Some of the recipes make more than one serving, which is fine, but some of them make 20 servings. I don't know about you, but I would have expected them to have already done the math and decreased the servings to at least be what you would be using for the one week.
I tried to remember where items are in the store and divided this list into several categories: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Dairy, Snacks, Other, Seasonings, Seafood, Canned/Bottled, Meats, and Beverages.
A few tricks for understanding the shopping list:
1. I color coded the items based on whether they are for breakfast only, snack only, lunch only, dinner only, or a general item. That way, if you don't want to make any of the lunch items, for example, you can easily take out the green-colored items you don't need.
2. If the ingredient is for a specific recipe, I included a shortened version of the recipe name in parenthesis at the end of the ingredient. Once again, if you don't want to make that recipe, you don't need to buy these items. If the ingredient's text color is black, it is used for more than just breakfast or lunch, etc.
3. If an item is italicized, that means it is an ingredient for a recipe that makes more than one serving. So the quantity is flexible depending on how many servings you really want to make. It got to the point, though, that I stopped adding the ingredients from the recipes that make eight or more servings, because it is adding so many ingredients that you don't end up needing. So I recommend that you consult the list in the book and see which of these recipes you want to make and then add the quantities you want.
4. I also included a list with the names of the recipes for Phase 1. These are also color-coded; show the page number the recipe is on; states how many servings they make if they make more than one; and, if I did not include the ingredients on the grocery list, that is stated as well.
I created the grocery list in Microsoft® Word 2007, that way it is easy to edit. Also, it is a grocery list for ONE PERSON for ONE WEEK using the "Meal Plan Approach" for Level II. This took a lot of time to put together, but at least we can use it for four weeks! I hope this is helpful to others out there. Good luck!
If you want un-editable pages of the grocery list, click below to see the full images (download link is below):
P90X Grocery List for phase 1 available in Microsoft Word format for download!