Hello! I'm back on WW after a year-long hiatus. It is going very well this time!
I am about to take a very low-budget, week-long trip overseas, to London. My plan is to buy some grocery staples to keep at the place where I'm staying, so I don't have to eat in restaurants. I don't want to blow my tiny budget or my WW plan. I'm also going to be on the run a lot so I need food I can take with me. Any ideas? I was thinking of a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread, and some apples, which isn't really the best plan so I'm looking for some ideas. Thanks in advance!
So, I've been an off and on Weight Watcher for almost 15 years, and have recently gone back on WW again, following the same plan I did when I first joined. I know, it's ancient, but it worked and I lost 25 lbs. Had the labeling on the frozen meals not been changing, I probably would have completely ignored the new Points Plus overhaul entirely. But with all of it changing, it would probably be harder to fight it than go along with it, so I'm adapting.
Anyway, as you probably guessed, I eat a lot of frozen and ready to eat food, mainly to take to work for lunches and such. What are some of your favorites (with the new point values, if you have them!)? My tastes are pretty varied (anything and everything, from southern comfort food to Indian), so any suggestions would be great!
one of the hardest things for me is trying to stay on budget while eating healthy. i love to shop at whole foods and eat organic food, but i really cannot afford it. I have given myself a maximum of $50 to spend at the grocery store each week, for all of my meals and house/cat supplies. I hardly eat out. Here is a list of things I typically get:
-quinoa -canned beans -canned tomatoes -whole wheat pasta -jarred tomato sauce -baby carrots and grape tomatoes -hummus ( i would love to get a food processor so I can make my own) -frozen veggies (everything from corn to stir fry mix) -instant light oatmeal for work -light english muffins -applesauce -popcorn kernels for my popcorn popper( no oil needed) -frozen pineapple -yogurt (i do buy the individual ones only because there really isn't a huge price difference in the ones i like and sometimes if i put them in plastic containers they tend to leak during transport) -chicken breasts (pre portioned) which i know costs more per serving but i dont need to cook for more than just myself and if i am cooking a meal which calls for a lot of chicken i would not use these
are there any other items you can suggest that will help me cut down my costs? my one culprit is coffee! i buy k-cups because i find it an easier way to control my sugar/cream, rather than going to a coffee shop and spending more money, but i wish i could just stop with my coffee addition in general.
also, if you have any websites/books that have inexpensive/healthy meal ideas please share! i usually make a big meal on the weekend that will last me a few days at least, like soup or chili.
I was making my grocery list and it rustled up an old meeting topic from a few weeks ago. All of us have staple foods or core foods that get us through week to week. Mine would be Fiber One Bars, Yoplait yogurt, all of my veggies, and Boca burgers.
I've seen numerous posts about "I'm heading to the grocery store. what should I buy? what do YOU buy?"
I think a lot of us congregate to this community b/c we aren't big fans of the WW.com forums. There are still plenty of amazing things that the rest of the site offers though. For instance, I found a great list of groceries to get you started. I know there's some new people here. :-)
I just signed up with Weight Watchers last night, and I'm excited to get started! I'm going to be making a trip to the grocery store later today, so I was wondering - when you go grocery shopping, what are the main Weight-Watchers-Friendly things you buy? What are your staples? Are there any foods that are surprisingly low in points? Anything you couldn't make it through the day without? Basically, I'm trying to build a new shopping list for my life. I ate extremely unhealthily before, so it's going to be quite the change. What kind of bread do you buy that is low in points? What kinds of snacks? Cereal? Anything! Just start throwing stuff my way! :)