Healthy Food | Bodybuilder’s Grocery List

Healthy Food | Bodybuilder’s Grocery List

One of the struggles of being an athlete, at any level, is maintain a diet filled with healthy food. It can be expensive, time consuming, and just annoying to get to the grocery store and fill up on individual ingredients. And if you don’t have plan of recipes for the week, you can end up buying things you don’t need or not enough of what you do. So to make the lives of all our readers a little easier we’ve created the healthy food bodybuilder’s grocery list. We’ll do our best to provide replacement options to fit other lifestyle, but recognize nothing is set in stone and you can feel free to swap foods as you please.


Healthy Proteins

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Tuna (water packed)
  • Fish (salmon, sea-bass, halibut)
  • Shrimp
  • Extra Lean Ground Beef or Ground Round (92-96%)
  • Protein Powder
  • Egg Whites or Eggs
  • Rib-eye Steaks or Roast
  • Top Round Steaks or Roast (aka Stew Meat, London Broil, Stir Fry)
  • Top Sirloin (aka Sirloin Top Butt)
  • Beef Tenderloin (aka Filet, Filet Mignon)
  • Top Loin (NY Strip Steak)
  • Flank Steak (Sir Fry, Fajita)
  • Ground turkey, Turkey Breast Slices or cutlets (fresh meat, not deli cuts)

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Vegan/ Vegetarian options

  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Nuts and Seeds
    • Almonds
    • Brazil Nuts
    • Cashews
    • Chia
    • Flaxseeds
    • Hemp seeds
    • Quinoa
  • Beans and Legumes
    • Black beans
    • Black-eyed peas
    • Chickpeas
    • Lentils
    • Peas
    • Pinto beans
    • String beans
  • Soy, rice, hemp, or pea protein powders

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Healthy Carbs

Complex Carbs

  • Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Yams)
  • Beans (pinto, black, kidney)
  • Brown Rice
  • Farina (Cream of Wheat)
  • Multigrain Hot Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Potatoes

Fibrous Carbs

  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • String Beans
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery

Gluten-Free (check individual labels)

  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Unprocessed Nuts
  • All Fresh Vegetables and Fruithealthy food fats

Healthy Fats

Monounsaturated fat foods:

  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Natural/Organic peanut butter
  • Olive Oil

Polyunsaturated fat foods:

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Healthy Drink Options

  • Water
  • Almond milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Club soda
  • Kombucha
  • Teas
  • Crystal Light

healthy food grocery list tip

Pro Tip For Making Your List:

Start by going through each recipe’s ingredient list to make up the master list of things you’ll need for the week. Then go through your kitchen and cross off anything you already have. Now you’ve got a very accurate list you can turn into a grocery list.


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