What’s on my healthy vegan grocery list printable? Eating a (mostly) whole foods plant based diet means that I am cooking from a set of vegan pantry staples. It’s amazing how many different, delicious, and nutritious meals one can cook from this set of basic ingredients!

In a typical week, I cook from my Vegan Meal Plans and I don’t need to think about the grocery list much. But if I am not home to pull out my pantry drawers and check the status of my jars, I like to have a quick look at this sheet (I keep a copy in the car and in my bike panniers) to jog my memory as to what pantry staples might need to be refilled.

If you are a plant-based cooking beginner and preparing for a trip to the grocery store (or for your online order!), you will find this printable very useful.

How to get my healthy vegan grocery list printable as a PDF file

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What’s on my healthy vegan grocery list

This is a 100% vegan and plant-based master grocery list, with nearly-all unrefined ingredients. It features the following categories:

  • produce: my core 10 veggies, some fruit, and lots of space to add your own;
  • legumes: I suggest buying dry beans and lentils and cooking them at home, but you can also buy the canned version of course;
  • nuts and seeds: I keep all of those stocked at all times, in their raw, unsalted version;
  • grains: rice, quinoa, farro, wheatberries, and barley are great in bowls or in support of other dishes, oats are fantastic for breakfast (including waffles!), and I like to make pizza from flour; couscous and pasta are convenient for quick meals;
  • seasonings: it’s a long list, including some slightly unusual ones like black salt, and you don’t need to buy all of those at once, but over time if you cook from the Vegan Meal Plans you will find those to be the core ingredients you can combine to achieve a broad range of flavors and health benefits;
  • miscellaneous ingredients: I included refrigerated ingredients like tofu and hummus (you can make your own but sometimes it’s nice to have at hand ready-made), frozen vegetables, dried fruit, seaweed (including kombu to cook your beans with), canned tomatoes and jackfruit, basic condiments, and baking items. Lots of room here to add other ingredients you might need, too.

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… and what is NOT on it?

There are no vegan substitutes for meat or dairy on this list. I only seldom use the former and the latter I make by myself, like plant milks and creamy sauces.

I am not saying those ingredients aren’t healthy, but they just aren’t things we buy every week.

There is plenty of blank space on the grocery list for you to write other items that you might need for excellent plant-based breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner.

How to use my healthy vegan grocery list printable

Step zero is to download the vegan grocery list PDF. Type in your email address in the box below and take two deep breaths. (Enjoy the moment.) “Ding,” here comes the link in your inbox. If it didn’t land by the third breath, make sure to check your “spam” and “promotions” folders. Now print it – black and white is fine.

First, survey your fridge and pantry. What do you have? (If you haven’t done a full inventory recently, consider taking the Vegan Pantry Challenge sometime soon.) You can tick those items off the shopping list – that’ll give you a sense of accomplishment, too!

Look at the produce you’ve got and think about anything perishable that shouldn’t go to waste, and start planning your meals. (If you haven’t done so yet, you might want to read my Vegan Meal Planning 101 to get started.)

Second, plan a few more meals, and fill in the additional ingredients you will need.

Now hit the store with your healthy vegan grocery list printable in hand. And let me know how it goes in the comments. I am always there to help more people eat more plants (without the stress).

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