100 lb. Club - Brooklyn's Grocery Thread
07-12-2004, 08:54 PM
This is the thread where we will post the foods/grocery items that are helping us through this journey.
That is the link for Butter Spray. I use it on air-popped popcorn, cooked veggies, even toast.
Your turn! :) I'm looking forward to hearing everyone else's tools.
07-12-2004, 09:14 PM
90 or 100 calorie ff yogurt
94% fat free popcorn
Did I mention yogurt yet?
And fat free yogurt? :lol:
07-12-2004, 09:19 PM
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-12-2004, 09:45 PM
I almost always have these on hand:
1) Fat free bologna ( I LOVE IT)
2) Hershey Kisses ( 3 for 2 points!)
3) Whole wheat pita bread ( 1 point per 1/2 pocket)
4) LIMA BEANS ( 1 point per 1/2 cup)
5) 98% Fat free cream of chicken soup to cook with
6) FUDGECICLES!!! YUMMY!!!
7) steamed broccoli
07-12-2004, 10:27 PM
I have lots... thats why I had initially started this thread however SAPF and I can't figure out what the heck happened to it... :lol:
Anyways, here it goes:
- Del Monte Real Fruit Popsicles
- Skinny Cow Ice Cream Bars (they're so good that I even feel guilty eating them)
- Baked Ruffles (good for a lil' treat)
- Diet Vanilla Coke & Diet Coke w/ Lime (i'm hooked on both)
- Silhouette Mousse
That's it for now.. Although, i'm sure i'll think of more later..
07-13-2004, 01:07 AM
Diet Coke especially the lemon and lime ones. And diet mountian dew which is sweet enough to take care of a sugar craving.
Light Miracle Whip...because I wont give up tuna salad sandwiches. It doesnt taste chemical-ly like the hellmans light.
Morning Star Farms meatless chicken patties, chicken nuggets and buffalo chicken nuggets. They taste pretty close to the real thing. My husband LOVES them and hes not even watching his weight.
love the butter spray too.
Balance energy/meal replacement bars. Try the cookie dough one. Yumm They are all pretty good.
Blue Bunny reduced fat orange cream pops.
Dunkin donuts carmel iced coffee with milk and equal...much lower cals then a coolata or latte.
Baked doritoes with salsa
Theres a cheddar and turkey sausage out there thats really good but I cant remember who makes it.
Dannon fit and light yogurt.
Im sure Ill have more too.
07-13-2004, 04:33 AM
strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, melon (sugar fix!)
low cal hot chocolate (shhh....you know what fix!)
Laughing Cow low fat cheese
Muller light yogurt
chicken breast, turkey slices
cherry/plum cherry tomatoes
07-13-2004, 09:40 AM
Here are the main staples that are ALWAYS in my grocery cart!
FF Kraft Shreaded Cheddar Cheese
Swiss Diet Iced Tea with Lemon
99% FF extra lean ground turkey burger
Natures Way Trail Mix low fat granola bars
Special K red berries Cereal
FF Vitamin A & D milk
Gallons of spring water
Diet Caffene Free Pepsi
Pepperidge Farm Light Multi Grain Bread
FF Ballpark Hotdogs
Weight Watchers buns
Wow potato chips
Tons of fresh fruit and veggies
Fresh chicken breast
blue bunny sugar free popsicles- these are the BEST
Parkay butter spray—I stick to the serving size now that I found out about the calorie thing!!
Sugar Free Jello
Did I mention tons and tons of veggies?
98% Fat free Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
Doesn’t seem like such an abnormal shopping cart now does it?
07-13-2004, 12:00 PM
I eat mostly normal type foods. I just count the calories. However I do like these things that help.
Light Done Right salad dressing by Kraft.
Honeysuckle Turkey Brats.
Lots os chicken. We don't eat much red meat.
07-13-2004, 12:31 PM
These are my staples:
Fat free refried beans
Kraft 2% cheese-I hate the no fat cheeses
Wonder Wheat lite bread
Iron Kids bread
Coors Lite with a slice of lime-my 2 point indulgence
Kudos bars-snicker is my favorite for 2 points/90 cal.
Sugar free pudding cups with Cool whip free
Slim fast Peanut Butter Crunch bars-just like a butter finger
Ripe cantalopes, berries, peaches and pears
07-13-2004, 12:39 PM
Idealperson... I Love Your Tagline!!! That Is Awesome!
