My hubby and I shop for groceries week to week. Here are foods we typically choose from. At each meal, I eat a protein, carb and veggie. Healthy fats are eaten in moderation. I eat every 3 hours, at least 5 meals per day to keep my metabolism high.
Two meals a day I drink meal replacement shakes. The shakes help me save money on meal prepping because they are only $2.85 per meal versus $4-5 per meal with prepping food. The line I use is all-natural with no artificial sweeteners (no sucralose), hormone-free, gluten-free, soy-free and undenatured. There is also a dairy-free shake I recommend as well. Hope this helps someone!
Chicken breast or tenders (white meat)
Fat free or low fat cottage cheese
Brown rice, Spanish rice, Jasmine rice or Basmati rice
Whole wheat bread
Wheat or corn tortillas
Whole wheat pasta
Note: fruit is a simple carbohydrate. Pair it with a protein to have a complete meal.
Vegetables: to be eaten unlimited except corn and English peas.
Tracking sugar: keep sugar intake under 35g per day to achieve weight loss success. Do not count sugar found naturally in fruits or vegetables.
Meal Replacement Bars Options:
All-natural and gluten-free. These are delicious with no chalky after taste. They are like a dessert! These are great if you have a sweet tooth or need a convenient meal when you’re traveling or out and about. My faves are Lemon Crunch, Chocolate Decadence and Oatmeal Raisin. These serve as full meals for $2.99 each.