Clean Eating Shopping List For Target

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So I’m adding to my list of shopping lists today with this clean eating shopping list for Target. 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, all compiled in this handy clean eating shopping list for Target.

Clean Eating Shopping List For Target

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.

CLEAN EATING SHOPPING LIST FOR TARGET:

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PRODUCE

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)

FROZEN PRODUCE

  • 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)

DAIRY

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.)

NUTS

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)

GRAINS

  • BROWN RICE, long grain ($0.92 – 16 oz.)

PANTRY ITEMS

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 SYRUPArcher 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 SAUCERao’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)

I hope you find this Clean Eating Shopping List For Target helpful! If you know of any items I missed, please feel free to add them in a comment below.

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14 Comments

  1. Laura Leese says:

    Would love a clean eating list for Audi’s, Meijer’s, and Walmart. Thank you for all of your inspiration and help to keep us all more healthy, especially in such a fast pace society…..:)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – I have one for Walmart here already. It’s in the list of links above. But Audi’s and Meijer’s, I don’t have here. Sorry. 🙁

  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful lists! I was wondering if you have an Aldi’s in your area, if so I would love to see a list from there as well. I have noticed a lot of new products there that are organic and such.
    Thanks again for all your hard work !

    Ivy

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ivy – Sorry, I don’t have one here. I believe they are more of an east coast company.

  3. Check out some of the new Simply Balanced (Target’s “healthier” brand) items next time you’re there. Not all are 100% clean of course, but there is some good stuff. I like the Greek yogurt a lot and it’s cheaper than Fage or Chiobani (especially with Cartwheel!).

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – Good to know! Thanks!

  4. Thank you so much. You dont know what this does for a college student on a budget.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Courtney – My pleasure! Happy I can help in some way!

  5. Hi, I was at target today and I was looking around and saw a lot if frozen grilled chicken. From various brand like the new healthy target brand called simply something and apple gate. I was wondering how clean those already cook frozen chicken and turkey patties are. I work various hours of the day so anything to help cut back on long prep time would be helpful. Thank you.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Catolina – You would have to read the ingredient list. If you want to post it here, I can tell you. But I don’t know those products off the top of my head so it’s hard for me to say.

  6. Kristine Harrison says:

    Target needs updated. I have recently shopped there and have been pleasantly surprised at how many clean options are available.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristine – It’s not about updating. It’s about what is available at my local Target. This is what my Target had. I’m sure other Targets have many things that are different (and clean!).

  7. Rachel in MO says:

    I bought the large container of Archer Farms raw mixed nuts in the Target snack aisle. I soaked them and roasted them (according to “Nourishing Traditions”) and they were fantastic. Will watch for Cartwheel coupons to find them on sale!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rachel – Great! 😀 Is that brand clean?

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