Simple Guide: Plant Based Grocery List  (with meal ideas) 

One thing that can be very intimidating when making a switch to a plant-based diet is what to eat all day and what to shop for at the grocery store. I would spend hours reading labels and finding recipe ideas. Here is a guide you can use as a reference. This is my main grocery list and meal ideas on how to get you started until you find your own creative routine and recipes you prefer.

Grocery List:

Brown rice / Quinoa
Corn or flour Tacos / Wraps
Bread
Oatmeal
Rice cakes
Pasta
Red tomato sauce
Kidney beans
Black beans
Chick peas
(All canned bean brands with BPA free lining or dry bagged, use Kombu Seaweed for better digestion)
Veggie burgers
Lentils
Tempeh
Peppers
Onions
Potatoes
Spinach
Romaine lettuce
Cucumber
Tomato
Avocado
Pineapple
Watermelon
Banana
Dates
Apples
Ginger root
Lemon
Peanut butter/ jelly
Almond or coco yogurt
Fluids:
Orange Juice
Almond or Coconut milk
Coconut water
Spring or distilled fluoride free water
Cold brew coffee
 

Meal ideas:

Meal ideas:

Pre-breakfast

Full glass of room temperature lemon water for optimum digestion

**Drink 3 liters to a gallon of water throughout the day

Breakfast

Oatmeal, Fruits, Avocado toast, Smoothie bowls

Lunch

Bean burritos Rice/ Quinoa with beans/ lentils Bean or cauliflower tacos Veggie burgers Tempeh sautéed rice Pasta with broccoli or hemp seeds Baked potatoes and hummus

Dinner

Tempeh and veggie noodle pasta Mexican salad Sautéed veggies and lentils Chickpea pasta with mushrooms

Snacks

Fruits Yogurt Smoothies/ cold pressed juices PB/J Rice cakes with peanut butter

Recipe ideas: Onegreenplanet.org and Pinterest

Season the tempeh and beans with herbs you like. I love garlic, cayenne, turmeric, or curry.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Priscilla Contreras says:

    Thank you so much for this reference. Really gave me a better idea without having to do thorough research. Looking forward to future posts.

  2. Nan says:

    Thank you. Awesome suggestions.

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