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Old 05-13-2006, 01:29 PM   #11
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Oh Claire that is SO true. Every time I go to the store, I always pick up one or two pantry items, even if I don't need them specifically for the week's menu. It might be a package of whole-wheat pasta, or a can of diced tomatoes, beans, or - like you said - an extra bag of good-quality frozen vegetables.

I might not be able to go for a month, but I have made it thru at least a week & a half just on what I had on hand. And good eating, too!
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:37 PM   #12
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yeah, I keep a full pantry, fridge, freezer at all times. Part of it is from living in hurricane-prone places for so many years. But mostly it is the way I was raised. Right at this moment you can walk into Mom's garage and pull together a meal for 20. I no longer have a separate freezer, so maybe I couldn't feed 20! But I definitely do not plan every meal I'm going to cook every week. I make and freeze a lot of stocks, soups and stews. I keep bags of frozen chicken breasts on hand, and in the summer, chicken wing parts because it's a neighborhood thing. There is more fruit in the house than there used to be since hubby was diagnosed with diabetes. There are always products that have a good shelf life for "cheating" -- soup and sauce mixes. Lots of pasta and at least 2 kinds of rice. Always carrots and celery. If my grocery list is short one week, I'm with you -- I pick up whatever is on sale -- cans of beans, tomatoes/paste, pasta, rice -- nonperishables -- to round out the pantry. Every quarter or so I dig through the pantry shelves and donate what I haven't used to the food bank. I've always cooked "too much" for the two of us, so I bring food to shut-in freinds and have people over for meals quite often.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:04 AM   #13
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I only shop for two, but this is what my grocery list looks like:

Fruits and vegetables - whatever looks fresh, which usually isn't much around here
Some kind of bread
Some kind of cheese
One type of meat, though I always regret not getting more than one
One bag of rice or pasta
One can of vegetables
Anything TJ wants for his lunch
One hurricane food - the season's coming
Milk
Eggs
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:46 PM   #14
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I've just started doing this and did the following yesterday;

1. Fresh fruits and veggies, but no corn or potatoes.

2. 1% milk.

3. Low-cal sweetener.

4. Lettuce, tomatoes and a cucumber for salads.

5. Reduced-sodium cold cuts.

6. Ground chicken.

7. Orange juice.

8. Smart Balance Omega Oil.

9. One bag brown rice.

10. Diet Soda.

11. Fruit-flavored water (Fruit 2 0).

12. Whole-grain bread.

13. Reduced-sodium low-fat swiss cheese.

No pasta, straches or sweets of any kind!

All of this is to try to stem the diabetes that I was just diagnosed with.


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Old 06-12-2006, 04:33 PM   #15
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I was at the supermarket today and left my trolley for a moment. I heard some teenage boy say to his mate "let's steal that trolley" they put their grubby hands on it, then let go as if it were boiling hot "yuck, it's full of healthy stuff!!!!!!!! ROFL!!!!!

My trolley had celery, tomatoes, strawberries, bananas, fish, dark chocolate (a half marathon trainer needs to keep up her strength!!), three tubs of cottage cheese in different flavours, and granny smith apples.

My trolley is nearly always 3/4 full of veggies, the rest is carbs and protein. My trolley always looks really colourful. If the colours aren't there, I know i'm not going to be eating right.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:13 PM   #16
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What did they expect to find in the cart, junk food, sweets candy, cake and donuts? Heart-attack food!!
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:07 AM   #17
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Yep! When I moved to the UK I was really shocked at how cheap cakes, pies, ready meals were. It's ridiculous!

In Australia we have a government tax on everything you buy, but fresh food is exempt from the tax, to try and encourage people to spend more of their food dollar on healthier foods.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:12 AM   #18
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Eggbeaters, fresh fruits and veggies, wheat germ, smilk milk, soy milk, endames, pre-cut chicken breast, tofu, white fish, salmon, and Amy's Organic frozen entres.
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:23 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by kyles
In Australia we have a government tax on everything you buy, but fresh food is exempt from the tax, to try and encourage people to spend more of their food dollar on healthier foods.
That's a great idea!! thumbs up to the Australian government.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:41 PM   #20
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This is what my grocery list looks like. I bake my own whole wheat bread. And the complex carbs are consumed early in the day only.

PROTEINS
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Tuna (water packed)
Fish (salmon, seabass, halibut)
Shrimp
Extra Lean Ground Beef or Ground Round (92-96%)
Venison
Buffalo
Ostrich
Protein Powder
Egg Whites or Eggs
Ribeye Steaks or Roast
Top Round Steaks or Roast (aka Stew Meat, London Broil, Stir Fry)
Top Sirloin (aka Sirloin Top Butt)
Beef Tenderloin (aka Filet, Filet Mignon)
Top Loin (NY Strip Steak)
Flank Steak (Sir Fry, Fajita)
Eye of Round (Cube Meat, Stew Meat, Bottom Round , 96% LeandGround Round)
Ground turkey, Turkey Breast Slices or cutlets (fresh meat, not deli cuts)

COMPLEX CARBS
Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats)
Sweet Potatoes
Yams
Beans (pinto, black, kidney)
Oat Bran Cereal
Rye Cereal
Brown Rice
Farina (Cream of Wheat)
Multigrain Hot Cereal
Whole wheat or Spinach Pasta
Rice (white, jasmine, basmati, Arborio, wild)
Potatoes (red, baking, new)

FIBROUS CARBS
Green Leafy Lettuce (Green Leaf, Red, Leaf, Romaine)
Broccoli
Asparagus
String Beans
Spinach
Bell Peppers
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green or Red Pepper
Onions
Pumpkin
Garlic
Tomatoes
Zucchini

FRUIT
bananas, apples, grapefruit, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemons or limes

HEALTHY FATS
Natural Style Peanut Butter
Olive Oil or Safflower Oil
Nuts (peanuts, almonds
Flaxseed Oil

DAIRY AND EGGS
Low-fat cottage cheese
Eggs
Low or Non-Fat Milk
Bottled Water


CONDIMENTS & SPICES
Diet Soda
Crystal Light
Fat Free Mayonnaise
Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
Reduced Sodium Teriyaki Sauce
Balsamic Vinegar
Salsa
Hot Peppers and Hot Sauce
Chili powder
Mrs. Dash
Steak Sauce
Sugar Free Maple Syrup
Chili Paste
Mustard
Extracts (vanilla, almond, etc )
Low Sodium beef or chicken broth
Plain or reduced sodium tomatoes sauce, puree, paste)
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