Hi Britmum..............just being nosey, but why do you go over to the US to buy your food?
Also, looking at everyones lists, they are all very similar food items lol !
I live close to the US border. I don't go every week to the US to buy my food lol.
We do a shop there about once a month, mainly to stock up on foods you can't get in Canada and to pop to places like Trader Joes and Whole Foods which I love.
I'm so jealous Trader Joes and Wholefoods are my idea of heaven. Lol. Also jealous of your low syn chocolate pretzels.
Originally Posted by BritMumInCanada
Sometimes I miss the states (not that I've ever been there for long stretches).
Attempting 5:2 Diet combined with healthier eating
Lose 1/2 stone: Done 08/07/10
Lose 1st: Done
Get below 15st: Done
Lose 10% of bodyweight: Done
Get Below 14st:
Lose 2 1/2 st:
Hmm I think its about time I added my list so here goes!
(this is a typical list, not any week in particular)
Fruit & Veg:
Grapes & Nectarines (too expensive at the moment, but when they're in season)
Cauli & Broc
Mushrooms (eat loads of these, they feel like cheats veg because they're so quick and easy!)
Frozen chicken breasts
Low fat sausages
Cheap sausages (for OH)
Tinned Kidney beans
Alpen light bars/snacky stuff
Herbs and spices as and when they run out
Fry light (again as and when it runs out)
That's about all I can think of at the moment, but looking through that I can see why I'm not doing very well... where are my syns?!!
Start 29/08/14: 420
Week 1 28/09/14: 388
Week 2 04/10/14: 384 (-4lbs)
Great thread...am planning to visit farm shop today to stock up on veg and fruit, but i can guarantee there will be no exotic fruits or veg in my shopping lol! love the idea of photos, will try to remember to take one xxx
Here is my shop I have just done online with Sainsbury's. We get a new fridge freezer on saturday too so cant wait
2 x Batchelor's Savoury Rice, Chicken
1 x Sainsbury's Spring Onions Bunch
1 x Sainsbury's Cucumber
1 x Sainsbury's Cherry Tomatoes
1 x Sainsbury's Little Gem Lettuce
1 x Weetabix Cereal x24
1 x Sainsbury's Yellow Pepper
10 x Sainsbury's Beans In Tomato Sauce
10 x Sainsbury's Chopped Tomatoes
1 x Happy Egg Large Free Range Eggs x6
1 x Sainsbury's Blue Cheese, Basics
1 x Sainsbury's Breaded Ham
1 x Diet Coke 330ml 24 Pack
1 x Sainsbury's Hot Chilli Powder
1 x Sainsbury's Hot Curry Powder
1 x Activia Fat Free Mixed Yellow Fruits 8x125g
2 x Muller Light 6 Pack Toffee & Vanilla
2 x Sainsbury's White Potatoes 2.5kg
1 x Sainsbury's Carrots, Basics 1kg
1 x Cadbury's Time Out 9x16g
1 x Cadbury's Fudge 6 Pack
1 x Cadbury's Curly Wurly x5 135g
1 x Low Low Mature Cheese Slices 160g
1 x Cathedral City Lighter 350g
1 x Sainsbury's Quark, Be Good To Yourself 250g
1 x Sainsbury's Macaroni 500g -
1 x Sainsbury's Onions 1kg
1 x Sainsbury's Super Sweet Pineapple
1 x Sainsbury's Yellow Melon, Medium
1 x Breville VHB029 Hand Blender Set
2 x Sainsbury's Red Pepper
I have not ordered any meat as of yet with the new fridge coming at the weekend I will stock up then when it arrives. xxx
I like my trolley to like a rainbow, here a list of my shopping- a mental trip round morrisons lol
Satsumas or similar
Sparkling flavoured spring water
Diet coke cans
Tinned tomatoes- whole and chopped
Pasta of some description
Pink and whites
Ryvita Fruit Crunch
All bran cereal
'Free' yogs on offer
Extra lean mince beef
Either a pork joint or whole chicken
Frozen chicken breasts
Frozen steam bags of veg
Frozen steam bags of rice
Frozen aunt bessies pancakes
Here's our list from Morrisons today, we don't usually shop there but I was pleased! The meat especially was great value:
800g lean mince
Pork steaks (the above 3 were on 3 for £10!)
2 packs smoked bacon
Chicken breasts ( half price £3.20 for 5 big breasts!) BARGAIN!
4 cartons passata
8 pints semi skimmed milk
1 loaf bread
Net of 20g cathedral cheddar cheese (on offer £1!) thought this would be great for HEA portion
12 muller lights
2 fat free natural yoghurt
and with this little lot I plan to make:
*Beef Stroganoff- 4 portions
*Pork casserole with onion, peppers and tomatoes- 4 portions
*Paprika Chicken- 6 portions
*Big vat of bolognise mince- one 800g pack makes 8 portions for us!
*Chicken ramen- 2 portions
*Roast pork dinner-4 portions
*Home made coleslaw
*Cheese, onion and leek potato pie- 4 portions
And obviously anything else I can chuck together!!
