Food For Thought

I came across a really interesting article today on Juice Press’s FB page: What a Week of Groceries Looks Like Around the World.  The piece is a series of images of families posing with their week of groceries from all around the world.  It is SO fascinating to look at the composition of those groceries.

It got me thinking…what would my week of groceries look like?  So far, I would have bread, peanut butter, green juice, oatmeal, grapes, apples, vegetable soup, sushi, granola bars, coffee, milk, wine.  Not terrible, but CLEARLY lacking in vegetables.  I get a few in every day, but not as much as I would like.  Aaaaand we here are full circle: I need to bring my lunch to work.  I don’t know why that is so difficult for me!

I made a list of mini-goals to combat this issue:

1.  Go to the grocery store on Monday and get food for the week.  No more of this eating on the fly and stopping at the grocery store to get a few things here and there.

2.  Buy vegetables that last longer, like carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli that can accompany a pita pocket sandwich.  I’ve been digging pita pocket sandwiches with ham or turkey for lunch, but I need to bring a side of vegetables.

3.  Aim to eat veggies at both lunch and dinner.  Sounds so simple!

4.  For dinners, concentrate on quinoa/brown rice with sauteed vegetables & chicken.  Tasty!

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What food group is your weekly grocery list lacking?