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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:

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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.

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

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Healthy Carbs-  Ezekiel Pitas and Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

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

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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!

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I love the flavors of this meal!

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Quincy wanted to say Hi to you all!  : )

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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!

 

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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?