The keys to healthy, wildly affordable cooking is to shop with the seasons, buying real, unprocessed food, and focusing on sturdy ingredients.
Shopping lists from the seasonal challenges
Twice a year, people taking the Cook for Good Challenge use the Twenty Minute a Day Starter Plan for a week and then cook everything from scratch for the next week. Here are shopping lists for the current challenges, which include the ingredients for both weeks. Starting in 2012, the Challenges will have two menu options. The classic menus use dairy and eggs as shown in Wildly Affordable Organic. The plant-strong menus are vegan, using no dairy or eggs.
All the shopping lists are for four people, but are easy to scale up and down to fit your family size.
Shopping list from Wildly Affordable Organic
Here's a page from the spring shopping list in Wildly Affordable Organic. It's one of four seasonal shopping lists that includes all ingredients for a month's worth of healthy, thrifty, and delicious meals (see the example menu). The WOA menus include oil, spices, condiments, and even salt. Don't worry about the budget shock some thrifty cooking plans give you when they assume that stocking your pantry is free.