A Dietitian’s Grocery List & Giveaway Winner

Happy Thursday to all! As you’re all aware, if today’s Thursday, that means tomorrow’s FRIDAY! The best day of the week.

Before I get into the business of today’s post, I wanted to share with you an excellent dinner I made on Tuesday night:

Spaghetti squash with marinara sauce, roasted garlic broccoli and parmesan cheese. Holy cow. A pretty awesome combo and very satisfying.



I am all about the squash lately: acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. Every Saturday we’ve been going to the local Farmer’s Market and stocking up. LOOOVEE.


My Grocery List

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How would you like to see what a dietitian has on her grocery list? I compiled two lists: the 1st is a list of items I buy on a weekly or biweekly basis, and the 2nd is a list of items that I almost always have on hand. This list changes depending on if I’m following SCD or not, but for the most part, this is what you will find in my house at any given time!

Weekly or Biweekly Grocery List

  • Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
  • Cheese: Mild Cheddar Block
  • Almond Milk
  • Greek Yogurt (if not following SCD)
  • Raw almonds: We roast them ourselves as use them for snacks, in energy bites, in salads, and almond butter
  • Eggs
  • Raisins
  • Dates
  • Salsa
  • Fresh garlic
  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Dark green lettuce
  • Other seasonal veggies: squash, asparagus, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, etc.
  • Cilantro
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Seasonal fruits: berries, grapes, peaches


Always on Hand

  • Frozen veggies: usually peas, corn, edamame or mukimame
  • Frozen tilapia
  • Frozen chicken breasts
  • Veggie burgers: usually Morningstar Garden Veggie
  • Almonds
  • Almond flour
  • Spices and dried herbs
  • Pasta sauce: no added sugar
  • Chicken broth: low sodium
  • Dried or canned beans
  • Pickles
  • Green olives
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • BBQ (when not following SCD)
  • Heinz Ketchup (when not following SCD)
  • Dressing for salads: love my Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard (when not following SCD)
  • Lean ground turkey or ground beef
  • Lean turkey bacon
  • Frozen berries: blueberries, strawberries, cherries
  • Quinoa

It looks like a lot, but once you stock up, it doesn’t take much to restock and keep it up. These are all great staples to have on hand which help me to build meals throughout the week. So there you have it!


Now, for the grand finale…

The LARABAR Giveaway Winner!


The winner of the caddy of 16 different LARABAR flavors has been chosen at random, and the winner is (drum roll)…

 Tara!!! “I love Chocolate Peanut Butter. I liked you on Facebook too!”

Congrats, Tara! Please email me at beautifullynutty@gmail.com with your shipping address and we will get those shipped to you! WOOO!!

Thank you to all who participated. I wish I were the LARABAR fairy and could send some to each and every one of you…but of course I’m not. A girl can dream though.

Have a GREAT day everybody. XOXO

P.S. I had such a fun workout last night…excited to fill you in on that soon!

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A Very Special Day and a GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}

One year ago today I married my best friend. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to call him my husband. He defuses my stress, teaches me how to be patient, reminds me to stay positive, and loves me unconditionally. We accept challenges that life throws our way and work through them together.

We have had such an incredible first year of marriage full of love, travel, races, and so many other wonderful memories. He is the love of my life and I am thrilled I get to celebrate a lifetime of anniversaries with this man. I am so blessed.


We celebrated our anniversary yesterday with an extremely relaxing “us” day. I’ll fill you in more on that later. Open-mouthed smile



When following the SCD or Paleo diet, it can be a little challenging finding any pre-packaged foods whose ingredients actually fit into the “allowable” foods list. There is one however that I have been in love with for quite some time that does fit the mold, and that is the delicious LARABAR. Their ingredients are natural, simple, and I can pronounce and understand what each and every one actually is.

They are a perfect pre-workout snack, afternoon pick-me-up, on-the-go breakfast, or any time snack. I always keep one in my purse so that when hunger strikes, I can refuel.



They come in so many awesome flavors from Peanut Butter Cookie to Lemon Bar, to Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte, so there’s sure to be one that is perfect for everyone’s taste. I personally haven’t met a LARABAR I haven’t liked. You can check out their flavors here.

Do you want a chance to win some free LARABARS to put into your purse or pocket for when hunger strikes?! Here’s your chance. I am giving a way a caddy of 16 mixed LARABAR flavors to one lucky reader (courtesy of LARABAR).



Enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with your favorite LARABAR flavor or one you would like to try.
  • Earn an extra entry by liking Beautifully Nutty and LARABAR on Facebook. Then, post another comment on my blog that you have liked us.

Giveaway ends Wednesday Oct. 3rd at 9:00 pm Central Time. Winner will be announced Thursday Oct. 4th. Open to U.S. residents only (sorry to all of my international readers!).

GOOD LUCK my healthy friends!

**Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. LARABAR has provided me free bars for this giveaway.

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