A Yogi’s Groceries


After one week at Bikram training, I was able to refine my grocery shopping.  Week one I bought:

At Trader Joes

  • Instant Oatmeal – Haven’t Used Once
  • Low Fat String Cheese (12) -Ate All- bought 2 this week!
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas (12) – Half went bad don’t keep in a drawer!
  • Hummus x2 – Went through 1 1/2
  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Bag Frozen Strawberries
  • Bag of Spinach
  • Mini Ravioli
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Whey Protein
  • Peanut Butter
  • Salt – Really good because I was cramping my second day!
  • 1/2 and 1/2 – Gotta have it for my coffee!  My french press was a must buy at Target!
  • Carrots
  • Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
  • 5 Coconut H20s -One for each day between classes!

At Ralphs

  • 1lb Turkey
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriacha
  • Coffee
  • Ramon

I did pretty good the first week, but from my meal tracking (Remember we can learn a lot when we track our food!) I saw I wasn’t getting near enough protein.  Part of the problem was my lunches.  I have been eating Ramon for lunch everyday since I cramped in my Tuesday evening class.  Ramon has a lot of Carbs to replenish my glycogen stores between classes, but it also has a TON of sodium.  Normally, I wouldn’t consider this a staple lunch because of high Carb Count and level of sodium.   2 Yoga classes a day though calls for  an above average consumption of sodium!  To add a little more protein to this otherwise carb dominant lunch, this week I bought some liquid eggs!  Here is my modified grocery list for week two:

Trader Joes:

  • Protein Powder (2lbs) – I doubled my protein powder.  I have been having a shake in the morning before class and a shake in the evening to bring to evening lecture with Peanut butter and Coffee.  It is a great way to get my caffeine and some fuel before class and a tasty treat in the evening to help keep me awake in case we have a Bollywood movie night!
  • Organic Red Quinoa – A good source of protein I can mix with greens as a salad for lunch!  Cooks well with my Electric Kettle!
  • TJ’s Green Curry Simmer Sauce- Seasons the Quinoa really well!
  • Indian Madras Lentils- Again to mix with the Quinoa for some variety in my lunches
  • ****I later learned Juniper Vegetables or Palak Paneer are better options for more protein!
  • Liquid Eggs- To add to my Ramon at lunch
  • Baking Cocoa (the 2lb Protein Powder only came in Vanilla)
  • Very Green Powder Drink- To mix with my Coconut Water and Lemon as an Electrolyte Replacement also a good source of Iron for borderline anemics like me!
  • 1 lb of Coffee
  • 72% Dark Chocolate Bar for a treat in the evening
  • 1 Can Garbanzo beans- to add to Quinoa Salads
  • Mini Ravioli- Cooks well in the Kettle for a Meal switch up
  • 2 bags String Cheese- My Favorite snack at the moment.  Also has more Protein than most quick grab items!
  • Hummus Quartet- 20oz to keep me through the week with my veggies!
  • 2 bags of Carrots – I ate over half the bag the first night before I had made my dinner!
  • 1 bad of Spinach- Another great source of Iron!
  • Bag of Fuji Apples- I missed having fruit last week!
  • Bag of Lemons- To mix with my greens!
  • Cucumber- Great for wraps
  • 2 Peppers- great for wraps, salads, and snacking!


  • Ramon- Loved it last week for lunch!  Super easy to make with my electric kettle!
  • 1lb Turkey- Great on it’s on as a protein fix or in a tortilla for a wrap
  • Canned Salmon- For when I get sick of Turkey!

Excited to have a little more variety and protein this week!  I’m stalked and ready to go for the week! 🙂

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