South Beach Diet - What are some "Must Have's" that you have in your pantry or fridge?




RoseWaddles
08-22-2004, 07:55 AM
I want to complete my shopping today in order to start South Beach on Monday.

What are your "must have's"?

TIA

Rose :)


Barb0522
08-22-2004, 08:51 AM
Black beans
Refried black beans
reduced fat cheese
hummus
lots of fresh vegetables - red pepper and cauliflower for snacking. Fresh broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, eggplant for cooking, onion and garlic
canned no sugar added tomatoes (diced, sauce, crushed, paste)
Splenda
natural peanut butter
chicken broth
salsa
avocado
eggs
yogurt

These are actually the staples that I almost always have in my fridge.

chris40
08-22-2004, 09:35 AM
Wow Rose, you've already have lost a lot of wieght, Good job. The one thing I might add is chicken, chicken and more chicken..By the way you look like you could be part of the Judds' family.... This is my 6th day on SBD and I'm still on track, I'm about to set a record here.

Chris


sarahyu
08-22-2004, 11:03 AM
I agree with Barb, beans are great. Read the ingredients label, some store brands, Food Lion, add sugar to their beans. Yuck I was wondering why they tasted so sweet. Check the ingredients on the refried black beans and make sure they are fat free. They sneak the fat in.

If I remember correctly, the biggy items on phase 1:
beans, both dried and canned.
eggs
skim milk
plain or vanilla nonfat or lowfat yogurt no sugar added, you can't find sugar free yogurt
cottage cheese
ricotta cheese-if you don't eat a lot of ricotta get the smallest container you can find and try out the recipes-some brands are smoother then others. Somepeople can't quite get past the texture for the ricotta cream desserts.
2 or 3 types of lettuce for variety or a couple bags of salad mix
lots of veggies

It's easy to go overboard the first trip to the store and come home with enough vegetables to feed a small army. :p It took me several weeks to get the right amounts.

Be careful to buy the foods you enjoy eating, only try the new, strange items one or a few at a time. I bought everything I could find in the store from the foods to enjoy list and wound up with many things I didn't know how to cook and didn't like at all.

Good luck, have fun shopping. Don't forget to read all your labels, they hide sugar and hydrogenated oils in some of the strangest items.

Merrylegs
08-22-2004, 01:49 PM
If you do the ricotta creme desserts in the food processor, they come out smooooth decadent and delicious - I didn't much care for them just hand mixed. The difference is awesome! :D

weezle
08-22-2004, 02:32 PM
Hmm....

refried black beans
salsa
lf cheese
laughing cow cheese
vegetables
eggbeaters
natural peanutbutter
sf fudgesicles
ff cool whip
string cheese
peanuts
salad
lf cottage cheese
ff sour cream
cracked red pepper hummus
crystal lite
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray
Extra light/extra virgin olive oil
frozen broccoli/cauliflower mix
anything needed to make my favorite recipes from this site

That's just my Ph1 list! Hope it helps
:D

chick_on_the_beach
08-22-2004, 03:56 PM
Eggs
Reduced fat cheese
Yogurt
Peanuts
Kidney beans
Canned tomatoes

KristinJ
08-22-2004, 05:34 PM
Question. I noticed Weezle mentioned FF Cool Whip. I checked their ingredients and there are hydrogenated oils in it -- isn't that bad?

Kristin

RoseWaddles
08-22-2004, 07:18 PM
Thank you!!!! **off to print my list** :D

RoseWaddles
08-22-2004, 07:25 PM
Wow Rose, you've already have lost a lot of wieght, Good job. The one thing I might add is chicken, chicken and more chicken..By the way you look like you could be part of the Judds' family.... This is my 6th day on SBD and I'm still on track, I'm about to set a record here.

Chris
Thanks....Atkins has worked well for me, but I get pretty bored with it, it's taken me a very long time for me to lose these 58 lbs...I'm embarrassed about that part of it. :^:

I'm sooo looking forward to South Beach!!
:D