So of course I am not expert on any of this. I have only been really concentrating on losing weight and making my focus on being healthy since the beginning of the year. I am constantly scanning pinterest, following health instagrams, and of course healthy living blogs for ideas etc.
HOWEVER, I love sharing what working for me or things I have found helpful.
As we all know, I LOVE TO EAT.
mostly chinese, italian and french fries. But since I want to beat the pudge, rock the skinny jeans and tell my back fat ciao, I cannot eat those things. (well except on very few occasions). Sooooo I am always looking for ways to make and eat healthy foods that are not simply what a rabbit would eat. (PS LOVE SALADS & CARROTS, so i could probs be a rabbit)
but i digress.
So I am on the hunt for healthy foods and ingredients. Now I am broke teacher who spends the majority of her cash monies on her classroom and shoes. BUT I am learning to budget more for groceries, because DUH healthy foods are more expensive than the crap foods.
HOWEVER, with that said I do not eat 100 percent organic or spends wads & wads on groceries. I am an ALDIS shopper. I love it. Sorry if you don't. I buy almost all my produce there and a lot of my my meats. I also buy somethings at walmart that I prefer a brand name for.
I go shopping about once a week because I buy so much produce and I go through it quickly and I make dinner for D & I aobut 5-6 times a week plus lunch for school every day...aka I go through a lot of food for one little lady.
Today I wanted to share a few things that I get every time I shop/always have on hand to throw together (if needed) a healthy meal.
Things I buy from Aldis/Walmart
- Frozen Chicken Breasts (Boneless/Skinless)
- Ground Turkey
- Fresh Veggies- broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, romain lettuce/spinach, Baby Carrots
- Canned Veggies- Corn, Green Beans (Yes I eat canned food, not every day-but I do)
- Whole Wheat Tortillas (Aldis has a brand called Fit n' Active, and I like thier flatbreads)
- Frozen Tilapia
- Fresh Fruits- Apples, Tangerines, Pineapple, Oranges
- Siracha (I don't use this a lot, so it lasts a long time)
- Mrs. Dash Seasonings
- Garlic (quick and guiltless way to add flavor)
- Plain Greek Yogurt (I get this at Walmart, its a bit expensive, but I make my 'ranch' dip a lot)
- Pre-Cooked Chicken Breast Strips (a bit pricey, BUT TOTAL life saver for a single gal)
- String Cheese
Now I have been venturing to an organic store in town and buying a few things every once in a while. I am trying to step outside my comfort zone more, so heading into this store was a step in trying new stuff. These are a few things I have found and liked, that I am willing to spend a smidge more on.
- Ezekiel Bread. I LOVE THIS. I have been making toast in the morning and sandwiches a lot
- No Sugar/Preservative jam. (30 cals for a TBSP---I'll take it, and I hardly ever use a whole tablespoon)
- Rice Crackers, I KNOW you are thinking, EWWW gross. BUT NO!! I love this kind.
*there are few more things I have tried, but I always get that when i go in/have it on hand*
Those are just a few of my staples that I always keep to stay on track. What are some of your healthy go-to foods??