Grocery list to keep track of multiple stores

Hello Failsafers!

Excel FAILSAFE grocery list by store

I have a grocery spreadsheet that I use to keep track of which stores carry the products that we need…I am currently balancing 3 major grocery chains plus our Co-Op for all of OUR needs.

Failsafe Shopping List

The way that I use it is this…

1) There are column header areas that I put my personal grocery store names into.

2) I mark an “x” in the box for the food item & corresponding store column so that I know which stores are carrying the item.

I keep a Master list on file.

3) I use a copy of the Master list on my refrigerator to keep track as I run out of groceries…there is a column to the left of the food items that I use to mark quantity that I need.

It is a bit timely compiling the original list, but saves a lot of time & gas trying to drive from store to store to track items down.   As always, we post what works for our families and hope that it can help yours too.



F.A.I.L.S.A.F.E. Shopping List by ingredient

printable FAILSAFE shopping list


I have 2 shopping lists that I use…this one I use on the refrigerator as a running record of what I need to buy.  It is also a great list to take along if you are shopping at one or two stores.  I have listed some “notes” in () and/or some product names that I have found useful.  Please feel free to comment on any other brands that you may have found in your area(s) and I will add them.  Hopefully this will make a nice US brands list also.

Failsafe Shopping List

****I will be posting another list, later on, that you can use when balancing multiple grocery stores for all of your FAILSAFE shopping.  That one I use to keep track of which stores carry each product…Kim uses it to also keep track of price per store…smarty pants:)

Thanks and have a great day!


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Woohoo & Welcome!

A bit about the F.A.I.L.S.A.F.E. diet…

Our families have special needs, and special needs require special accomodations.  We, like many other families, have undergone major overhauls in the way we function so that our children can have the best lives possible.  We have tried conventional (and some not-so-conventional therapies) in order to help our kids, with varying results.  It was this that has led us to our most recent overhaul-nutrition.

The thought of overhauling our culinary routine was daunting (to say the least).  It has taken us a lot of research and many hours of organization to get to where we are.  Starting out, Beth’s family just tried GF/CF (gluten & casein free) which appeared to work at times but was not hitting the nail on the head.  Digging a bit deeper into special needs nutrition we stumbled upon the vaious works authored by Sue Dengate (

Sue has written multiple books based on the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s (RPAH) elimination diet (, a structured plan designed to test what food chemicals may be the cause of multiple physical & behavioral symptoms.   The list is numerous, but seemed to touch on everyone in our home.  Convinced that this was the direction we needed to take, we bought the books and then hit a snag…the books are all written for the Austrailian population.  There are many more similarities than differences in our food cultures, however, the differences are enough to stumble upon.  The internet was somewhat helpful, however, much of what was listed was out of date or just copies of what was already in the books.  It took months of “deciphering” the diet & modifying to US terms/brands before we could actually begin the process.

What we have come up with are many shortcuts, grocery lists, conversion lists, & new recipes that we would love to share with other US families that are also on this journey, & to ease the transition for the many new families to follow.

Please feel free to use any of the information that we post for your personal use.  We welcome your ideas & input…Enjoy & good luck.


Disclaimer:  Beth & Kim (blog owners) are not medical professionals & this information is in no way to be used or substituted for medical advice.  Sue Dengate &/or the RPAH are not associated with nor have they endorsed the content of