The first week, you'll be buying more stuff than all other weeks, as you're gathering the building blocks for your new fridge and pantry (including spices, oils, and other long- term ingredients). We believe in working from the inside of the store out so that heat and bacteria have less time to grow on your produce before you get it home. This list includes both your staples and your ingredients for the recipes on our seven- day sample schedule (see page 275) for two people. You can make weekly or biweekly shopping lists for any of the recipes and snack choices and for any number of people (one to twenty- four) at www.RealAge.com.
Shopping List Basics
Serves two for one week:
- The shopping list has been subdivided into categories to make shopping easier (grains, refrigerated items, protein, dried fruits and nuts, fresh veggies, and so forth).
- A general condiment list has been included below for seasonings, spices, oils, and so on, needed to complete the recipes. You may already have many of these items in your pantry.
- Tomato or cranberry juice can be substituted for any or all of the orange juice.
Inside Aisles: Grains
1 box cold oat cereal (Cheerios)
1 package 100 percent whole wheat or 100 percent whole grain English muffins (try to find a brand
without sugar, honey, or high-fructose corn syrup added)
One 12-inch or 10-ounce prepared thin 100 percent whole grain pizza crust
1 box short- grain brown rice
1 box 100 percent whole wheat rigatoni or linguine pasta
1 box steel- cut oatmeal
1 bag small 100 percent whole wheat pitas
1 bag 100 percent whole wheat tortillas
1 jar (1-5 pounds) of chia seeds