Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday's Top 10 - Staple Foods

One of the questions I always see asked in weight loss forums is, "Name your top 10 staple foods." Foods that are always on my shopping list. I thought I'd list it here to help others. I'm going to leave out the "fruits and vegetables," as those are givens.

My Top 10 Staple Foods

  1. Boneless, skinless chicken breast. So many things you can do with chicken. Its not just for baking or grilling. Though, I love my George Foreman Grill.

  2. Center cut pork chops. Hubby likes to get the thick ones. I eat them and count the points for it.

  3. Lean ground turkey (or beef). Try to get 93% lean. To get rid of extra fat, after frying it up, you can put it in a colander and rinse the extra fat off. Yes, I know that sounds yucky, but it does work. You can continue cooking it afterwards.

  4. 1% milk. My family won't drink skim at all. If I'm out, I'll get skim.

  5. Fat Free (or low fat) cheese. All kinds of cheeses. Slices and shredded.

  6. Quick oats. Not instant packets. Those little things never fill me up. I need two. I can make 1/2 cup of quick oats, drown it in cinnamon (which gets your metabolism going). Flavor it with fruit (preferably fresh), and splenda if necessary, and you're good to go.

  7. Raisins. I put 1/4 cup in my oatmeal. They're good for a quick snack also.

  8. Peanut Butter. OMG, I am a peanut butter addict. I can eat it everyday. I use 1 tablespoon in my oatmeal, or on my pb&j sandwiches. I realized that reduced-fat and regular peanut butter are the same amount of points, so I get whichever is cheaper.

  9. Jelly

  10. Light (reduced-calorie) bread. Two slices = 1 serving.
There are quite a few more. But, I'm limiting myself to 10.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What are your top 10 healthy foods?


Nicole said...

The first three are always on my list too :)

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