07-13-2004, 02:14 PM
Speaking of taglines, Gretchen, I think I should get royalties for yours! ;)
Ok, now on to the business of my cart. Here are the staples, in no particular order:
99% fat free turkey breast chops
Those handy aluminum packs of tuna
Smart Ones Orange and Cream Treats (40 cal's, 1/2 gram of fat, and 5 carbs!)
Flash frozen loose asparagus
Shelled edamame (soybeans)
Light n' Lively lowfat cottage cheese single servings (4 oz.)
Pre-washed fresh spinach, romaine, baby carrots, and mixed greens
Apples and plums
All Bran Extra Fiber
Plain, fat free yogurt
Designer Whey Protein Powder (not a grocery item, but it's a BIGTIME staple for me, nonetheless!!!!)
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Bottled lemon juice
Reduced fat feta
Long grain brown rice
Long grain basmati
Flash-frozen, individually packaged salmon fillets
Hellman's reduced calorie mayo (I'm only allowed 1 tbsp)
Pepperidge Farm Carb Style 100% Whole Wheat Bread (stone ground)
I don't buy these, I grow them, but for me these are critical also: fresh basil, rosemary, mint, and italian parsley.
There's an awful lot more that helps to keep me on plan -- I always have the same breakfast, mid-morning, and mid-afternoon snacks, but my lunches and dinners vary wildly, and I relish their variety. The above, though, are the items that MUST be on hand for life as I know it to continue. ;)
07-13-2004, 02:21 PM
thanks for the grocery list!!!
I would add baked potatoes!!!! 90 calories of comfort! Add some salsa for spice :)
ditto on the laughing cow.
not sure if someone mentioned this... but herbal teas. I love getting different kinds.
07-13-2004, 02:40 PM
Kashi Go lean Crunch cereal
Blue Bunny Lite 85 black cherry yogurt (fat free/no sugar added)
Fresh Express bagged salads
Zone mint chocolate bars, YUM! (1/2 for a snack or 1 for a quick meal on the go)
Quaker cheddar cheese Quakes
Kashi crunchy chocolate peanut bliss bars (1/2 for a snack or 1 for a quick meal on the go)
94% fat free popcorn in snack size bags
Kraft free zesty Italian dressing
I'm sure there's more but these are pretty much always on my grocery list each week or when I run out. Cool thread, I like to see what everyone else eats on a normal basis.
07-13-2004, 05:02 PM
Raisin and Spice Oatmeal
Morninstar Farms Portabella Mushroom & onion Veggie burgers
thomas's Carb watchers english muffins
Refried Beans (ff)
tons of veggies
avocados (i know they're fattening but 1/2 is a nice snack)
lemons (for my water)
green tea (to chill for iced green tea)
diet iced tea
healthy choice hot dogs (i can never find the ff ones!!! AHH)
07-13-2004, 05:49 PM
Here's my list of groceries I can't do without:
fat free fruit flavored yogurt
100% wheat bread
lots of fresh fruits, esp. apples, oranges, strawberries, and bananas
98% lean ground beef
boneless skinless chicken breasts
frozen stir fry veggies
pork chops (I like to marinate them in lemon juice and pepper, then grill them)
I don't eat much cereal anymore. When I first started exploring some of my trigger foods, it turned out that cereal was one! It's not anymore, but I've just gotten out of the habit of eating it.
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-13-2004, 06:50 PM
I forgot a few things a use every week on my post from yesterday:
1) BOCA BURGERS!! ( 1 points a piece and DELISH!!)
2) did I mention Lime beans?
3) POM pomagranite(sp?) juice YUMMY!
4) diet coke
5) frosted mini wheats (only 3 points per serving!)
6) Fat free Zesty Itailain dressing
07-13-2004, 09:00 PM
More for me:
- French Style Green Beans
- Coffee-Mate Fat Free Vanilla Coffee Creamer
07-19-2004, 11:59 PM
Tried a new great thing tonight...
Del Monte Real Fruit Strawberry-Kiwi Popsicles - only 52 Calories, and 0 fat! :D
They're amazing.. I like they're real fruit mini-pops and frozen yogourt bars too! :D
Ladies, you must try these! They're great for a nightime treat!
07-20-2004, 01:25 AM
- Bran Flakes (I used to like raisin bran, but I prefer plain now).
- 1% milk (so much better tasting than skim, w/ not much difference in fat/calories)
- Hollywood Thins whole wheat bread (2 slices = 1 point!)
