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.
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
- 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.
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?