So I’m going shopping. Ideas please

(16 Posts)
Bamchic Mon 14-Jan-19 07:48:33

Hi, I’m new to all this and am planning on popping to sainos/Tesco on my way home from work tonight and wondered if you all had any ideas

So far I’m thinking
Tinned toms x4
Tinned curry x 4
Tinned haricot/cannelini beans x4
2kg rice
Cheese and butter to freeze
Bacon to freeze
Loo roll
Fruit juice

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cloudtree Mon 14-Jan-19 08:24:50

long life milk
dried milk
tinned soup
yeast and lard (for pastry)
cooking oil
ready made sauces
tinned protein - corned beef/tuna/chicken/steak/ham/salmon as per your preference

cloudtree Mon 14-Jan-19 08:25:13


NOTthepinkranger Mon 14-Jan-19 08:26:46

Why vitamins? You basically piss them out.

bellinisurge Mon 14-Jan-19 08:28:44

Sanpro unless you are ready using reusables.
Consider what you and your house actually eat. My fussy dd , weirdly and unexpectedly loves pilchards. I don't more does my dh. But I have them. She also like Cheetos. So I have some of them too. That kind of idea.

OVAgroundWOMBlingfree Mon 14-Jan-19 08:28:50

Dishwasher tablets/washing up liquid
Washing powder
Pet food if needed
Halloumi (usually has a really long date)
Tinned potatoes

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 14-Jan-19 08:36:24

Tinned or frozen fruit/veg

cloudtree Mon 14-Jan-19 08:37:59

Why vitamins? You basically piss them out.

Unless you have evidence proving that there is no benefit at all to taking vitamin pills in a time when food (and particularly fresh fruit and veg) might be limited then I'll give mine vitamin supplements (and cod liver oil).

AFAIK the evidence is conflicting and most of the stuff online saying vitamins are useless does so in the context of "because you should be getting your vitamins from fruit and veg"

bellinisurge Mon 14-Jan-19 08:41:47

I agree cloudtree. I try to have a balanced diet but if supply is interrupted and my preps don't cover it, you can bet your arse I will use vitamins.

Tidy2018 Mon 14-Jan-19 08:47:49

What vitamins would you suggest, particularly for primary-school age? A regular multivitamin, or target specific lack in food? Thank youu.

Tidy2018 Mon 14-Jan-19 08:53:00

When shopping, I think it's important to remember that the school holidays start on 29 March, so a bigger shop for anyone relying on school dinners.

bellinisurge Mon 14-Jan-19 08:56:09

I need to make sure my dd gets Vit D from sunlight- I have MS, there is suggested there is a connection from lack of Vit D in childhood (although most of my 70s childhood appeared to be me picking sunburn off me confusedhmm), so I get Vit D gummies from Boots as a weak alternative to sun in winter.
There are multi vitamin gummies too but, at present, my dd gets her vitamins from food.
But I have multivitamin ones just in case. Boots own. Intermittently on offer or at least 3for2.
I have b12 jabs for my MS and have bought b vitamins for myself if I can't get my jab. Yes I know b12 jabs are not MS fatigue solvers but they are a strategy that currently works for me.

So I'd just go the full spread multivitamin route.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 14-Jan-19 09:16:10

You’d only pee out excess water soluble vitamins. The thing to watch would be the fat soluble ones because some of those can be an issue if taken in excess. However most multivitamins will have a lower %RDA of those.

At least the fact she likes pilchards will help with the vit D, Bellini.

ElyElyOy Mon 14-Jan-19 18:32:50

Throwaway comments are so easy to make, but not so easy to substantiate @NOTthepinkranger

All women TTC are told to take folic acid: there is also lots of research out there supporting the idea of all women taking folic acid wether they are TTC or not as it can reduce the risk of developing certain cancers.

All people are recommended (by the NHS) to take vitamin D (especially those who aren’t exposed to sun as much).

All children under 5 are recommended to take vitamin supplements.

Healty adults with a healthy balanced diet don’t usually need supplements (except D and folic acid as mentioned) but getting a balanced diet when you have limited access to food is difficult.

For most people a basic own brand multi-vitamin is enough (unless you aren’t getting enough calcium through food because of allergies/veganism etc, in that case you need extra Calcium) and child specific ones for younger children.

Bamchic Tue 15-Jan-19 21:33:08

Thanks, did my first lot of getting extras today, only a little bit but it’s a good start Whenever I can spare £5/10 I will pick up some extras
This is on top of everything we normally use/buy
2X tinned toms
2X tinned curry
2X 1pt milk for the freezer
2X tomato purée tubes
2X blocks of butter for the freezer
2X M&S choc orange spread (Xmas branding reduced from £3 to 40p and dated October)
5X fruit tea (again Xmas branding and down to 0.25p)
1X Big sea salt
2X bags of coffee
1X got chocolate powder
2X ketchup
2X marmite
1X extra 9 pack loo roll

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Tidy2018 Wed 16-Jan-19 18:30:32

Thank you for the posts re vitamins.

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