Resourceful Rebecca’s Sample Shopping List

CONDIMENTS:

  1. "TJ's" Organic Tahini 
  2. “Bubbies” Spicy Sauerkraut 
  3. "TJ's" Organic Coconut Amino‘s
  4. “Veggannaise” Soy Free Mayonnaise  
  5. "Braggs" Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  6. "NuCo" Coconut Cider Vinegar Balsamic Style

“DAIRY”:

  1. “Daiya” Cheese 
  2. “Miyoko’s” Butter
  3. “Miyoko’s” Cream Cheese
  4. “Luna & Lary’s” Ice cream
  5. “Follow your Heart” Cheese 
  6. Organic "Califia" Almond Homestyle Nutmilk

FLOURS:

  1. “Otto’s” Cassava Flour
  2. "Bob's Red Mill" Arrowroot Flour
  3. “Bob’s Red Mill” Garbanzo Bean Flour
  4. "Let's Do Organic" Organic Potato Starch
  5. "Arrowhead Mills" Organic Coconut Flour
  6. Organic “Namaste” Perfect Blend Baking Mix

FRUITS:

  1. Lemon 
  2. Avocado
  3. Jack Fruit
  4. Pineapple 
  5. Organic Apples
  6. Organic Frozen Mixed Berries 

GRAINS & MEALS: 

  1. "Kirkland" Organic Quinoa
  2. "Anthony's" Organic Almond Meal
  3. "Arrowhead Mills" Organic Amaranth
  4. "Bob's Red Mill" Organic Flaxseed Meal
  5. "Bob's Red Mill" Organic GF Steel Cut Oats
  6. Organic "One Degree" Sprouted Brown Rice Cereal

HERBS/SPICES: 

  1. Fresh Ginger
  2. Fresh Turmeric 
  3. “Great Value” Organic Garlic
  4. “Great Value” Organic Cumin 
  5. “Great Value” Organic Cilantro 
  6. “Great Value” Organic Cinnamon 

HOUSEHOLD:

  1. Baking Soda
  2. White Vinegar
  3. "Dr. Bronners" Soap
  4. "Crystal" Deodorant 
  5. "Ecover" Dishwasher Soap
  6. "If You Care" Unbleached All Natural Wax Paper

LEGUMES: 

  1. "365" Organic Lentils
  2. "365" Organic Split Peas
  3. "365" Organic Pinto Beans
  4. "TJ's" Organic Black Beans 
  5. "TJ's" Organic Kidney Beans
  6. "TJ's" Organic Garbanzo Beans 

MEAT:(Limit to 1/week)

  1. Grass Fed Beef
  2. Grass Fed Chicken 
  3. Wild Caught Salmon

NAUGHTY BUT NICE:

  1. “Daiya” Frozen Pizza
  2. "Siete" Grain Free Cassava Tortilla Chips 
  3. Organic Dark Chocolate (no sugar or soy lecithin)

NUT BUTTERS:

  1. "Nutiva" Coconut Butter
  2. "MaraNatha" Raw Almond Butter
  3. "Once Again" Organic Cashew Butter

NUTS/SEEDS:

  1. "Nutiva" Organic Chia 
  2. "Kirkland" Organic Cashews  
  3. "Organic Made in Nature" Mango Pops

OILS: 

  1. “Bragg’s” Organic Olive Oil
  2. "Kirkland" Organic Coconut Oil
  3. "Chosen Foods" Organic Avocado Oil

SUPERFOODS:

  1. "Navitas" Organic Cacao
  2. "World Gournmet" Organic Maca
  3. "Organic Made In Nature" Goji Berries 

SUPPLEMENTS:

  1. Oregano Essential Oil
  2. "Deva" Black Cumin Seed Oil
  3. "AncientVeda" Organic Ashwagandha

SWEETENERS: 

  1. “Madhava” Coconut Sugar
  2. "TJ's" Organic Blackstrap Molasses
  3. “Lakanto” Monkfruit Sweetener (Golden)

VEGGIES:

  1. Garlic
  2. Onion 
  3. Organic SuperGreens Mixed Greens

My Stores:

  1. Costco
  2. Sprouts
  3. Walmart 
  4. Trader Joe’s ("TJ")
  5. Whole Foods (I mainly purchase legumes or specialized items because they are more expensive)

Organic:

It’s highly recommended to purchase organic options when fiscally possible.  The items listed as “Organic” means that if purchased conventionally then it has a high content of pesticides, herbicides and is most likely laden with GMO’s. 

Example: “Organic Apples.”  I would only purchase organic apples because the conventional 4 digit apples have a high content of pesticides, herbicides and GMO’s. 

Example: “Avocado.”  If you can afford to buy organic avocados then more power to yah. However, these amazing powerhouse fruits can already be kinda spendy.  Feel good knowing you can get away with buying these conventionally due to their protective skin.  Guacamole... here we come!

GF:

GF is the acronym for “Gluten Free.”  I purchase my GF bread at a local restaurant and it’s amazing. Check with your local farmers market, grocery stores and bakeries to see if they have Organic GF bread with a list of the ingredients.  Remember to ask your restaurant server what GF options they have available!

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Exercise

The Good Ole' Days

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As a former Dancer, Track Athlete and University of Oregon College Cheerleader I knew the determination and dedication it took to have a fit and healthy physique. 

Mama Mayhem

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In the baby and toddler days, my "exercise" consisted of walks on the beach, bending to pick up baby toys and randomly running after Camila.

Motivated Mama

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Watch out Brittany!  You ain't got nothin on this motivated Mama who is laser focused, dancin like it aint no one's business and is bringing along a crew of Mama's too!!

Why Exercise?

How Does Exercise Help With My Thyroid?

Exercise has been proven to help thyroid patients lower their TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels and help increase their T3 (Triiodothyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine).  When you shake your groove thang you naturally will increase your metabolic rate, stimulate appetite, digestion, breakdown of nutrients and absorption, increase oxygen consumption, raise your breathing rate, heart rate and contraction strength. 

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My Songs

These songs got me through my healing journey and I refer to them almost daily to keep me in check.   What songs resonate with you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoezWBPGRAc

This song reminds me that my trials and tribulations will be used for good to help others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfVd5x9W1Xc

This song reminds me that I am well taken care and have a purpose here on earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rRCjrAyCs

This song confirms that I am loved and not alone in my healing journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZvKJl1kK8g

This song gives me strength when I am attacked for my natural lifestyle and calms my stress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWFzMvCfLE

This song brings peace and joy to my soul because of it's strength.

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My Devotional

This book rocks.  I love reading Camila's "Jesus Calling" daily devotional bible with her.  It might be geared towards lil ones but Mama's can sure get something out of this.  Yes, they do have an adult version which I recently bought.  My family and I do our best to implement daily morning devotionals but were perfectly imperfect and sometimes start our day in rush mode.  If our mornings go from 0-60 then we will make time at night to read our books.  

Camila is quite amazing and memorizes most of the stories then regurgitates the story like a parrot.  As a Mama, I want to give Camila the tools of consistency regarding her knowledge of who God is and to encourage a healthy understanding of who she is in God's eyes.  

This book was such an important aspect of my healing and I truly felt comforted by the words that I read and I felt supported by the strength of the words even through the uncertainty. 



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