Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Difference it Makes

I'm so excited to go food shopping tonight after work. I'm not picking up a lot, just some staples that I've been without, and make the rest of my daily food choices that much more difficult.

As a person who doesn't drive, it isn't always easy for me to get to the grocery store. Well, getting there is easy enough. Figuring out how to cart home $100 worth of food: not so much. Often, I'll go with my neighbor, but she isn't very reliable, and well, my cupboards are down to their barebones. I still have a bit of chicken left, which is great. However, this month I forgot to stock up on vegetables, fresh or frozen (I don't eat canned veggies). I bought about $30 worth of fruit at the beginning of the month, but no veggies.

So tonight after work, this is whats on my list to pick up:
  • frozen stirfry veggies
  • baby spinach
  • cherry or plum tomatoes
  • 1 quart regular milk
  • half gallon soy milk
  • cherries
  • huli huli sauce
  • sesame chicken ramen noodles (I only want them for the sesame oil packets that comes inside... I don't need a whole bottle right now!)
  • bacon
  • whole grain bread
  • hot cocoa OR a bar of dark chocolate. (I haven't decided which yet)
  • feta cheese

 I haven't had cereal in a week. Because I haven't been eating cereal, I've been eating "other foods". Foods that aren't "breakfast foods". Foods that don't sufficiently fill me up. Foods that don't demand to be eaten a certain way. ("Oh Lily! Hey, its me Banquet Frozen Dinner! Turkey Meal flavored! I noticed that ever since Milk went away, you've been searching for something... new. Well, why don't you try me out?" "Its Breakfast, Turkey Dinner. Not Dinner." "So? I'm here, aren't I?" "True. Why not?") Repeat meals are kind of boring, but at least I don't have to wonder what to eat! And besides, I really enjoy my morning cereal. I always feel like I've started my day correctly when I eat it.

Having good proper food in the house makes it easier to eat healthier. Whats on your grocery list?

New goal: Completely deep clean kitchen and remove all junk food items.


Amber said... [Reply to comment]

I need to get some chicken. I also need to find a lower calorie alternative to the sweet chile sauce I love so much. It goes so good with the chicken. Skim milk and turkey sausage (or bacon) are on my list currently. Also want the ingredients to make Hungry Girl's meatloaf muffins.

Karen@WaistingTime said... [Reply to comment]

I have never heard of huli huli sauce; love the name though. My list now always has fruit on it but what I get depends on what looks good at the store. And green beans, which I eat most days. Preferably fresh but sometimes frozen. Yesterday I did a big shop and could not imagine trying to get stuff withut a car.

Joy said... [Reply to comment]

I love the new goal!

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Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I need YOGURT. And peanut butter.

But I'm moving soon so I'm trying not to buy anything that I won't finish. And we still have a ton of bread in the freezer that I have to demolish. And pasta. That'll happen. Soon!

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