“We still aren’t cookingggggg” – a grocery guide for those that want to spend their days living life (rather than slaving away in the kitchen).
If you’re new here, I was pretty stressed during 2019-2020 as a small biz owner, so I coined “cooking is cancelled”. Basically it meant I was only buying foods that were already cooked or needed VERY minimal cooking effort before consuming. Keep scrolling for healthy grocery ideas that require to little-to-no cooking!
Walmart has come a long way and I love that you can easily find high quality meats, allergy-friendly food options, etc without having to drop a fortune
Whenever I’m grocery shopping, I typically prioritize 2 things:
- Ingredient list: Ideally, I love to see something with less than ~10 ingredients or so. If it looks like a CVS receipt, it’s prob a quick pass. Bonus points if mostly real whole food ingredients. No big deal if ingredient list is lengthy due to tons of spices or stuff like olive oil. Try to look for minimal food coloring, gums, stabilizers, etc if possible
- Then I move on to looking at the macros, aka how much protein, carb, and fat the food contains. The more protein it has, the better. If it has more fat than protein (for example: fajitas with 14p, 25f), that’s going to be a quick pass for me. I typically look for a protein-to-fat ratio of somewhere between 2:1 or 4:1. Meaning if there’s ~20 grams of protein, there’s something like only ~5-10g of fat. It’s a lot easier to mix/match meals when you have foods that are mostly one macro
An example of a no-cook, well-rounded meal might look like: pre-cooked carnitas, microwave rice, olive oil, steamable veggies, and some fruit. Enjoy these no-cook / minimal cook food options from Walmart. Happy shopping!