Here are some recommendations to have on hand as we begin our 40-Day Eating Challenge. As a reminder, please make sure these items are free from chemicals. For nuts, whenever possible, raw and unsalted is recommended.
nuts: walnuts. cashew nuts, almonds, brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, peanuts
seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds (golden or red, ideally ground), chia seeds, hemp seeds
nut/seed butters/spreads: almond butter, peanut butter, tahini
vegetables/fruits: romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, kale, spinach, cabbage (green and red), carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, avocados, limes, lemons, onions, eggplant, kiwis
grains: quinoa, konjac noodles, buckwheat noodles, whole rice, rice noodles
flours: coconut flour, almond flour
sweeteners: stevia, maple syrup, honey, rice syrup, agave (Some of these are high fructose so check the fructose and use in moderation. Personally, I only use stevia and rice syrup).
oils: coconut oil, extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
dairy/eggs: goat milk cheese, goat milk yogurt, full-fat butter, organic whole eggs
other: olives, baking soda, coconut cream
non-dairy milk: you can make your own or try to buy pure (no sweeteners added) coconut milk, almond milk
beans/legumes: mung beans, lentils, chickpeas