Grocery List for the Week

grocery list 2-14-2013

I wanted to share with you guys my grocery list! Yay! I am so proud of myself because I actually planned out meals and made a list of what I wanted to buy. I still bought other things that were not on the list but for the most part I did stick to the plan. The images I got from myrecipes and health and they are images of some of the food I want to make this week. The images include panzanella, caprese bites, chai tea, and mint tea! I also watched these videos from Leaf TV. For the panzanella video click here, the caprese bites click here, the chai tea click here, and the mint tea click here. I found that channel on accident on youtube and now I am obsessed with their videos!

Doesn’t the list look cute? And the food looks delicious too!

A few items that are not in the list that I ended up getting:

  • beer (for the fiance and for valentine’s day)
  • a sweet red wine (for me, you must think we are alcoholics!!)
  • a cucumber
  • avocados (they were on sale!)
  • a squash (the calabaza one from Mexico?!)
  • kiwis
  • balsamic vinaigrette
  • turkey ham

A few items that I did not get from the list:

  • chocolate bar (opted not to get it)
  • cardamom pods (couldn’t find them, does anyone know where I can find them?! please let me know)
  • mangoes (they didn’t look very good this time)
  • lemons (I forgot them but luckily I still have a few)

So that is my grocery list for this week. We ended up not drinking since 10 o’clock seemed really late. (We are so not in college anymore.) So we plan to drink Saturday evening, lol yes we penciled that in for Saturday but we will see.

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Food Diary Entry #6 (for Thurs,11-15-2012)

In the morning:
A huge cup of green tea and some water

For brunch:
Banana bread oatmeal. I actually made it from scratch!! I am so excited about this because its like my 7th try. I have always tried to make my own oatmeal and it never turned out good. I was so used to Quaker Oatmeal Apple & Cinnamon flavor that I guess my expectations were set too high. (I think those little packets have a lot of sugar.) Quaker Oatmeal has a recipe for banana bread oatmeal, so i followed that loosely.

For the afternoon:
I had another cup of hibiscus tea and water.

For dinner:
I had a pretty early dinner since breakfast and lunch got mixed together. I made a grilled chicken, tomato and avocado sandwich. It also had 1/4 tsp of black pepper and some romaine lettuce. I really wish I had an onion to put some on the sandwich. It turned out delicious!! It is a pretty high calorie sandwich (400-500 calories) but it is extremely filling.

For dessert:
Baked apple crumble with ice cream and a cup of vanilla rooibos tea. This is a yummy dessert at only 180 calories a serving. Yum!! I’ll post the recipe later. I’m sure others have made this treat but if you are interested stay tuned.

I am just in love with the dessert! Oh and the chicken sandwich was delicious as well.