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By: Haley Shaw

Haley Shaw is a wellness specialist and public speaker for her company, Amp Up Fitness. Here, she shares her weekly grocery haul.

haley shaw grocery haul

Unsurprisingly, weekdays tend to get hectic, which is why I set time apart every weekend to go on a shopping spree at a local grocery store. As a working professional, I try my best on the weekdays or else I’ll either be "hangry" or exhausted from work and managing a healthy social life. If I do not set myself up for success, I know I won’t be able to show up the way I want to, both personally and professionally. Take it from me – and my Trader Joe's grocery haul:

To start, I typically go grocery shopping twice a week — either at Meijer or Costco, then a smaller trip to Trader Joe’s or Aldi. This past Sunday, I went into my favorite Trader Joe’s and grabbed my go-to items on the list, plus a few extras I just had to grab. (I can’t be the only one who does this.)

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haley shaw grocery haul

Trainer Haley Shaw's Grocery Haul

  • Fruit (pineapple, grapes, and any berries on sale like strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries)

  • Vegetables (red pepper, zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers)

  • Salad and dark leafy greens (mixed greens, kale, and spinach)

  • Chicken Breasts

  • Ground turkey or fish of choice (this time I grabbed mahi mahi)

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Minute Maid Rice (these 90-second microwavable bags are the best!)

  • Pre-made hard boiled eggs (this is a great grab-and-go option!)

  • Pre-packed salads: kale and edamame salad and super spinach salad

  • Sparkling water

The following items were not on my list, but I just had to get them:

  •          Wine (my last name is Shaw and I discovered Charles Shaw Wine … definitely a must-buy!)
  •          Ghost Pepper Chips
  •          Beets

From early-morning workouts and meetings to living an awesome social life, I must take at least two hours on the weekends to ensure I have a few meal and snack options for a successful start to my week. After my shopping spree this past week, I went home and made my famous Stuffed Peppers. Every client, family member, and friend of mine raves about this recipe. I hope you enjoy just as much as we all do.