(Closed) weekly groceries–very thought provoking!

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I got this as a chain e-mail a few years ago. I can’t believe how ridiculously unhealthy the American family’s food is. Mexico really loves Coca-Cola products. The European ones seem pretty spot on. Chad makes me really sad. 🙁

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

holy crap. The united states and mongolia had like NO fruit or veggies. And alot had WAY too much pop!!

That was very interesting thanks for sharing!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What an interesting link! The American families basically live on processed fast food.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Ya i’m not much of anything.  FI can eat whatever, for myself i buy lots of fruit, veggies and whole grain everything.  So its like half the shopping is typical, the other half is super healthy. But i am working on him and slowly he is enjoying things like quinoa and bok choy lol. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow that’s crazy.

We probably spend around $100-150 a week and buy mostly produce (romaine and other lettuces, cucumber, cellery, broccoli, tomatos, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, grapes, strawberries, sweet potatos, chinese broccoli, bok choy etc) and lunch meat, bread, bagels, soy milk and almond milk and such.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@kayberry:  Sounds like us too – the only processed thing we buy is FI’s lunchmeat which I am hoping he gets off of one day, but since we load up on produce and fruits I won’t complain about that so much.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I got my Fiance to eat quinoa by making the ‘fried rice’ version, too! He loves it made that way, but isn’t so open to some of the other recipes lol.

 

The American pic disgusts me. Makes me feel good about what we buy though!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The American home is embarrassing.

I have a sweet tooth so I do buy more snacks than I should if I shop hungry, but I really try to avoid bad foods. I remember reading about all these “coupon queens” who were saving literally hundreds of dollars and decided to try it cause I was amazed – then realized almost all the coupons were for fatty, sugary, processed, chemical-laden crap that I don’t buy. We need coupons and discounts on fresh, healthy food so people, especially low income people, will be encouraged to eat right instead of splurging on the cheap garbage.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@harleyq:  Yes, I am surprised that Michelle Obama isn’t doing anything about this as her platform is targeting childhood obesity. Food habits/bad eating patterns are definitely things that start at home. If your parents can’t afford healthy food, you are going to eat crap and gain weight even if schools serve healthy non-junk-food food.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Here’s part 2 if anyone is interested!

@harleyq:  Agreed a million percent. I go through the coupons every week and it’s usually mostly for crap. : Our grocery store does run coupons for fresh fruits/veg every week, but by far it’s for processed crap.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

don’t like how the us family has so much junk food/fast food! I don’t eat the healthiest.. but don’t eat out nearly that much!!! Glad to see we eat healthier than the typical american family apparently does.

edit: just saw the california one… that looks MUCH better 🙂 still not the healthiest but MUCH MUCH better than the NC family!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  You can also make quinoa into a breakfast “oatmeal” try adding a few taioca pearls, vanilla extract and some chopped apple, cinnamon and a splace of milk. Darling Husband really likes it like that

I would love to see what ours looks like laid out like that. Its would have a TON of veggies and meat, moderate fruit and random other thigns like winter squashes and sweet potatoes. Or at least that is what I think it would look like. I wonder if my perception is different than reality????

@harleyq:  Exactly!!! When I see what those coupon families eat…  I would never. I remember one where she was planning her dinner and it was hamburger helper with that dehydrated mashed potato mix. ugggggh

@Swizzle:  that was my Darling Husband until he realized he is not as young as he once was and needed to watch what he ate. Plus as he started to read about health and what foods to do him and his body he became much more concerned with what he ate. 

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