Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, registered dietitian, or fitness expert. The purpose of my blog is to share my experiences with food, fitness, and life. I love to motivate and encourage, and will offer tips, but keep in mind when it comes to your health and fitness, do your research.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Whats inside my grocery cart?

While my sister and I were driving together to my Aunts house to celebrate her Birthday (Happy Birthday Auntie!)  she mentioned me telling her what to buy for some new healthy meal ideas. She gave me the inspiration for today's post! When I grocery shop I always try to stay clear of boxed processed foods. just think about staying around the outer edges of the grocery store..with some exceptions! 

  • Egg Whites                                                  
  • Whole eggs
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Apples                                                
  • Bananas
  • Light Soy Vanilla Milk                                
  • Thin n Trim Chicken Sausage                     
  • FreshSalmon                                             
  • Blueberries 
  • Haddock                                                    
  • Spinach
  • RolledOats                                                 
  • Peppers
  • Shredded wheat                                        
  • Baby Spinach
  • Celery 
  • Ezekiel Bread                                              
  • Coconut oil                                                 
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Sunflower oil                                            
  • Mushrooms 
  • Walnut oil                                                   
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Avocado oil                                                 
  • Ground Turkey Lean 99% ff
  • Ground Chicken 
  • Teddies All Natural Peanut Butter             
  • Rice Cakes                                                  
  • Spices-Cinnamon, garlic powder 
  • Ketchup                                                       
  • Soy Sauce
  • Mustard                                                        
  • Truvia Natural Sweetener                           
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet Potatoes 

These are just some of my favorites. Of course you can see the pattern here, lots of protein, vegetables, fruits, good carbohydrates, and healthy fats! Healthy fats are so important to losing weight and making sure your body functions properly. We all need about 2 TBSP of healthy fats a day! 

Recipe of the day:
Baked Salmon, asparagus, and sweet potato fries 

For the Salmon I simply used a cast iron pan and sprayed it with a little Olive Oil. Turned the oven on to 450 degrees, seasoned the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and baked for about 12 minutes until flaky. You absolutely need to buy the fresh salmon not frozen. It comes out ammmmazing! Salmon not only tastes fabulous but it is also highly nutritious. It is high in protein, contains good fats, and also contains a full days requirement of vitamin D. 
The asparagus was good right on the same pan as the salmon same temperature same amount of time and it came out to my perfect liking...a little crisp! You may need to adjust the cooking time and temperature to your liking! 
The Sweet potato fries take longer to cook so make sure to put those in first! I like to microwave my sweet potato first then slice it up (or you can dice into cubes) spread onto a pan with lightly sprayed olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Some people like to sprinkle theirs with cinnamon which I have yet to try! 
As far as serving sizes I try to stick to about 4-5 oz of salmon, and half a sweet potato when I am not on my competition diet. The about picture is a whole small sweet potato but more than half those fries went to my little! 
This is one of my all time favorite meals! Hope you enjoy it!! 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this!! Your progress is amazing... Going grocery shopping today.