So I’m adding to my list of shopping lists today. Yes, I’m the sort of person who makes lists of her lists. What can I say? This girl has to stay organized! But in this case, you benefit from my overly organized ways.
I have to say that when I first started looking around the store for clean foods, I wasn’t very optimistic. Target is not a clean eating-friendly store. Not by a long shot. But there are some things you can buy there that will save you money, even if you have to supplement with buying a few things at other stores. Here’s what I found.
Please Note: These prices and product availability can vary greatly depending on your location. This list and prices is current for my area (Sonoma County) on the date of this blog post.
OTHER CLEAN EATING SHOPPING LISTS
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Beginners
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Trader Joe’s
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Costco
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Walmart
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Safeway
- Clean Eating Shopping List For Amazon.com
Tip: If you are particular about avoiding pesticides but can’t afford organics, stick to the produce that has the thickest skin, such as oranges and bananas.
- CELERY, fresh, ($1.79 – 1 medium to large bunch)
- MUSHROOMS, fresh, ($2.59 – 8 oz.)
- CUCUMBERS, fresh ($0.72 ea.)
- BELL PEPPERS, GREEN, fresh ($0.92 ea.)
- BELL PEPPERS, RED, fresh ($1.59 ea.)
- ROMAIN LETTUCE, fresh ($2.04 ea. head)
- SPINACH, fresh, organic, Taylor Farms ($3.99 – 5 oz.)
- WHOLE CARROTS, fresh ($1.99 – 1 lb.)
- BERRIES, fresh, various types ($3.99 – 4 to 6 oz. depending on type of berries)
- ORANGES, fresh ($4.99 – 4 lb. bag)
- APPLES, fresh, various types ($0.79 ea.)
- APPLES, fresh, various types ($3.99 – 3 lb. bag)
- BANANAS, fresh ($0.24 ea.)
- TOMATOES, fresh ($2.79 – 1 1/2 lb. bag)
- TOMATOES, fresh, grape ($2.99 – 10 oz. container)
- SWEET POTATOES, raw ($0.99 ea.)
- ONIONS, fresh, yellow ($2.29 – 3 lb. bag)
- RED POTATOES, raw ($3.79 – 3 lb. bag)
- VEGETABLES, no added sugar, various brands ($1.27 to $1.99 – 12 oz. bag)
- VEGETABLES, no sugar added, Market Pantry brand ($0.99 to $3.19 – 12 oz. bag)
- FRUITS, unsweetened, various types, Market Pantry brand ($2.49 to $3.29 – 12 oz. bag)
Tip: Dairy is always best purchased organic. But not everyone can afford it. Buy the best you can afford.
- MILK, organic ($6.99 – 1 gal / $3.99 – 1/2 gal)
- MILK, conventional ($3.59 to $4.29 – 1 gal, depending on brand)
- GREEK YOGURT, Fage brand, plain ($3.89 – 17.6 oz. / $6.49 – 35.3 oz.)
- BLOCK CHEESE, Market Pantry brand ($2.69 – 16 oz. block)
(Note: Cheese is not typically a big part of a clean eating meal plan. But if you do buy it, buy the block variety and grate it yourself. Don’t buy the shredded packages. They are not clean.)
- BUTTER, Market Pantry brand ($3.54 – 4 sticks/16 oz.)
- (Note: Butter that is not organic, is not typically considered clean. That said, if you must buy something, buy real butter. Not margarine or butter substitutes)
MEATS & EGGS
Tip: Again, organic is best. But if you can’t afford it, buy the best you can afford. Also, avoid Target’s store brand frozen chicken. It has added ingredients that are not clean.)
- CHICKEN BREASTS, boneless, skinless, raw, Market Pantry brand ($9.99 – 38 oz. package)
- EGGS, Market Pantry brand ($1.79 – 12 ct. / $2.39 – 18 ct.)
- TURKEY, lean, ground ($4.99 to $5.99 – 20 oz.)
- PORK CHOPS, boneless, raw ($5.79 – 15 oz.)
- BEEF, ground, lean ($4.99 – 16 oz.)
Note: Take care to only purchase the Market Pantry brand of nuts. These are NOT located with the snacks, but rather with the baking goods.
- NUTS, various types, Market Pantry brand ($3.04 to $4.99 – 1 lb)
- BROWN RICE, long grain ($0.92 – 16 oz.)
Please note: I know that many people are working hard to avoid BPA in canned food items, and some of you feel very strongly about that. I know it’s an important issue. But I also know that some people can’t afford the BPA-Free canned goods or simply don’t have access to them. So my criteria here is simply based on the ingredient list alone.
- SPICES, range of various spices ($2.09 to $6.99 – 1-2 oz. jar, depending on type)
- MAPLE SYRUP, Archer Farms brand ($7.19 – 12 oz. jar)
- MOLASSES, unsulphured, Grandma’s or Brer Rabbit brand ($2.79 – 12 oz. bottle)
- SALSA, Herdez brand ($2.00 – 24. oz jar)
- MARINARA, Rao’s brand ( $7.99 – 24 oz. jar)
- SPAGHETTI SAUCE, Rao’s brand, tomato basil ( $7.99 – 24 oz. jar)
- PINEAPPLE, canned in 100% juice, chunks or crushed, Del Monte brand ($1.49 – 20 oz. can)
- GREEN BEANS, canned, Del Monte brand, low sodium ($1.19 – 14.5 oz. can)
- GREEN BEANS, canned, Market Pantry brand ($0.77 – 14.5 oz. can)
- OLIVE OIL, Bertolli brand ($6.59 – 17 oz. / $13.99 – 50 oz.)
- PEANUT BUTTER, Laura Scudder’s Old Fashion brand ($2.99 – 16 oz.)
- PEANUT BUTTER, Market Pantry brand ($2.69 – 16 oz.) – NOT the “no-stir” variety.
- WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, Gold Medal brand ($3.45 – 5 lb. bag)
- WHITE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, King Arthur brand ($3.99 – 5 lb. bag)