ITT: List your top 5 dietary staples, that is the top five things you consume more than anything else. Could be a complete food item ("sandwich"), ingredient ("rice") or even a meal ("fish and chips" [god help you]).
My top five are pretty basic:
Chickpeas replace black beans sometimes.
Fruit (bananas, avacado and apples)
Vegetables (Potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, broccoli, corn, kale, silverbeet, shallots, beans, chilli peppers)
Beef, seafood and chicken
Herbs (garlic, parsley, thyme)
These are all in my fridge/pantry at any one time and there wouldnt be a week where i havent eaten all of them in the last couple years
yeah i'm from the uk. i dunno about the us, sorry. it's ubiquitous here.
>are they that good? aren't they like going £5 a pop as well?
my tesco had a 2 for £5 offer going for a while. i'm addicted to getting one, flaking a fillet of mackerel into it, adding some chilli sauce and then microwaving it. i don't even know if it tastes good anymore i eat it so much but it clears the sinuses, fills me up for ages and is pretty nutritious. in addition to taking 5 minutes to make.
>people listing "vegetables"
Why don't you just go all out and say "food"?
For me the beans vary. I keep lots of dried beans in the house. Four kinds of lentils, three kinds of dried peas, nearly ten kinds of beans, plus two kinds of chickpeas.
The main veggies are onion, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, cucumber, tomato, radishes, ginger, potato cauliflower.
Some pasta finds its way in there, too.
nuts (basically all the common ones besides peanuts)
In no particular order:
>whole wheat (either bread or cereal)
There wasn't one particular fruit that I eat enough of to make the top 5 but I also eat a lot of fruit.
>Oatmeal with some berries
>Meats (Chicken breast, chuck roast, butterfly pork chops, etc)
>Cruciferous veggies (Broccoli, cauliflower, etc)
>Frozen pizza (DiGiorno)
That's what I mainly consume. Sometimes I'll switch out veggies for beans like lentils or red kidney beans. Works for me!
Pasta (including gnocchi and shit),
Vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, garlic, peppers),
Cheese (cheddar, edam, mozzarella, grana padano),
Quorn (my supermarket threw out like 20kgs of it a few months ago, so I've been living like a slightly-non-poorfag...)
handful of spinach, handful of kale, handful of baby carrots, handful of blueberries, about a cup of kefir, spoonful of chia seeds, 3 eggs, enough orange juice to make it blend smooth. makes about 5 cups of smoothie which i gulp down while i get ready for work. this is really the only way i can get some fiber and veggies with my breakfast and it takes 2 minutes to make. also tastes really good despite all the veggies, looks like vomit though.
turkey, mayo, brown mustard, chopped up tomatoes, spinach, wrapped in a tortilla. easy as fuck to whip together in the morning to take with me to work or just as a snack on a day off.
my flavor of choice is optimum nutrition's caramel toffee fudge. tastes amazing with milk. i'll usually throw in a spoonful of chia seeds with this as well for some extra fiber.
holy fuck i love peaches, snack on them all day. if peaches aren't in season i usually resort to clementines.
i grill a little over 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken thighs almost every night for dinner. i either serve them with some peas and sweet potatoes with a side salad, or i just chop them up and throw them into the salad with some homemade caesar dressing if i'm not super hungry. sometimes i mix it up and make chicken parmesan or something else just so i'm not eating the same thing every night.
bread (homemade, both baked yeasted breads and flatbreads cooked on a skillet)
bananas (in my oats every morning)
onion (in nearly everything)
peanuts (PB in my oatz every morning, sometimes spread on bread).
Dairy(Yoghurt & Milk)
Beans (Kidney, the cheapest in my country, or chickpeas or lentils if i'm in the mood)
Fruits & Vegetables (what is the cheapest or in season: carrots, zucchini, fennel, cucumber, radish, mushroom, apple, bananas...)
1. Bread, I honestly can't remember a day where I haven't eaten bread in some form
2. Pasta, probably my second biggest source of calories
3. Tomatoes, canned tomatoes are super cheap and taste great, homemade pizza, pasta sauces, soups, stews, curries, just eating them straight out of the can.
4. Celery, pretty much my go to I'm hungry but I've eaten too much bread snack. I'll go though a whole bunchstickthing of celery every 2-3 days or so.
5. Cheese, commonly eaten with, you guessed it, bread.
Not my absolute preferences as I'm in rather dire circumstances at the moment, but lately it's been a lot of:
yogurt (usually Greek, occasionally not)
sandwiches (usually either chicken/turkey/or cheese and usually with hummus, garlic, herbs, and habanero sauce on some sort of bread or other)
surimi in the form of fake crab sticks, I'm addicted to them because they're easy on my stomach
always, always several bottles of spring water a day, I cannot go without it or I get really ill
If I were not in these circumstances, my list would be substantially different, probably like:
eggs, beans, salads, haluski or other cabbage based dishes, some sort of fresh fruit