Ever wanted to peak into someone’s pantry? Here’s your chance. 🙂
Now, I consider myself a relatively healthy eater. Or an aware eater at least. Mostly because I cook all my meals myself.
When I went shopping for the week, I decided to see if this is actually true.
I live with a cat and a flatmate who definitely are not included in these grocery bags. They fend for themselves. 😉
So. Here’s what a single gal can consume in a week. No alterations. Just a pretty regular shopping bag for me.
Here’s what I arrived back home with. Even though I love cooking (and I’m good at it) I’m still mostly a routine eater and going through a busy time at work, so there are a few more frozen products here than the norm.
It also doesn’t include the staples I always have in the kitchen cupboards, such as EVO, buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, quinoa pasta, flaxseed, buckwheat and rice flours. There are a few cans of beans and chopped tomatoes around as well.
Here’s the protein for the week:
Half a dozen eggs, can of wild salmon, two pieces of chicken breast and four tenderised chicken breast burgers. Should eat less chicken and more fish…
Tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage (I love raw cabbage) and eggplant. (My spinach and broccoli reserves are full, as in the freezer is packed.)
The frozen mixes:
Four bags of potato-broccoli-bell pepper-leek-mushroom (my favourite) and one of a wok veggie mix.
I’m a huge apple lover, and here you have three different kinds of apples (I’m on a Junami kick atm) a couple of bananas and lemons for adding to water, salads and chicken seasoning.
Various odds and ends:
I mostly drink tap water, but for when I’m in the mood for something fizzy, I like to keep a bottle of carbonised natural mineral water around. Same with OJ. Here’s also a box of oatmeal, almonds and a backup of Orange Pepper, which I love to use with my chicken.
I promise. There are weeks I buy no frozen stuff at all.
Anybody else up for the pantry challenge?