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Good deals from Whole Foods!

  • 1 lb hummus for $4.00
  • Baked Veggie chips $4.99 
  • Think Thin bars 3/$4 (These are Whey protein bars aka NOT vegan but they are the best protein bars out there! They taste pretty good, 20g of protein, 0g sugar. I don’t mind purified whey protein since it doesn’t give me any stomach and digestive problems). 

I also got a free vegan doughnut. It’s deep fried sugary flour…but I plan to eat it slowly over the next few days…it’s pretty good! But if I wanted something similar and healthier, I’d make some banana bread.  (recipe I want to make for next week’s breakfast!) 

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Anonymous asked: What's your favorite grocery store? And how often do you go grocery shopping?

About once a week. I’m not a devotee to any particular grocery store and my preferences change depending on where I’m living. Currently, I live in the suburbs and find the following to have the freshest produce: 

  • New Leaf Community Markets, but they are only in California.
  • Nob Hill (Raley’s or Bel Air depending on where you live). Clean store, vegetables and fruit are consistently fresh. Cereal and milk is expensive here though. 
  • Local Farmer’s market (but not everything there is organic so pay attention) 
  • Whole Foods is great for vegetables, sauces, bulk dry food, and hot foods. The fruit is pretty overpriced, and the store has a lot of crazy holistic products that are a joke.
  • Henry’s Market is owned by Whole Foods! It’s a lot like it, but much cheaper with less junk :D College student fave. 
  • Costco is really trying to cater to the more health conscious crowd. 
  • I also like Asian markets, but I only go when my mom does. Will never buy Chayote Squash anywhere but an Asian market.

 I’ll be living in an urban environment soon, so I’ll be frequently smaller, family owned stores in the city!

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Oatmeal is great, but it doesn’t have much protein. But for just another 100 calories, you can get a whopping 14g of protein from Siggi’s skyr (Icelandic style yogurt) or even 17g from plain Greek yogurt!
Try making Overnight Oats using greek yogurt to power up your breakfast!
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk/milk substitute (I use almond milk)
Ideas for Mix-in’s: berries, bananas, chia seeds (helps soak up liquid for a thicker oatmeal too), cinnamon
Mix and leave in fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning!
PS: And I don’t go an buy oatmeal from Whole Foods on a daily basis…This was on an interview trip! (Whole Foods in Washington D.C.’s Foggy Bottom is beautiful btw!)  

Oatmeal is great, but it doesn’t have much protein. But for just another 100 calories, you can get a whopping 14g of protein from Siggi’s skyr (Icelandic style yogurt) or even 17g from plain Greek yogurt!

Try making Overnight Oats using greek yogurt to power up your breakfast!

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk/milk substitute (I use almond milk)
  • Ideas for Mix-in’s: berries, bananas, chia seeds (helps soak up liquid for a thicker oatmeal too), cinnamon
  • Mix and leave in fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning!

PS: And I don’t go an buy oatmeal from Whole Foods on a daily basis…This was on an interview trip! (Whole Foods in Washington D.C.’s Foggy Bottom is beautiful btw!)  

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Is this what Heaven looks like? 
First dibs on the salad bar! Whole Foods can be pretty awesome. I don’t eat here often though because it’s $7.99/lb and that adds up fast. But, it’s good for ideas to make at home =)  

Is this what Heaven looks like?

First dibs on the salad bar! Whole Foods can be pretty awesome. I don’t eat here often though because it’s $7.99/lb and that adds up fast. But, it’s good for ideas to make at home =)  

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Balanced Dinner Plate
1/4 Lean Protein (white fish and shrimp) 
1/4 Whole Grains (wheatberries)
1/2 Vegetables (green beans, black beans, soy beans, green salad, lemon juice as dressing) 
I was traveling last week, so I mainly ate dinner at Whole Foods where I could choose my own proportions. I loved the new Whole Foods in the Foggy Bottom district of Washington D.C.! The one souvenir I got from DC was a Whole Foods reusable bag that says “Foggy Bottom” on it lol. That and 300+ pictures! Although the self-serve food at Whole Foods is expensive, it saved me from unhealthy restaurant food without any nutrition facts. 

Balanced Dinner Plate

1/4 Lean Protein (white fish and shrimp) 

1/4 Whole Grains (wheatberries)

1/2 Vegetables (green beans, black beans, soy beans, green salad, lemon juice as dressing) 

I was traveling last week, so I mainly ate dinner at Whole Foods where I could choose my own proportions. I loved the new Whole Foods in the Foggy Bottom district of Washington D.C.! The one souvenir I got from DC was a Whole Foods reusable bag that says “Foggy Bottom” on it lol. That and 300+ pictures! Although the self-serve food at Whole Foods is expensive, it saved me from unhealthy restaurant food without any nutrition facts. 

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