My 7-Day Simple Grocery List of Healthy, Less Rice Meals Under 1,000 + Workout App for Beginners

Ever since I started being a health-conscious, I realized that a trip to grocery store can be wasteful if I don’t make a solid list of not just what I want to eat, but what my body really needs. It wasn’t an easy start for me. I’ve been researching a lot, reading every ingredient and items about their health benefits. I also have to consider about how I could make use of all the purchased ingredients in every meal that I have to prepare everyday. It’s really challenging but it’s slowly getting easy for me day by day. Until today, I never stopped exploring. Most of the healthy ingredients are pricey, so I also have to look for alternatives that would fit my budget and easy-to-find ingredients since I’m a freelancer.

Summer is fast approaching. I’m sure you’d want to start eating healthy and start working out to achieve that summer body for your beach trips. Here’s a simple grocery list for a week and a free workout app that you can try at home

The trick here is to try and work out precisely what and how much you’ll need. Supermarkets are quite evil because it makes you buy things you didn’t plan to or simply don’t need. Making a list and sticking to it will help you fight those bedazzling temptations because you don’t want to spend unnecessary pennies for promos even if it’s not on the list.

Most of the items listed below are from the supermarket. You can buy fruits and veggies in the wet market for cheaper prices.

Items Estimated Price
1 Whole Loaf Bread 50.00
1 Dozen of Eggs 80.00
3 Cans Century Tuna Flakes and Oil – 28.50/can 85.50
1/2 Bunch of Bananas 50.00
3 Apples – 10.00 each 30.00
800 Grams Oatmeal 120.00
1 Liter Low Fat Milk 90.00
Lettuce 50.00
Tomatoes 40.00
Potatoes 50.00
Brocolli / Green Beans / Any Other Green Veggies 50.00
Chicken Cuts 150.00
200 Grams Spaghetti Stick 75.00
TOTAL PHP 920.50

Avocado fruit is perhaps one of the most important because it’s a good fat ingredient. You can have it in toast for breakfast and as a side dish for other meals. Unfortunately, it’s just so hard to find a good avocado here in Dipolog.

However, some of the ingredients can be found at home. But you can add these condiments, sauces, fats and oils, snacks, spices, and other pantry staples in your list if you have extra budget.

  • Butter
  • Ginger
  • Nuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Chia Seeds
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Tea Bags
  • Coffee

Being born as a Filipino, I am a rice eater. That is why I only say less rice because whenever I am craving, I don’t deprive myself with it. Especially kung masarap ulam. LOL!

Workout App You Can Download for Free

You are now on your way to eating healthy! Yay! It’s time for workout. All your efforts and sacrifices not to eat your fast food cravings will be worth it, trust me. So when sticking with a new eating habit, you have to incorporate it with exercise not just to achieve a beach body, but to get on a new healthy lifestyle as well.

Workout app is a great way to start on your fitness goals if you’re on a budget. You don’t have to pay for gym subscriptions right away plus it’ll save you a penny. It can be a good stepping stone to success and a perfect pathway if you want to continue.


workout app

This app consists of non-equipment free workouts plan designed to hit the desired area that you want to tone or reduce a fat. There’s one for butt, abs, leg and full body workout. Here are some of its features that you can access for free:

  • A 5-week shopping list
  • Everyday meal plan
  • Two diets that you can choose from: Standard Diet and Vegetarian Diet
  • Reports of your burned calories
  • Assessment of your weight if it’s healthy or not
  • Time Reminder on days that you want to workout
  • Workout History

Now if you go premium, you’ll get–

  • Personalized Workout Plan if you want to lose weight, get toned, and build muscle.
  • Personalized Meal Plan
  • Remove Ads (OF COURSE)

Each workout takes about 20 minutes to do and here’s the best part! You could do it at home.

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Starting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean cutting junk foods, pancit canton nights, soda cravings, samgyupsal weekend treats, anything sweets and beers all at once. It’s the willingness to really make a change on your eating habits and do it slowly until you get used to it.

I tell you, this is going to be hard at first. It was so hard to make time for the challenge between work, holiday stuff, and the laziness to go grocery shopping. But I like that there’s something I looked forward to having some set time to exercise and prepare meals where I focus on myself , knowing that I am getting stronger and healthy in the process. Once you get the hang of it too and you’d start to feel the change in your body, it’s addicting.

At least for me.
I like this new path that I’m on and I want to keep pushing forward.

Start today!

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  • September 27, 2020

    Planning to improve my fitness kasi I’ve been doing bad lately, having a hard time to control my mental health. Takot pa ko mag gym soooo maybe this work out app would help me. Hehehe. It’s great din because may reminders to start working out, ang tamad ko pa naman. Will be following a healthy eating habit too! :))

  • February 27, 2020

    Grabe. Ang galing mo. Haha. Eversince we moved out from our previous home, nawala na talaga ang pag exercise ko. Like what I said sa IG. Pati yung pag meal prep ko dati hindi na rin nasundan. Kasi totoo, medyo mahal rin talaga magprepare ng healthy meals. Hahaha. Pero sana, sana makabalik rin ako especially we are preparing for a baby. Waaah. Thanks for this, na inspire ako ulit. ❤️

    • Misskhae
      March 1, 2020

      Hahaha napakatagal ko din nagbalik loob sa workout. Alam mo naman mas masarap parin talaga lumamon ng lumamon HAHAHA 😀 Yieeee huy bakit ako na excite sa baby! I’m sooo happy for you! Sige try mo, I mean with the app at first madali lang pero marerealize mo after a week, para ka din talagang nag gym subscription hahaha


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