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So I've gotten rid of pretty much all the food in my kitchen. What should I stock my pantry with? What healthy foods can't you live without?

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Maybe if we knew what you trashed, it would be easier to respond. I didn't throw out much because we have fresh fruit and veg in the house, meats, etc. We were never a big junk food house. All food is healthy, so long as it is not processed. My day would come to a standstill without Protein Shakes, Oikos Triple Zero yogurt, apples, Peanut Butter, eggs, cheese, salad ingredients, fresh vegetables and meat. Sometimes I'll have a few Wheat Thins. Damascus Whole Wheat wraps (110 calories 11 g protein) deli turkey, ham or roast beef. Hummus to dip carrots in.

sugar free pudding and Jello. Halo Top Ice Cream. Torani sugar-free coffee syrups for use in shakes. Two or three types of Protein Powder, frozen fruit for shakes and PB2.

Coconut milk (unsweetened) or Fairlife Skim or 2% milk.

Vitamin Water Zero.

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How would knowing what I trashed make it easier for anyone to respond? I thought your reply was perfect! Those are just the types of ideas I need be inspired, thanks!

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I eat the same things all of the time. chicken tenderloins and steamed broccoli. Dannon fit and lite. I make a great vegetarian chili. Sometimes I will eats whatever at a restaurant if we go out but just lost interest in food when I had the surgery.


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For me it is mostly salads and chili. I do eat Protein Bars and Pure Protein Drinks.

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2 hours ago, Redmaxx said:

For me it is mostly salads and chili. I do eat Protein bars and Pure Protein drinks.

Hello fellow Michigander ^.^

How do you make your chili?

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Hello.

I use kidney Beans, chili powder, onions, tomatoes, ground round (sometimes flat Iron steak), Tomato paste (I like thicker chili).

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2 hours ago, sc101071 said:

I eat the same things all of the time. chicken tenderloins and steamed broccoli. Dannon fit and lite. I make a great vegetarian chili. Sometimes I will eats whatever at a restaurant if we go out but just lost interest in food when I had the surgery.

Please share that chili recipe!

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Looks like it'll be really fun to make, I enjoying cooking as well. I'm looking forward to learning to cook healthier versions of my favorite foods, and chili is one of my tops!

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3 hours ago, sc101071 said:

I eat the same things all of the time. chicken tenderloins and steamed broccoli. Dannon fit and lite. I make a great vegetarian chili. Sometimes I will eats whatever at a restaurant if we go out but just lost interest in food when I had the surgery.

Oh how well I can relate!! I am almost 4 years out and food just doesn't excite me!! I'm not complaining because THAT has helped me reach my goal weight. In fact I went below my goal weight. I weighed 117#'s but gained back 8#'s, which I have maintained for over 3 years. Life is great!! But for myself I would rather drink my coffee than eat any food. Unless it was junk food. LOL

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I don't eat yogurt, all of it has too much sugar, the nutritional value doesn't make sense.

I will never allow Peanut Butter back in my house. Too calorie dense, too little nutritional value and too easy to snack on. PB2 is no better it has sugar. I was buying pure peanut butter powder but my local grocery stopped selling it, and I haven't bothered to order more.

coffee ( I live off Coffee)

Hot Sauce

Penzey's Spices (lots of sugar free high quality spice mixes, most store brands have carbs)

Flavor God spices

EatMeGuiltFree Brownies (everything else they sell has bad macros I like the blondies)

Halo Top Ice, haven't purchased any in about 6 to 9 months but I like it

A White fish you like

Stevita Stevia in liquid (only sweetener I will use)

Water Drops Stevia

always keep a Protein Bar in my purse.

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17 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

...Hot Sauce...

This. I love highly seasoned food. None or hardly any salt is needed if it's seasoned right! I'm starting my first ever garden and peppers are high on the list!

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Fresh veggies, Fish, Bio Chem Protein powder, legumes, chicken, roast, eggs, apples, clementines, nuts ( with shell ) decaf tea, Perrier, beef Jerky.


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MBird: what stage are you? Post op? You can have Perrier even tho it's carbonated?


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