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Jamie Oliver’s Essential Grocery List

Whether you’re inspired to start living a healthier lifestyle because of the buzz from ABC’s new show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, or you simply recognize that it’s time to start making some changes (for the better!), then this grocery list will be an important tool.

Changing eating habits is no easy task. The foods we eat and how we eat them, even our attraction to them, is deeply ingrained within us. If you’ve never eaten vegetables, getting in the recommended five servings a day can seem daunting. If all you’ve ever eaten is white pasta or bread, then switching to a whole grain variety might seem foreign. So having a list like this at the ready will only make it easier to plan for healthy made-at-home meals.

As Jamie Oliver prepares to take on the most unhealthy city in America, he offers the rest of us his top choices for a healthy grocery list.

We’ve got a few top choices here from Jamie’s list, or you can download the complete PDF from Oprah.com.

Jamie’s Pantry Essentials

  • Oils: olive, canola, sesame
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Superfine sugar
  • Chow mein noodles
  • Canned beans: cannellini, kidney, garbanzo
  • Canned tuna
  • Rice: basmati, brown, quick-cook couscous
  • Oatmeal
  • Honey
  • Nuts: almonds, hazlenuts, mixed
  • Jarred pesto
  • Dried pasta
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Spices
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Raw shrimp (keep frozen)

Having a well-stocked pantry, as these items will create, means never dashing for the drive-thru at dinner because you have everything on hand to whip up something last minute or plan for something elaborate.

Don’t miss Jamie Oliver on the Oprah Show today or the premiere of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution tonight on ABC at 9 p.m. EST.

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March 26th, 2010

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