Krista DuChene is a mom of three whose weekly grocery shop needs to feed her active kids, husband and her marathon training schedule. She says that grocery shopping happens once a week in their family. “If it’s not on the list, you’ll have to wait until next week to get it. I’m not the kind of person who runs out to get one thing.”
This list isn’t what the runner buys weekly, as a lot of it is purchased at Costco (a trip they do less often), but here’s what they’ve got stocked in their house most of the time to fuel their activity.
Potatoes (both white and sweet)
DuChene says a lot of their meat comes in bulk from Costco and wouldn’t be bought weekly.
Deli meat (ham is the most popular in their house)
For dairy, milk is a hot commodity in the house, along with eggs. Both are bought in huge quantities.
12 bags of milk a week
Greek yoghurt plain and vanilla (this always goes in smoothies)
Old cheddar cheese
Butter (especially important for baking)
Big bags of flour (for crepes, waffles and pancakes which the kids eat for breakfast)
Bagels (a pre-long run staple)
Whole wheat bread
Stoked Oats (DuChene’s staple breakfast)
Homemade cookies and muffins
Various kinds of cereal
DuChene says that canned beans are a staple in their household. She loves adding bean salad to every dinner to up the protein content so that she can eat a little less meat. “I’ll almost always have meat with dinner, but the legumes allow me to eat a smaller portion while still getting enough protein and upping the fibre content.”
Beer and wine on occasion