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Vegan grocery list for beginners

Whether you are new to a plant-based diet or if you are already vegan, challenge yourself to go whole food plant-based, integrating fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and cutting out processed foods! Following a plant based diet doesn't have to be complicated and I hope this list will make it easier when you do your grocery shopping.

Foods to avoid when following a Whole Food Plant Based diet

*Refined carbohydrates including white rice and bread, crackers, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with white flour

*Limit added Oils and eliminate ALL processed foods

*ALL animal products

*Meat, Poultry and fish

*Dairy Products and eggs

To put together your weekly grocery list, I’d suggest taking some time at the start of the week and making a meal plan for the week.

This is not a diet plan however if you are looking for a healthy and sustainable way to achieve weightloss then this way of eating works.

If you are super busy or simply don't know what meals to make, then try out my 7 Day plant-based meal plan delivered to your inbox every week.

Whole grains

  • Rice

  • Quinoa

  • Buckwheat

  • Bulgur

  • Whole Grain Pasta

  • Pastas ( made from whole grains such as lentils, quinoa)

  • Amaranth

  • Oats

  • Millet

Legumes and Beans

Legumes and Beans are a great source of protein

  • Canned and Dried Beans

  • Kidney Beans

  • Pinto Beans

  • Mixed Beans

  • Black eyed Beans

  • Black Beans

  • Chickpeas

  • White Beans

  • Lentils (green, yellow, orange)

  • Peas

  • Tofu

Nuts & Seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Pine Seeds

  • Chia seeds

  • Flax seeds

  • Almonds

  • Cashews

  • Peanuts

(Seeds should be unsalted)


  • Coconut Milk

  • Oat milk

  • Cashew milk

  • Soy Milk

  • Almond Milk

  • Rice Milk

  • Plant based Butter

  • Plant based mayo

  • Plant based cheese


  • Dark chocolate

  • Nut Butters

  • Dates

  • Maple syrup

  • Agave syrup

  • Date syrup

  • Coconut Palm sugar

  • Hummus

  • Baba Ghanoush (aka eggplant dip )


Condiments and spices add more flavour to dishes

  • Coriander

  • Parsley

  • Basil

  • Turmeric

  • Ginger

  • Chili

  • Cumin

  • Black Pepper

  • Cinnamon powder

  • Garlic powder

  • Himalayan salt

  • All types of fresh herbs and dried herbs

  • Vegetable Broth

  • Nutritional Yeast


  • Broccoli

  • Kale

  • Lettuce

  • Cabbage

  • Argula

  • Spinach

  • Mushrooms

  • Potato

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Sea Veggies

  • Capsicum

  • Egg Plant

  • Cucumbers

  • Tomatoes

  • Potato

  • Sweet potato

  • Long Green Beans

  • Carrots

  • Celery


  • Berries

  • Oranges

  • Apples

  • Avocado

  • Pears

  • Melons

  • Banana

Anything you like which is local and seasonal


Feel lighter, healthier, and empowered.

Get ready to live your best life, and live it to the fullest.

How I can help?

Meal planning will be very important during this transition, especially at the start, as a plant-based health coach, I offer whole food plant-based meal plans that are custom-made to your health goals and so delicious that can be enjoyed by the entire family! This could help you save time wondering what meals to prepare and take away the stress of wondering if they have all the nutrients they need, The meal plans come with the nutrition labels also.

If you would like to try my customized meal plan for weight loss, low cholesterol, low blood sugar or low inflammation/stress, please get in touch, and I would be happy to help you reach those goals taking into account your likes, dislikes and health information.

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Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us


Sama Mohammed
Sama Mohammed
Jul 11, 2020

Wow! Great info :)


Dixy Saleh
Dixy Saleh
Jul 11, 2020

Looking at these pictures makes me so hungry.Honestly speaking though it is very easy to find all that you need to become a vegan.


khalid alsabbagh
khalid alsabbagh
Jul 11, 2020

Great !! so informative and straight forward thanks, this is really helpful :)

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