Shopping list of essentials

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  1. vjud

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    Hi everyone, I joined slimming world today and am trying to get to grips with the plans.
    I think I'm going to stick to red and green days as I don't think i'm disciplined enough for the new plan.

    I was wondering what everyone's shopping list of essentials would be to give me some ideas of what I should be buying- it may also be useful/ inspirational for others to see what people buy.

    Vicky
    x
     
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    Frylight and some kind of sweetener (Splenda or some such thing) is essential and you just can't do SW without it.

    Lots of fresh fruit and veg around to snack on, fat free yogurts and light laughing cow cheese wedges (good to change for spreads), and although I'm not a big fan, lots of people have scan bran/weetabix for recipes.

    Ryvita, alpen lights, bran flakes/high fibre cereal for healthy extra B.

    I normally have super low fat sausages along with frozen veg in the freezer, and vegetables like carrots, onions and leeks in the fridge so I can make quick vegetable soups. Chopped tomatoes, passata, tinned tuna, kidney beans, baked beans, low fat supernoodles and pasta and sauces are in the cupboards.

    I'm hungry now!
     
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    is porridge a good breakkie on SW. i find that i cant get through a day at work without it?
     
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    ...........and just to add some 'hardware'.

    A measuring jug
    A good set of kitchen scales
    A set of measuring spoons

    .................and eventually some new clothes for when all the pounds fall of !!!!

    xxxx
     
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    Porrige is a good breakfast on SW (28g is a HexB) it's a slow release energy too so should keep you fuller for longer :D

    I only do red days although I will occasionally throw in an extra easy day) My essential foods are:

    Bacon, Eggs, Mullerlight Yogurts, Chicken, WW Malted Danish Bread, Cooked Ham, plenty of veg and salad, Laughing Cow Extra Light cheese, skimmed milk.

    I'd say that they form the basis of my weekly shop.

    Good luck with the plan
     
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    I have to say my essentials would be;

    Baked beans / Spaghetti - also useful for the cupboard.
    Laughing cow extra light triangles
    Ryvita
    Strawberries / grapes
    No added sugar squash
    diet coke!

    I always tend to have these things in.

    Good luck with the plan.

    k xx
     
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    Don't forget potatoes for syn free chips and baked potatoes.
     
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    Yum!! thank you so much for the ideas, i'm collecting together a nice little list to get me started.
    Im a big fan of home cooking, but I was always the one to leave in the fat/ use the juices for gravy etc, so i'm looking for ways to make my meals flavoursome without all the rubbish.
    Ive got two kids so my lunch is always just grabbing something quick, or even just snacking on rubbish during the day, I would then make a meal for the family on the evening.
    I love my slow cooker so am also looking to adapt my usual meals to sw versions.
     
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    COFFEE!
     
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    I do Mix2Max, mainly red meals with the odd green thrown in, my usual list is:

    Bakery

    nimble bread
    pitta bread

    Dairy

    butter
    vlf yogs
    vlf cottage cheese
    mini cheese portions
    semi milk
    eggs

    Tins packets and jars

    tin ravioli
    2 tins curried beans
    tin heinz smokey beans
    mango chutney
    helmans extra light
    marmite
    marmalade

    Ready meals/meat/fish

    fresh salmon
    chicken breasts
    asda fish pie
    king prawn kebabs
    shell on prawns
    asda spanish chicken - go cook range
    Gammon

    Fruit/veg

    medjool dates
    grapes
    melon
    strawberries
    bananas

    potatoes
    carrots
    broccoli
    salad stuffs
    beetroot
    frozen peas

    Misc

    splenda
    sugar free drinks
    fruit teas
     
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    Nothing wrong with meat juices as long as all fat is removed.

    I usually pour all the juices into a glass and put it in the freezer while the meat is resting. After about 15 minutes the fat has solidified on top and can be removed easily, leaving all the yummy juices-
    I should have been born during rationing- I never throw any tasty bits away:D
    xxxxx
     
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    pasta n sauces and mug shots were my saviours on green days.

    Also pasta and dried spaghetti, quorn mince is good on a green day if you fancy bolognese or chilli.
     
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    I can't do without coleslaw or potato salad, so I make my own using very low fat fromage frais. It's just as tasty as shop bought stuff but syn free, although potato salad is only free on Green.
     
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    EGGS! So versatile! Have them for breakfast mainly and use them to make meat balls, kebabs, carbonara... the list is endless.... :)
     
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    Thanks again for the replies, im starting to get the hang of it, though ive only had one green day as i get a bit stuck there lol.
    I have discovered a love for pickled beetroot and have been making beetroot salad to snack on.
     
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    Oh, God! I LOVE pickled beetroot. I once ate so much I peed pink the next day (quite worrying until I realised what it was!)
    I also love pickled onions but have to eat them when home alone as I smell like monster munch afterwards!
    :D
     
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    Yep with you there CocktailPrincess on the pickled onion thing - I eat them straight from the jar - ooooh and gerkins!!!
     
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    Ooooohhh- gerkins!

    Completely with you, Rachella! Anything pickled, basically (except pickled egg, which I have never tried but am convinced is the food of the devil!)
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