I tend to go grocery shopping before I plan meals, because I am never sure what will be in the stores; however, I have a pretty basic list that I stick to, and that I know I can prepare multiple meals from.
in general, I buy:
2-3 kinds of fruit. apples, bananas, oranges, or whatever looks good
Enough veggies to make salad 4-5 times. lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, red onion are my basic go-tos.
4-5 veggies to cook. Cabbage, squash, spinach, cauliflower, etc., again, whatever looks good
cilantro and basil
Whatever else looks good--a pineapple, an avocado, some mangoes or berries if they are in season
Chicken breasts to poach for salad or wraps
Chicken pieces or a whole chicken
Canadian bacon or some sort of ham
Babybel mini cheese
OTHER STUFF as needed--
Pita (I will eat a whole load of regular bread, but can easily eat one piece of pita and be happy)
Low fat Milk
plain low fat yogurt
cans of coconut milk, low salt chicken broth, refried beans, crushed tomatoes,
brown rice, oatmeal, baking supplies like flour and sugar.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
| Pounds lost: 39.0