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What Are Your Food Staples?

What are a couple of items that you consider must haves from the grocery store? Right now for me I would say broccoli.

Damn right w/ the broccoli… and since the main protein sources are highly talked about I’ll skip those but here are some others:

Oranges
Bananas
Tomatos
Spinach
coconut
frozen berries
almond butter
milk
potatoes/yams
rolled oats
etc…

Protein:Chicken, Beef, Milk, Protein Shakes
Carbs: Brown Rice, Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Couscous, Bannannas

here’s a few…
-quick, rolled, Scottish, steel-cut oatmeal
-kale
-natural PB
-rye sourdough bread…slices are thin, but heavy (I try to avoid wonder bread)
-egg whites in a box
-low-fat swiss cheese
-celery (eat w/ PB)
-baby carrots
-sweet potatoes
-fish (canned herring, sardines, salmon, etc)
-frozen fruit (blueberries, pineapple, etc)

frozen blueberries
frozen raspberries
frozen chopped spinach
yogurt plain and vanilla
cheese
whole wheat bread
peanut butter
wild salmon
extra lean ground beef
chicken
bananas
apples
walnuts
pecans
peanuts
strawberries

sure i’m forgetting a few minor things

I don’t think I have ever gone to the grocery store without buying milk and bananas.

Lately it’s been Chips Ahoy.

Natural Peanut Butter
Eggs
Lean Beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

That’s about it right now. Money’s at an all time low. If I could shop free willed, I’d at least include…

Salmon
Flameout
Metabolic Drive
Veggies (or Biotest Superfood)
Lean Turkey
Various EFA oils
BCAAs

TAZO GREEN ZEN TEA!! OHHH YEAAAH =)

Lately it’s been whole wheat pasta with homemade meat sauce, quinoa, and mango chicken sausage.

Wow. No one has mentioned little debbie or hostess yet… this is a bodybuilding site, yes?

Free Range Chicken/Turkey
Beef Sausages
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Oranges
Apples
Berries
Nuts
Olive Oil
Coconut Milk
Curry Paste
Tomatoes

Broccoli for me as well. Closely followed by eggs, milk and Brazil nuts.

When I run out of any of those, I start having nightmares.

Right now it’s mostly pasta, shrimp and salmon & 1.5 Litres bottles of Dasani . Other than that i vary up the fruits.

Tuna, skim milk, wheat pasta, bananas and brown rice

Almonds, walnuts, eggs, natural peanutbutter, chicken breast, ground turkey, frozen- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, asparagus, broccoli, green beans,

Chicken, beef, oats, eggs, protein bars, fruit, veggies, more chicken

Oat Brits or Quick Oats, Banana’s, pink grapefruit, Egg Whites, Low fat Ricotta,No fat Milk, Broccoli, Green Beans, Sweet potato, Basmati Rice, Tuna in spring water, Chicken breast, Lamb Back strap, Sirloin Steak, Kangaroo steaks-(no colesterol, high in iron and protein), that about does it