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I was thinking about the fact that we all tend to eat particular things over and over again. The reasons can be health, ease, economic, or any other reasons. What are the 10 things you have eaten more than any other things in the last month. Here are mine. They can be specific items or a particular dish.

Tomato
Red Onion
iceberg Lettuce
English Muffins
Celeste Pizza - Deluxe
Egg Roll
Avocado
Philly Cream Cheese
Pork Dumplings
Vermont White Cheddar

Not very exciting, but I've probably had at least three of these things every day for the last month

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  1. Potato
    Onion
    Rice
    Lamb
    Carrot
    Cheese
    Fish
    Bread
    Apple
    Margarine

    1. I am a creature of habit and most days consume the exact things. But, the vegetables and fruit change with the seasons. I do eat other things, but these are about 90 per cent of my diet.

      Breakfast:
      1/2 bagel
      cream cheese

      snack:
      grapefruit
      banana
      lunch:
      salad, red leaf lettuce,tomato,cuke,avacado

      dinner:
      chicken stir fry, pea pods, red bell pepper, snow peas, onion, garlic, ginger, rice

      4 Replies
      1. re: mcel215

        I think if I did this for one week, I'd lose about 10 lbs and I love everything on here

        1. re: jhopp217

          Funny you noticed. I have lost 40lbs in 6 months, using this base. :) I started walking 1/2hr, 3 times a week also. But, for the most part it hasn't been a hard diet to stick to.

          www.saffron215.blogspot.com

          1. re: mcel215

            I had planned on starting a diet last week, but things went awry early in the week. So I decided to hold off til this coming week. Salad is always a huge part of my diet, but I am always in search of forms of protein and low carb foods that fill, I don't really eat pasta or pizza, but the bread as a vehicle for my other foods (I love sandwiches of tomato, avocado, onion and lettuce) is my downfall. I actually posted this to see what people eat the most, to maybe get some meal ideas from ingredients instead of actual meals.

            1. re: jhopp217

              I make lots of stir frys. I grill chicken or fish and have it in the fridge, on hand for a few meals, while I make the rest of my dinner. I always use fresh garlic, ginger and onion to start, because I feel it gives a big flavor boost. A little oil in the skillet/wok on medium high. I usually chop my veggies to bite size pieces and throw in whatever I buy at the grocer's. I like cooking rice ahead of time as well. At the time the veggies are nearly finished, I toss in some bean paste and wine. Shut off the heat, add cold rice and protein to my plate and a couple of spoonfuls of the hot stir fry on top. Let it sit for 2 minutes and I'm good to go, as the chicken and rice are warmed by the steaming hot veggies.

              This is a pretty guilt free meal, so there is one recipe for you. :) Good luck on your diet, slow and steady works best I believe (at least in my case).

              www.saffron215.blogspot.com

      2. Eggs
        Noodle Bowls (Not, not dehydrated)
        BLT Salad
        Onion
        Potato
        Ground Sirloin
        Falafel
        Cheese
        Bread
        Clam Chowder (and oyster crackers, although I just made it go to 11. :)

        1. Peppers: sweet/spicy
          Tomatoes: canned/fresh
          Pasta: usually penne, fusili, or spaghetti
          Rice: usually jasmine
          Red or Yellow onions
          Garlic: lots of it
          Eggs
          Various sausages
          Beef: ground or cut up and cooked in a thick borsht
          Potatoes
          Plain crackers
          Canned fish: cheap tuna/sardines
          shortbread
          beer

          I'm in the boonies in China, so I do a lot of cooking at home. Not a lot of processed food in the diet. I love going home to the SF Bay and pigging out on microwave burritos, taqueria food, and Hot Pockets.

          1 Reply
          1. re: misterkot

            Hot Pockets, hahah!

          2. eggs
            butter
            bacon
            zucchini/frozen spinach
            fage yogurt
            chicken thighs
            shrimp
            red/yellow peppers
            soups from my home-made bone broths
            almonds

            1. yogurt
              apples
              homemade soup
              Zone bars
              chicken
              pork chops
              eggs
              citrus fruit
              pretzels
              Lindt chocolate square daily

              1. Great Northern Bean, Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Bell Peppers

                Stuff Red Bell Peppers with Garbanzo Beans

                Mushroom Stir Fry

                Tofu Garbanzo Burger with Romaine Lettuce, Tomato in Gluten Free Teff wrap.

                Sushi (made with seasoned fried rice and sweet baby bellpeppers)

                Vegan Agnolotti Cavour (totally NOT authentic. Wheat pasta would be better then my Gluten free version!)

                Rice with Tofu Chicken and Vegetables

                Vegan Cottage Pie with Vinegar free "HP" sauce

                Macaroni and Red Leicester Cheese with Sweet Baby Bell Peppers

                Vegan Mushroom Meatloaf with Rice noodles and Red Leicester Cheese and Mushroom sauce.

