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Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Day 5: Stock Your Shelves

Posted by on May. 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Welcome to day 5 of the Bikini Bootcamp Challenge!

A healthy diet begins in the grocery store.

As we discussed in Day 1, in order to be successful on your journey and drop the weight, you have to change the way you eat. One of the most common factors when changing your diet is not knowing what to buy. Here is a list to help you begin.

Stock your home with these staples and you will always be able to make quick, easy and healthy meals.

Produce:

  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Clementines
  • Cauliflower
  • Grapefruit
  • Grape/Cherry tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach)
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Snow peas
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Summer squash
  • Tangerines
  • Tofu
  • Zucchini

Meat/Seafood:

  • Fish fillets (cod, halibut, haddock, sole, tilapia, salmon)
  • Ground turkey/chicken (at least 90% lean)
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Skinless chicken

Dry Goods:

  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Healthy cooking oils (olive, grape seed)
  • Lentils
  • Nut butters
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Low cal dressings
  • Seeds (Flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower)
  • Vinegar (balsamic, red wine)
  • Whole-grain pastas

Refrigerated:

  • Cheese (reduced fat)
  • Cottage cheese (low fat)
  • Eggs
  • Egg substitute/egg whites
  • Hummus
  • Milk (skim for cows milk, soy or unsweetened almond)
  • Ricotta cheese (part skim)
  • Yogurt (nonfat Greek)

Frozen Foods:

  • Edamame in the pod
  • Frozen fruits (no sugar added)
  • Frozen fish fillets
  • Frozen vegetables (no added salt or sauces)
  • Turkey/veggie burgers

Breads:

  • Whole wheat mini pitas
  • Whole grain wraps
  • Whole grain sandwich thins

You don't have to buy them all at once. Buy as needed. Choose your favorites and the ones you will use most often. Remember, fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients and available year round.


Fresh produce can be costly so here are some tips to keep your produce fresh longer:

  • Keep apples and other counter top produce fresh by keeping them out of direct sunlight and uncovered.
  • For produce that needs to be refrigerated, keep it in perforated plastic bags in the produce drawer.
  • While storing in the refrigerator, keep fruits and vegetables in different drawers. If together ethylene can build up and cause them to spoil.

Have you started transforming your diet?

What healthy foods have you incorporated into your diet so far?

Share your healthy recipes!

**Once you have completed your cardio for the day, click here for the Day 5 Cardio log.

** Don't forget to update your food journal.

** Remember to fit in an extra 10 - 30 minutes of walking in addition to your daily cardio/workout.


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by on May. 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Mdmooch
by on May. 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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I eat really healthy but my weakness is chocolate. I really need to work hard to cut down on that! I drink a green drink almost every morning which is packed with lots lf veggies and it helps me get a good start for the day.
Daylorenasmom
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Guess its that time to go shopping later tthough just got off work tired thanks for the list
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nenaswife
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:07 AM

I have started trying to get more fruits and veggies.  Lately I have been in love with chickpeas. Wonderful little things. 

mommaFruFru
by Member on May. 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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I haven't added anything, but I am removing all gluten, I was advised to by a new nutritionist..

It is going to be very hard, but I get Dk after eating it :/
tabby1979
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Have you started transforming your diet? somewhat..i need to do more

What healthy foods have you incorporated into your diet so far? making sure I eat when things are super busy with new baby.....i prefer fresh fruit for my snack.

blueeyedpixie
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM
I buy as many fruits and veggies as I can but where I live now we only have a small fridge so I can't buy a lot:( but we have been trying to eat a lot more salads for dinner and such...
5forjulie
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I make sure we eat healthy and have apples, banana's . I also eat food in moderation 

chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on May. 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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I do keep a lot of these foods on hand. My favs are strawberries, apples, peas and broccoli.

Paigesmommy78
by on May. 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM
I'm usley pretty good on the fruit and veggies it the other stuff I'm not so good at
Bmat
by Member on May. 5, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I didn't know this about keeping fruits and veggies in separate drawers! Thank you for the list, I'll keep it in mind this week when I shop for groceries.

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