Every Saturday, part of my routine is to stop at Whole Foods. Sure, it’s more expensive than a regular supermarket. However, I can’t buy some the things I need in a regular supermarket. If you have a Whole Foods available to you it’s worth stopping in. Not all Whole Foods are the same. Some have better meat and fish departments than others. Another great place to shop is Trader Joe’s. There are other food co-ops in various parts of the country. If you find grass feed beef and truly free range chicken, it’s worth the extra cost. When buying salmon, some things to remember. Not all fish are caught wild. Some are farm raised. Just as you are what you eat, that fish is what it ate. Always choose wild salmon over farm raised.
Legumes: Split Dal – $5.50 for 2 lbs of Dal. (Will last 10 days)
Romaine Lettuce: Dark green leafy. $2.49 will make 3 salad meals for two people.
Very Brown Rice: 2 lbs for $5.70 (Will also last several days)
Grass Fed Beef: I buy the chuck roast 4 lbs at a time and ask them to put it through the grinder twice. It’s much leaner than buying 85% ground beef.
Whole kernel Russian Rye: This works quite well for a slow carb ‘bread’ with my favorite protein, a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter. (Buy peanut butter that is not hydrogenated. The oil should seperate in the jar, less sugar, usually only 1 gram per serving. If it’s 7 to 8 grams per serving it’s high gylcemic and to be avoided.