In my latest video, I showed you guys my latest vegan grocery haul! Click on the thumbnail below to see what I bought, and feel free to scroll down to see the list.
It’s vegan grocery haul time, guys! While I still have a few staples left in my pantry, I had to go grocery shopping because of one reason: I ran out of FRESH PRODUCE! I also was running very low on frozen vegetables and fruit as well, so I finally braved the grocery store. At this time when most of us are on high alert because of the coronavirus situation, I try as much as possible to limit the time I spend out of my home (in fact, I haven’t gone shopping for food much at all, since this whole quarantine thing started). I, especially, try to avoid shops and places were there are a large number of people so that I can do my best in abiding by social distancing rules.
The total amount I spent for the groceries in this video is $123.33 CAD (around US$ 88.14 and £70.88). This is more than what I usually spend whenever I go grocery shopping, but the idea here is to stock up as much as I can to limit the number of times I have to go to the grocery store. Plus, the prices at the grocery store I went to were a little higher (this was the closest one to my house). I would have gone to a cheaper grocery if I had a car at the moment.
Keep in mind that I still have some staple items already in my kitchen, such as spices, condiments, rice, etc. so I didn’t have to buy too many things but this should give you a good idea of some of the things I look for when I grocery shop!
(I would also like to mention that the grocery near my home is quite well-stocked. I definitely do NOT encourage hoarding groceries!)
Without further ado, here’s a list of what’s included in my latest vegan grocery haul, and don’t forget to check out the video above~!
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
For the fresh vegetables, I tried as much as possible to buy those that I know would last a bit longer. If I did buy anything that might go bad quickly, I will try to eat those first. I never realized how much I would miss fresh veggies until now! Here is a quick list of the vegetables I bought.
- Bell peppers
- Bok choy (baby bok choy and Shanghai bok choy)
- Romaine lettuce
I bought a mixture of frozen veggies and fruits, which have always been staples in my home. I will try to go through my fresh produce first before turning to these, since frozen items last much longer.
- Brussel sprouts
- Edamame beans
- Mixed veggies
I would’ve gotten a little bit more if I could’ve, but I had to walk a few blocks from the grocery store to my condo (LOL my arms felt like they were going to break!) so I only got a few of these.
- Black beans
- Canned (crushed) tomatoes
- Tomato paste
Like I mentioned in the video, I still have some rice, pasta, and bread left in my pantry, so I didn’t buy too much of this food group.
- Multigrain pasta (spaghetti)
- Sweet potatoes
Finally, here are just a few more items I bought for this vegan grocery haul.
- Cumin (the only spice I ran out of so I only got this)
- Dark chocolate for dessert (85% cacao)