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Old 08-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #1  
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Hello everyone,

I have just moved into a brand new place and it is my first time living ALL ALONE! That means I don't have to accommodate anyone but myself. And I don't have to worry about being tempted to cheat!

I want to get off to a healthy start, so what I need some help with, is if you have any ideas for what I should put on my first grocery list that is healthy and practical, please chip in. I need help! If you have any good recipes, please throw those in too.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:19 PM   #2  
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Just some of my weekly groceries: (short list)

Salad-bagged-ready to go
Basamic Vinnagrett-FAVE!!
garlic-must have!!!
raw almonds
raw pumpkin seeds
salmon fillet
chicken breast
low fat-low salt popcorn
low sodium soy sauce
double fiber bread-Oroweat

Best of luck to you!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:04 PM   #3  
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Western Bagel- alternative bagels
La tortilla low card/low cal tortillas
baby carrots
instant sugar free oatmeal
light Laughing Cow cheese
frozen veggies
a fiber rich cereal
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #4  
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Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts
frozen shrimp
snow peas
bell peppers
sweet potatoes
olive oil
whole wheat pasta
sugar free, HFCS free tomato sauce/pasta sauce
low fat cheeses
low fat cottage cheese
low fat/no fat yogurt
canned beans, black beans, fat free refried beans
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #5  
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steel cut oatmeal

fat free milk or soy milk

fruit (frozen & fresh)
my faves:

veggies (frozen & fresh)
my faves:
sweet potatoes
green beans

lean meats or other protein sources like tofu

eggs (if you like them)

beans and lentils

whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, ww pasta)

raw or dry roasted nuts

natural peanut butter
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:36 PM   #6  
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Soy Milk

FF Milk

Agave Necter/Honey

Plain Greek Yogurt

Lite & Fit Vanilla Yogurt

Baby Spinach

Egg Beaters

Pam Organic Olive Oil Spray

Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries

Bananas, Peaches, Grapes

Frozen Pineapple, Mango


SF Oatmeal

Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Bars

Fiber One Honey Cereal

Lite & Healthy OJ

WW (Weight Watchers) Bread/buns

WW English Muffins

Lite/Low Sod. Peanut Butter

Low Sodium Organic Chicken Broth

Carrots, Sugar Peas, Red Onion

Grilled Chicken Strips

Free Cool Whip

No Sugar Fudgsicles

Smart Ones Pasta Primavera

Smart Ones Thai Chicken

FF Refried Beans


Low Fat Feta

Lite Mexican Blend Cheese

Low Fat American Cheese

Boca Burgers/Grilled

Boca "Ground Meat" Soy

Frozen Mixed Veggies

Frozen Broccoli

Sweet Potatoes

Peach Pineapple Chipolte Salsa

Tostitos Bite Size Chips

Bryers Double Churn Cappuccino Light Ice Cream

Sugar Free Jello/pudding

99% FF Sliced Turkey Breast

Laughing Cow Lite Swiss wedges

Reduced Fat Wheat Thins

White Wine

Sparkling Mineral Water

Lemons, Limes

Crystal Light SF Tea Mix

Green Tea

Lite Hershey's Syrup

WW Waffle

SF Strawberry Jam

Flavored Rice Cakes

Plain Almonds

Chocolate Vitamuffins

Frozen Squash Mix for Grilling

FF WW Tortillas


FF Poppyseed Dressing
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:28 PM   #7  
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My advice is to stick mainly to the outside areas of the super market(Freash fruit, vegitables, meats, cheeses, dairy etc. When you go into the isles with all the processed cr*p stick with whole grains (On breads you gotta be careful because whole wheat doens't mean whole grain!) I like items like brown rice oatmeal beans, lentils... Try to keep the food you eat as little processed as you can because those foods have the most fats, sugars, etc. that aren't good for you.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:59 PM   #8  
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I'll let everyone else do the grocery list thing, but I'll give you a tip about saving money on your grocery list! Food prices have skyrocketted, as you will soon find out. What I do to stretch every dollar is the following:

Read the ads for the markets in my area. See what is on sale.

Make my menus for the following week off of the sale items as much as possible. This will also help expose you to try new things you may not have tried before. Try new fresh fruits, veggies, lean meats... etc

If something I find myself eating a lot of ie boneless skinless chicken breasts, canned beans, brown rice, frozen veggies.. etc. stock up on them when on sale.

Watch the ads.. did I say that before?

If you have a Trader Joe's in your area, not only do they have some unusual items in stock, but their prices are better than the grocery store on a lot of items and I find the produce fresher. If you dont have a Trader Joe's. check in your area for Farmer's markets.

Good recipe sites to use to make menus with all of your on sale items, aside from the one here at 3fc are Almost all of their recipes have full nutritional information. is also good, although the nutritional info is lacking on some recipes.

So take the ideas the others are giving you for what to eat, and watch those sales.. you can save a ton of $ Just think lean meats, fresh veggies and fruits, whole grains and good fats and low fat dairy and you'll do fine.
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Garden burgers for the freezer
Whole wheat buns
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Have you ever seen the shopping list from

I love that. I frequently only allow myself to buy things off of that list
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:01 PM   #11  
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Wow, thank you so much for your help everyone. I'm attacking the grocery tomorrow, this was all very useful and I have lots of great ideas.

I said it before, and I'll say it again:

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