I get asked what types of foods I eat, now while I wish it was Chipotle’s Sofritas Bowls ALL THE TIME.
It’s not. In fact, those don’t even happen once a week.
I actually do some old fashion menu planning and make a grocery list once a week before hitting the store.
There are many items some weeks, but every single week there are 10 items that ALWAYS make the list.
You know the saying “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away?” Bananas are my apples. I eat them plain, in my oatmeal, with peanut butter, in a smoothie, on top of pancakes, or sautéed in some coconut oil and cinnamon. I love me some bananas.
Usually it is my local grocery store’s brand of roasted red pepper hummus. But, when it is on sale, I go for any of the flavors from Tribe. I have the Mediterranean one in the fridge currently and it is delicious! Hummus is great for dipping veggies or eating a spoonful (or two).
This is my go-to breakfast most mornings. I go with just regular old-fashioned oats and throw in a banana with some peanut butter. Or I usually have a box of Oat Fit’s Cinnamon Roll or Blueberry Muffin on my list as a way to spice up my oatmeal choices in the morning.
4) Egg Whites
We get farm fresh eggs from one of Mr. B’s co-workers and I refuse to waste the yolks in those. So, I always grab a carton of egg whites at the store to have on hand for breakfast. I use them as a way to bulk up omelets or in oatmeal pancakes.
5) Almond Milk
Unsweetened original to be exact. Usually our local store’s brand is the one I go with because it is cheaper and I like it the best. If I’m filling fancy, then I splurge and get some chocolate almond milk, that stuff is delicious.
I need a vehicle for that hummus, don’t I? I always have a big bag of baby carrots on hand for lunches and snacking. I’ve been known to grab a couple of handfuls to munch on while making dinner. They’re also great to make honey glazed carrots. Yum.
This is a very recent addition to the grocery list. I have been trying to kick my Diet Sierra Mist habit and have found that sparkling water is exactly what I have been needing to make it happen. It has that fizz I look for and is more fancy that regular ol’ tap water. I’m loving the La Croix Cherry Lime and also the Nestle Pure Life Mango Peach Pineapple flavors. There are no weird artificial sweeteners in them, so they’re a major win!
Great for salads for lunch and side salads for dinner. I buy whole heads and chop them up to keep ready to go in the fridge. How I keep it fresh is simple, I put the cut lettuce into a large baggie (or bowl) with a paper towel. I find that my lettuce can sometimes stay fresh for a week that way.
Black, garbanzo, kidney; I have multiple cans of each in the cupboard. They get thrown in to stir-frys, tacos, soups, salads, and even roasted as a snack. Give me a can of beans and I can almost always make a quick dinner happen!
I mean really, how do you think I function at life.
There you have it, the 10 foods that make it to my list weekly!
Anything you would add?