Hey, hey!

As New Yorkers, we are always hustling from place to place, fitting in as much work as we can into every day. Oftentimes, because other activities take precedent, grocery shopping becomes a dreaded chore, if not a burdensome task, better forgotten altogether.

I get it. Why hold yourself to a taxing healthy standard when there are plenty of other “tastier” and time-efficient options out there?

Well, we’re all in this together, and I want to help you, my client, commit to a healthy lifestyle.

Without further ado, here’s a “Healthy Hustle”-approved grocery list you can pull up when you’re shopping for your week’s worth of nomz OR when you’re out at dinner trying to choose the healthiest option on the menu.

No More Excuses!


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  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Mangos
  • Pineapples
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Zucchini

PRO TIP: Load up on your veggies!


  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • All natural almond butter
  • Chia or flax seeds
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  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Goat cheeses
  • Hard cheese

PRO TIP: Use cheese sparingly!


  • Extra lean chicken breast
  • Extra lean ground turkey
  • Extra lean beef
  • Salmon
  • Cod
  • Shrimp
  • Tilapia
  • Edamame
  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas

  • Quinoa 
  • Brown Rice
  • Brown Rice Pasta
  • Raw Oats
  • Sweet Potatoes 
Cooking Tips
  1. Eat your food raw, steamed, grilled, or baked
  2. Fill most of your plate up with fruits and vegetables
  3. Drink at least 8oz of water every hour
  4. Plan and prepare your meals ahead of time
  5. Keep a smile on your face and make at least one person smile before you go to bed!

Now that you have the ingredients, it’s time to get cooking! I will be posting one “Healthy Hustle”-approved meal every week on my social media channels. Please feel free to share any recipes that you love that celebrate these ingredients. Let’s help others by sharing the things that make us feel healthier and happier!

Happy (and healthy) Eating!

Peace & Love,

Emily Burkhardt



Cover photo: “Apple And Pear” by Benjamin Flouw