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CLCSC145
12-09-2009, 10:21 PM
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!


medinazarley
12-09-2009, 10:27 PM
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

emilydreaming
12-09-2009, 10:39 PM
Nonfat greek yogurt, 100 calorie popcorn packs, frozen green beans, and morningstar faux meats.


cfmama
12-09-2009, 10:43 PM
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
NUTRITIONAL YEAST
natural peanut butter
unsweetened applesauce cups

nelie
12-09-2009, 10:51 PM
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

want2bdgl
12-09-2009, 11:53 PM
-non fat cottage cheese
-apples/peanut butter
-salad
-caned tuna

LitChick
12-10-2009, 12:00 AM
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. :dizzy:

ubergirl
12-10-2009, 12:07 AM
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

gloo
12-10-2009, 03:19 AM
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

TIARA
12-10-2009, 04:46 AM
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..

rockinrobin
12-10-2009, 07:23 AM
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

salsa chip
12-10-2009, 07:39 AM
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!

dgramie
12-10-2009, 08:07 AM
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

ubergirl
12-10-2009, 10:18 AM
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!

Kae
12-10-2009, 10:38 AM
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...

catherinef
12-10-2009, 11:10 AM
Store cupboard/freezer:

Dried beans and pulses in many varieties, rice
A few tins and microwave packets of same, just so I have NO excuses, should I be tired, in a hurry, or just plain forgot to soak something
other grains, like bulgur and quinoa
Soba noodles, whole wheat pasta. Very rarely eaten, but occasional treats
tinned tomatoes
miso
huge collection of spices/herbs
olive oil
ghee
peanut oil
tofu
some veggie burgers. I usually don't like fake meat products, but sometimes, you just need something in the freezer you can cook really fast, and quorn fake chicken pieces, because the husband likes them
frozen spinach, sweet corn and broccoli
Tamari, hot sauces, dried chilis
Walnuts, almonds

Fresh produce:

Carrots
Lemons
Seasonal fruit - right now, mainly apples, pears, citrus & figs
Tomatoes, as long as they're still not completely worthless
Garlic
Ginger
Celery
Onions
Chilis, sweet peppers
Lettuce

Dairy:

The ubiquitous Laughing Cow Light triangles
Low-fat Greek yogurt
Skim milk
Paneer

Plus tea, coffee, some kind of fake sweetener, although I am going to give that up one of these days.

Edited to add: eggs and various kinds of flour + yeast

diabetic z
12-10-2009, 01:14 PM
- Nature's Grain Lite English Muffins
- Western Bagel The Perfect 10 Bagels
- Tova Carbquik Bake Mix
- CytoSport Muscle Milk Light Ready-To-Drink
- Protein shake mixes
- Frozen whole strawberries
- Sugar-Free Jello
- Pre-packaged meat sticks
- Sargento Reduced Fat Cheese (shredded, sliced, sticks)
- The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
- Eggs
- Whole Kosher Dill Pickles
- Pumpkin Seeds (with the shell and salted)
- La Tortilla Factory Low-Carb/Low Fat Tortillas
- Protein Bars
- Decaffeinated Herbal Teas
- Stevia In The Raw
- Canned Tuna in Water
- whole Grain Multi-Grain Bread
- Frozen Veggies (Greean Beans, Broccoli, & Cauliflower)
- Vermont Sugar-Free Low Calorie Syrup
- Spices and Extracts
- Cooking Spray
- All sorts of frozen meats.

FitGirlyGirl
12-10-2009, 02:59 PM
Special K Protein Plus
Special K crackers (especially the multigrain - I have to grab as many boxes as I can when the store has them because they sell out like crazy around here)
Special K cereal bars
pasta from fibergourmet.com - the tomato flavor one is my fav
Dreamfields elbow macaroni (only because fiber gourmet doesn’t offer elbows)
brown rice
red rice (is really yummy blended with either or both brown and wild or all by itself, if you haven‘t tried it yet you should look for it)
wild rice
quino
couscous
whole grain bread
tomaro whole grain torillas
lots of dry beans (I cook huge batches and freeze single servings)
low sodium V8
mint tea
bifferdoodle coffee from biffscoffee.com (other flavors sometimes, but bifferdoodle is the best, like a snickerdoodle in a cup)
crystal light
diet ultra violet mountain dew (even though I am down to about 2-3 a week, I can't handle it if they aren't in the house available to me)
Fat Free Milk
Fat Free plain yogurt (I replace mayo and sour cream with it, use it for the base for creamy sauces and salad dressings, add it to smoothies for creaminess, use it in recipes)
carb master yogurt from Kroger (if you have a kroger in your area try this stuff, it is awesome and only 80 calories, 4 carbs total, 1.5 g fat, and 100mg sodium - very thick and creamy, not watery like some low carb yogurts and comes in about 8 flavors)
low fat cheddar
Laughing cow
egg beaters
Tilapia
Salmon (fillets, canned, salmon burgers, smoked - we love our salmon in this house)
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
lean cuts of red meat
canned tuna in water
fat free sandwich turkey
boca burgers
kippers - high sodium, but great for fish oils and really flavorful
almonds
Zucchini
Whatever squashes are available/in season
Turnips
Raw spinach
Parsnips
Daikon
Bell peppers
Apples
Plums
Cranberries when in season - I buy lots and freeze them
Pumpkin when in season - I freeze a bunch of fresh raw pumpkin too
Sweet potatoes
Onions
TONS of frozen veggies
Canned tomatoes - diced, crushed, stewed
Canned mushrooms
I also try to hunt for some veggie I haven’t tried yet on each shopping trip
Capers
Habaneros
Apple cider vinegar
Balsamic vinegar
low sodium soy sauce (mine has a citrus flavor to it and is very yummy - not labeled low sodium, but was lower than those that were, go figure)
sugar free buffalo sauce
pesto
Wish bone salad sprays
sea salt
bacon salt from baconsalt.com (great bacon flavor without all the fat and made from sea salt)
Peppercorn blend
Seaweed
Garlic
TONS of spices and herbs
Lime juice
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Plain old fashioned popcorn kernals and brown lunch bags - I put some kernals in the bag, fold the top, and microwave for easy fat free air popped popcorn
I can’t believe it’s not butter spray - I have vices
Slimfast (for emergencies)
Splenda
DaVinci sugar free syrup - kahlua is my favorite
sugar free york peppermint patties (hubby even agrees they are yummier than the orignal)
sugar free peppermints
Sugar free jello
Green&Blacks organic dark chocolate, 85% - because sometimes ya just gotta indulge

