I think this would be helpful to all the newbies here. I'll start:
So Delicious Coconut Milk
Sweet Potatoes (new found obsession)
FF SF Jello and Cool Whip Free
I am interested to see everyones list...I hope to get some new ideas too. Thanks for playing!!
SHORT TERM GOAL
Lose First 5# DONE 10.28.14
Lose 5% (14#) DONE. 12.15.14
Get out of the 270's DONE 1.1.15
Get out of the 260's DONE. 2.15.15
Lose 10% (27#) WORKIN ON
Hit 232 (Weight I was in 1995)
Hit 202 (Weight I was in 1988 when my twins were born)
Hit 186 (Weight I was in 1986)
Achieve Ultimate Goal 170
I use to eat lean cuisines every day for lunch before I started cal counting and I still have a few in the freezer but I want to ween myself off them and go to whole foods. Especially when I think about all the sodium in there! eek!
So far thats what I've subsisted on!
HadEnough - what recipes do you make with Sweet Potatoes? I have two in the pantry that I want to cook tonight, looking for ideas!!
I am still trying to figure this out. As a newbie calorie counter, I will be VERY excited to see some of those things.
Here is what I think so far. These are my lower calorie items. this is different from what my family keeps in the pantry/fridge.
OM Deli Fresh Roast Beef (6 slices=1 60calorie serving... YAAAY!)
Frozen green beans, spinach, peas
Raw Carrots for cutting
Nuts. Almonds are my favorites, but we have a ton of walnuts leftover from Thanksgiving.
Silk soy milk
Regular 1% milk
I can't wait to see more and add to mine.
This is about more than a number... It is about my LIFE!
My staples, whether they're on sale or not, tend to be the following-
- Almond Breeze (unsweetened choc)
- old fashioned oatmeal
- Better 'n' Peanut Butter (for the oatmeal )
- for the last couple of months, I've been eating a mixture of Special K protein, Kashi Go Lean, splenda, cinnamon, and chocolate almond milk as breakfast
- Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry herbal tea (decaf for the evenings)
- Coffeemate sugar free caramel vanilla creamer
otherwise, I tend to buy veggies and protein depending on what's on sale, and I try not to keep more than a week or two of food stocked at a time -
In the ads (or at the farmers' market), I typically look for
- chicken on the bone
- turkey (ground or whole)
- turkey sausage varieties
- canned tuna
- leaner ground beef
- summer or winter squash varieties
- frozen veggies (broc/caul mix, whole green beans, peas, corn)
- baby spinach
- blue diamond flavored almonds
One for every 5 pound loss...(reset) Long Term Goal
Mini-Goal 1: 234 -15 pounds loss ---> Mini-Goal 2: 224 - 10% loss --->Mini-Goal 3: 199 - Onederland! ---> Mini-Goal 4: 174 - 30% loss
Mini-Goal 1: MET!!! 10/13/10 --------> Mini-Goal 2: Met!!! 11/5/10 ---->Mini-Goal 3: Met!!! 2/25/11 ----->
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
Without a doubt, onions, garlic & olive oil. Everything I cook seems to start with that.
Fat-free plain yogurt
Salad greens, bagged or whole
Broccoli or cabbage
Old-fashioned rolled oats
Chicken leg quarters
Raw frozen shrimp
Water-packed canned tuna
Canned whole tomatoes, low salt when possible
Lots & lots & lots of produce, which varies seasonally.
(Today it's broccoli rabe, green beans, broccoli crowns, butternut squash, zucchini and an eggplant.)
low-sodium Better N' Peanut Butter
Morningstar veggie sausage (links and patties)
low-sodium canned soup (mostly tomato, but sometimes I branch out)
Barilla whole wheat pasta
Hunt's canned pasta sauce
whole wheat bread (either regular or "thinwhich", depending on what I feel like)
Laughing Cow light swiss cheese wedges
Trader Joe's meatless balls
Trader Joe's chickenless nuggets
some sort of meal/cereal/snack bar, like SoyJoy, Luna Bar, Lärabar, or Odwalla bars
The aim of life is self-development. To realise one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
Last edited by KenzideRhae : 12-13-2010 at 12:50 AM.
frozen veggies (cauliflower and stir fry veggies, and broccoli)
extra or double fiber bread (a decent double fiber is hard to find)
dried grains of all kinds-quinoa, brown rice, barley,cous cous
dried beans-lentils, pinto, black, chickpeas
canned beans-same as dried plus kidney
spices of all kinds
boneless skinless chicken breasts
pork loin (I grind it for homemade super lean sausage)
london broil (for super lean and cheap ground beef)
ground turkey only the white meat kind and if it isn't on sale and I run out I sub home ground chicken breast meat
hot cereal-oatmeal, millet, and a 7-grain kind
frozen raspberries and blueberries
canned veg for Robert
tilapia portions for Robert
salmon portions for Robert
boxed jiffy cornbread
canned tomato products
turkey burger patties
frozen sweet potato fries
low fat or f/f yogurt
Yikes! I sure keep a lot of food around for just two people! BUT, Robert just pointed out, our grocery budget is $50 a week, which I think is pretty cheap. Sometimes something is on sale too low to resist, like a few weeks ago there was boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.69 a lb. so I went ahead and got 20 lbs and then reduced my weekly allowance to $45 for 6 weeks to even it out. Most weeks we spend less than allowed and I put tye extra aside for a "rainy day".
I buy some stuff that isn't on my staples list if I am making something in particular, but usually the staples pretty well keep us covered for all the menus that I plan.
GOTTA GET OUTTA THE 180'S THIS TIME!
Last edited by angelskeep : 01-01-2011 at 05:25 PM.