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Grocery Shop and a Simple Salad for Dinner

17 Jan

Today after work, I went to the local organic grocery store to get my shop on!  Since I’ve had a couple people ask me what I buy when I grocery shop, I’m going to show you everything I got.  I always grocery shop knowing exactly what I need and what we will be eating during the week.  This way I don’t just throw a bunch of random things in the cart.

Here is what I found:


Protein- Chicken Breast, Brown Eggs and Tofu.  We have a few different proteins in the freezer right now (turkey burgers, grass fed ground beef, fish), so I really didn’t have to buy much.


Dairy-  Lots of cheese (feta, parmesan, pepper jack, American) and Earth Balance


Healthy Carbs-  Ezekiel Pitas and Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns


Random- Cranberry Juice, Ketchup, Pasta Sauce, Mayo, Salsa


Produce-  Celery, Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Cabbage, Spinach, Spring Mix, Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli.  I think that’s all of them!

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Here is how we will use the groceries during the week, we will probably stray a little from this menu, but you get the idea:

  • Monday Dinner:  Apple and Gorgonzola Salad
  • Tuesday Dinner:  Asian Chicken Salad
  • Wednesday:  Fish Tacos
  • Thursday Lunch:  Turkey Burgers and Parsnip Fries 
  • Thursday Dinner:  Feta Nut Salad
  • Friday Lunch:  Baked Tofu and Broccoli
  • Friday Dinner:  Steak, Sweet Potato and Green Salad

Dinner tonight was Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with San Pellegrino.  The best!


I love the flavors of this meal!


Quincy wanted to say Hi to you all!  : )


Well, I’m off to play with the little guy then getting to bed early!

Question:  What do you always need to buy at the grocery store?  I never leave the grocery store without a new jar of salsa!



Breakfast/Lunch/Master Your Metabolism

17 Jan

Breakfast (7:30am):  This morning, I was craving something green and healthy.  Also, I wanted breakfast to stick to my ribs, as Monday’s at thy gym are always crazy!  I made the Husband and I a green smoothie with extra spinach, along with Low Sodium Ezekiel toast with organic peanut butter.  I got so full after the green smoothie that I was only able to eat a little over half of my toast. 



AM Snack (11am):  Organic granny smith apple with a small handful of raw almonds and walnuts. 

Apples low in calories (only 100 calories for a medium sized apple) are high in fiber and Vitamin C!


Paired with raw nuts.  The combination of carbs plus protein will keep you fuller longer!

Almonds are high in Magnesium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin E, while walnuts are high in Copper and Manganese.  Both are high in high in healthy fats.


Lunch (1pm):  Boca Chicken Patty on an Ezekiel pita with organic  shredded pepper jack cheese and organic jalapeño hummus. 

This is another LGTG (looks gross, tastes great) meal!


After reading the book Master Your Metabolism, by Jillian Michaels a year ago, the husband and I try to eat as many organic foods as we can.  I highly recommend the book.  I already knew a lot about nutrition and how the body processes food, but I learned so much more from this book.  I am probably going to read it again soon, just so I can pick up on more tips that I forgot or didn’t pick up on the first time I read it. 

Question:  What health book (diet, exercise or spirit) has helped you along your journey to a balanced healthy life?

Do you have any LGTG meals you love eating?