The sun was out, it was 75 degrees (dropping steadily today but who am I to be a Debbie Downer?) and my fridge was close to empty this past weekend. You know what that means! I know we’ve talked about this before, but grocery shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. Sometimes I let my fridge get to the bare minimum JUST so I have an excuse to go wild at Jewel.
I am so cool.
Anyway, I love seeing what other healthy living bloggers buy at the grocery store and I haven’t shared my loot in awhile, so here ya go. It’s good to see what people actually buy and eat, instead of what people claim to buy and eat, ya feel me?
This week’s grocery haul:
- 2 red peppers
- 1 green pepper
- 2 sweet onions
- 2 limes
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 1 lb carrots
- 1 bunch scallions
- 1 bunch celery
- 4 bananas
- 3 mangoes
- 1 cored pineapple
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 container cherry tomatoes
- Spring Mix lettuce
- Ezekiel Sprouted Bread
- Whole Grain English Muffins
- Dietz & Watson Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast (no artificial colors, flavors, fillers, extenders or MSG)
- Phil’s Cage-Free Eggs
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Tortilla chips and salsa
- Smartfood Cheddar Popcorn (unpictured)
- Wheat Thins
- Brookside Dark chocolate Gogi & Raspberry
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Herbes de Provence
Luckily I already had some frozen chicken breasts from last week’s trip so I’m planning on using those up before I purchase more. This week I will probably have to pick up more protein and bananas, but otherwise I should be good until Memorial Day. I do have grand plans of hitting up the Lincoln Park farmer’s market this Saturday so hopefully I’ll get next week’s produce prepped early and will be inspired to cook even more!
One of the things I love most about healthy living blogs is that there isn’t a strict definition to what makes each and every one of us “healthy.” We post pictures of the cheesiest, largest pieces of pizza one day and then share our excitement for fresh arugula the next. It’s what makes us balanced people. I love when bloggers are transparent with what they actually eat and spend on food. I know that I spend WAY more on food than the average 24-year-old. That being said I don’t buy expensive clothes, shoes, makeup, hair products, etc. It’s a give and take. It works for me, and it makes me feel good.
Some of the fun things I’ve thrown together with my groceries so far:
My new favorite snack: mangoes + strawberries
Homemade Provencal Quiche + spring mix with EVOO/balsamic/garlic — recipe coming soon!
Pineapple Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Skillet (Via Theironyou.com)
- How often do you go grocery shopping? I usually go once every 7-10 days, with random stops at Trader Joe’s in between if I see one. I can’t pass those up without getting something.
- Any tips for saving money at the grocery store?