A VERY BASIC SHOPPING LIST FOR GETTING STARTED
The following basic shopping list is intended for those who are just starting a macrobiotic practice. Soon you will want to add more to your stock of macrobiotic foods and utensils. Check macrobiotic cookbooks for a more detailed list. Also, if you’ve had a consultation, be sure to check your individual recommendations for additional items to add to your shopping list. If you cannot afford to buy all of the cookware and utensils at once, don’t worry, you can use any stainless steel cookware you already have, and then acquire the macrobiotic cookware over time. At first, it is more important to invest in the basic macrobiotic foods listed below. Whenever possible, buy organic foods.
Short Grain Brown Rice
Whole (hulless) Barley
1-2 kinds of dark leafy greens
Chinese cabbage (nappa cabbage)
Kabocha or Acorn Squash
Scallions (green onions)