time2lose
12-10-2009, 03:44 PM
frozen chicken breast
eggbeaters
cooking spray
onions
cabbage
frozen broccoli
apples
carrots
Simply Steam Green Beans And Almonds (Green Giant)
Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
Babybel Mini Babybel Light cheese
sugar-free pudding cups
bell peppers
sweet potatoes
frozen tilapia
canned pineapple chunks (for work)

my one junk item - baked Cheetos

I know that you were asking about food but I have to include my steaming bags. It would be so hard to do this without them!

Symmetry
12-10-2009, 06:57 PM
- canned tuna
- oatmeal
- muesli
- powdered milk
- sweeteners
- coffee, cocoa
- carrots
- frozen peas and corn
- pasta
- onion
- parmesan cheese
- apples

WhitePicketFences
12-11-2009, 02:09 PM
Things I consume, use literally every day:
spring water
coffee (I take it black)
low-fat Greek yogurt (stonyfield, Oikos, Chobani brands)
ground flaxseed (golden)
banana
cauliflower (/or broccoli)
pam spray
ground black pepper
my various measuring cups
cigarettes (just being honest!)

Things I consume almost every day (/ alternate with each other)
luna bars /hard-boiled eggs & vegetarian sausage / rolled oats
brussels sprouts
unprocessed cheese(s)
white grapefruits / red grapefruits / oranges
brown rice / my homemade rye bread
chunky peanut butter
bell peppers (all colors)
vidalia onions
ground cinnamon
baby spinach lettuce
red wine / white wine
tofu / salmon, tilapia, cod or mahi-mahi (most often tilapia, lately)
dry active yeast / rapid rise yeast
tomatoes -- big tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, you name it
asparagus (past 5 months or so, anyway)
almonds / walnuts
olive oil
whole-wheat, rye and bread flours
white sugar / salt (in bread, which I make every few days)

Things I consume once a week, give or take, and thus also have:
carrots
avocado
thin-cut chicken breasts (in the freezer)
garlic
apples
canned stocks such as tomatoes and pumpkin
cans of regular and lite coconut milk
red and green Thai curry pastes
Indian Hot paste
various bottled salad dressings such as Newman's Own Lite
whole-wheat penne/rigatoni/linguine / whole-wheat gnocchi
bagged, mixed spring lettuce / romaine lettuce
canned bamboo shoot
wheat gluten (for pizza crust)
sweet potato
chunk parm cheese
skim mozzerella cheese
Amy's frozen dinners
dark chocolate bar
edamame
croutons
diet soda (I get 1 per week)
Trader Joe's frozen spankopitas / TJ's frozen samosas

If this interests anyone --
Less than weekly I consume, and thus occasionally buy:
1/2 cup containers of strawberry ice-cream with 6 ingredients or less
jarred Classico pestos, red or green
Italian or Chorizo sausage
prepared polenta
feta and goat cheeses
sliced deli meats like turkey, ham, Asiago and/or yellow American cheese
red grapes
artificially flavored potato chips
diet soda (bought in bulk, though I allow myself 1 per week)
100-calorie snack packs / WW frozen desserts
little red potatoes, which I love from the farmer's market but forget I love
bottled beer (frankly, I usually forget about it)

I just came here to say, "yeah, yogurt, bananas, luna bars ..." Didn't expect to list so much. Sure I left a lot. Probably left a lot of veggies out ... I feel that I eat a lot of veggies, more than it might appear.

jiffypop
12-12-2009, 12:31 PM
you ladies have inspired me to actually do more with my food!

Here's what i just about always have on hand

LF plain yogurt - and sometimes i strain it to make Greek yogurt
dried cranberries and almonds in the freezer to put in the yogurt
good cheese - carefully measured
eggs
chicken in freezer
those 100 calorie, whole grain sandwich roll thins
2-3 fresh veggies [zucchini, artichokes, red peppers, cukes, mushrooms, whatever looks good]
salad
salsa
hot sauce
fresh fruit [currently apples and tangerines, and a pomegranate]
Barillay high protein pasta
chick peas
thinly sliced deli roast beef and/or turkey breast
tea - LOTS of tea [and a small container of milk for it]

Brown Eyed Staccie
12-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Great thread!
I'm recently trying to kick binging and addiction to crunchy salty snacks and so I eat organic shelled peanuts (a handful) takes forever and kicks my craving.
Also, protein power, fiber one bars, special K, christmas oranges and cooked skinless, white breast chicken