                I make everything Allium and Gluten free, mustard/cabbage family free and either vegan or vegetarian. I would say my Agnolotti Cavour recipe is not the greatest only because I use a makeshift gluten free dough and attempt to recreate the traditional meats using only tofu and spices. LOL

                1. Pasta
                  Canned tomatoes
                  Canned tuna
                  Parmigiano
                  Potatoes
                  Arugula
                  Homemade white bread
                  Bitter greens sauteed in olive oil
                  Chicken
                  Milk

                  1. eggs
                    toast - usually have whole wheat from the bread maker, but I do others too. As long as there's bread, there's toast!
                    cheese - usually something spreadable and/or strong flavored
                    soup - I keep a rotating stock of squash, bean/lentil, root veggie w/spinach or chard)
                    spinach - use in everything from eggs to soups, to salads,sandwiches... everything
                    apples or bananas - great with peanut butter
                    yogurt - usually greek with mixed in fruit or plain with honey
                    chicken - I do a crock-pot or roast a whole one, then use pieces all week with various veggies/starches
                    chocolate - I keep nutella around (with toast!, with cheese! with fruit!) and also individually wrapped ones
                    coffee

                    1. oats

                      blueberries

                      cranberries

                      salmon

                      sardines

                      kale

                      carrots

                      Greek yogurt

                      hummus
                      walnuts

                      I'm pretty sure those are my 10 most frequently eaten foods; had to really think about it to come up with the 10.

                      1. There must be Eggs, and there must be Chicken,
                        to help with conundrum of just which came first.

                        Those who eschew eggs and skip straight to cooked bird
                        have the simpler question of "why crossed the road?"

                        Every day there be Oaties
                        in some form or another
                        whether muesli, rolled, granola, steamed groats, or steel cut.
                        It's best feed for horses, and also our selves,
                        though I've not yet done raw groats while strapped in the feedbag...
                        Maybe later, dependent on condition of my molars.

                        Fish of some form, often canned.
                        A day ain't complete without acknowledging
                        our long ago emergence from the sea.

                        Nuts of all kinds, but mostly almonds and walnuts.
                        Nits seem to personify me,
                        and perhaps many of we.

                        A dried fruit, a fresh fruit.
                        basics are raisins and prunes and bananas.

                        Yogurt daily, and some other gift from the bovine
                        such as cheese and good milk.

                        A daily food mantra is "ABBC",
                        meaning some king of Allium, Bean, Beet , and Cabbage.
                        Cabbage's cultivars yields easy to broccoli and cauli and greens.
                        Beet is reminder for colorful veggie with flavinoids.
                        Beans range from good refried pintos to hummus.
                        Alliums: gotta have garlic or onions.

                        Raw miso, not just for probiotic
                        but also for respect for the artisan labor with long a tradition
                        and celebration of soybean.

                        Dried Mushrooms.
                        Soaked overnight, or nuked in the morning.
                        Surely I'm not the only guy
                        who hydrates Shiitakes in same dish as oaties.

                        The problem with these lists:
                        We can't fit them in every day.

                        But keeping them forefront
                        in a simple rotation
                        is just part of the week and the day.

                        And leaves ample room
                        for steaks, ribs, and burgers,
                        in those times that we play.

                        1. my daily vegetable intake alone would get me to 10, so i'll make some generalizations:
                          - non-starchy vegetables (roasted, or raw in salad)
                          - eggs
                          - fish (mostly tuna, salmon, squid, octopus & sardines)
                          - organic poultry
                          - beans/legumes
                          - no-salt-added cottage cheese, or Greek yogurt
                          - nuts, seeds, PB, almond butter
                          - protein powder
                          - seaweed
                          - almond milk

                          i tend to rotate the poultry, eggs & seafood, but on any given day i've eaten at least one serving of all the others (and several servings of veggies).

                          ETA: i just realized i've been off chocolate lately. weird. oh, and i forgot coffee & green tea, but those are gimmes :)

                          4 Replies
                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                            milk is considered a food, right? But are coffee/tea a food or a drink? just saying! the lines are sometimes blurred! I drink milk every day but I did not include it in the list...argh! maybe I should have!

                            1. re: Val

                              just pretend the milk is bundled with Greek yogurt as general dairy :)

                              1. re: Val

                                Tea and coffee aren't foods because no calories, no nutritive value, that's all. I'm sure the CH police won't show up at your door demanding a retraction.

                                1. re: mamachef

                                  Not true that tea and coffee have no nutritive value.

                                  Both contain antioxidants that can be quite nutritive.

                            2. english muffin with philadephila fat free cream cheese and polaner grape jelly (daily)
                              shrimp
                              chobani greek non-fat plain yogurt with fiber-one cereal
                              green beans
                              barilla mini pasta varieties (the ones with the vegetables)
                              wine
                              cherry tomatoes
                              baby carrots
                              sugar free bread and butter pickles
                              special k cracker-chips

                              1. chicken
                                eggs
                                cheeses
                                nuts, nut butters and seeds
                                salad greens
                                soups from homemade stocks
                                Doctor Kracker Crackers (all kinds)
                                white root veggies (daikon, turnip, celeriac, jicama)
                                tomato
                                coconut products (oil, milk,cream, flour and desiccated coconut)

                                I make my own lower carb, high omega protein breads including crackers, muffins, tart shells and cookies. I eat them daily but I think I would include them with seeds, nuts and coconut products instead.

