What food is ALWAYS in your house?

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  1. rachaelski

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    1. garlic
    2. limes
    3. carbonated water
    4. Onion


    Since I moved to the SW I am never without limes...homemade fresh salsa, in water, and (my favorite) in beer.
     
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    Foods always in my house are:

    Lactaid milk--we are ALL lactose intolerant! ($6.29 a gallon!!!!YIKES)
    lunch meat--polish ham
    lunch meat--hard usually American
    rice
    pasta
    bagged salad
    coffee
    water
    cereals--tons!
    chicken breasts
    ground beef
    pork chops
    bananas
    nectarines
    frozen veggies
    (I go to the store a few times a week to replenish extras)
     
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    Our pantry is very limited because we eat from the same small menu. We always have and mostly eat:

    boneless, skinless chicken breast
    pasta
    tomato sauce
    cheese
    cereal
    Lean Cuisine Pizza
    milk (husband uses two-three a week)
    eggs
     
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    skim milk
    ice cream
    Hershey's syrup
    Velveeta shells and cheese
    chicken breasts
    frozen veggies (a variety)
    fast cook rice
    bread
    swiss cheese
    turkey or ham deli meat
    eggs
     
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    I live alone currently so the only foods that are always in my house are Fancy Feast and Purina One crunchies! :lol:

    I actually really need to go to the grocery store right now; I just ate a plain tortilla because I have nothing to put on it. :huh:

    But in a week I'm moving in with my fiance. I have the feeling that my grocery bill might triple. Actually, I think it'll probably be about four times what it is now! :lol:
     
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    I like this thread! My parents are health nuts, so we ALWAYS have:

    - yogurt
    - cottage cheese
    - unprocessed wheat bran
    - flax seed
    - tons of vitamins
    - garlic
    - onions
    - cold pressed olive oil
    - old fashioned oatmeal
    - salmon and/or halibut
    - canned tuna in water
    - organic eggs
    - ground turkey
    - Original Rice Dream rice drink
    - some kind of meatless meat (Morningstart Farms, etc.)
    - zero trans fat foods
     
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    ice cream
     
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    Ms. I,

    We are trying to stop eating processed foods and fake food. It's good to know a trained "healthy eater" has much of the same stuff in her house as we do ours! Do you use much nutritional yeast? My old housemate used it like many people use salt! It is also an awesome breading for tofu cubes!
     
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    pasta
    rice
    milk
    eggs
    yoghurt
    cereals
    sweets
    bread
    cookies
    vegetables
    bananas
    cheese
    tomato sauce
     
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    Chocolate. 'Nuff said.
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    I always have different things for myself but my husband is a creature of habit. For him I have to have in the house at all times:
    Peanut butter
    bread (has to be white)
    jelly (has to be boysenberry. Trader Joe's has the best!)
    ice cream (preferably choc/vanilla)
    diet pepsi or diet coke

    If I wasn't around he would probably never eat any other foods LOL
     
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    rachaelski,

    No, but we use the powdered Brewer's yeast & mix it w/ apple juice, which is good. We use sea salt, which is better than regular table salt. For sugar, we use fructose, which is from the health store OR organic sugar cane (in the granule form).

    My parents are such health nuts that my mom hasn't had a hamburger made w/ beef in 35+ yrs. They never eat pork either. They don't hardly eat chicken...only turkey & fish & the meatless meats. We like tofu too.

    We don't drink any alcoholic beverages either. Oh, also added canned tuna in water to the list! :)
     
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    Ms. I,

    I live in New Mexico, and our newest find has been Mexican Cokes. Mexican cokes are made with sugar cane (and they are in cute glass bottles). Not exactly healthy, but so much better than cokes with corn syrup! And the Mexican Cokes are made with less than 5 ingredients!
     
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    We are all about the can sugar and sea salt!
     
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    I really feel I need to go grocery shopping. The only thing I keep in my kitchen is water, milk, cold cereals, canned green beans, corn and instant oatmeal.
     
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    I LOVE Mexican coke. Usually the only thing I normally have in my fridge is coffee and creamer. Not that I am eating healthy I have fresh veggies and chicken, steak, or fish. That's all I'm allowed for right now. I haven't had anything processed in three weeks. I miss my hamburgers and pizza!

    BTW-is anyone else's spell check not working??
     
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    Wow, 3 weeks! That's great. It's a struggle sometimes, I grew up eating processed crap and fast food. But I am eating New Mexican food a couple times a week and still losing weight...that says a lot about the effect of processed food!
     
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    When my cupboards are bare, and there is nothing to eat, I still probably have:

    Spices
    Pasta
    Coffee
    Salad Dressing
    Ketchup
    Salsa
    Soup of some sort
    Tuna
    Rice
    Cheese
    Peanut Butter
    Jelly

    And I always have pop because my husband gets it for $2.00 a case from the bottling company next to his work.
     
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    You must have some awesome places to eat living in New Mexico. I just saw Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network) and they featured some New Mexico places a few times. Do you eat a lot of chilis? :lol: Yum!
     
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    We always have:

    peanut butter
    whole grain pasta
    brown rice
    tuna
    frozen peas and brocolli
    carrots
    eggs
    bread
    jelly
    mustard
    honey
    chicken
    fish
    olive oil
    cheddar cheese
    parsley

    lots of other stuff too, but I won't bore you. We keep a good stock all the time.
     
  22. MathManTim

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    Apples
    Oranges
    Skim Milk
    Orange Juice
    Bacon :thumb:
    Eggs
    Oatmeal
    Diet Coke
    Bisquick Pancake Mix
    Maple Syrup
    Bread
    Did I mention bacon? :thumb:
    Butter
    Mixed Fruit Jelly

    If you've noticed a theme here, it's breakfast. I'll gladly go out to the grocery store to pick up something to make for lunch or dinner, but I despise having to go out to the store in the morning for breakfast.

