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Grocery List Shopping

What do some of your weekly grocery lists look like? Thought it would be interesting to compare.

PROTEINS/FATS
Chicken
Fish
Lamb or Goat
Eggs
Paneer
Cashews

FRUITS
Bananas
Mangos
Berries
1 fruit that I rotate weekly (apples, pears, etc)

VEGGIES
Spinach
Cauliflower
Tomatoes
Onions
Broccoli
4 we rotate through weekly (buk choy, carrots, asparagus, bell peppers, zucchini, etc)

CARBS
White rice (basmati)
Potatoes (one bag last a month)
Lentils/Beans

MISC
Spices
Condiments
Marinades
etc.

I’ve noticed that if I stick to mostly eating foods from the region I’m originally from (South Asia) I feel damn good. So that’s how the list is created for me and the wife.

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Eggs
Chicken
Sweet Potato
Broccoli

Protein
Minced pork ham (lean)
Pork belly (lean)
Pork Loin (lean)
Canned Tuna
Cod (lean)

Protein/Fat
Eggs
Walnuts rotated with cashews
Salmon
Olive Oil
Clarified Butter for frying.
Light Mayonayse

Carbs
Bananas
White Rice
Kasha

Veggies
Lettuce
Cucumber
Red or Yellow Pepper
Pickled Cucumber
Pickled Pepper
Sauerkraut

Sweets
Jelly

Through the week (mon-fri) I order lunch which mostly comprises of chicken breast or thigh or some pork with veggies.

I don’t shop for the week, but I go food shopping every week to keep the fridge/freezer/cupboards stocked. A few days ago I hit Costco and then BJ’s, came home with:

12 cans wild tuna in water
3 pounds organic Greek yogurt
6 pounds organic chicken breast
6 pounds organic chicken thighs
4 pounds organic ground beef

4 pounds organic salsa
Big bag organic tortilla chips
10-pack of socks (hey, it was on the shopping list)
$120

18 free-range eggs
3 pounds organic grass-fed ground beef
3 half-gallons organic whole milk
Case of “Triple Zero” yogurt
Big pack of mozzarella
2 pounds sliced cheddar cheese
1 pound each deli ham, deli turkey, deli salami

4 pounds frozen spinach/kale mix
5 avocados
4 pounds organic pears (8 pears)
Bunch of bananas
Bag of lemons
Bag of limes

2 pounds organic butter
2 pounds sour cream

Bag of potato chips
2 bags of Doritos
Loaf of white bread
Case of G2 Gatorade

Case of stevia packets
2 bottles mustard
Case of cat food
Case of quart-size sandwich bags
Sleeve of C batteries
Insulated tote bag (previous one broke and there was a coupon. Yay.)
$215

I know it doesn’t come this way, but reading this made me picture a big brick of shrink wrapped yogurt.

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Damn. Do you have a cellar or something? Or a huge pantry? No way we could store all that?

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Fridge/freezer in the kitchen, full freezer in the basement, dorm-sized mini-fridge on the porch. Most of the meat is kept in the basement freezer, yep.

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Ny strips
Ground bison
Salmon
Free range eggs

Jasmine Rice
White and sweet potatoes

Spinach
Roasted red peppers
Carrots
Romaine

Plain yogurt
Walnuts or almonds
Hummus
OJ and Cranberry juice (not from concentrate)

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This was in my last shopping basket. 2.6 lbs of sugary goodness :joy:

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I’m pretty consistent on what I eat, and it can all be made from:

Proteins:
Tuna (Wild Planet with just sea salt added). I eat this pretty much daily.
Chicken. I eat this maybe 4-5 days a week.
Eggs. I’m actually eating fewer these days. Maybe 3-5 eggs/week.
Beef (usually grass-fed ground). I eat this maybe 2 times a week.
Whey (no artificial colors, flavors, or especially sweeteners. I can’t stand those nasty fake flavors). Daily for me.

Fruits/vegetables
Frozen blueberries. Daily.
Bananas. Daily.
Apples. Daily.
Spinach. Daily. Two big handfuls.
Broccoli/cauliflower. Most days, with dinner.
Lettuce. Most days, with a tuna sandwich.

Carbs:
Sprouted whole wheat bread. Daily.
Oatmeal. 2-3 times/week.
Rice. 3-5 times/week.
Potatoes. 2-4 times/week.

Nuts:
Pistachios (love these). Daily.
Raw almonds. 2-3 times/week.
Natural peanut butter. 4-6 times/week.

Other Must-haves I always keep around
Dijon mustard. I use this to make tuna sandwiches. Sounds gross, but much better than mayo.
Whole milk. Daily.
Coconut water. Maybe 3-4 times/week.
Cayenne pepper. I add this to my tuna. It’s awesome.

Special treats/occasionals that I have 1-3 times/week
Dark chocolate. Favorites are with sea salt / caramel.
Kombucha.
Good Beer. IPA’s or sours. So many awesome ultra-local spots these days, it’s great to be a beer fan.
Wine. Reds.

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Top Sirloin
New York
Filet Mignon
Ribeye

I love red meat.

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FINALLY SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS!!! Mustard with black pepper and tuna is delicious!

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You guys just gave me something new to try.

Oh man. This is a definite must try for me. I basically stopped eating tuna because I started getting so grossed out that I was gagging.

It use to make me barf as a kid, but I can tolerate it as an adult, to an extent. Mustard should do the trick!

I would say this: the type of mustard matters!

Yellow mustard: okay, but not great. You need to cut it with something like a small amount of mayo. Just overwhelms the tuna.

Honey mustard: Not very good. Too sweet and doesn’t go with the tuna.

Horseradish mustard: Again, not a great flavor combo with tuna, but much better than honey mustard or yellow mustard.

Dijon mustard: Yes!! This is the best. Some additions that make it even better: cayenne pepper, black pepper, and/or curry. The curry sounds weird, but it’s good. I usually go with just cayenne pepper and black pepper, but the curry is good.

Also, Wild Planet tuna is the best. Don’t drain the oil!

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