                                1. Things i would eat or use in cooking a couple of times a week or more...

                                  Pasta, White Rice, Pork, Chicken, tomatoes (canned or fresh), cucumber, onion, celery, chicken stock, milk, mushrooms (usually shitake), greens (ie cabbage, water spinach, chayote squash leaves), green or red peppers.

                                  Most common condiments/seasonings: butter, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, vinegar, cumin, mustard, cilantro, green onion.

                                  This varies somewhat depending on location. At other times, bread, cheese, parsley, olives, pickles, beef and lettuce would have been on the list, but now they are either expensive, hard to find, or not very good.

                                  1. Eggs
                                    Salmon
                                    Broccoli
                                    Sea Bass
                                    Yogurt
                                    Cabbage
                                    Apple
                                    Banana
                                    Mustard
                                    Korean Pears
                                    Soup (Chicken Barley, Oxtail, Egg Drop, Cream of Corn)
                                    Diet Coke
                                    Coffee

                                    1. Tomatoes
                                      Onions
                                      Olives
                                      Cheese
                                      Sesame Flagel
                                      Gravlax
                                      Farro
                                      Sushi
                                      Escarole
                                      Wine

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                                      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                                        I'm glad you mentioned the lowly onion. It is always left out of 'most favorite' food lists and is indispensible when it comes to cooking. Here's to the humble onion, worth it's weight in gold!

                                      2. I just love a list.

                                        Mix of oatmeal and oat bran
                                        Spinach
                                        Greek yogurt. 0 or 2%
                                        Diet coke
                                        Chia seeds
                                        Fruit( this week mandarin oranges and always frozen bananas for smoothies)
                                        Popcorn
                                        Tea, hot and iced
                                        Bag of mixed greens for steaming
                                        Various soups (most often potato, lentil, bean, and veggie)

                                        Looking at this list you'd think I'd be thin, but sadly I am not. But I do eat this things weekly.

                                        1. yogurt
                                          nuts
                                          nut butter
                                          cereal/granola
                                          cottage cheese
                                          salad
                                          fish
                                          toast
                                          green veggie
                                          chicken

                                          1. Steak
                                            Pizza
                                            Eggs
                                            Potatoes
                                            Asparagus
                                            Pasta
                                            Onion
                                            Salmon
                                            Bacon
                                            Cheese

                                            1. I just went on the past week because sometimes it varies

                                              apples (ambrosia)
                                              honey tangerines
                                              tuna salad w/peas
                                              marinara w/ whole wheat spaghetti w/peas
                                              oatmeal
                                              carrots
                                              chicken (rotisserie)
                                              canned tomatoes
                                              white beans (canned)
                                              fresh spinach
                                              flat bread (whole wheat)
                                              Cheerios (dry)

                                              1. eggs
                                                spinach
                                                bell peppers
                                                rice/pasta (i cook in batches at a time)
                                                hummus
                                                tortilla chips
                                                hot sauce
                                                berries
                                                banana
                                                stir fry

                                                1. Pasta

                                                  Sandwiches

                                                  Apples

                                                  Potato Chips

                                                  Salad

                                                  Oatmeal

                                                  Sausage (of sundry sorts)

                                                  Cheddar

                                                  Olives

                                                  Fish

                                                  1. I do eat other things throughout the day and other meals but these are the constants:

                                                    Breakfast
                                                    Yogurt
                                                    Granola
                                                    strawberries
                                                    Banana

                                                    Second breakfast
                                                    saltines
                                                    apple
                                                    Cashew butter

                                                    Dinner
                                                    Broccoli
                                                    String beans

                                                    Snack
                                                    popcorn

                                                    1. Well, what grows in my garden dictates what I eat.

                                                      Lately...

                                                      Mustard/Collard greens
                                                      Spinach
                                                      Carrots
                                                      Swiss chard
                                                      Lots of mesclun lettuces
                                                      Kale
                                                      Pasta
                                                      Bread
                                                      Preserved/canned tomatoes
                                                      Strawberry/Apple jam

                                                      1. Things/ingredients that are eaten several times a week, or a month (goes up and down depending on the season):

                                                        potatoes
                                                        rice
                                                        noodles
                                                        bread
                                                        oil (grape seed or olive)
                                                        butter
                                                        garlic
                                                        onions
                                                        cabbage
                                                        carrots
                                                        tomatoes
                                                        squash
                                                        cauliflower
                                                        beets
                                                        swiss chard
                                                        chicken
                                                        cheese
                                                        sardines
                                                        walnuts
                                                        almonds
                                                        oatmeal
                                                        figs
                                                        strawberries or blueberries
                                                        apples
                                                        oranges
                                                        etc...

                                                        1. Bread
                                                          Couscous or bulgar
                                                          Noodles
                                                          Fruit: whatever's in season
                                                          Green leafy vegetables: exact type varies
                                                          Garlic
                                                          Tofu
                                                          Eggs
                                                          Chocolate