Grocery shopping is one of those things that you think you’ll just suddenly figure out as an adult (kinda like outgrowing acne or learning to do your taxes).
But in case you’re still getting a handle on it—or are just asking for a friend, take some inspiration from the shopping lists of our handpicked health squad (i.e. Well+Good Council members, including supermodels, entrepreneurs, nutritionists, doctors, and gurus of every ilk). Follow their leads next time you place an Amazon, er, Whole Foods order and say goodbye to your sad desk lunch days.
See what 13 health influencers always have in their kitchens.
Joey Gonzalez, CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp
Sophia Gushee, healthy home expert
Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist and farmer
Jill Blakeway, DACM, acupuncturist and women’s health expert
I buy bones from grass-fed cows from my local farm in upstate New York and keep them in the freezer to brew up bone broth. I also always have the following on hand: quinoa, wild rice, Red Boat fish sauce, almond milk, leafy greens, carrots, beets, Jojo’s Sriracha, garlic, onions, celery, fresh herbs, lemons, olive oil, coconut oil, and a selection of nuts and seeds.
Lily Kunin, healthy chef and founder of Clean Food Dirty City
Kimberly Snyder, CN, celebrity nutritionist
Lemons, spinach, salad stuff, red lentils, sprouted rice, ginger, almonds, bananas, dark chocolate, gluten-free wraps, avocados, sprouts, vegan protein powder, chia seeds, bee pollen, frozen acai packets, raw kraut, hemp seeds, broccoli, carrots, and squash.
McKel Hill, RDN, founder of Nutrition Stripped
Candice Kumai, rockstar healthy chef
Lila Darville, sex expert and relationship coach
Sauerkraut, arugula, lemon, and vitamin C.
Norma Kamali, fashion icon with a (healthy) wellness obsession
Claire Wasserman, career expert and founder of Ladies Get Paid
Fiber One cereal, frozen strawberries, a big ole hunk of Parmesan cheese, and pink lady apples.
Robin Berzin, MD, functional medicine doctor
Elle Macpherson, supermodel and co-founder of WelleCo
Fresh almond milk, dark organic chocolate, fresh local organic fruits and vegetables, and organic eggs.
As long as you’re going grocery shopping, check out the 6 food shopping mistakes a nutritionist says to watch out for. Plus, here’s what to stock in your fridge, according to your zodiac sign.