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NEWSGIRL2177
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6/3/11 11:05 A

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Such good ideas!

Here are my staples:
* blueberries (frozen)
* steel-cut oats
* brown rice
* whole wheat pastas
* Kashi GoLean cereal (super yum)
* greek yogurt
* black beans
* white beans
* canned tomatoes
* balsamic vinegar
* low-sodium vegetable broth (when I'm too lazy to make my own!)
* salt-free spices (all types. I love to try new flavors.)
* almond milk (like others, I had tried soy and rice milk, but I found almond to be the best fit for me)
* bananas

I'm lucky enough to live in SoCal, so our vegetable season is pretty much year-round. I belong to a CSA, so I rarely buy veggies at the store. But I always have my vegetable drawers stuffed!


Edited by: NEWSGIRL2177 at: 6/3/2011 (11:06)
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6/1/11 11:12 P

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Oh dear, I'm sorry, no, I don't have a recipe! They originated at the Trempealeau Hotel and are now sold all around this area (Wisconsin). They are just about the best thing in the world. I would eat them every day if they weren't kind of high calorie, high fat (cheese, nuts, and who knows what else). You might be able to order them online if you search on Trempealeau Hotel walnut burgers. They come frozen in a 4-pack for about $7.

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TEXASLIL
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6/1/11 11:04 P

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JODROX, I would love to have your walnut burger recipe, is it posted anywhere?



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6/1/11 7:31 P

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For me...

Brussels sprouts
pecans
popcorn
grapefruit
Kashi cereal
oatmeal
blueberries
bananas
fat free organic vanilla yogurt
walnut burgers

Those are the foods I eat often. Other foods we rotate more often... chicken... fish... Still making beef and pork for the family...

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6/1/11 11:37 A

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This is a great post!
right now I'm eating lots of:

-lowfat plain yogurt and raw Red Mill 5 grain cereal (sounds strange but the nutty crunch is delicious!)
-hummus
-carrots
-apples
-well all fruits and veggies
-oatmeal bread
-brown basmati rice
-peanut butter (plain/crunchy nothing added)
-babybel cheese
-frozen fruit smooties (w/2% milk)
-canned pineapple chunks (in 100% pineapple juice)
-barrilla pasta enriched with lentils

We have a house rule that we can only eat fruit for dessert, sun-thur night and then on fri/sat we can splurge a little. My kids love this idea and have really gotten into having fruit smoothies.


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5/27/11 7:28 P

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Jill, I love your idea about keeping the list on your fridge.

Right now my staples are:
Black Beans
Brown Rice
Skim Milk
Laughing Cow Cheese
Carrots
WW WG Spaghetti Noodles
Canned tomato products
Oatmeal
Canned Pumpkin

Yes, I am picky about brands on certain products.

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5/25/11 9:25 A

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My staples, off the top of my head:
natural, unsalted peanut butter (only ingredient is peanuts. no salt, sugar, oil, etc)
brown rice
whole wheat pasta
canned tomatoes (sauce, paste included)
beans (dried and canned)
ramen noodles
chunk light tuna (for my salads)
reduced sodium/fat canned soup
high fiber cold cereal
plain instant and regular oatmeal
kasha
unsweetented rice milk (not a fan of soy)
fat free yogurt (gotta have some animal, but i try to get organic when on special)
apples and other seasonal fruit
plain frozen veggies, occassionally fresh
high fiber whole wheat bread ( DH MUST have this at all times, me not so much).

I am not picky about the brands for most of these things. I try to go with what is on sale or store brand, if possible. I know that with the pasta i like barilla whole grain, and yogurt i prefer stoneyfield farm. but, i will typically go for what is on sale, unless it has really cr@ppy, fake ingredients.

