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Day 15: One-Month No-Groceries Challenge


It’s the 15th day of the one-month no-groceries challenge and my friends are starting to worry. And so am I. Just not for the same reason. The tweets, texts, G-chats, and phone calls are coming in. So are you just not eating? You’re going to get too skinny. So what are you eating? Come over, I’ll feed you. 

After being offended they clearly are not following my every bite chronicled here in Fit Foodies, I assure them that I’m eating plenty. I’m just beginning to realize my diet basically consists of oatmeal and peanut butter, cheese and baguette, potatoes and more cheese, and a whole lot of chicken! I’m almost out of greens and what I have isn’t looking great (consult the list below) and it’s making me nervous! Not only do I want to maintain a balanced diet but I need to feel my best for my upcoming trip (10 days and counting).

I thought Tuesday was my opportunity to get back on track. I planned a healthy dinner involving the winter squash but when a coworker invited me over to watch Alcatraz, which I missed while out Monday night, I couldn’t say no. I rushed over without having dinner. We snacked on wine and cheese, then had steak and potatoes with beans and fried plantain for dinner—not exactly the picture of health.  I’m not sure I need to tell you about breakfast and lunch—it’s the same as it’s been for probably a week now. As per usual, I started the day with oatmeal and peanut butter followed by chicken and a spinach and cheese stuffed baked potato for lunch. My late afternoon snack was a few pieces of Cacao Goji Super food Power Snack. On the plus side, I didn’t have dessert!

Today’s produce status
Fresh Produce:

1/3 head of cabbage

1/2 a bag of carrots 

A few scallions

½ a bag of white baking potatoes, minus two

1 apple

1 (really large) butternut squash

1 acorn squash

1 ½ onions

1 serving mixed greens with shredded carrot

Handful of grape tomatoes

Frozen Veggies:

1/2 a bag of corn

1 bag of broccoli

1/2 bag of spinach
1 bag of Brussels sprouts

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.


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