If you don’t get this Mean Girls reference, you can’t sit with us.. Jk, take a seat and we’ll watch it together!
For me, Sundays are a day of rest and recuperation before the week to come; including no alarm clock, pancakes and taking B to the dog park! However, my #1 responsibility for the day is to stock up on groceries.
I occasionally shop around at Publix, Whole Foods and Costco for bulk items or random things, but I purchase all of my perishable/weekly groceries at Trader Joe’s! LOVE THAT PLACE!
I used to meal plant to the T, but now I just kind of wing it. My creative juices flow more when I have an array of different ingredients and have to concoct something on the spot!
So… Time to shop till we drop. Or get hungry.
Anyone else walk around this thing 10 times before picking out the best bunch? Into the buggy goes 11 bananas!
The best part about these warmer months are all the yummy fruits that are in season. Into the buggy goes strawberries, grapes and pineapple.
One of the many reasons I love Trader Joe’s is because they always have new products on rotation. For example, this Smallish Gems sweet lettuce! Never heard of it, so of course I had to get a pack. Other veggies that went into the buggy were mushrooms, onions, cauliflower rice, 2 bags of spinach and an eggplant.
Speaking of new products, these Inner Bean snacks and Just Beets chips caught my eye! I’ve had the just Beets chips before, so I opted for the black bean snacks.. Only to get home and discover they have traces of milk. Rookie mistake!
This Raspberry & Lime Sparkling water had to come home with me too. Anything that makes drinking water easier, amiright?
The most amazing section, to me, of Trader Joes is the Tofu/meat alternative section. It is mind blowing what can be made out of soy. I don’t consume very many of these products though, I generally steer away from processed foods, except tofu occasionally. The Organic Sprouted tofu is my favorite to cook with!
I love cruising through the ice cream and cookie/snack isle just to see what wacky products are out now. Matt isn’t allowed down this isle though, we’d leave with one of everything.
My buggy generally looks the same from week to week, give or take a few items. (Peep the reusable bag! Save a tree people!)
My total ended up being $52.29! Pretty typical around these parts.
My complete grocery haul included 11 bananas, grapes, pineapple, strawberries, dried figs, mint leaves, tofu, organic peanut butter, frozen bell peppers, two bags of riced cauliflower, two bags of spinach, mushrooms, onions, frozen edamame, sweet lettuce leaves, one mango, one lemon, one lime, two waters, one pack of wasabi seaweed snacks, one bag of plantain chips (aka crack) and that bag of Inner Bean snacks that bit me in the butt for not checking the ingredients.
Now lets see what we can whip up this week with these yummy ingredients!
What’s your favorite grocery store to shop at?
If you shop at Trader Joe’s, whats your favorite fun product they sell?
Meal plan or wing it?