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Old 12-09-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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After my trip to the grocery store today I got to thinking about how automatic my shopping has become. I don't browse the aisles like the proverbial kid in a candy store anymore. Too much temptation! But there are certain things I eat all the time and make sure to always have on hand. Here are mine:

- FiberOne cereal
- Tortilla Factory SmartWraps (100 calories, great for sandwiches!)
- Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges (I use on sandwiches instead of mayo)
- Trader Joe's low sodium Tomato and Red Pepper soup (100 calories a cup and only 140g of sodium - so rare to find in a tasty soup)
- 1% Cottage Cheese
- Frozen edamame
- 100 calorie microwave popcorn packs
- String cheese
- Hard boiled eggs
- Natural peanut butter

Everything else I buy rotates, but these things I always keep around. What are yours? Maybe you can give me some new ideas!
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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skim milk
whole wheat bread & english muffins
whole grain cheerios
oranges
carnation instant breakfast (for those mornings with no time)
romain salad mix
low sodium turkey

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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Nonfat greek yogurt, 100 calorie popcorn packs, frozen green beans, and morningstar faux meats.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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skim milk
laughing cow wedges
canned tuna
bagged cooked shrimp
cottage cheese (1%)
feta cheese
weight watchers whole wheat bagels
Preventia apple/almond granola bars
chickpeas
Fiber one cereal
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natural peanut butter
unsweetened applesauce cups
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #5
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Almond butter/almonds
all sorts of dried beans (black eyed peas are one of my current favorites)
all sorts of whole grains
fresh greens
extra firm tofu
canned beans
canned tomatoes
frozen green beans
salsa/hot sauce
frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries)
frozen bananas
sprouted whole grain bread
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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-non fat cottage cheese
-apples/peanut butter
-salad
-caned tuna
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Great thread! Here are mine:

- Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
- 1% milk
- 2% shredded cheese
- low/no-fat yogurt (various brands - depending on what's on sale)
- sugar-free pudding cups
- double-chocolate vitatops
- no sugar/all natural applesauce
- Indian simmer sauces from Trader Joe's
- basil pesto (a little goes a long way for flavor since it is high in fat)
- brown basmati rice
- salsa (different varieties, e.g. tomato, pineapple, corn)
- fat-free refried beans
- enchilada sauce
- chopped green chilies
- great northern beans
- Jiffy Pop snack size Healthy Pop
- Fiber One bars
- Weight Control oatmeal

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head, although I'm sure I've forgotten some.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #8
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cracker barrel extra sharp reduced fat cheddar sticks
1% milk
apples
vegetable broth
Trader Joe's Black Bean Soup
wheat bread
boneless skinless chicken breasts
frozen shrimp
Jello mousse
4 oz cottage cheese cups
peanut butter
bananas
strawberries
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:19 AM   #9
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cracker barrel extra sharp reduced fat cheddar sticks
Ooooh, I've never seen these around. I must start looking.

As for my kitchen:

string cheese
cottage cheese
apples & bananas
salad stuff
tuna
eggs
peanut butter
high fiber cereal
ground turkey
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:46 AM   #10
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I Love This Thread...im A Calorie Counter So Here It Goes...
Peanutbutter...95calz 1tbs
Wheat Bread 2 For 100 Calz
Popcorn 90 Calz
Eggs 1 For 70 Calz
Cheese 70 Calz
Sf Mini Candy Resse 5 180calz
Tuna In Water 100 Calz 1 Can
That Is What I Try To Always Keep On Hand..
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:23 AM   #11
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CANS OF:
tuna
mushrooms
tomatoes - diced, stewed, crushed, sauce
beans
beets
mandarin oranges
hearts of palm
water chestnuts
bamboo shoots

cooking spray
fiber one cereal
16 calorie Crispy Wheats
70 calorie bags of lite popcorn - Sunrise brand
hunts 5 calorie jello
sesame oil
soy sauce
canola oil
olive oil
Dijon mustard
SF Apricot preserves
SF maple syrup
chopped walnuts, pecans, sliced and slivered almonds (STRICTLY for recipes, NEVER for snacking)
raisins, craisins (both STRICTLY for recipes, NEVER for snacking)
balsamic vinegar
rice vinegar
white vinegar
cooking wine
HUGE array of spices
salsa
lite mayonnaise
eggs
SF/FF yogurt
In the freezer:
Morning Star Farm Veggie burgers - Spicy Bean Burger, Chick Pattie, Original
SF ices
chicken
boneless chicken breast
salmon
tilapia

