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Share your weekly shopping

#1
Thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where you add your weekly slimming world shopping items, so that we can all see what each other buy etc, might give us new ideas for things to try or ask about and will be useful for newbies perhaps on necessities to buy when starting out.

I did a massive post christmas shop today, as we popped to the US, so I had a big sort out of my fridge, freezer and cupboards as well as my herb drawer lol and now it is all stocked to the brim with nice healthy stuff for me to make some yummy sw foods over the coming weeks.

Anyway my shopping list for this week was as follows:

Fruit/Veg

Pink Lady apples (my fav)
Bananas
Pineapple
Limes
Lemons
Persimmons (haven't tried these before, but they sounded yummy, so thought I would give them a try for something new)
Clementines

Celery
Carrots
Courgettes
Aubergine
Red Onions
Rutabunga (like a swede)
Peppers (mixed selection)
Lettuce
Cucumber
Roma Tomatoes
Sweet Potatoesx3
Yukon Gold Potatoes

Bakery

1 loaf of whole wheat bread (works out as 57g for 2 slices, an exact HEb portion)
1 pack of whole wheat english muffins (again 57g each and allowed as a HEb here in Canada)

Meats

Extra Lean Lamb Mince
Skinned Chicken thighs
Turkey Bacon
(I always make sure freezer is stocked up with portions of meat to take out when needed, so already have, stewing beef, pork chops, beef mince and chicken breasts in freezer)

Dairy/Fresh

Reduced fat cheddar cheese
Fat Free Phildelphia
Parmesan
(all of which can be used as a HEa)
0% Greek Yoghurt
some fat free flavoured yoghurts
milk
low fat spread

Store Cupboard Ingredients

Luckily I didnt need much of these items this week, as my cupboard is stocked with whole wheat pasta/rices and pulses, spices etc

But I did get:

Baked Beans
Chick Peas
Hot curry powder
Raisin Bran cereal (can be used as a HEb)
low calorie hot chocolate (25 calories a sachet)

Freezer

I was surprised to find Quorn today, so bought some Quorn mince, as it will come in handy for some green days.

Bag of frozen mixed veg
Haagen Daz blueberry and cranberry sorbet (100 calories for 1/2 cup)

Snacks

100 calorie chocolate pretzels (5 syns)
100 calorie sweet and salty popcorn (5 syns)
onion rings snacks (7 syns for 20 rings)

I tend to drink mostly water nowadays, so you will notice we didnt buy any pop or other type drinks etc.

That was our shop for this week. Looking forward to making a nice big pot of healthy stew tomorrow and also am going to make some sweet potato hummus.
 
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gl12282

Plodding on.......
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#2
Good thread - I'm looking forward to reading other people's posts:

My lists (not everything, just the stuff I buy regularly)

Fruit/veg

Clementines
Strawberries/raspberries if I can get them
Iceberg lettuce
Cucumber
Tomatoes
peppers
Courgettes
Onions
Mushrooms
Carrots
Celery
Frozen broccoli
Frozen spinach
Baking potatoes
Sometimes ready peeled potatoes (!!)! for SW chips

Meat:
Skinless chicken breasts
V low fat mince beef
Quorn mince ( I know it's not really meat but it's like meat.....!)
Sometimes Salmon fillets

Total 0%
Laughing cow light triangles
Half fat cheddar
Cottage cheese (4% fat)

Rice
Alpen lights (loads of !)
oxo cubes
Tinned tomatoes
Ryvita minis (salt and vinegar and chilli flavour)

Yum Yum. This thread is making my mouth water !!! Thanks.

Gail x
 
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#3
Just wrote my list

Fruit/veg
Mushrooms
Onions
Chinese leaf
Garlic
Chilli
Leeks
Sweet potatoes
Pak choi
Ginger
Beansprouts
Brocolli
Coriander
Scallions
Dates

Dairy
Cheddar cheese
Goats cheese
Parmesan
Milk

Store cupboard
Wholemeal pasta
Pesto
Cous Cous
Cider Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
Miso Soup
Filo pastry
Noodles
Roasted soy beans for snacks-yummy!
Eggs

Fish
River Cobbler
Prawns
Crab

Dont usually get as much cheese :eek: no prizes for guessing what my healthy extras will be this week!
 
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#5
Pears
Royal Gala apples.
Plums.
Pineapple.
Bananas.
Potatoes new and regular.
cauliflower
cabbage
carrots
french beans
runner beans
butternut squash.
red peppers,
tomatoes,
cucumber.
onions

chicken
minced beef.
pork tenderloin.

eggs
skimmed milk.
free yogurts.
mature cheddar cheese

ryvitas

options.

quorn sausages, for my quorn burger recipe.

fresh salmon.
fresh haddock.


I suppose that as usual I have forgotten something lol !
 

Honeyoc

Is a crunchy mama!
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#7
This is a fantastic idea Britmum, and even rumbletummy taking pics is great! I love to drool over food pics lol. On youtube there's this lady in America who does a "haul" video of all the yummy fresh food she buys. I'm all for taking pics of our groceries!

I'm just getting into the swing of weekly shopping as I've been a daily shopper until now, and with Chritmas and all I couldn't really plan a proper grocery shop. Since Christmas we've been eating leftovers and DH and I are off to NYC tomorrow so I won't have a proper list until we get back next week. Really looking forward to it.

Thanks for the great thread Britmum, I've really enjoyed looking at people's lists!!
 
