Typical Shopping List

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  • Fairysoul
    Fairysoul Posts: 1,375 Member
    Bump so I can reply later!
  • Lisa__Michelle
    Lisa__Michelle Posts: 845 Member
    Wow with some of these lists I can not even start to think what I would make for dinner or anything like that off of the lists.

    But with my picky husband my meals look like this

    tacos
    spaghetti
    navajo tacos
    fettecuini

    those are our staples and then most days we don't eat together and its like I eat boxed things like
    Homestyle bakes
    stove top stuffing

    most of these things are not with any other sides and barely ever any meat (not on purpose)

    With my husband I don't think we will ever have a grocery list that looks like that unless we get a significant pay raise and let him buy and cook his own meals and me and the kids can eat our own healthy stuff lol. but I don't see that happening untill we are both out of school and both have jobs. which will take at least 7 years lol then i will need to learn how to really cook. haha

    My bill is the same as when I was buying crap. I am taking out the crappy food and substituting it with better food. It REALLY isn't more expensive.... unless you start getting organic. Just regular fruits and vegetables is not if you stop buying bad food. Now if you are buying BOTH, your groceries will obviously double. Why not making Ground turkey tacos and seasoning the turkey well? Or just not buy stove top? Make whole wheat spaghetti with ground chicken meat sauce... Those are some suggestions.
  • forgtmenot
    forgtmenot Posts: 869 Member
    Lean Ground Turkey
    Tilapia or Salmon or both
    Chicken breasts
    Apples
    Bananas
    Strawberries
    Frozen veggies (broccoli, spinach, peas etc)
    Brown rice
    Whole wheat bread
    Laughing Cow Cheese (Light)
    Natural peanut butter
    Almond milk
    Dried beans (black beans, pintos, kidney beans etc)
    Baby carrots
    Hummus
    Whole Grain Crackers
    Almonds
    Sweet or regular potatoes
    Onions
    Garlic
    High fiber cereal
    Plain Oats
    Golden Flax Seed
    Eggs
    Olive Oil
    Olive Oil based margarine
    Salsa (I <3 Newman's Own Brand)
    Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
    Greek Yogurt

    ETA: Green Tea!! and Stevia ( I drink about 2-3 cups a day)
  • havalinaaa
    havalinaaa Posts: 333 Member
    A typical week's worth of groceries for our house is:

    Dozen eggs
    Quart whole milk
    Pint half n half
    pound of coffee
    quart of juice, usually orange sometimes apple
    6-8 pounds of in season fruit
    whole chicken or duck
    2-4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
    pork loin or roast
    steak or ground beef
    pound of fish
    loads of dark leafy greens, frozen if fresh isn't looking good that week
    1/4 pound fancy cheese of some sort
    large container of plain yogurt
    frozen berries unless fresh are affordable/in season
    loaf of bread
    3 bananas
    some kind of fresh pasta (though i just got a pasta maker for xmas and will soon be making pasta!)
    dried fruit of some sort
    nuts of some sort
    whatever grains i want for that week's meals (rice, bulgar, quinoa, couscous)
    peanut butter
    honey
    preserves of some kind
    oatmeal or granola
    potatoes
    onions
    carrots
    other random in season vegetables
    whatever fresh herbs i need for the week's meals
    butter
  • Nephanie
    Nephanie Posts: 2 Member
    Just went shopping today-By the way, I shop once a month and it's just me and my dog : )

    mushrooms
    beets
    broccoli
    carrots
    string beans
    asparagus
    lettuce
    tomatoes
    celery
    grapefruit
    sweet potatoes
    regular potatoes
    eggs
    Banana's
    granola
    Truvia

    1% Milk
    Greek Yogurt
    Laughing Cow Cheese
    Pepper Jack Cheese

    Perdue Chicken
    Salmon
    Crab Meat
    Shrimp
    Tuna
    lamb chops
    veggie burgers

    Tomato Soup
    Chicken broth

    2 cases water
    Vintage Fruit Refresher (0 calorie flavored water)

    sugar free jello
    sugar free pudding
    sugar free Popsicles

    Skinny Cow Ice cream
  • tonight

    skim milk for my daughter
    blackberries
    pineapple
    oranges
    apples
    raspberries
    grapes
    banana
    mango
    cauliflower
    broccoli
    carrots
    beets (fresh)
    Brussels sprouts
    butternut squash
    onion
    turnip
    purple baby potatoes
    roma tomatoes
    spinach at huge amounts...for my smoothies and all my salads...I don't use lettuce anymore
    Kale ( i hide the bitterness with fresh carrot juice and blueberry smoothies)

    i think that is it...

