I'm all about planning. Plan out what you want to eat for next week - breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks. You don't say if you are cooking for just you or a family, that would make a difference!
I typically shop on Sunday for Mon - Friday and then shop again on Friday for the weekend (due to all the produce I buy).
Oatmeal (not the packaged kind)
Loaf of sprouted whole wheat bread
Deli turkey for sandwiches (only lasts about 3 days, so I sometimes need a mid week shopping trip for more perishables). I also like tuna sandwiches in whole wheat pita, or home made hummus, or salad or lentil soup!
5 horizon organic yogurts
Bag of baby carrots, red pepper, bag of sugar snap peas, box of grape tomatoes (I separate this into 5 baggies on Sunday night for healthy snacks every day of the work week).
Fruit for 5 days (tangelos are coming into season, yum).
Big bag of spinach leaves
Tomatoes for sandwiches (turkey, spinach leaves, tomato, spicy mustard)
Dinners for 4 nights, I usually make something that lasts for 2 nights each (like home made sun dried tomato pasta sauce with fresh basil - lasts at least 2 nights). I always pick my recipes in advance and buy what I need for dinners.
Staples I always try to have on hand:
Whole wheat pasta
La Tortilla factory whole wheat tortillas
Morning star farm veggie burgers
Box of single serving Smart Pop kettle corn popcorn
Frozen fruit - blueberries, mangos, cherries especially
Dried granny smith apple rings from Trader Joe's
Dried wild blueberries from Trader Joe's (love these in oatmeal)
Natural chunky peanut butter
Here's my food journal for yesterday - as an example:
B - 2 pieces whole grain toast with peanut butter
S - 1/2 pint blueberries
S - 1/2 cup low fat pineapple cottage cheese (usually it's yogurt, just felt like something different for a change)
L - turkey sandwich on whole grain, tomato, spinach leaves, spicy mustard, cup of Pacific brand roasted red pepper and tomato soup
S - tall non fat sugar free vanilla latte, half of an enormous chocolate/toffee biscotti
S - orange
S - cut up veggies - carrots, grape tomatoes, red pepper strips, sugar snap peas
D - home made pasta sauce (sun dried tomato, artichoke hearts, red cooking wine, veggie crumbles, onion, garlic, fresh basil) over 2 oz whole wheat rotini
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!
My very long weight loss story
"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
Last edited by Glory87; 02-18-2006 at 04:43 PM.