The Kitchen

Successful Shopping

what can you fill up your cupboards with that is healthy and work well with the band – shop till you drop and get in these cupboard staples

If your cupboards and fridge are well stocked with low fat, healthy foods then you are more likely to succeed at losing weight because the types of foods that will help you are close at hand. Try filling up your fridge and stocking up your cupboards with these slimming essentials:


  • Porridge oats or oat so simple – “add the crunch” – chopped apple or a sprinkle of Granola
  • High fibre cereals like shredded wheat and bran flakes
  • Tinned tomatoes for cooking
  • Tuna in brine
  • Tinned peas and sweet corn
  • Baked Beans
  • Wholewheat pasta
  • Brown rice
  • Tinned vegetable or lentil soups – add a small crusty roll
  • Bread (extra in the freezer)
  • Low fat crackers
  • Cereal bars ( low calorie options)
  • Low fat hot chocolates (for when a chocolate craving arises)
  • Tinned Fruit in natural juice
  • Low sugar marmalade or jam
  • Sugar free jelly sachets


  • Low fat milk
  • Low fat cheese
  • Low fat yoghurts and fromage frais
  • Very low fat mayonnaise
  • Oil free salad dressing
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Eggs
  • Salad - pre-packed bag is fine for quickness
  • Fruit
  • Salsa for dips
  • Vegetable sticks for nibbling
  • lean ham
  • Chicken portions
  • Cottage cheese or low fat cream cheese


  • Steamed veg packs
  • Frozen veg
  • Healthy ready meals for emergencies - not a soft, sloppy one
  • Fish fillets
  • Chicken fillets
  • Extra lean mince
  • lean chops
  • Low fat frozen yoghurt
  • Fruit based ice lollies
  • low calorie ice cream – add chopped fruit
  • Frozen fruit packs like raspberries or blueberries
  • Salmon fish fingers, cod fishcakes
  • Your own ready meals - frozen portions of healthy meals you have made
  • Frozen low calorie yoghurt

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