MY TOP 10 GROCERY ITEMS AND WHY
I throw them in my shake every morning. It’s a must.
Here is my recipe:
1 scoop of chocolate Shakeology
10-12 ounces of water
Half handful of frozen strawberries
2. Pre-cooked Lentils
This is my “go to” that I can throw on my salad for extra protein or the lentil-quinoa salad that is my vice. (I use the 21 day fix containers, so excuse the measurements)
1 yellow of Lentils
1 yellow of quinoa
Palmful of red onion
1/2 green of tomatoes and cukes
1 tsp of sesame seed oil
1/2 squeezed lemon
Dried chickpeas for crunch
I always keep them in the house for extra protein. Since I removed red meat and chicken I have trouble fitting in the needed amount of protein in my diet. I usually hard boil some for the week. I will eat them plain or I will toss them in a little of Veganaise with red onion and celery! I also use them for egg whites in the am when I am in the mood.
4. Amy’s Margarita Pizza
This is a WIN! I usually keep these in my freezer for those busy and hectic days when I can’t seem to get dinner moving. I make a side salad, cook 2 of these and BAM! A pretty decent dinner without the mom guilt.
5. Black Beans
I usually have at least 2-3 cans hanging around in the pantry. I add them to a salad for some extra fiber or I make Black Bean Soup which is always a hit….I think because I add chips and sour cream with it. Wink Wink.
I just can’t live without a caprese salad. A nice beefsteak tomato with a slice of “moo-tza-rell”. I have no words, just Mmmmmm.
7. SkinnyPop (the BIG BAG)
I know that 3 cups is one yellow container when talking about the 21 day fix program. Unfortunately, there have been times when I haven eaten the entire bag in one sitting. Most times, this bag lasts me about 5-6 days. But when I am on a roll…..watch out!
Guacamole, sliced on a salad, mixed with my caprese salad, added to the Black Bean soup or just plain. This fruit makes me happy!
9. Strawberries and Pineapple
A longtime friend once served strawberries for dinner and I thought, “that’s genius”. We always just assume that fruit is a breakfast, lunch or snack item. But once I started putting fruit on the table for dinner, I realized that my monsters eat fruit AND veggies. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Strawberries and pineapple are usually a hit.
10. Amy’s California Burger
I love her line of food. I really haven’t found anything she makes that I despise. This burger here is a fav. I add homemade quac, a side salad and I am in Lunch Heaven!