At the start of the new year, I shared a photo of my weekly shop to show what healthy food looks like in my family. One message that I am so passionate about sharing is that there is no one way to be healthy. Just because eating a certain way makes someone else feel great, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Just as if it’s in my trolley, doesn’t mean it needs to be in yours.
So I asked 4 other Aussie mums (some nutritionist professionals, some not) to share their weekly shopping too, to make a 5 part serieson what a healthy trolley looks like. I want to show how different healthy can be for real-life Aussie families.
This week we meet our 5th and final contributor, Perth Instragram mum and blogger, Megan Ahern. I am going to hand you straight over to her so she can tell you all about her healthy trolley.
Hi there, I’m Megan – Mumma to two boys (13 months apart) and wife to Dan, a primary school teacher. I’m currently a stay at home mum documenting our life through Instagram and promoting hip dysplasia awareness due to both my boys being diagnosed, one on the very severe end of the scale and one on the mild end. Our food philosophy is all about JERF (Just Eat Real Food) the majority of the time, but we do believe in treating ourselves too! We went paleo before the kids came along (we were mad Crossfitters), but missed cheese and rice too much! Hope you enjoy checking out what is in my trolley and you can find me over on Instagram.
What’s in my trolley quiz
Each week as part of this series, I ask my guest blogger the same questions to get a little more insight into their healthy shopping. Here’s Megan’s Q+A.
1. Where do you normally shop?
2. Who is in your family?
3. Dietary requirements?
4. How long will this shop last you?
5. What is not in this haul that you eat regularly?
- Beef rump steak
- Coconut oil
- Eggs from my parents chickens
- EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- Fresh veg from my parents garden
- Frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries)
- Gluten Free (GF) bread (I love Abbotts Bakery)
- GF lasagne sheets
- Lactose free yoghurt
- Pumpkin, mushrooms and sweet potatoes were missing items in my Coles order this week. The one frustration with online food shopping is I more often than not will have missing items and I’ll have to call up to report it so they can refund me. But they asked my local Coles to re-pick them for me and I was able to pick them up later that afternoon.
- Rice cakes or cruskits
- Spreads (almond butter, vegemite, nuttelex, jam)
- Stock (just realised I forgot to get this in my weekly shop arghhhh!)
- So Good Choc Almond ice cream (this is made from almond milk and is a great choice for lactose/dairy intolerant sufferers, its also gluten free!)
Bonus Question! What is in this shop that isn’t normally?
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist. She has 10 years’ experience working with families to improve their health and well-being. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and offer private consultations and group information sessions in Perth, Western Australia. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.