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Discussion in 'Route to Management' started by Poppysparkle, 4 April 2009 Social URL.

  1. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

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    I need to do a search really, but I wondered if you experienced RTM'ers would list some of your fave food shopping items.

    For example, I've found a sauce which I've bought for next week in Tesco, Spanish sauce I think for cooking with chicken, etc, and it's so low in fat/sugar/carbs etc - not tasted it yet though.

    Would love recommendations for fat free dips if anyone's found any, or sauces that I can cook things in next week???

    Anything really, which has become a staple and a help to you I'd love to hear about! (And possibly the week you were allowed it might also help!)

    By the way, I love Hartley's fat free jelly and I actually just spent £14 on jelly in Tesco!!! I'm insane I think!
     
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  3. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I just did an online shop, so easiest to just copy it here. This is a 2 week shop, and its pretty much the same every order.....I'm very consistent it turns out!! LOL


    Chick peas in salted water 1 £ 0.39
    Kidney beans - white 1 £ 0.32
    Pumpkin seeds 1 £ 1.48
    Sesame seeds 1 £ 1.48
    Bread mix - granary 1 £ 0.66
    Bread mix - wholemeal 1 £ 0.75
    Stuffed green olives - pimento 1 £ 0.78
    Black pepper 2 £ 0.36
    Tomato ketchup - upside down 1 £ 0.85
    Bran flakes 1 £ 2.27
    Free range eggs - medium 1 £ 3.18
    Chick peas - spicy 1 £ 0.94
    Green peas - spicy 1 £ 0.98
    Wild rocket 1 £ 1.00
    Celery 1 £ 0.78
    Cucumber portions 2 £ 0.88
    Little gem lettuce 2 £ 1.00
    Iceberg lettuce 1 £ 0.88
    Spring onions 1 £ 0.50
    Cherry tomatoes 1 £ 0.98
    Salad tomatoes 1 £ 0.88
    Dried cranberries 1 £ 1.00
    Advocado 4 £ 2.00
    Pomegranate 3 £ 3.00
    Strawberries 2 £ 3.96
    Lemons 2 £ 1.16
    Oranges 1 £ 0.60
    Mandarins 1 £ 1.97
    Big Saver apples - braeburn 2 £ 3.54
    Garlic 2 £ 0.68
    Lemon thyme - cut 1 £ 0.68
    Basil (growing) 1 £ 0.78
    Broccoli 2 £ 1.76
    Whole chicken - medium (Please note that the price displayed is the price per
    kg) 1 £ 1.99
    Back bacon - smoked 1 £ 1.23
    English white cheddar - extra mature 1 £ 2.98
    Goats cheese - herbs 1 £ 1.26
    Good for you cottage cheese - natural 2 £ 2.16
    Good for you Creme fraiche 1 £ 0.98
    Purfiltre semi skimmed milk 2 £ 3.30
    Purfiltre skimmed milk 2 £ 3.30
    Greek yogurt - natural 1 £ 0.97
    Feel fuller for longer - fruits of the forest & blueberry 1 £ 1.43
    Feel fuller for longer yogurt - nectarine and mango 1 £ 1.43
    Greek style yogurt - citrus 3 £ 3.09
    Raspberry and cranberry - light 3 £ 1.14
    Deli wraps - Mediterranean herbs 1 £ 1.48
    Blueberries 1 £ 2.00
    Bananas 1.3 kg £
    0.88
    Green grapes - seedless .5 kg £
    1.13
    Red seedless grapes .5 kg £
    1.39
    Courgettes .5 kg £
    0.99

    I don;t buy any thing pre-made - sauces, etc., I jst make them from scratch so I know what is in them.

    Dips I make from yogurt and spices, lemon or lime juice, but mainly I make huommous, or make mayonaise out of tofu.

    :)
     
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  4. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

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    Fascinating BL - I take it that some of that is for way at the end? Very interested to know how you make your houmous? Does it taste similar to shop bought or not?? I made it once while on WW from one of their recipes - it was vile!!
     
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    Oh of course - I'm sorry PS - much of it is for the end, and some only for the husband.... I'm sorry!! I didn;t think about that!! :eek:
     
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    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    There - I have edited my original post and removed items not allowed on RTM.

    I mkae my hummous using chick peas, garlic, low or non fat yogurt (or fromage frais) tahini and lots of lemon juice. Its yummy and you don;t miss the olive oil. The yogurt or FF works perfectly as a substitute. :)

    xx
     
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    Minerva ...passing through.

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    Passata is absolutely awesome! I buy the sugar-free, 100% Tomato based one. Add some herbs, add some onion and garlic and man, you have one tasty tomato sauce; for chili (+chili powder), for bolognase, for indian (+Madras powder), or just tomato soup (+some stock water for base) with some veg and meat.
    Ahhhh and sooooo much less calorific than store bought jars... Less expensive and I know exactly what's in it!

    :D
     
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