Ingredients to make Jeff's Famous Frittatas (this time he added some baby spinach) and also ground beef and onion to make a pizza for the Superbowl. Chopped fresh onions (which in my opinion is one of the greatest things you can buy in a grocery store...no more burning tears while cutting them myself). Unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped pecans to have on hand for my hippie granola that I make about every two weeks. Pint of ice cream we bought for a Superbowl dessert treat as well.
Mostly standard stuff, although we've been on a hot chocolate/marshmallow kick since Christmas and needed to replenish the supply (the hot chocolate only has 90 calories per cup...I measure out the marshmallows so I don't end up with too much of an indulgence). Half sticks of butter - we don't eat butter all that often, but it's nice to have for certain things (like French toast). The Bolthouse Farms juice drink was something I thought I'd try, just to see if I could stand drinking some green veggies. Limonata drink is Jeff's favorite, and since I got him off of drinking diet Coke, he requests this occasionally. I might drink one, out of the six-pack, but I pretty much stick to water these days.
Partial fruit purchase - Cuties (or Halos, as they seem to be called this year), cantaloupe, bananas.
We also do some food shopping at Sam's Club and regularly buy these items:
Milton's multi-grain bread - mostly for Jeff, but I'll have toast or a sandwich occasionally. Two pounds of strawberries and boy were they good! We always have apples on hand. Peanut butter and jelly are for Jeff, Craisins for both of us (I put them in my yogurt when I'm out of fresh berries and he loves to top peanut butter toast with them), and dried cherries for a sweet treat for me - usually in lieu of a couple Dove dark chocolate Promises for dessert.
This was just one grocery/Sam's Club trip. Jeff was planning on being out of town shortly after we shopped, and I don't cook much when he's gone (let's face it, I don't cook much when he's home, either). I still had carrots from a previous trip and ended up roasting them for this week. Plus I had some Jenni-O turkey burgers and some 100-calorie packs of guacamole in my freezer, so I'm good for a few easy, fairly healthy dinners with those three items. Or, I'll have my Greek yogurt/fresh fruit/granola combo for dinner...easy and satisfying. I'm not a foodie by any means and seem to mostly assemble my meals with single ingredients.
I hope by showing you what I buy at the grocery store demystifies some of the questions I get about how I do this/what I eat. Throw in some restaurant meals (chicken kebabs with baba ganoush and naan are a current favorite, cheese enchiladas for "linner" on Saturday afternoons, half a burger on Friday nights, chicken Caesar salad occasionally) and there you go. Maintenance, Shelley-style.
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