I also learned something that seems pretty obvious but never really noticed until now. Everyone knows that they should not go grocery shopping when they are hungry, but I've learned that the best time for me to go grocery shopping is after a workout. I cleaned up then decided to go shopping tonight so I could relax and get some cooking done tomorrow morning and I realized that I'm far more inclined to walk out with a completely clean grocery haul since I'm feeling good and healthy and energized. We all know how easy it is to sneak little treats in our baskets, but I had zero desire to do so. So, no matter how lazy I'm feeling, I think I'm going to start to do my shopping after a workout :)
Check out what I walked out of Whole Foods with...
Zing brand protein bars in Chocolate Coconut and Cashew Cranberry Orange flavors. They haven't had the Vega protein bars for the past few weeks and I wanted bars with a decent protein count. These have 10g of protein so I took the two vegan flavors I saw to try. I'll let you know how they are when I try them. They are gluten, soy and dairy free.
Veggies - Brussels sprouts, avocados (on sale 4/$5!!), broccoli, zucchini and carrots (I have plans for these carrots, check back tomorrow to see!).
Navel oranges (which I'm currently obsessed with), pink lady apples and bosc pears.
From the fridge I got 2 containers of stuffed grape leaves, replaced my Earth Balance which I FINALLY finished, and some fortified tofu (figured I'd give it a try).
I'm pretty stoked about all of these yummy ingredients I bought! I see some stir fries, a delicious breakfast treat that I plan to make tomorrow and sweet snacks in my future.
See you tomorrow! Time to figure out dinner :)