Wednesday, February 25, 2015
QFC Grocery Basket 2/25
Who are these people?? The man is Dr. Robert Lustig and the lady is Cindy Gershen. You might remember that he wrote a huge bestseller about the dangers of added sugar in our diet and all the processed food that we now all consume. Miss MoneyPenny went to school to become a dietitian but got waylaid by the library world but I'm still very interested in nutrition. I read his book and thought that it made perfect sense but I just kept on with my bad habits.
Well, I caught him on PBS the other night and what he had to say hit me right between the eyes. I KNOW all of this stuff but still choose to drink my coffee with a healthy dose of Coffee Mate every morning. If I don't have Coffee Mate I don't drink coffee which means that I'm really just drinking my Coffee Mate every morning and this really gives my poor old system a real jolt. This sets me up for the rest of the day and not in a good way.
What I'm leading up to here is that I'm going off the Coffee Mate again. Anyone who knows me knows that this is really hard because it seems I've picked up a real addiction. This whole dessert thing, and my coffee is really a dessert, has to be brought under control. My plan is to partake of a yummy dessert once a week like he suggests, like I used to when I was slender, and make it a seriously decadent treat.
I'll keep you posted but in the meantime pick up his Fat Chance Cookbook because it goes over his ideas without all the footnotes and is easier to absorb. And by the way, Cindy lost 100 pounds in six months just following his suggestions and has kept it off for 15 years.
Okay - let's look at the ad for this week. The best deal this week is QFC butter at $1.99 a pound, so stock up because it freezes just fine. I also want to mention that according to my Puget Sound Fresh chart nothing that is fresh and local is on sale at QFC this week. What is up with that?? Anyway check out your local co-op and you will find it all and for a good price.
Here are my suggestions for "real food" this week:
Mission Flour Tortillas - $2/8ct
QFC Milk - $ .99/half gal
Kroger Frozen Vegetables - $1/10-12oz
Simple Truth Organic Canned Beans - $1/15oz
Herdez Salsa - $2/16oz
Kroger Cottage Cheese - $1.50/16oz
QFC Butter - $1.99/lb
Boneless Chuck Roast - $3.99/lb
Whole Chickens - $1.29/lb
Lean Ground Beef - $5.99/lb
Medium Avocados - $ .99/ea
Cara Cara Navel Oranges - $ .99/lb
Organic Fuji Apples - $1.99/lb
Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.99/lb
Colored Bell Peppers - $ .99/ea
Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $1.29/lb
Be on the lookout for your American Express bill. Miss MaggieMae got her rebate check this month. I still haven't seen mine.