My grocery list

For some reason people are really interested in what other people eat. I am one of those people…and I think its totally normal. Food is something that bonds everyone in the entire world. We all need food to survive, but we also use it to socialize and explore. I think we live vicariously through what each other eats…

With that said, I want to share my grocery list. This isn’t enough food for me to survive through the week, (I still live with my parents, so I dont need to shop like that) but these are the foods that get me through the week. Does that make sense? Im a snacker! My mom always jokes with me that I’m always eating. Its true.. I rarely stop, but because of that my metabolism is higher than its ever been in my life, and I weigh less than I did in high school and definitely college. (At 24 most people’s bodies are already slowing down, but mine is starting to speed up!).

Here is a lovely list of what I bought my little snacky self this week.

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-Tostito Natural Blue Corn Chips – my favorite chips in the whole world, thin & crispy.

-Sabra hummus x 2. One with roasted red peppers for work, and one with garlic for home. To pair lovingly with my blue chips.

-Two bins of cherry tomatoes for either salads or to eat alone.

-Two bins of blackberries (mostly because they were on sale for buy one get one free.) So yummy.

-Kalamata olives from the olive bar also for salads or to eat alone. I think I have an olive addiction.

-A bag of sweet mixed lettuces, and butter crunch. I love all kinds of lettuces, and these two caught my eye this day.

-Gluten free bread for those times you just need a slice. Breakfast, lunch, snacktime. An easy fix. :)

-Green apples. My fave crunchy snack while at work. Sometimes eaten with almond butter or natural peanut butter.

-Mushrooms to sautee with eggplant, kale, eggs, I eat them with everything.

-Those pesky egg noodles I couldn’t get when I wanted pad thai! I saw them and snagged them for next time.

-Then theres my sweet side (which isn’t that sweet. Im not a sugar fan..)

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-As I’ve said before I LOVE dark chocolate. But I also love fruit leather. Its sweet, but also kind of tangy.. which is something Im into.

What are some staples that you can’t leave the grocery store without buying?

West coast mail

This week has been a crazy one. I worked constantly from 8am to 5:30pm almost every day. I barely remember sitting down for my 20 minute lunch breaks. It was go, go, go, but I like days like that. I also love the feeling of accomplishment and being tired at night from a long-days work. Tomorrow starts the insanity for us though…

When I got home on Saturday I had two packages waiting for me. Two! I knew they were coming, but I didn’t think I’d get them both on the same day! (I can’t believe its taken me this long to have an opportunity to write..aye.)

First thing I ripped open was my box of goodies from my Foodie Penpal, Sophie.

Yay! Sophie’s package came to me from California (which is where I had wished my first package would come from!) I can’t wait to tell you what she sent me. A couple more days and you’ll know. Come back on December 1st!  I had to hold on to my package that I was sending for a few days because my Penpal wasn’t ready for it yet.. so I recycled Sophie’s box and sent my package out yesterday…

I can’t wait to hear that my package made it to its new owner. (My package also got sent to California.. two penpals, both on the West Coast.)

The second box I opened was my November Conscious Box. My first of many!

Conscious Box is a monthly delivery of “green” products from companies that care about the Earth. It’s about 20$ a month to be a member, but its so worth it. For example, I was in the grocery store yesterday and saw one of the items that I received in my box. It cost 11$ alone! (The box had more than 10 items in it…)

In the box were organic peanut butter cups, dark chocolate chili covered peanuts (already ate those), gluten free pancakes, coffee flavored teas (what??), sweetener, Hawaiian honey, and so on. Hawaiian honey? When would I have EVER tried that? I’m really into this if you can’t tell. Conscious box also offers Vegan boxes. Im not a Vegan, but thats pretty cool.

So if you are into trying new things, and want to discover some eco-friendly, green products, you should definitely sign up. You can join on a month-to-month basis, three months, or 6 months. Or you can sign someone up and send it as a gift. Its totally worth it!!! This will definitely keep me happy through the boring/dreary winter months. Something to look forward to : ).

Now I have to go help cook some things for Thanksgiving. Have a happy little Holiday.

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