Pre-made grocery lists



These are especially good for people with ADHD, along with anyone who’s too depressed, too anxious, too distracted, etc., to either a) remember what they need to make the things they like or b) remember the things they like.  Or both.  Yay.

By the way, if you feel like you don’t want to eat anything (a common side effect of many meds and a symptom of depression, chronic pain, etc.) the easiest thing to do is to look at a couple of major restaurant menus and pick the things from each that are least objectionable.  Be sure to look at the side dishes (applesauce and cottage cheese and sweet corn are more likely to be OK-sounding than grilled lemon salmon with cranberry relish and a side of kale.)  Try drinking a glass of water ten to twenty minutes before doing this exercise.

Handy set of broad restaurant menus:

Remember, if you’re taking meds, you may have to limit your options a bit (citrus and grapefruit juices are usually the big ones to go.)


The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) is usually easily tolerated.  Milk can be substituted for solid food (as can yogurt and pudding) for a meal if needed.  And there are lists of foods that picky eaters usually like (item 15 on that page is specifically nutrient-dense foods picky eaters usually tolerate.)


I am going to add this post to our list of Popular Questions and Posts because it is just THAT HELPFUL.