Give Me Five: Grocery Staples

This week Becca want’s you to:

Give Me Five staples on your grocery list besides milk, bread and eggs.

Basically, five foods that you cannot live without on a regular basis, and will likely ALWAYS be found in your home. For me that would be:

1. Trader Joe’s String Cheese – or some variation of string cheese, but we love Trader Joe’s selection for just about everything – and this is a staple “side dish” at lunch for MM and myself.

2. Yoplait Lemon Cream Pie Light Yogurt – there are not a lot of yogurts out there that I like, but this one I LOVE and the fact that it’s good for me makes me giggle with glee – or at least, makes me really proud every time I decide to have some. Soooo good.

3. Swiss Miss Marshmallow Lovers Hot Chocolate – I’m thinking of switching to fair trade hot chocolate when I run out of my massive supply of this, my favorite hot chocolate, but I will miss the cute little marshmallows and you know, general Swiss Miss awesomeness. Really though, it’s the hot chocolate that is key here, especially on a cold day – and when you are in the basement of an apartment, many days are cold.

4. Grapes – for the MM – he loves fruit and this is one of his very favorites, so I try to always have some in the apartment, washed, sorted and baggied up for him and ready to go when he wants a snack.

5. Romaine Lettuce – I never knew I liked salad until I discovered Romaine Lettuce – the essential ingredient in any good Caesar Salad, it is so good – it blows poor Iceburg lettuce out of the freaking water and since discovering it, I try to always have a bag on hand (because I’m too lazy to deal with “heads” of lettuce).

What are your top 5 essentials in your kitchen? I’m sure I didn’t name all the biggies, but I wanted to do some things that weren’t completely obvious, like peanut butter and jelly, which otherwise would have been numbers 1 and 2. If you decide to play along, be sure to link up over @ BeccA’s Buzz.

6 thoughts on “Give Me Five: Grocery Staples

  1. Hi!
    I really like your list. Although I don’t like yogurt. But love hot chocolate, string cheese, grapes and Romain Lettuce. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

    Sherrie

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  2. I love Swiss Miss hot chocolate too, but in the winter time when I make it, I just buy real mini marshmallows for it, the difference in taste is worth it. Besides, the melted marshmallows make it creamier or something….yummy! I love romaine lettuce too, after that, I say, “Iceberg who?” LOL Great list!

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  3. Coffee
    Splenda
    Cottage cheese
    Eggos (the regular ones for the kids, which we buy in bulk, and the whole wheat Nutri-grain for me since they’re lower points)
    Whole wheat pasta

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  4. Trader Joe’s Joe Joes. Really!
    Milk! I could go without bread, and peanut butter if I had to, but our household would not survive without milk!
    Chocolate
    Cheese (Toby is a cheese addict!)
    Pasta (I’m on the anti-Atkins Diet!

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