This is the start of a very economical year for us so was really pleased at home many meals I will get out of all that!!
32 portions between the two of us is 16 meals! So that's great
Be good to see what other people are planning on making from their lists!
Start weight 22/4/14 15 stone 12
25/4/14 15 stone 7 (-5lbs)
20/6/14 15 stone 4.5lbs (total loss 7.5lb)
Mini goal: 18/7/14 to be 14 stone 5lbs (-14lbs) - HEN DO!
Mini goal 2: 20/9/14 to be 13 stone 7lbs (-12lbs)- WEDDING!
Mini goal: 3 19/11/14 to be 12 stone 11lbs (-9lbs) BENNY'S BIRTHDAY
Mini goal: 25/12/14 to be 12 stone 7lbs (-4lbs) CHRISTMAS!
GOAL: To lose 2 stone 11lbs by Christmas 2014.
My tesco delivery came today:
Salad veg-leaves, spring onions, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes
Already had-broccoli, red and brown onions, shallots, carrots, parsnips, new potatoes & big potatoes, garlic, frozen peas & cauliflower
Chicken breast (all 3 for £10)
Already had quorn sausages, lamb mince, low fat sausages
Tinned cherry toms
Extra light Mayo
Extra light salad cream
Already had baked beans, haricot beans, kidney beans, herbs & spices, sauces, pasta, rice, Cous Cous
Semi skimmed milk
Already had rf cheddar, rf creme fraiche,
I love this thread!!!
Here's my shop from today:
Bananas (more for the kids)
Maris piper spuds
Easy swede (as I hate chopping swede)
Onions (red and White)
Family pack of stir fry veg
Huuuge piece of gammon
Healthy living mince
Extra light laughing cow
Onion and chive cottage cheese
Sugar free squash
I also bought other stuff that I won't have (crisps, biccies, bread, cheese)
I keep a wholemeal loaf in the freezer and if I reaaaaaaally need a slice of toast I whack a bit in the toaster straight from the freezer but I try not to. Also (luckily) DH and the kids like mild cheese whereas I like really strong cheddar so their rubber junk doesn't tempt me!
This week I am planning on cooking:
SW quiche with broccoli and bacon
Gammon and swede (me) gammon and SW chips (everyone else)
SW quiche with herbs, tuna and baked beans (beans in the mixture)
Stir fry veg with gammon (cold for lunch at work)
Started Exante TS 15th Feb - lost 1.5 stone in 4 weeks and have kept it off!
Just a few more pounds to go until my weight is where I want it!
7 mugshots - all free flavours
4 pasta n sauce - all free flavours
Baked beans x4
Chopped tomatoes x4
Big bag of dried pasta
Veg bisto gravy
24x cans diet coke
4 big bottles fizzy water
big bottle no added sugar squash
fat free natural yogurt
free range eggs
semi skimmed milk
quorn ham slices
tivall sausage slice
half fat cheese slices
half fat grated cheddar
spicy bean burgers
extra light salad cream
Quorn peppered steaks
McCain rustic oven chips
Planning on a quorn & potato curry and a leek and potato soup but not thought ahead much more than that.
Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on and always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will? ~ Marilyn Monroe My Green Recipes My Fitness Pal Profile 2011
~ 97lbs off
Here's my shopping:
now to convert it into meals...
I did a top up shop today of some veggies etc I needed and totally forgot to photograph.
Will try to remember for my next shop. Although I don't really need much for a while now, apart from top up's of fruit/veg.
Donnajt, that's a beautiful pic of all the veggoes and free food! I totally forgot to take a pic of my groceries (sigh) must remember to take a pic next shop! I ordered online from Ocado because I can't carry too many heavy bags (hee hee) Here's this week's shopping list!
1 Blackeye Beans In Water essential Waitrose
4 Italian Plum Tomatoes in Natural Juice essential Waitrose
Fruit & Veg
2 Medium Oranges essential Waitrose
2 Mixed Peppers essential Waitrose
1 Chestnut Mushrooms Waitrose
1 Coriander Waitrose
1 Romaine Heart Lettuce essential Waitrose
1 Sugar Snap Peas Waitrose
1 Tomatoes Baby Plum Waitrose
1 Mini Frozen Supersweet Corn Cobs essential Waitrose
1 Home Ripening Nectarines essential Waitrose
2 Bags Jazz Apples Waitrose
1 Fairtrade Small Bananas Waitrose
1 Ocado Broccoli
1 Organic Blueberries Waitrose
1 2 Select Farm Lightly Smoked Salmon Fillets Waitrose
1 Select Farm Salmon Fillets - 4 Pack Waitrose
1 Extra Lean Ground British Beef 5% Fat Twinpack Waitrose
1 Large Free Range Whole Chicken Waitrose
1 Cravendale Skimmed Milk
6 Total 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt
Last edited by Honeyoc : 6th January, 2011 at 02:52 PM
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