General Diet Plans and Questions - LOL! What should I put in my grocery basket??




PrimeTime
03-04-2011, 01:40 PM
I'm going to the grocery store on sunday!! Who wants to make my grocery list??!!

So far on the list I have:

chicken breast
brown rice


MiZTaCCen
03-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Bell peppers,
Cucumbers,
Lettus,
Carrots,

Slim CB
03-04-2011, 02:02 PM
tomatoes
carrots
romaine lettuce
sweet potatoes


sperrin1
03-04-2011, 02:06 PM
greek yogurt
almonds
apples

candle lady
03-04-2011, 02:15 PM
Veggies, nuts, decaf tea, garlic. These are staples in my house right now!

Razorbackbritt
03-04-2011, 02:19 PM
I only make it eating healthy by seasoning my food well. I would buy some garlic powder, onion powder (NOT garlic salt and onion salt...you don't need tons extra sodium), and some mrs. dash seasoning blends. I buy the no sodium blends. :-)

Dried herbs are also great for meats. I love dill on chicken and fish and rosemary on beef, bison and pork.

beerab
03-04-2011, 02:27 PM
Eggs
Zucchini
cauliflower
fish
onions

Shytowngal
03-04-2011, 02:31 PM
Laughing cow cheese
celery
tuna
mustard
light mayo
arnold sandwich rounds
Healthy choice ham & turkey

dorothy52
03-04-2011, 02:46 PM
You need to sit down and figure out what are the healthy things you will eat. Then add a couple of new experiences to expand your dietary routine.

bargoo
03-04-2011, 02:48 PM
Bananas
Tangerines
Non Fat Milk

PrimeTime
03-04-2011, 02:55 PM
Wow you guys are good!!

Porthardygurl
03-04-2011, 02:57 PM
How bout a few treats..
No sugar added fudgicles
No sugar added fat free chocolate pudding
Fat free Cool Whip

PrimeTime
03-04-2011, 02:58 PM
You need to sit down and figure out what are the healthy things you will eat. Then add a couple of new experiences to expand your dietary routine.

Well I pretty much eat anything and everything that's healthy...I've been doing pretty good. Just looking at what everyone would pick up. Which I completely forgot about greek yogurt...yum! But yeah just looking for suggestions!!

DisgruntledOne
03-04-2011, 03:08 PM
hummus or stuff to make ur own hummus. Steel cut oats, chicken broth for flavor, low fat cottage cheese.

Mindless Games
03-04-2011, 03:19 PM
bok choy
cauliflower
spinach
I second the Laughing Cow cheese (omg soooo good)
eggplant

ShanIAm
03-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Spaghetti squash!!

JoJoJo2
03-04-2011, 03:46 PM
broccoli

PrimeTime
03-04-2011, 04:08 PM
Spaghetti squash!!

umm Spaghetti squash?? please explain lol..i'm interested!!

PrimeTime
03-04-2011, 04:10 PM
How bout a few treats..
No sugar added fudgicles
No sugar added fat free chocolate pudding
Fat free Cool Whip

my favorite is sugar free dark chocolate pudding, I like to put graham cracker crumbles on top!!

ShanIAm
03-04-2011, 05:15 PM
I just discovered spaghetti squash! They are pale to bright yellow and you can find them in the produce section of almost any grocery store. They run about 4-5 pounds. Bring it home, stick it in a baking dish and bake it at 375 for 1 hour. Let it cool down about 15 minutes. Then cut it long ways. Scoop out the seeds (will look like the inside of a pumpkin) and then, with your fork, scrape along the inside to get the "meat" out. It'll come right out looking like spaghetti strings.

I will mix it up with spaghetti sauce or pesto. Or you can add a little olive oil and/or butter with parsley. And it really fills you up! Just buy one though as you'll be amazed how much "spaghetti" you get.

You'll find a lot of great recipes on the internet. I have had it 3 different ways all week and haven't grown bored yet.

Enjoy!

archychick
03-04-2011, 06:48 PM
Oh I love spaghetti squash! I forgot all about it. Thank you, Shan for reminding me. It is going on this week's meal plan! :D

archychick
03-05-2011, 07:59 PM
You know what I have done? I have made a list of our favorite vegetables and fruit. I have also been meal planning religiously for the past 11 years. I have written an article about meal planning and created a really easy to use meal plan. I don't follow the plan in order - we eat what suits us from it on different days. I also like having my plan with me when I shop to match my groceries up with my meals. Having a plan also helps to be able to review the week in advance so that you don't have an overload of carbs, fat etc.

Hope this helps!


Meal Planning Article (http://www.examiner.com/budget-meals-in-seattle/meal-planning-part-i-the-basics)

Meal Plan & Grocery List (http://www.taxdomme.com/loristkitts/Wkly_MealPlan_GroceryList.pdf)

PrimeTime
03-07-2011, 05:58 PM
Wow thanks guys!!! This really did help! I really needed some new items to consider

Mindless Games
03-07-2011, 07:31 PM
So what did you end up with ?
:D

PrimeTime
03-07-2011, 07:48 PM
cucumbers tomatoes spaghetti squash:) chicken, brown rice, smart one desserts...leafted spinach, oatmeal, smart start cereal, light and fit yogurt (strawberry) frozen fruit...Broccoli,apples, bananas...3 healthy choice quick meals...wylers fruit punch( Looooove this stuff).

Mindless Games
03-07-2011, 08:07 PM
When's dinner?
I'm starving :)

mich5lynn
03-10-2011, 02:10 PM
I just tried the healthy choce steam meal and it was pretty good, I love the skinny cow ice cream cones . . only 150 calories! also like slim a bear klondike sugarfree crunch bars (170 cal)

jenne1017
03-10-2011, 08:07 PM
I just discovered spaghetti squash! They are pale to bright yellow and you can find them in the produce section of almost any grocery store. They run about 4-5 pounds. Bring it home, stick it in a baking dish and bake it at 375 for 1 hour. Let it cool down about 15 minutes. Then cut it long ways. Scoop out the seeds (will look like the inside of a pumpkin) and then, with your fork, scrape along the inside to get the "meat" out. It'll come right out looking like spaghetti strings.

I will mix it up with spaghetti sauce or pesto. Or you can add a little olive oil and/or butter with parsley. And it really fills you up! Just buy one though as you'll be amazed how much "spaghetti" you get.

You'll find a lot of great recipes on the internet. I have had it 3 different ways all week and haven't grown bored yet.

Enjoy!

Even easier? Poke a few holes in it (about 20 times with a fork) and microwave for 10 minutes or until soft. let cool a bit then cut in half, scoop out the seeds and fork to enjoy!

(I always cut it first forgetting this method...so cut in half -which is soooo hard, scoop seeds, put face down in about 1/4 cup of water in a pyrex or the like and cover with saran wrap).

LastYearOver200
03-10-2011, 08:22 PM
bacon
eggs
chicken thighs
hamburger meat
steak
roast
bacon
tomatoes
lettuce
bacon
coconut oil
almonds

(Can you tell who is doing Atkins?)