paper plates, plastic cups, cutlery, etc.)
  • paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc.)
  • skin care (lotion, soaps, bath gel, etc.)


  • apples (green, golden, red)
  • asparagus
  • avocados
  • beans (green, black-eyed, pole, etc.)
  • beets
  • berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, etc.)
  • broccoli
  • cabbage (white, red)
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • citrus (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.)
  • corn
  • cucumber
  • garlic (minced, whole)
  • grapes
  • greens (collard, turnip, field, chard, kale, spinach, etc.)
  • herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc.)
  • mangoes
  • lettuce
  • melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.)
  • mushrooms (white, portabella, shitake, etc.)
  • onions (red, white, vidalia, etc.)
  • peaches
  • pears
  • peas (green, snow, sugar snap, crowder, etc.)
  • pineapple
  • potatoes (russet, gold, sweet, etc.)
  • squash (acorn, spaghetti, zucchini, yellow, etc.)
  • tomatoes


  • chips (potato, tortilla, corn, etc.)
  • crackers
  • dip (bean, guacamole, salsa, etc.)
  • granola bars
  • nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, etc.)
  • popcorn (microwave, kernel, flavored)


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Ramona Creel is a modern Renaissance woman and guru of simplicity -- traveling the country as a full-time RVer, sharing her story of radically downsizing, and inspiring others to regain control of their own lives. As a Professional Organizer and Accountability Coach, Ramona will help you create the time and space to focus on your true priorities -- clearing away the clutter other obstacles and standing in the way of that life you've always wanted to be living. As a Professional Photographer, Ramona captures powerful images of places and people as she travels. And as a travel writer, social commentator, and blogger, she shares her experiences and insights about the world as we know it. You can see all these sides of Ramona -- read her articles, browse through her photographs, and even hire her to help get your life in order -- at www.RamonaCreel.com. And be sure to follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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