Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Grocery Shopping for the Plan

Tonight, hubby and I went grocery shopping, and the vast majority of what we bought was in the produce section. In the fruit category, I picked out apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, and grapefruit, and peaches. I love fruit, so this is an easy one for me. I'll eat just about any fruit there is, although this selection is incredibly boring. Next week, I'll add in some berries, if I can find good ones, and maybe a few less common fruits.

For veggies, we got lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes. I have quite a few tomatoes left at home, plus a couple cucumbers. Forgot to get spinach.

Picked up the major staple meat for our house: skinless, boneless chicken breasts, on sale for $1.79/lb, plus a bag of frozen shrimp.

per Allan's comment a week or so ago, I picked up some Gruyere. Let's see how that goes...never had it before.

And for dinner....on our way to the checkout, I spotted this:

It's got all the requisite ingredients: lean chicken, whole wheat pasta, veggies. The sauce wasn't bad, but wasn't great, so I added 2 tsp of peanut butter and about 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Total calories for dinner: 310+63=373

Adding that to earlier today and I'm at 997 calories.

Hubby and I are off to watch an hour or so of TV before bed, and my snack is one string cheese and 6 wheat thins, plus my 6th bottle of water...I am so floating away!!

I feel great about my first day! Hope all of you do as well!!


  1. Awesome!! I love fruit. Your picks sound good!!

  2. mmmm...gruyere. I love cheese. It is the one thing I won't go low-fat or low-cal on. I'd rather just have a little of the real thing.

    And your day 1 sounds fabulous.