|12-07-2011, 04:22 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Really sick of grocery stores stocking rotten produce
This is JUDDD related.
I went to 3 different grocery stores today to get some cucumbers and bell peppers for snacking on down days and none of them had good produce.
Kroger was the worst, the cucumbers were absolutely rotten! Had soft, moldy spots already.
I partly blame their produce issues on their sprinkling system that keeps it soaking wet all the time.
HEB was almost as bad, the radish bunches leaves were slimy and the lettuce in bags was already brown and wet. I didn't pick up a single tomato that wasn't mushy.
Randalls (safeway/albertsons in other areas) was a little better but their selection is very limited anymore.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts
http://www.thedailyplate.com/ <-- food and exercise tracking
http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions
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2014 resolution: stop being my own worst enemy and critic!
|12-07-2011, 04:29 PM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SE Michigan
WOE: JUDDD for life, baby!!
Start Date: Feb 2009; RESTART: Nov. 2011 as EX-LCer
I always have to get my produce at a produce market; Kroger and Spartan, even if they seem fresh when I buy them, rot too quickly. And usually, they don't even have anything fresh at all.
|12-07-2011, 04:46 PM||#3|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Stats: (250) 236/172/150 5'8
Start Date: Restart: 2/18/13
Save the veggies! Shut down those silly shower systems.
|12-07-2011, 04:48 PM||#4|
Why wait, just do it NOW!
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: LC..My "Don't Have To Think Because It's Simple"!
I go to the produce market, too and the veggies are always the best! They are run by Koreans here and not only do they have the freshest produce AND they have all the Walden Farms stuff, I get to talk to them and practice my Korean I'm learning!! Win/Win for Beeb!!
Maybe there is one in your town, Dottie?
|12-08-2011, 05:52 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
I was at the grocery yesterady.And I was talking to the meat cutter and he said All this pork is going to be thrown out if it doesn't sell today. Because of the sell by date.
I told him well its to expensive if they would lower their prices people could afford their meat. But instead you all will be throwing it out and people will be going hungry tonight while theirs meat in dumpsters.
About tomatos the grocery stores tomatos suck. the bananas were green.
I could go and on.
I went for the 99 cent eggs and the $2.99 bacon which they were sold out of.
Started juddd 11/13/2011 @162
23 pounds gone forever
|12-08-2011, 05:58 AM||#7|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sunny SoFla
Stats: 188/129.2/135 5'8" 42 yo
Start Date: JUDDD-11/11 to present (LC-5/11-11/11)
I did get some beef at WalMart yesterday marked down to $1.85/lb, which is great. I put it in one pound increments, and froze it. Perfect for our small family. I know that folks love grass-fed beef and all, but I must stick to a budget, and that fits!!
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top....
Goal Weight achieved 02/25/2012 on JUDDD- and still losing!