Grocery List Template



Grocery List Template

Do you find yourself spending so much time in the grocery store? Do you frequently drop by the store just to pick up an essential item or two that you’ve missed the last time you went there? Ever wonder how you can spend less time doing grocery? Perhaps you’ve heard and read about how making a grocery list and bringing it with you every time you visit the store will benefit you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple grocery list. It will save you time and money, it encourages healthy eating and most importantly it will help you stay organized. 

If you are not used to making a grocery list, there are tons of grocery list templates available in the web. You can use a free grocery list as a guide to making your own. To save more time you can always get some help from the internet where you can find some of the best grocery lists that you can download and use as an inspiration for your own list. What does a standard grocery list consists of? What are the grocery list categories that you can use to have on organized list? Read on to find out.

A grocery list varies from person to person. If you are a vegetarian, you will probably have more vegetables in your list than the others. If you are a Paleo Diet advocate, I’m pretty sure that we will not find any grains in your list.  But anyhow, having a sample grocery list is always helpful no matter what diet you are observing. Take a look at the list of grocery items below and modify it based on your diet, lifestyle and preference.

Fruits
Apples
Avocado
Bananas
Berries
Oranges
Pineapple
Raisins
     

OTHERS:

Vegetables
Cabbage
Carrots
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
Potatoes    
Onion
Tomatoes

OTHERS:

Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs
Ground Beef
Chicken Breast
Fish Fillets
Pork Loins
Salmon
Tuna
Turkey
Eggs

Grain Products, Bread, Cereals 
Bread
Cereals
Oatmeal
Crackers
Pasta
Quinoa
Rice

Milk and Milk Products
Cheese
Milk
Yogurt

Oils 
Cooking Oil
Olive Oil for dressing
Margarine
Mayonnaise salad dressing

Seasonings and Spices
Pepper (freshly ground black pepper)
Chicken broth
Cinnamon
Garlic
Mustard
Rosemary and Thyme
Vanilla
Vinegar
Fish Oil
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Basil
Cayenne

Sugars
White Sugar
Brown Sugar

Beverages
Coffee
Tea
Apple Juice
Pineapple Juice
Orange Juice

Personal Care
Body Wash
Deodorant
Facial Tissue
Facial Wash
Lotion
Hair Products
Razor
Soap
Toothpaste

Household
Garbage Bag
Laundry Detergent

Pets
Dog Food
Pet Wash

What was mentioned above is a common grocery list. It contains the basic categories and common grocery items that an individual needs. You can always add and modify your list. For example, for the holiday season, you may probably have more on your list than ordinary days. It totally depends on you. One of the best grocery list that you can use is the one that you modified. Make your own grocery list template either in your computer or in your smart phone. You can also have it printed and photocopied for weekly (or every two weeks) use. It is best to share your list to the rest of the family members (if you are living or have a family), so that they can add to it as needed. Here are some of the benefits of making a grocery shopping list:

You’ll be able to save money by reducing the risk of impulse buying.
You’ll be able to save money by buying only the essentials.
You’ll be able to identify your needs from your wants.
You’ll be able to identify the kind of diet you are observing.
You’ll be able to modify your diet by picking up the healthier goods/alternatives.
You’ll be able to save time on grocery shopping.
You’ll save on gas by reducing grocery store visit.
It will help you stay organized.
You’ll be stress-free.
Grocery shopping will be a breeze!

Making a grocery list will take time at first. Try to take a whole afternoon to write your own personalized list. You have to know yourself, your diet, your lifestyle and your fitness goals. These factors will influence your grocery list. As much as possible, try to choose the healthier alternative of a certain item. With a grocery shopping list, you are bound to a healthier diet. There are a lot of grocery apps out there, you have to pick what works for you. You will also notice that if you make it a habit, you’ll eventually have a hassle-free grocery shopping experience. So what’s on your grocery list?