An A-Z of my shopping essentials to help you lose weight

There are so many simple items that by keeping them in the kitchen (and using them!!) could help you achieve your weight loss goals. Some of these items will help you by swapping them for a less healthy option, others by flavouring your foods. Many are just things which I find a good staple to have in the cupboard ! I use most of these items every week so maybe some will help you too!

A – Apples – an apple a day keeps the doctor away after all!
B – Basil – great for making homemade pasta sauce.
C – Cumin – a spice I use a lot of.
D – Dried wholemeal pasta – healthier than white pasta but just as tasty!
E – Eggs – the possibilities are endless, here are some tips.
F – Frylight – low calorie cooking spray, I use it daily!
G – Grapes – tasty and better for you than chocolate
H – Ham – a great snack for kids and adults to snack on (unless you are vegetarian like me!)
I – Irish Coffee flavour Beanies Coffee – if you haven’t tried it you really must!
J – Jaffa Alpen Light bars – one of my favourites, low calorie/syn and a nice sweet kick.
K – Kale – maybe you haven’t thought of this but its great made into crispy kale.
L – Lasagne sheets – I just love lasagne, try this recipe if you do too.
M – Melon – my favourite fruit, helps you lose weight as so full of water.
N – Noodles (dried egg noodles) – tasty and so quick to make up with a stir fry.
O – Oxo cubes – so useful!
P – Paprika – used in so many recipes!
Q – Quark – check out my post of all the things you can use it for here.
R – Rice – basmati, risotto, paella, long grain, so many varieties!
S – Soy Sauce – great for stir fries and also makes yummy Sticky Mushrooms.
T – Tomatoes – I am sure I use them in most meals, usually tinned but sometimes fresh too!
U – Unsweetened Almond Milk – if you like milk and want lots this is great as lower syn/calorie than cows milk.
V – Vinegar – great for adding something to meals or in cooking. I use a lot of balsamic vinegar.
W – Watercress – a lovely salad item and makes a change from lettuce
X – Ok nothing begins with X ha ha.
Y – Yoghurt – I love the Light and Free Lemon flavour.
Z – Zip lock bags – to save leftovers in
Rather than write lots about each of these I will post future blog posts about some of these ingredients and suggestions of recipes and ways to use them, in the meantime do comment if there is anything you want to ask about or to tell me what your store cupboard essentials are!

If you have enjoyed this post or found it helpful/fun please do share it in Slimming World groups you are in to help others and also help me to spread the Just Average Jen smile!

Don’t forget if you don’t want to miss any of my weight loss tips or you want to try my meal plans then sign up for my emails. You can unsubscribe at any time if its not for you and I wont use your emails for anything else.

[mailerlite_form form_id=1]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.