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Starter Cubord Shop

:wave_cry: Ok so im starting slimming world on wednesday 27th but i would like to be prepared , I was wondering If anyone has a basic guide to what your first shop should be as in for eg "frylight" (i see that in alot of recipies) as for anything else im not sure. Also what is a good alternative to mushrooms for pastas ect "i think there yuky lol" :) hi btw new to this and omg this site rocks.
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You could take a look at the diaries & see if you can find anything which you feel you could eat. See if there's a pattern and just buy enough food in to last until you will be able to do a proper shop.

As for basics it would depend which plan you chose to follow SW recommend starting on Extra Easy.

But you will need to buy in healthy extra A's (milk & cheese), and healthy extra B's which there are so many to chose from so again just look at the diaries.

You're obviously determined planning so far ahead, good luck :p


needs to focus!!!!
yeah good luck emily, sorry if i sounded snippy at all by saying your best to post in the other section, just thought that you might get more people noticing it there and helping you out.

as michelle was saying though, there isn't really such a thing as basics for slimming world, as your best to look through your starter pack, and see what you like, there is so much you can choose from.

good luck though chick, and sounds like your really focused already, which is always a good start. xx
Hi Emily

It obviously depends on what plan you're going to be following but the things I had to buy at first was stuff like this

definitely fry light! got about 4 of them in the cupboard lol
herbs & spices, invest in a spice rack :D
lots of fruit for snacking on
muller lights or other syn free yoghurts
artificial sweetener (own brand stuff is just as good btw)
really light margerine ie flora extra light
bovril / stock cubes
different kinds of vinegars
meat if doing red or extra easy
dried pastas & rice

Hope this helps & good luck!
Hiya....Normally I just make a menu at the start of a week and buy the ingredients. But here is a list of all the stuff I have as basics or in reserve as low syn snacks! (I need snacks!!)

very low fat spread
weight watchers malted brown loaf 400g
low fat cottage cheese
bovril chicken and beef for making stock
highlights hot choc sachets
Hartleys sugar free jelly
Alpen light cereal bars
Reduced fat cheddar
dried couscous, pasta, rice
baked beans
tinned spaghetti
skimmed milk
low fat super noodles! - more for my other half than me, but free from Syn on Green/extra easy!!
stock cubes
balsamic vinegar
baked beans
soy sauce
bread - whole wheat
lean bacon

lots of things like that, which can be used to flavor recipes etc.

I then buy my meat in costco in big packs, divide it into portions sizes and freeze it in freezer bags, so I can take out when I need it. In my freezer, I have chicken thighs, breasts, drumsticks, extra lean beef mince, pork mince and salmon fillets, which I have frozen up.

Also when I make dishes or soups etc, I also make big portions and then freeze up some of that too, so it is on hand to take out if I need something quick.
Chopped tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, peppers, pasta, rice, tuna (in brine or water), babybel, mullerlights, frylight are the initial things that come to mind from most recipes I've tried so far! Also, if you eat meat some bits like chicken breasts etc are always good to stock up on, alternatively quorn pieces are free too :eek:) x

Hi guys it took me ages to find replies hehe!

I took your sugestions and did my shop 80 quid worth :O and that was just for me.

Ive stocked up good because im weak i know il snack on my sons grub if i havnt nothing in , im a bit annoyed that i realised everything healthy appart from fruit and veg has never entered my cubord before lol.

Im scared about the quork never had it and doesnt sound the best. had a slimming world tea last night baked taters and dairyles light triangles and some carrots and a slimming world chilli burger all i can say is , im gladd i baught herbs etc how dry and flavourless ewwww! but needs must!

thanks for your help im gunna need it :)

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