What are the regular foods on your shopping list?

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  1. raquelscatt

    raquelscatt Full Member

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    I have rejoined SW after several failed attempts and aim to stick with it this time.

    I try and food shop just once a week and want to stock up on lots of free foods, especially frozen and tinned, for convenience.

    So what regular foods are on your shopping lists every week, need some suggestions whilst I am so motivated and possible meal ideas!!
     
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    Extra Lean Beef mince
    Chicken breast fillets
    Frylight
    Eggs
    Bacon
    Low fat cheese
    1% milk
    Fat Free Yoghurts
    Seasonal veg
    Seasonal fruit
    Beef Steaks
    Babybels
    Mushrooms
    Baking Potatoes
    Oxo Cubes
    Spices
    Frozen veg
    Diet coke

    Thats all i can think off from the top of my head - however there was a 'shopping list' thread which had pics on there, so i will try to track the link down for you as that can give you some more suggestions!

    Found the link!!! hope this helps xxx

    http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world/182079-share-your-weekly-shopping.html
    xxx
     
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    mullers, potatoes, mugshots and pasta n' sauces. I'm on green, and couldn't live without these!
     
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    Quorn Mince
    Quorn Sausages
    Wholemeal Nimble Bread
    Low Low Cheese
    Cottage cheese
    Onions
    Peppers
    Chicken Breasts
    Laughing Cow Light
    Oranges
    Melon
    Cod
    Haddock
    Tinned Tuna
     
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    Eggs and Bacon I'll start clucking whilst in my trough soon!
     
  8. Lexie_dog

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    Eggs - omlettes, breakfast, snacks, quiche, pasta bakes
    A whole chicken - I can joint and skin in in a few minutes, meaning I get 2 big breasts (aye aye!) and 2 legs for £3.50
    Chicken legs - taste much better than breast meat (imho) and cheaper per kilo.
    Cherry tomatoes - great for chucking into everything for 1/3 superfree, and a good snack
    Carrots - grated, raw, sliced, soup
    Baked beans - LOVE baked beans
    Hovis Loaf - £1.50 for 2 at the moment at Asda and this tends to be my most used HEB
    Potatoes - wedges, chips, soups, mash, baked, salad, "fried"
    Fruit
    Fresh veg BUT one different thing to try if it's not featured for a while, this week was celeriac, last week it was courgettes
    Lentils - usually red, good for lentil curry, stew, soups
    Cottage cheese - LOVE this and could eat it with a spoon out the tub
    Cheddar - Im lazy and usually just buy the stuff presliced as its pre sliced into a 28g portion.
    Chopped tomatoes - curries, sauces etc
    Yoghurts - Mullers or whatevers on offer
    Chicken/veg/ham stock cubes for risotto, soups, stews, seasoning
    Tinned mackerel fillets in tomato sauce - a good thing to have over toast or a baker
    A steak
    A piece of fresh or frozen fish
    Asda Chickpea dahl - try to pop a tin of this in for a speedy curry with added veg or chicken
    Basmati/risotto rice - pick up one or the other alternatively for nice rice dishes
    Cold meat - Salads, snacking, omlettes
    Bacon - breakfast, through beans, wrapped around chicken, through pasta
    Pork chops/fillet/gammon steak (2 gammon steaks for £1 in Sainsburys frozen)


    What I also do, is pick a meal I like the look of on here and buy the stuff in for that. I find it helpful to roughly plan the week ahead. I.e Monday chicken, Tuesday beans on toast, Weds pork chop, Thurs Omlette and wedges, Fri curry night etc

    About the cheese - to clarify - 10 slices of cheese in a 200g pack, so for a HEA I use 1.5 slices. I know this is 30g and over the 28g HEA allowance but I'm a rebel!
     
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  9. hollys nan

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    I could not live without my tinned tomatoes and chopped frozen onions, makes a quick base sauce in minutes for chillis,bolognese,casseroles, etc.
     
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    How easy is it to joint a chicken? Got to be cheaper then buying it in - especially when I can sometimes find them reduced in the evenings at something like £2/£2.50 each.

    (actually - i'd love to be able to joint a rabbit too - have never eaten it but keep seeing it on sale but without knowing how to cut it down - afraid to buy it to give it a go).

