Whole Foods Shopping Trip

Holy smokes, Whole Foods is expensive. We left there last night with two bags of groceries and it was $83.82! And those bags are only half full!

There are some things at Whole Foods that I really like and will pay a little bit more for, but I could never shop there on a regular basis or for a full shopping trip.

I didn’t have a plan in mind when we went to Whole Foods, and I kind of wished I did, but I just kind of winged it. Since I did have a gift card, I bought some of the more expensive things that I wanted to try but don’t normally buy.

I’m really looking forward to trying Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bite-lettes. I told Danny that I was buying wholesome junk food and he thought that I was kidding until he saw the package when we got home.

They look yummy, but I’m also worried to try them because the serving size is two bite-lettes, and I’m afraid that I might want four bite-lettes…or six. We’ll see how it goes. I think they’ll be a sweet, yet wholesome, dessert.

I didn’t really pick up anything too exciting. I did get the infamous blogger chia seeds though. I saw these on Dr. Oz a while back, so I figured if everybody’s eating them then I should too. Chia seeds are actually really good for you. They have antioxidants, omega fatty acids, fiber, and protein.

Ch…ch…chia. Danny asked me if I’m going to grow grass in  my stomach.

I also bought:

  • Bars! Danny loves the Builder bars, the kids love the Z bars, and I picked up a chocolate covered strawberry thinkThin bar that I’m dying to try.
  •  Fuji apple crisps <— so good! And only 39 calories a bag.
  • Fruit – Pineapple, pear, peach
  • Cheddar burgers (for the boys).
  • Garlic dill salmon (for me).
  • A lemon poppy-seed muffin for Jaden <—- These muffins are awesome! My favorite muffin by far.
  • Assorted cookies for Jacob
  • Eggs
  • Chicken scallopini <— For Danny, but it looks so yummy
  • Broccoli cheddar twice baked potato

And whatever else I forgot to mention. Oh yeah, I also stopped at the salad bar before we left to make a salad to eat on the way home. I love Whole Foods salad/hot bar.

Breakfast

Of course, I had to use the chia seeds in my breakfast this morning. I heard they’re a great oatmeal thickener, so last night I mixed up:

  • container of plain Greek yogurt (usually I use strawberry, but I didn’t have any)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey (for sweetener, since I was out of fruit Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup Quaker oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

I mixed it all up and let it since overnight in the fridge, then I topped it with sliced strawberries.

It was super thick when I took it out of the fridge, so I added a small splash of almond milk and stirred it up. I was a little nervous because I have never made overnight oats with plain Greek yogurt, but it was really good. When I added the strawberries, it didn’t taste any different from my normal overnight oats.

I’m off to yoga this morning. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Questions of the day:

  • Is there an expensive food that you love but will splurge on?
  • Have you tried chia seeds?
  • Favorite salad topping?

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9 Responses to Whole Foods Shopping Trip

  1. My fav salad topping is Bleu Cheese! Its so yummy! I’m definately a coupon clipper/ bargain shopper but some things I have to buy name brand-like Kraft Mac andCheese.Meat I always buy the leanest cuts etc. Off to Brendans Baseball game this am! Have a great weekend Heather!

  2. I need to try some overnight oats, and maybe even chia seeds, I haven’t had them yet.

  3. Yes, Whole Foods is a budget buster for sure. I have to go there with at least an idea of what I’m going to be buying or it turns into a free for all! I’m actually headed to the Whole Foods here in Nashville today and am going to pick up some chia seeds. I’d never heard of them before reading this post, but now I’m curious!

  4. You can find chia seeds in the bulk bin at Whole Foods, which I think is cheaper than buying a bag of them. I got a little to try that way…I don’t think they stop my insatiable morning hunger, but they certainly don’t hurt!

  5. I can’t be without my coconut oil It’s expensive but I gotta have it.

  6. I love Whole Foods salad bar but like the rest of the store it is EXPENSIVE! The first time I filled up my little brown carton I underestimated the cost and paid over $15. Oops!

  7. Key Master

    Crap legs and Lamb chops are my expensive pleasures / budget busters.
    Favorite salad topping is bacon bits and tortillia strips…..CRUNCH!!!
    Enjoy the weekend!!

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