Whole30 Style Grocery Shopping

Apr 29, 2014 | Recipes

I completely forgot what it is like to go grocery shopping when you have to read labels and search for things.  It is like going into a foreign country and trying to navigate their grocery store when you don’t totally speak their language!

I remember back to when I first removed gluten from my diet 7 years ago.  I spent over 2 hours in the grocery store trying to find things to eat.  That was exactly what I did this time around.  Except I made the mistake of going on a Sunday.  HUGE mistake!  As I am reading labels, checking the suggested pantry list and trying to figure out where the Ghee is, I got mauled by numerous people trying to grab their groceries and run.  I got really overwhelmed and thought that maybe I couldn’t do this whole “completely change my diet for 30 days” thing.

But then I reminded myself how difficult it was when I stopped eating gluten (before it was something trendy) and had to search for everything in the grocery store and felt like a failure.  I physically felt so much better in just a few days, so I was willing to give this a try.

Five bags of groceries and two hours later, I was able to head home feeling a little bit better about my goods.  I stocked up on a lot of fresh veggies, chicken and some turkey.  I am not one to just “wing it” when it comes to meal planning.  Read all about how anal I am about meal planning here!

I decided to come up with a template to help me organize my meals so I wouldn’t get so overwhelmed.  I’ll be sharing my template with some of my recipes I have tried!  Looking forward to hearing about your Whole 30 experiences!

The Organized Mama

The Organized Mama

My name is Jessica and I am the founder and editor of The Organized Mama. I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in Illinois. I graduated Indiana University with a degree in elementary education. I decided to share my tips and tricks to keeping things organized in hopes of helping people stay organized with little ones. I am in the process of becoming a professional organizer to help assist families in keeping households organized. At The Organized Mama, you will find ways to keep organized, stay crafty and, most of all, enjoy motherhood!

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The Organized Mama is an organizing, crafting, and home decorating blog based out of the Chicagoland area. With a focus on helping families get crafty and organized, I believe that order and creativity can promote joy, even when doing the most daily and basic tasks!

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