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    If you do the chicken in the slow cooker, the meat just falls off the bones no trouble at all
     
  12. IanH

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    Regular items on my shopping list:

    Muller lights
    Quorn (whatever may be on special - but always try to have sausages in the house regardless).
    Mushy Peas
    Baking Spuds
    Chopped Tomatoes
    Passata
    New Potatoes
    Leeks
    Carrots (fresh, tinned or frozen)
    Green beans.
    Any meat/fish I can find in the reduced items cabinets for freezing that seems to be at an exceptional price (I hate paying full price for meat).
    eggs
    bacon
    mushrooms
    onions
    Low fat cheese
    apples
    pasta
    tinned tuna

    I'd say about 80% of my meals can be conjured up by mixing that list up - if i fancy anything different - then i'll buy it in.
     
  13. Jules -Harrys mum

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    THis is very helpful as i am week one on EE and liking it, however i weighted myself and it looks like i have put on 1lb:eek: Is this normal until things settle? i really hope so as i have been quite good. My weigh in is Wednesday night and was hoping for a loss. maybe my portions are too big.

    I did have wine on Friday and Sat night but i counted them in my syns.

    Help please.

    this morning i have had 3 rashers of v lean bacon with 1 slice of wholemeal and sliced tomatoes

    i snacked on yellow plums and a banana.

    I am about to have dinner of SW roast potatoes, chicken breast stuffed with garlic and herb cheese coated in couscous...a sort of kiev i hope.

    I will likely have a mullerlight yogurt for desert and was planning on using some syns on an options hot choc and 2 rich teas.

    :confused:
     
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    Mine is usually:
    • Chicken breasts
    • Quorn pieces
    • Extra lean beef mince
    • Random other meat (so fish, prawns, pork, steak or whatever is on offer)
    • leeks
    • courgettes
    • peppers
    • onions
    • scallions
    • mushrooms
    • potatoes
    • pasta
    • rice (brown basmati usually)
    • frozen berries
    • apples
    • oranges
    • bananas
    • pears
    • pineapple
    • yogurt (usually ww dessert and onken ff vanilla)
    • tinned tomatoes
    • mushy peas
    • baked beans
    I think that's about it! :)
     
  15. rhubarbie

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    Cottage cheese
    Skimmed milk
    Laughing cow light triangles
    Lots of fruit!
    Salad
    Ainsleys cous cous and rice packets
    Fish
    Lean mince
    Chicken
    Options sachets
    Quark
    Mini twister lollies!
    Flora light
    Noodles
    Potatoes
    Green beans, broccoli, courgettes
    Onions
    Quorn sausages
    Dried pasta
    Muller light

    Probs more! I have a staple dish of cous cous onions quorn sausage and sweet chilli sauce... 1.5 syns :)
     
  16. mojomcl

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    Absolute weekly staples, that my non-sw husband even knows to pick up for me if for any reason I'm not doing the shopping:
    Butternut squash
    Sweet potatoes
    Baking potatoes
    Pre-sliced red onion (lazy!)
    Onken FF vanilla yogurt
    Tons of mushrooms
    Frozen, diced onion (see, lazy! lol)
    Dried pasta and or couscous
    Cheesy Pasta
    Savoury rice
    Tons n tons of eggs
    Frozen berries
     
  17. hollys nan

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    Hi there, sounds lovely, try snacking on ss foods like grapefruit,melon, and strawberries. They are supposed to whizz things along, but be prepared to be weeing all the time!!!!
     
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    Mine probably loos very boring because I am happy to more or less eat the same food every day

    So it would be
    Porridge , bananas , strawberries , apples , pears ...........prepared salads ( cheaper in the long run because iwould never get round to preparing it ) , cooked chicken ( lunch ) baking pots , new pots , v low fat mayo , fat free dressing , steak , eggs , muller lights , merengue nest, laughing cow cheese squares , ryvita
     
  19. Lexie_dog

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    Ian this is the video I watched, and I watched it once, and away i went. Its got English subtitles, but the video is very clear and theres NO meat left on the carcass.

    First time I tried I got really good results but you need a good sharp knife.

    Inside 5 minutes I had a skinned, portioned chicken and it was fairly easy. I found twisting the legs helped the joint "pop" so it was easier to cut through.

    Sorry I didn't repy before now, only just seen your comment.

    YouTube - How to cut up and skin a whole chicken
     
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    JUst makes me feel queasy thinking about that, delicate me!!!
     
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    I'm a bit heartless like that though.... ;)
     
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