    At any given time I usually have a few bags of mixed frozen vegetables in my freezer, as well as a few microwavable small dinners. In my pantry I keep in stock soups, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and tuna (in the tear-open pouches).

    MathManTim, Breakfast Connoisseur
     
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    Kat,

    I LOVE chili, especially green chili stew. Also, there's a restaurant that makes a red chili salsa that is awesome!
     
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    We always keep a pretty stocked kitchen. I was raised in a household where mom cooked every meal, and we rarely ate out except on vacations. I just got in the habit of cooking.

    So, we're got pretty much every spice and condiment on hand all the time, plus flour, sugar, corn meal, and baking mix. We also always have a variety of soups, vegetables, pasta, tomato sauce, tuna, juices, etc.

    And I always make sure to have milk, eggs, bread, peanut butter, yogurt, bananas & grapes, plain chips, crackers, and cheese.
     
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    What is really sad is that I do not live alone (hubby and 3 teenagers) and all we have right now is the Purina One. We ordered pizza again. I really have to go to the grocery.
     
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    We only eat cane sugar. My husband's uncle owns a cane farm and we get unprocessed sugar cane. It is light brown in color. My son told his kindergarten teacher that sugar is not white and she had it wrong when they were learning colors.:lol:
     
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    I have 2 teenagers--there's always a lot of food (and I seemingly shop every second day). The things we can't do without:
    milk
    orange juice
    apples
    baby carrots
    cucumbers
    cheese
    cookies
    granola bars
    crackers
    ice cream
    bagels
    pasta
    rice

    TG--whenever I call home and ask my daughter is there's anything we need, the response is always the same, "Chocolate".
     
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    I have two teenagers at home (one just for the summer) and ALL their friends in my house on a regular basis. I am lucky if I have salt and pepper at the end of the day :)
     
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    So I won't be alone when I stop on my way home from summer school tomorrow for milk, orange juice and apples for the 3rd time since Saturday?!?
     
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    and juice, bagels, pita bread, chocolate chip cookies, cereal, popcorn, eggs (oh my gosh, I have no idea what they are doing with eggs :eek: but I am buying a carton every third day), ice cream, carrots, oranges, french bread . . . . . . . jeeze, we still have a month left :lol:
     
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    I hear ya, INteacher. I think that all of my summer school earnings are going to groceries!
     
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    Ditto, I like dark chocolate and wine. Together they are very fine!
     
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    I had 4 extra kids here this afternoon. One was only 6 but the others were 16, 16 and 14. They ate 2 boxes of fish fillets, a bag of french fries, 2 microwave kettle corn, 10-12 peaches (I have a tree), a couple of hot pockets, milk, waters, and those water mix ins. Oh and they did some damage to the gallon of ice cream too.

    (I get irritated when my favorite water mix ins are gone.)
     
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    I go through so much nutritional yeast it is starting to feel like an obsession. I love it on baked potatoes.

    I always have: baking supplies, soy/rice/almond/oat milk (whatever is on sale), frozen organic edamame, sesame seeds, tempeh, Vegenaise, red bell peppers, fresh ginger, cucumbers, red onion, limes, lemons, spinach, arugula, crushed tomatoes, extra firm organic tofu, pistachios, dried organic apricots, organic grapes (I keep in freezer--so good frozen), chick peas, red quinoa, sprouted wheat tortillas, avocados, nori sheets, and a variety of vinegars/oils for salad dressings.

    (and oreos :blush: )
     
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    Oh my. I have just begun WW and eating healthy. I did not have soda at all yesterday, and did not even notice it.

    Fresh Fruit--whatever is cheap.
    Fat free ice cream
    PN butter
    bread
    eggs
    tortillas whole wheat
    chicken breasts
    canned coconut milk for curry
    canned soups, veggies, fruits, beans
    Rice and pasta
    Yogert
    milk, soda and water
    flour and sugar for baking (Splenda)
    low fat snacks--chips, crackers, popcorn
    something in the freezer for company--a turkey, beef, pizza
    whole grain frozen waffles.
    fresh veggies

    ...and that is just off the top of my head. I grew up in a house with a mom who cooked every meal. I tend to cook a lot of meals, and find eating out to be very heavy in calories.

    My grandson keeps eating all my fresh fruit and I am at the grocery store every 2/3 days to replenish.
     
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    Grub

    Peanut butter, whole wheat bread, fruit, skim milk, a variety of chocolates.
     
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    Hm.

    Can I come over, please?
     
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    Hmmmm....I cook all of our meals, and my DH and DS take the leftovers for lunch. So, I have a pretty well stocked kitchen! Some things I always have are:
    jam (I make my own)
    peanut butter
    tomato sauce and paste
    spaghetti noodles
    chicken and beef broth
    chicken breasts
    ground beef
    shredded cheese
    milk
     
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    Salsa - usually homemade
    Cheese
    tomatoes (fresh)
    tomato sauce & diced tomatoes
    boneless, skinless chicken breast
    tea
    splenda (for the tea)
    ice cream
    dog food (does that count? I always have plenty)
     
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    cheese
    broth
    barley
    fish
    rice
     
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    Frozen containers of chili, spaghetti sauce, shredded turkey, and whatever else my mom has in the freezer when I go back to WI--I make sure to stock up!

    Also:
    eggs
    fresh fruit
    yogurt
    cheese
    milk
    bagels & cream cheese (hmmmm...can you tell I'm from the dairy state?)
     

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