Topic: Healthy grocery list? 25 dollars a week? Help :D?
May 26, 2019 / By Clancy Question:
I have about 25 dollars for food a week. Help me come up with healthy foods
There are somethings Im already buying such as
Green tea(I reccomend the kind with honey and MANGO)
ham slices(deli..pretty lean)
apples(already have them)
tomato soup (all that is for vegtable soup)
Ideas? Im trying to loose 20 pounds be be healthier :D
Im 16 ..so Im ont living alone and some of the things that you buy more than a weeks worth of are already in the house (Im just buying my own so I can pick out healthier thigns) such as the apples or penut butter
Amlodi | 2 days ago
here is the list of foods, separated into 3 categories:
- good sources of protein
- good sources of carbs
- good sources of fat
Good Sources Of Protein
Chicken (without skin)
Turkey (without skin)
Lean cuts of beef
Lean cuts of pork
Lean cuts of lamb
Lean cuts of veal
Milk (2% or skim)
Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat)
Yogurt (low fat/non fat)
Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
Natural peanut butter
Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars
Good Sources Of Carbs
100% whole wheat bread
100% whole wheat bagels
100% whole wheat pita bread
Whole wheat/whole grain pasta
Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
(Fruits And Vegetables)
Good Sources Of Fat
Fish oil supplements
Natural peanut butter
Olive oil (extra-virgin)
Flax seed oil
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it's a shame that most vegetables and fruit are quite expensive, but I think in markets like Aldi or Tesco you can get cheaper ones too.
But you know, if you want to lose weight, you don't need to change your diet, if you don't eat extremely unhealthy now, which isn't the case I think. You could also buy rice, pasta, potatoes, soy products, lentils, veggies like peas, broccoli etc.
If you want to lose weight, you need to exercise, a combination of endurance, e.g. swimming, cycling etc and muscle building exercises to tone your body.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last couple years, I'm sure you've heard of the Paleo Diet. Read here https://tr.im/hRN6s
I hate to even call it a diet, because it's really just the real way that humans have eaten for almost 1.9 Million years, as opposed to the modern-day processed food diet full of grains, sugars, and processed vegetable oils.
Dump the ham. There is nothing about pork that is good for you even though I like to too. But replace it with turkey.
Also you need more green veggies. The corn is nothing but a lot of starch.
And how about some oranges?