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#8
Ive not done a weekly shop this week because we are still packed with food, both our freezers are full of SW goodies ... mainly meat and quorn really. I have been out today and got some bargains ... Asda are doing the bags of Quorn chicken pieces for £1 instead of £1.99 so i got some of them because the kids eat this as well. I also picked up some parsnips really cheap so i made a lovely spicy parsnip soup for tea. Once Ive done my weekly shop... I will list my list!!!
 
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#10
Not a big shop for me but here goes:-

Fruit/Veg
Onions
Potatoes, baking & salad
Pears
Apples
swede
oranges
tomatoes
bananas

Bakery
Hovis loaf

Store Cupboard
Aldi Honey Wheat puffs (28grms +ryvita =hexb)
Baked beans

Dairy/Fresh
Fat free yoghurt
Feta cheese

Freezer
Quorn, burgers, sausages, bacon

Snacks
Don't tend to buy these


I've just seen mushrooms on someones list & realised I've forgotten them along with carrots:cool:

I also bought other stuff which I won't eat but the rest will, such as fishfingers, muller rice etc.
 
#13
Fab idea. My list fort this week is as follows:

Fruit/Veg:
bananas
satsumas
apples
grapes
pears
potatoes
carrots
onion
swede
butternut squash
sweet potatoes
spinach
tomatoes
cucumber
spring onion
peppers
sugar snap peas

Dairy:
skimmed milk
0% total yogurt
activia vanilla yogurts
ricotta cheese
sweet chilli philadelphia
low fat cheddar
eggs

Meat/Fish:
chicken breasts
chicken thighs
bacon
morrisons low fat pork sausages (0.5 syns each)
stewing beef
prawns
salmon
haddock

Storecupboard:
sweet chilli sauce
soy sauce
low fat mayonnaise
tomato ketchup
cinammon sticks
black pepper
self raising flour
stock cubes
saffron
pasta
supernoodles
baked beans
cannelini beans
broad beans
low cal hot chocolate
porridge
bran flakes
apple juice
alpen light bars

Have been running the cupboards and freezer down so it is gonna be an expensive one. Looking forward to some of the scrummy meals I will make with this lot, especially the spicy butternut squash soup!:D

Obviously I know what im planning to make with all that I buy but can people come up with meal ideas from everyones shopping lists just by looking at the food bought? Not recipies, just the finished meals
 

Lexie_dog

UNLEASHING THE BEAST!
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#14
This week I bought:

Fruit/Veg

Lettuce
2kg of tomatoes
cucumber
onions (white and red)
spring onions
Melon
Blueberries
Grapes
Pineapple
Pears
Tinned grapefruit (Non S/W/Synable)
Aubergine
Courgettes
Garlic
Fresh Herbs
Ginger
Baking potatoes
Oranges
Apples (Cripps Pinks and Braeburns, Pink ladies are £2 for 4!!!!)
Peppers

Meat
Lean lamb legs for Lamb Souvlaki
Belly pork (Non S/W/Synable)
1 x Chicken
Good Quality cold meat for omlettes etc

Dairy
Milk (Semi skimmed)
Quark
Natural yoghurt (fat free)
fat free wholegrain yoghurt (Non S/W/Synable)
fat free strawb Onken
Eggs - about 30
Feta cheese - 10% fat stuff
Halloumi

Bread
Got 3 loaves of Burgen Soya Linseed (Non S/W/Synable) (?)

Misc/naughty off plan foods:
1 jar peanut butter
1 jar Jam
1 jar salsa
1 packet biscuits (for Morning sickness)
Blue Dragon Stir fry sauce (2 pouches)

So not exactly a SW list in its entirety but I'm not on plan at the moment and finding it hard to plan for what I do want due to nausea and being picky. It's still a fairly healthyish list

Staples in the cupboard are:
Frozen veggies
Pasta
Rice
Noodles
Beans, both baked and dried
stock cubes
chickpea dahl tinned

Trying to eat less meat/lighter this week and work way through cupboard but I have such cravings for fruit and salad. I dont really want anything else.
 
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#15
keep this lists coming :)

I tried the persimmon fruit I bought last night (never had it before)

They are really nice. Look a bit like a tomato when you slice it, but tastes quite similar to a mango I thought.

You can get different sorts though, so not sure they all taste the same. I had the hachiya variety.
 

kim63

Gold Member
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#16
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 !
 
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#18
BritMumInCanada said:
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.


Sometimes I miss the states (not that I've ever been there for long stretches).
 

elb4160

Gold Member
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#19
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:
Apples
Bananas
Lemons
Grapes & Nectarines (too expensive at the moment, but when they're in season)
Carrots
Potatoes
Swede
Celeriac
Cucumber
Baby corn
Courgette
Cauli & Broc
Spinach
Mushrooms (eat loads of these, they feel like cheats veg because they're so quick and easy!)

Meat:
Frozen chicken breasts
Whole chicken
Low fat sausages
Cheap sausages (for OH)
Bacon/Gamon
Mince (beef/pork)
Pork chops

Chilled:
Muller lights
Grated cheese
1% milk
Cottage cheese
Margerine
Eggs

Cupboard Essentials:
Tinned tomatoes
Baked beans
Tinned Kidney beans
EL mayo
Gerkins
Alpen light bars/snacky stuff
Bread
Herbs and spices as and when they run out
Fry light (again as and when it runs out)
Bread crumbs
Diet cola/lemonade



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?!!
 


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