I was in food blog heaven yesterday. I decided to take a special trip to the giant Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s that are roughly 20 minutes away from where I live. Oh man, it was SO worth it!
I slept in a little bit Saturday morning, which felt great! I woke up and made myself a cup of Coffee Cocoa while checking emails.
A little later on, I was hungry for something more substantial, so I had a bowl of Nature’s Path Puffs and TJ’s High Fiber sticks, topped with some blueberry granola and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
After breakfast, I went to the gym and had a great workout: 45 minutes on the elliptical and an arm machine workout. I moved up in weights – and I’m feeling it on Sunday morning
When I got back from the gym, it was off to Whole Foods! I was absolutely amazed by all the samples they had! I guess I’ve been going to the Whole Foods near me at the wrong time of day, because I’ve never seen so many things to try! I took a few pictures – but they don’t quite capture it all!
There was fresh fruit:
Some not so fresh fruit – in the form of cherry pie!
There was also a lot of bread, blueberry scones, turkey, chicken sausage, cheese…the list could go on and on! It was such a treat! I also had to get a picture of some awesome looking cupcakes in the bakery section:
How cute are the burgers and carrots on top of these?!
So then, of course, I couldn’t pass up the Whole Foods hot bar. It was the first time I’ve ever had it, and believe me, it did not disappoint!!
I really can’t remember everything I put into this bowl of deliciousness, but I do have some pictures to jog my memory a bit. I know, for example, that there were definitely sweet potatoes!
I haven’t had them in forever! I really need to start buying them because I love them so much! There were also several different types of quinoa.
My first time trying quinoa. It was pretty good, but I think I like rice and couscous better!!
There were also some mushrooms, eggplant, artichokes, and tofu in there – curry flavored, kung pao, Greek…I think pretty much every cuisine you can think of was in this little bowl!
So that was pretty much the best. meal. ever! To top it off, I bought these amazing little fruit pieces that I had on my way home – a strawberry and pineapple flavored delight!
While I was shopping, I stopped in my tracks when I saw this:
I can’t wait to try them, especially after the rave reviews they’ve been getting!
I also stopped by Trader Joe’s and got some goodies!
Cereal, trail mix, multi-grain oats, alternative peanut butter, and figs! These are all NEW for me (except for the trail mix) so it was a very exciting shopping trip, to say the least!
I was super stuffed after that meal, and I ate it pretty late in the day, so I didn’t want much for dinner. Later on that evening, Bobby said he wanted Panera, and I couldn’t pass up that opportunity, so I just went and got a Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with a whole grain baguette. But I definitely couldn’t finish it all! I had about half – mostly focusing on the fruit!
I finished the whole grain baguette later though 😉
We spent the rest of the night watching Lost – the first season! Yes, I know – I’m behind. It took a few episodes for us to get into it, but now it’s starting to get addictive!
Good food, good time, good Saturday