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#1 Old 07-03-2006, 02:28 PM
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Hey everyone! My mom and I are heading to Kroger soon, and I'm just looking for some suggestions on what to get! Lots of fruits and veggies, I know, but I'm looking to try some new stuff too!
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#2 Old 07-03-2006, 02:36 PM
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Why are you hitting it? What's it ever done to you!??



I like checking out what fruits/veg are in season and going from there for meal planning. This week (granted, not a meal, but...) I bought plums, peaches, a little organic seedless watermelon (omg is it good! And under $3!), and some other funky melon. I also am going to make a veg loaf for dinner one night so we can have fresh corn on the cob as a side.

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If they carry it, try some T.V.P. (Textured Vegetable Protein). I recently discovered just exactly how freakin' awesome it is. Try some different fruits and veggies than you usually do. Try avacodos, horn/horny fruit, figs!... Well, you get the gist.
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I usually plan one meal a week based on whatever vegetables are fresh/on sale. But I also plan more involved dinners ahead of time and then get the ingredients for them. I stock up on fruits and vegetables for snacks. They have cherries and strawberries right now, and I think late-crop asparagus is on sale. Lots of other berries, too. I was pleased to see that Driscoll's, the biggest national distributor of strawberries, is now marketing certified organic berries. I sure would like to find a local berry farm where I can pick my own, though. Strawberries bred to be shipped cross-country are always so disapointing.



Organic pre-washed spinach is a must for me-- I put it on sandwiches, make salads with glazed walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette, and sometmes even cook it. But if I'm planning to cook it, I have to get a whole container devoted to just that. Zucchini is also a pretty regular purchase for me. I have a Holy Trinity of Carrot, Onion, and Zucchini that I use to vegify everything from skillet potatoes for breakfast to beans for tacos.



I try to always keep carrots, potatoes, onions, canned beans, canned tomatoes, and frozen corn on hand for quick meals.



Amy's canned chili and frozen dinners. Annie's salad dressings. Silk soymilk. My Kroger recently stopped carrying the Silk Coffee flavor, which infuriated me.
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Hey! I thought of another thing you could try. There are frozen veggie burgers called Sunshine Burgers which are soy-free. They contain sunflower seeds and beans I think. I'd have to go look in the freezer (which is where I saw them when taking out my frozen peas and thought of it). You could do a quick veg-burger with lettuce/tomato/pickles/onions, sweet potato oven fries, and veg baked beans dinner.

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#6 Old 07-03-2006, 04:09 PM
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Here's an older thread that has some good responses to a similar question.



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...t=35919&page=3

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I love kroger!! Make sure to check out their kosher/jewish section! They have so many vegan products there it's incredible!
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Young (thai) coconut!
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#9 Old 07-04-2006, 02:18 AM
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I would suggest planning a weeks worth of meals based on recipes that you have and that look interesting. Once you have your list of meals, make a list of all the ingredients that you will need to buy to make those meals. Then, when at the grocery store, buy only what is on that list. This keeps you focused on making good healthy meals and keeps you from buying junkfood.
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If they carry it, try some T.V.P. (Textured Vegetable Protein). I recently discovered just exactly how freakin' awesome it is. Try some different fruits and veggies than you usually do. Try avacodos, horn/horny fruit, figs!... Well, you get the gist.





The stuff makes me run to the bathroom screaming. Try It in in small amounts first. I think some people may be sensitive to TVP.
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