Edited by: JLSKIDS10 at: 5/25/2011 (10:00)
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5/8/11 9:10 A

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My staples are:
~Oats
~Flour and yeast (and therefore, bread)
~Apples
~Bananas
~Peanut butter
~Carrots
~Hummus
~Canned beans
~Canned tomatoes
~Whole wheat pasta, at least 2 or 3 shapes
~Garlic, dried herbs, spices, 2+ types of vinegar
~A variety of frozen veggies
~Frozen fish (we buy in bulk, pre-portion, and freeze fillets of trout and tilapia)
~Tortillas (someday, I'm making my own... when I have cabinet space for another gadget)
~Salad greens
~RSBT-free milk and lots of it, to drink and to make into yogurt and cheese


I'll second the Greek-style yogurt. I never liked plain, but I switched this past fall because I couldn't find quarts of the vanilla flavor. Since I always add in chopped berries, I don't miss the sugar at all. Plus, plain is the easiest flavor to make, so now I get to save $4/week by making my own! It's been six months since I switched, and when I eat a cup of vanilla yogurt, it's too sweet for me -- it's like eating pudding.

Edited by: BTVMADS at: 5/8/2011 (09:11)
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5/4/11 9:45 A

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I appreciate the comments of the plain greek yogurt. My trainer wants me to eat the plain, but it seems just too...plain..lol. I love both the honey and the fruit ideas. And thanks for the info on the non dairy milk.
So if I drink Almond...or should I say, add it to my cereal, it tastes just fine. And it is low in sugar?
This is why I love this team, so many ideas to share!

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5/3/11 9:34 P

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My staples are pretty similar to yours. Just add tahini and chickpeas (because I'm a hummus lover) and whole wheat flour (because I make my own pita to go with the hummus). Currently, I keep both canned and dried beans. However, I'm thinking of batch cooking and freezing the dried ones to do away with the additional sodium in the canned beans. Anyone had luck with that?

I do love almond milk (totally NOT a fan of soy - yuck!). I opt for the plain Greek yogurt most days and mix it with fruit when I want it sweeter. It's also a great substitute for sour cream.


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5/3/11 6:14 P

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I used to drink soy milk (usually vanilla flavoured, but original, too) but then I found out about all the bad health/environmental factors involved with soy. I still think it's probably better for you than hormone-laden milk, but I switched to almond milk because it just felt cleaner (added bonus - 40 to 90 calories a serving!). I think I enjoy the taste/texture of soy more, though, but since I'm usually adding the "milk" to stuff rather than drinking it straight, I usually don't notice the difference.

As for the Greek yogurt, I try to limit myself to only a small amount every day (50 grams as opposed to 175 grams, with my breakfast) due to fat/sugar content. Plain Greek yogurt is better for you than flavoured, but adding some honey to it makes it much better tasting.

Edited by: JILLOPUDDING at: 5/3/2011 (18:17)

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5/3/11 3:25 P

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I am only in the beginning stages of being SERIOUS about my decision to truly eat clean.

-Almond Milk.....thought I would try that as well as soy and see which is tastier.
-Greek Yogurt...love it, but has a lot of sugar.
-Cottage Cheese, 1%....yuk to me, but I know a ton of ppl eat it.
-Dry Lentils
-Brown Rice...yuk but willing to eat it.
-Couscous
-Quinoa
-Whole Wheat Pasta..love it
-12-Grain or Whole Wheat Bread...love it
-Oatmeal..yuk to me
-Canned Black Beans...love it
-Granola Mix or Nature Valley Granola Bars...trying to stay away from processed foods as much as possible
-Dried Fruit (figs, dates and prunes).....like cranberries
-Feta Cheese ....love it

Jif Natural PB
Smuckers Sugar Free Jelly
Whole wheat low carb tortillas
Tuna
Tilapia
Bananan peppers
Newmans Own Light Balsamic
Garnozo beans
BeetsBroccoli/Cauliflower

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What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
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5/3/11 3:12 P

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So, I keep a list entitled "Foods to Always Have in the Kitchen" on my fridge. It includes all the foods (other than fruits and veggies - because that's a given for every week/not hard to remember, and the selection changes) I always wanted stocked. Do you keep a similar list? What's on your's?

Mine:

-Almond Milk
-Greek Yogurt
-Cottage Cheese, 1%
-Dry Lentils
-Brown Rice
-Couscous
-Quinoa
-Whole Wheat Pasta
-12-Grain or Whole Wheat Bread
-Oatmeal
-Canned Black Beans
-Granola Mix or Nature Valley Granola Bars
-Dried Fruit (figs, dates and prunes)
-Feta Cheese
-Almond Butter or Nutella

Side question: Are you picky about brands when it comes to certain things on your list?

Share, share!

Edited by: JILLOPUDDING at: 5/3/2011 (18:09)

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