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    Default What does your grocery list/home diet look like?

    When you buy food for yourself, what do you normally buy?

    As an adult who fends for herself, I tend to keep things simplistic and I try to stay on the healthier side if I can. Because I'm always on a budget & quite lazy when it comes to cooking for myself, I'll tend buy things that I can make quick and easy meals with.

    My grocery list always consists of (if I don't already have these items at the house):

    - Lots and lots of avocados. I eat avocados a like they're apples.
    - Tomatoes
    - either kale or spinach
    - Some type of fruits (it differs depending on my mood)
    - pickles or olives (best snacks in the world)
    - peanut butter and jelly (when in doubt, make a pb&j)
    - almond milk or coconut milk
    - eggs
    - rice
    - black beans and other canned vegetables
    - frozen veggies
    - whole grain loaf of bread
    - either pitta, English muffins or naan
    - cheese (not a must have, though)
    - kimchi
    - tea bags & ground coffee
    - cat food
    - some kind of snack, like a bag of chips (usually this: http://www.piratebrands.com/pirates-...-white-cheddar it's expensive tho )

    I almost never buy sweets or beverages, to the dismay of my house guests. I also hardly ever buy meat, unless I'm planning on making something special. I never buy frozen meals, ever (unless it's some fancy foreign Trader Joes meal, and that's rare).

    There you have it. That's what starfall mostly gets her vital life source from. Share yours.
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    morning: eggs and spinach/peppers
    lunch: no lunch usually since i wont be at home. maybe drink a coffee on the go or have a bagel if i find time
    night: pasta with eggs peppers spinach and broccoli with some sauce
    snacks: peanutbutter/bagels

    luxury: meats if i am craving it, but its expensive

    its really boring but it works for me. i make eat and clean the food in about 15 minutes total. im the kind of person who will eat anything if its there, but if no one will make me anything or buys anything then i just pick the bare bones of what i think i need (in this case carbs, vegetables, and protein)

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    this is FAR from comprehensive. a lot of the time i will plan meals in advance and buy whatever ingredients are in the recipe, and those can vary wildly from the things i normally buy. (so i end up with stuff i don't know what to do with like 1 cup of chicken broth in my fridge right now..)

    things i generally keep in stock
    -skim milk
    -bread ("whole grain white" kinda stuff as a compromise with my kid)
    -eggs
    -bags of chicken breast
    -greek yogurt
    -berries
    -cereal
    -coffee
    -peppermint tea
    -potatoes
    -onions
    -canned vegetables
    -condiments, as needed

    some of the things i like but don't always buy
    -jalapenos
    -general salad ingredients (spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, etc.)
    -shredded mexican cheese
    -diet coke
    -oranges
    -bananas
    -tuna
    -whatever strikes my fancy at the farmers market
    -tortilla chips & salsa
    -ice cream
    -tortillas
    -refried beans
    -etc, etc,

    things i only get cuz they are my kids favorites
    -macaroni and cheese
    -apples
    -pop tarts
    -gogurt
    -cheese crackers
    -koolaid

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    i like to spend money on sufficiently qualitative food and I also like cooking. What I generally always have in my fridge:

    - tomatoes
    - zucchini
    - random salad
    - feta cheese
    - another hard cheese
    - yoghurt
    - olives
    - white wine
    - eggs
    - lean meat
    - milk
    - ice cream

    outsid the fridge:
    - olive oil
    - flour
    - hummus
    - avocado (i love guacamole)
    - tuna
    - fresh bread
    - some kind of pasta
    - basil, rosmarin, spices...
    - coffee
    - red wine
    - polenta
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    right now in my fridge:

    - sweet potatoes
    - cheese with basilikum (artificial jumbo, but tasty)
    - spinach
    - sour cream (huge fan)
    - hummus (high maintenance bitsch)
    - buttermilch
    - banal eggs
    - goat cheese (yummy)
    - cherry kernel cream (from a Turkish shop)
    - mashed aubergines (my Eastern dream)
    - peas
    - surimi
    - chickenburst in chilli sauce to push on the electric grill when I have max. 20 min. at my disposal

    - beer
    - mineral water
    - martini bianco (meh)
    - Hungarian white wine which tastes like home
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    coca cola
    mineral water
    doritos
    chocolate

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    pizza, rice, chocolate, various confectionary, cakes, bread, fanta orange - these are general staple stuff. I eat a lot and a lot of it is junk but I commute to work via bicycle so it keeps everything in check.

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    Protein Powder.

    Eggs.
    Greens.
    Turkey breasts.
    Olive Oil.
    Balsamic Vinegar.

    Greens.
    Chicken.
    Mustard.

    Peanut Butter.


    This is what I eat every single day.
    I am currently on a "low carb cutting diet" ):

    I think my skin is reacting negatively from the protein and meat tastes pretty awful hence all the mustard and balsamic.
    If you use enough, you cant taste the meat.
    Everything interests me but nothing holds me.

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    When I am not low carbing:

    Tomatoes.
    Romain.
    Various mixed greens.
    Hearts of Palm.
    Artichoke hearts.
    Sunflower seeds.
    CORN.
    Basil.
    Hard liquor.
    Wine.
    Pineapple.
    Peaches.
    Fennel.
    Chickpeas.
    Jalapenos.
    Poblanos.
    Serranos.
    Radishes.
    Chives.
    Red onions.
    Purple grapes.
    Chiles.
    Oatmeal.
    Avocadoes.
    Brown rice.
    Basmati rice.
    Collards.
    Beets.
    Carrots.
    Bell peppers.
    Raspberries.
    Strawberries.
    Everything interests me but nothing holds me.

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    Right now in my fridge are cartons of cream I've been procrastinating disposing of.

    Twice a week I buy fermented meat, cream, cheese, and dips. My diet is multivitamins and those things I mentioned. I think I managed to give myself brain fog for about a month.

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    Year Round Staples:
    Buffalo meat (ground, sausaged, stewed)
    Turkey (ground, deli sliced)
    Eggs
    Cheese (cheddar, pepper jack)
    Alfredo sauce, Tomato based sauce
    Butter, Coconut oil, Olive oil
    Onions, garlic
    Flax seeds
    Canned Salmon/Tuna

    Hot Weather Staples:
    Lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, pickles, dressings, broccoli, cauliflower, corn
    Nuts, seeds, berries, garden fresh strawberries galore, apples, dried fruit, jerky, juice 'soda'

    Cold Weather Staples:
    Potatoes, beets, carrots, yam, winter squash, kale, oranges, apples, dried fruit
    Bread (but am finally learning to make my own, so adding flour, sugar, dried milk), oatmeal, pasta, hot cocoa

    After a day of intense decision making, focus, and/or physical labor:
    Take out, ice cream, maybe a soda, maybe a candy bar (basically quick energy recovery)

    This fall&winter I'm learning how to ferment foods, make sourdough bread, and will be making more stews/soups in my new thermal cooker.
    Next spring/summer I'll be learning how to use a solar oven which means possibilities of hot weather breaded goods and solar dehydration preserving without heating up the home.


    Unfortunately, due to some rot in the roof, walls, and floor, our finances recently took a major hit. Which meant going to the food bank for a couple of months. At least this one tries to give fruits and vegetables, but it's usually canned or bottled with most/all the vitamins gone. I gained 5lbs and always feel hungry on the low-nutrient foods they provide. Grrr.
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    Most of the essentials are usually covered, so I just get ramen and microwave stuff. I can't cook.

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