Like I mentioned yesterday, my mom and I did a bit of shopping at Whole Foods. There is something about that place that just makes me feel healthy. Perhaps it is all in my head? Any who, here is my lovely array of purchases!
This stuff should last me for two to three weeks. Not to mention the fact that I got brown rice, eggs, oats, bananas, beans and tofu in the fridge already. Boy was I excited more than ever for this haul. I’m glad to have found the So Delicious Sugar Free coconut milk because it is hands down my absolute favorite. Oh I didst get just one milk, but I got four.Now on to some highlights. The first thing I want to point out is not from Whole Foods. Target had a ton of nut butters on sale including this creamy cashew butter for only $5.99. I had to get it since I ran out of nut butter and it just needs to be in my life. Two tablespoons has 160 calories, 5 grams of protein and no fiber (boo). Taste wise? Very rich and creamy! A definite new favorite for Ms. Sabrina.Cheerios! I am obsessed with honey nut Cheerios, but can’t eat them because of the corn. I found these Honey & Nut Morning O’s at Whole Foods. Each serving has 110 calories, 50mg of sodium and 1 gram of fiber. I found no corn except for the added Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which I found out was made from corn. Too many things are seriously made from corn. I know I should be trying to eliminate every single trace of corn (which seems impossible) but for 99% of the time, I know what’s the trigger food for me.
I’ve come to the conclusion that vanilla “things” give me massive amounts of heartburn since pure or imitation vanilla extract has corn. A tad of corn like 25% Vitamin C per serving didn’t do me harm. I tried this cereal out and oh my I am in love! I’m not going to have it too often to avoid a “corn” build up but once a week would be just right!Check out this Food for Life Brown Rice Bread. At Whole Foods it was only $3.99, which is a pretty good deal considering most gluten-free breads I find are $4.99 and up. Each slice is 110 calories, 2 grams of both protein and fiber and 120 mg of sodium.
Not too shabby but how bought the taste? I had a couple of slices and made an egg sandwich. It is by far the BEST gluten-free sandwich bread I have every tasted! The texture was great as it didn’t break or get crumbly and it reminded me of sourdough bread. Mmm, sourdough!This Sprout Burger by Health Is Wealth is gluten-free! But when I double checked, I saw that it had maltodexrin in it (corn). The good thing about this though is since I usually use 1/3 of a Boca burger (per serving) for the Vegetarian Time’s Chili, using this burger wouldn’t be so bad because it only has corn and not wheat and corn like the Boca.
One pattie is 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and 390mg of sodium. As far as taste? It was okay. Didn’t have the texture or taste of a burger and it was a bit spicy but that works perfectly for crumbling into the chili.Oh my GOSH! Can you believe it? After months of looking for Nature’s Path Apple Crumble Love Crunch I finally found it. I’ve only seen Carrot Cake but I am not a huge fan of raisins and I really wanted the apple. A 1/4 cup serving has 140 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and only 50 mg of sodium. The verdict on this granola? Totally worth the wait! It’s absolutely delicious and the little bite size apple pieces taste like apple flavored marshmallow, except a way healthier version.Now that the goodies are done with, here are a few highlights from the shopping trip. When we stopped at Target looking for something to munch on, we spotted these awesome things in the fridge section; milk and dark chocolate cream cheese. I think my life is seriously complete! Since we weren’t going home soon, I didn’t want to buy it but I will be on the look out. Just imagine all the chocolate and cream cheesy possibilities!Our choice of munchies? These cute Disney snack packs and can you guess which one was mine? Of course the one without wheat aka pretzels. It was really yummy and I enjoyed my pack with mozzarella string cheese on the side.After Target we stopped by Bed, Bath & Beyond. They had this really neat set up of these “mini” inspired desserts, cocktails and appetizer dishes that are shown in the books displayed. I’m all about mini containers and such, meaning I really wanted to take every little dish home. But I think that would have been way too expensive for my budget.I got really hungry after much later after our Whole Foods trips, so I popped open the Nut-Thins and had a fruit salad on the side. I think just seeing all the yummy food made me want to eat something delicious and healthy. This hit the spot.Believe it or not, I did try all of these things in a day. I nibbled here and there on a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I’m started to regain my normal appetite back, which means cravings are kicking back in! I have a ton of food options now that I don’t even know where to begin, grr!
Question: Have you ever tried any of the food products highlighted above? When you go grocery shopping do you find yourself stumped on what to eat because of too many choices?
I always get overwhelmed after I go grocery shopping. Everything is fresh and yummy that I want to dig in asap!