When I go to the grocery store, I imagine that I am in a farmers market and the center aisles don't exist. My shopping list is: fresh fruits and vegetables; lean meats like pork tenderloin, london broil, salmon; whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, oats; beans and legumes; organic eggs and lowfat organic milk. NO MORE PROCESSED FOODS including WW and Lean Cuisine meals which aren't good for me anyway. I learned how to use fresh ingredients to whip up delicious meals in 15 minutes. Easy healthy!
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I started using TVP, textured vegetable protein in most of my meat cooking. It looks a bit like oatmeal. Use about a 1c to 1 1/2c in a meat sauce, or a 1c + 1c water, let rehyd in lean ground meat, it has no fat but all the protein. TVP is tasteless, it takes on the favors you add, wonderful stuff.
You can find TVP in most health stores and grocery stores
I recently bought a "PURE" water bottle with freezer stick and water filter system. Its a 32oz bottle with the water filter inside. I don't like tap water and have spent a lot of money on bottled and when I found this buy for $10.00 I thought it was a steal the filter is supposed to last for 300 fill ups. The water taste great.91
I found this at my local Hannaford Grocery store30
When the sale papers arrive I take 1/2 hour and go through them to write down what's on sale. I then plan my menu by the best sales. For the most part I only go to one store - once a week. If another store has one or two items on sale that are too good to pass up I will go but only for those item
Combine sales with coupons - save in reg. grocery stores more then big box stores.
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