Sunday, September 12, 2010

Refrigerator/Pantry Must Haves

Fairly new/updated shopping list for  those of you who want to know what I eat. It isn't everything, but it's something you can look at and say Hey!  I can make all kinds of good, healthy things with this shopping list.

In my pantry

Honey (the darker the better)
DARK Chocolate
Water Packed Tuna
Water Packed Sardines
Unbleached whole wheat flour
Spicy Mustard
coarse sea salt
Olive Oil (first cold pressed)
Cooking Sherry, White Wine, Marsala Wine, Burgundy Wine
Near East Couscous and Taboule
Pepperidge Farms 15 Grain whole wheat bread
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Jumbo Black Olives (rinsed)
Chopped RAW Almonds and Walnuts
Water Chestnuts packed in water
Natural PNut Butter (low or no sugar processed with flaxseed oil)
Raisens (watch the sugar content)
Dried Cranberries (watch the sugar content)
Panko Bread Crumbs
Canned Salmon (packed in water)
Spaghetti Sauces
Spaghetti Noodles ( I don't normally eat spaghetti but my kids eat it by the ton)
Sugar free applesauce
Sliced and Chunked Pineapple in its own juice no sugar added or splenda packed stuff please.
Sugar Free orange marmalade
Balsamic Vinegar
Pita Chips
Salt Free Pretzels
Jello (not sugar free...ick!)
PLAIN Brown Rice not the mixes they contain tons of salt!

In my refrigerator/freezer

Unsalted Butter (butter isn't bad for you when used in moderation)
Minced garlic (in water or olive oil)
Minced Fire Roasted Garlic (in water or olive oil)
Fire Roasted Sundried tomatoes
Chicken Breast
Boneless Pork Chops
Ground Turkey
Ground Beef 97% lean
Salmon Filets
Frozen Cheese Ravioli (toss with grapola, parsley, a little sea salt to your taste, and garlic YUMMY!)
Frozen Pizza (whole wheat crust)
Frozen peas and other veggies like corn, carrots, broccoli etc
Sliced honey ham
Fat Free Turkey Dogs
Hard Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby, Monterrey Jack, Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Pepper Jack)
SoBe Zero Calorie Lifewater in Black and Blueberry, Strawberry Dragon Fruit, and Fuji Apple Pear flavors
Carrot Juice for days I want a smoothie
Frozen Blueberries and Strawberries for the same reason I have carrot juice
Ground Flaxseed ( it goes rancid very quickly if left out after opening)
Flaxseed oil (it goes rancid if left out after opening)
Wheat Bran
Wheat Germ
Lowfat Milk
Milo's Sweet Tea  (not the splenda sweetened stuff, you know how I feel about Splenda  ick!)
Organic, free range, non hormone, brown eggs
Low Pulp, low sugar, orange juice
Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
Herbed Feta Cheese (tomato/basil and garlic)
Low Fat Feta Cheese
Mini-babybel cheese
Baby Carrots
Low fat ranch dressing
Mixed Organic Baby Greens
Sweet Bell Peppers
Sangria (at least once a month)
Red Wine (occasionally)
White Wine (rarely, but it has surfaced in my fridge a time or two )
Lipton's Vanilla Tea (sweeten with honey ohhhhhh gooood!)

On My counter

Bananas ( despise them, but the hubby will eat them)

And there you have it.  Stuff I keep around the house, not all that much different from what you keep, except for maybe a few items.  It's what you do with the stuff that counts.  You don't see any canned veggies do you?  The canning process saps vegetables of their nutrients and they're full of salt. Fresh frozen veggies are much better for you. 

Try this

Place a thawed chicken breast on a square of aluminum foil big enough to wrap the chicken in.  Sprinkle it with Rosemary and 1 tbsp sherry.  Wrap the chicken tightly then bake it at 375 for 45 minutes. Serve with a side of brown rice and carrots.  MMmmmmm good!

Take a Boneless Pork Sirloin/Chop place on a square of aluminum foil big enough to wrap it in, spread with 1 tbsp orange marmalade, wrap it tightly, place in oven at 375 for 30 minutes ( or longer depending on its thickness) serve with a side of Parmesan couscous and some peas.

Toss a tsp of ground flaxseed into everything possible.  Use GrapeOla in place of cooking oil.  Use balsamic vinegar and flaxseed oil with parsely for a fast healthy vinaigrette.   It's good for you!

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