    99%of my shopping is at the flea markets in Calgary because it is cheaper, fresher and organic...If I buy meat which is rare it is there too....
  • Wow with some of these lists I can not even start to think what I would make for dinner or anything like that off of the lists.

    But with my picky husband my meals look like this

    tacos
    spaghetti
    navajo tacos
    fettecuini

    those are our staples and then most days we don't eat together and its like I eat boxed things like
    Homestyle bakes
    stove top stuffing

    most of these things are not with any other sides and barely ever any meat (not on purpose)

    With my husband I don't think we will ever have a grocery list that looks like that unless we get a significant pay raise and let him buy and cook his own meals and me and the kids can eat our own healthy stuff lol. but I don't see that happening untill we are both out of school and both have jobs. which will take at least 7 years lol then i will need to learn how to really cook. haha

    My bill is the same as when I was buying crap. I am taking out the crappy food and substituting it with better food. It REALLY isn't more expensive.... unless you start getting organic. Just regular fruits and vegetables is not if you stop buying bad food. Now if you are buying BOTH, your groceries will obviously double. Why not making Ground turkey tacos and seasoning the turkey well? Or just not buy stove top? Make whole wheat spaghetti with ground chicken meat sauce... Those are some suggestions.

    It is true, my husband and kids used to be the same..I just started bringing in the fresh and now they get upset if salad isn't on the table...It turned out for me to be cheaper to cook and eat fresh then before by almost 600 a month......I go to flea markets and only fresh...I went from 350 average a week for a family of 6 to 1-200 a week all fresh...the kids get smoothies all the time...my husband cooks only grilled and fresh...it is awesome...I just learnt to get creative with the shopping..The other great thing about flea markets is big bags of fruit and veggies on sale for juicing...I may have struck a gold mine but it is way cheaper for my family to eat fresh...
  • ummlovelovesyou
    ummlovelovesyou Posts: 1,034 Member
    Whole wheat bread
    corn tortillas
    cheese: cheddar, part skim mozzarella, parmesan
    butter
    carbmaster yogurt
    2% milk
    eggs
    Pop chips
    penne pasta
    canned alfredo sauce
    Nutrigrain eggo waffles
    Special K fruit and yogurt cereal
    Cream of wheat
    frozen broccoli florets
    frozen mixed veggies
    apples
    bananas
    strawberries
    avocados
    tomatoes
    onions
    potatoes
    bell peppers
    salad mix
    croutons :love:
    salted shelled peanuts
    tofu
    crystal light (raspberry lemonade!)
    Beringer moscato

    :smile:
  • rheiah
    rheiah Posts: 84
    Well, my shopping list changes from week to week as I'm a slightly obsessed cook & always try new recipes (and live on my own). This week it looked something like this though:

    ---- Protein ----
    Chicken breasts (for Jamaican Jerk chicken kebabs with mango salsa - delicious!)
    Fresh tuna (baked in the oven with veggies & asian seasoning)
    Tinned tuna (light dinner - mixed with yogurt, seeds and wholegrain mustard)
    Frozen king prawns (for Vietnamese summer rolls and Kung Pao prawns)


    ---- Dairy ----
    2% natural yogurt
    light mozzarella cheese (for fig, green bean & mozzarella salad)


    ---- Vegetable/Fruit ----
    Iceberg salad
    Fresh herbs (mint, coriander, basil)
    Ginger
    Shallots
    Garlic
    Cucumber
    Carrots
    Apples
    Pomegranates
    Figs
    Peppers (red, yellow)
    Mango
    Cherry tomatoes
    Watercress & rocket salad
    Green beans
    Limes
    Spring onions
    Tinned water chestnuts


    ---- Grains ----
    Whole porridge oats
    (I've got loads of grains at home - as a single household I don't use up that much in a week.)


    ---- Extras ----
    Soy milk (for my breakfast cereals)
    Fruit & herbal tea
    Jamaican Jerk seasoning
    Sunflower seeds