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (sure, I could debone them and rip off the skin myself, but I don't mind paying a few cents extra to have it done for me)
- TGTBT veggie burgers (and Boca "ground beef" for my "chock full of veggies" pasta sauce)
- Healthy Harvest whole wheat pasta
- Schneider's extra lean smoked ham
- Tuna (canned in water)
- Salmon steak
- Tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, green onions, romaine lettuce, brussel sprouts (yes, I kid you not), beans (kidney, pinto, white, lima) - I lurrrrve my veggies
- Bananas, grapes, canteloupe
- Black Diamond fat free cheese slices
- PAM spray
- Kraft Light Miracle Whip
- President's Choice light italian dressing
- Popcorn (to pop in my air popper)
- Fat Free sugar free mini-fudgicles (my favourite treat)
- Baked Doritos nacho flavour (I don't get these often because its hard to stop at 15 for a serving)
- President's Choice caffeine-free diet cola and diet pink grapefruit soda (great w/ vodka for a summer cooler at 2 points a pop)
- Bottled spring water
Looking over that list, I'm incredulous as to why I would ever go off plan. I ENJOY that food and it kept me satisfied for almost two years. It's all good, healthy, tasty food...how do I let a damn Twinkie get the best of me and then turn the night into an ice cream bingefest?? It's certainly not hunger. Of course this question is rhetorical, we must have all asked ourselves the same thing at one time or another. In any event, I'll deal with it the best I can and try to keep the demons at bay. :D
08-08-2004, 09:31 PM
Ok, I had to reply to this thread..LOL
-Blue Bunny Lite 85 Yogurt(Key Lime Pie especially)
-WASA crackers(25 calories a piece,0fat)
-mushrooms and veggie medley
-FF hot chocolate/Cappochino
-Unsweetend Pumpkin Mix with splenda mixed in(Taste just like pumpkin pie)
-Tab(I know, but it's the official 80's diet drink!! 80's rule!):D
-Crystal Light,SF Tang
I recently bought SF chocolate syrup at walmart.. 25 cal. for 2tablespoons, no fat.. Actually was pretty good, a little after taste but it zipped my cravings:T
08-09-2004, 12:31 AM
Here's my list:
whole wheat crackers
whole wheat weight watchers bread
light cream cheese
light sour cream
pork tenderloin( great for sishkabobs)
smart ones fudgicles (not sure if this is correct name)
oriental salad -prepackaged and yummy!!!!
whole wheat pitas and tortillas
cajun seasoning for chicken
whole wheat pastas
potatoes for oven fries
08-09-2004, 01:50 AM
I don't have a set shopping list - I'm not sure if this is a shortcoming (I get bored very easily) or a blessing. Having people over for dinner last week, the Cute Boyfriend and I prepared a brand new indian dish with rave results. The wife of the couple smacked her husband on the arm and complained, "why aren't we more adventurous?" Well, I know the answer to that question too - I've actually made unedible food. No, really really unedible. The dog wouldn't touch it. So, here's my "shopping list" for the poor soul's like me who open up the fridge and say, "what can we do with frozen vegetarian meatballs and kourma?"
--Spices like tumeric, black mustards seeds and yellow cobra brand powder... all new (to me) spices that I love trying for interesting results. Living in a diverse area like I do, I love to shop in the specialty marketplace. I pick up a werd spice and ask the shopkeeper how to use - of course, if English isn't a fluent language for them, the results can vary.
--Whatever in season items are at the farmer's market. I pick up the freakest vegetables I can find and ask how to cook them. Turns out I despise fennel. EWWW!
--I put stuff together that probably shouldn't go together. One of my favorite lunches is steamed zucchini with spaghetti sauce and cottage cheese (all mixed together). I like eggs with cinamon and a little peanut butter. Ok, it SOUNDS gross but it's really good. No, really.
08-10-2004, 02:20 AM
Here's my list so far.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
White Meat Chicken In Single Serving Can (canned in water)
Albacore Tuna Single Serving Can (canned in water)
Fresh/Frozen Fruits and Veggies
Baked Doritos Nacho All Flavours
Bottled Purified water
Cold Brew Tea - All Flavors (I plop one bag in my bottled water with a bit of Splenda)
Laughing Cow Cheese
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches
Brummel and Brown Yogurt Butter. (All Flavors)
Low Fat Yogurt - layered in a coffee cup with Fresh/Frozen Fruit, Cherrios or Chex / Kix Cereal....
The Flavored Applesauces by Mott and Musselmans. Orange/Mango Lite is my fav so far.
Garlic Bread Sticks (Great Value)
Beef Jerky (Jack Links)
Diet Rite All Flavors
Granola Bars Crunchy All Flavors (Nature Valley)
Melba Snacks All Flavores ( Old London)
Rick Krispies Treats All Flavors