Produce:
green beans
turnips
kirbys (smaller cucumbers)
bell peppers
red onions
romaine hearts
baby spinach
euro mix
grape tomatoes
zucchini, zucchini, zucchini
onions
winter squashes
broccoli
cauliflower
baby carrots, shredded carrots, whole carrots
red cabbage
green cabbage
lemon
celery
garlic
fruits (changes according to the season), for now
apples
clementines
pomegranate
cantaloupe

I'm sure there's more, but that's what comes to the top of my head
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #12
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Dark brown bread
Brown rice
Pasta
Eggs
Milk
Cheese
Cereal
Peanut butter
Jam (usually strawberry)
Butter
Onions
Garlic
Olive oil
Fruit (whatever's in season)
Carrots
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Mushrooms
Spices and herbs
Teabags!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:07 AM   #13
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old fashion oatmeal
frozen blueberries
lowfat yogurt
string cheese
special K bar
slimfast( in case of an emergency)
frozen veggies
canned sweet potatoes
canned greens
canned beets
canned or frozen aspargus
2% slice cheese singles
turkey lunch meat
raw veggies cut up in a bag
eggs or eggbeaters
bread with 35 cal per slice( i limit my bread)
fresh fruit
canned or bagged tuna
frozen chicken breast tenders
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CANS OF:
tuna
mushrooms
tomatoes - diced, stewed, crushed, sauce
beans
beets
mandarin oranges
hearts of palm
water chestnuts
bamboo shoots

cooking spray
fiber one cereal
16 calorie Crispy Wheats
70 calorie bags of lite popcorn - Sunrise brand
hunts 5 calorie jello
sesame oil
soy sauce
canola oil
olive oil
Dijon mustard
SF Apricot preserves
SF maple syrup
chopped walnuts, pecans, sliced and slivered almonds (STRICTLY for recipes, NEVER for snacking)
raisins, craisins (both STRICTLY for recipes, NEVER for snacking)
balsamic vinegar
rice vinegar
white vinegar
cooking wine
HUGE array of spices
salsa
lite mayonnaise
eggs
SF/FF yogurt
In the freezer:
Morning Star Farm Veggie burgers - Spicy Bean Burger, Chick Pattie, Original
SF ices
chicken
boneless chicken breast
salmon
tilapia

Produce:
green beans
turnips
kirbys (smaller cucumbers)
bell peppers
red onions
romaine hearts
baby spinach
euro mix
grape tomatoes
zucchini, zucchini, zucchini
onions
winter squashes
broccoli
cauliflower
baby carrots, shredded carrots, whole carrots
red cabbage
green cabbage
lemon
celery
garlic
fruits (changes according to the season), for now
apples
clementines
pomegranate
cantaloupe

I'm sure there's more, but that's what comes to the top of my head
I love your list Robin-- tons of variety. I see a lot of things that I keep on hand too, like garlic, lemon, and cooking spray.

But since I eat either salmon or tilapia several x a week, I think I'm going to start keeping that in my freezer too. I'm always rushing off to the store to buy it.

Also-- you reminded me: HEARTS OF PALM. How can something so crunchy and delicious be so healthy and low in calories. Yay!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:38 AM   #15
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Always on hand...

Cherry Tomatoes
Asparagus
Butter Lettuce
Avocado
Wheat Bagels
Wheat Bread
Hidden Valley Lite Ranch
Skippy Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter
Oscar Meyer Deli Cuts Turkey
...And fruit of some sort...
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