I did my food shopping Friday afternoon to get it out-of-the-way for the weekend! A few things before looking at my Trader Joe’s shopping cart:
I made a stop at Whole Foods first. I didn’t get any pictures but I needed turkey, roast beef, rolls, a stack of bagels, and Bell & Evans products for my son. With school finished after today and his teen tour not leaving for another week, I figured we needed some lunch options in the house as well as the Bell & Evan’s chicken burgers and nuggets for easy, healthier meals.
I also grabbed the organic strawberries. Heather always tells me that the organic strawberries from Whole Foods last longer than other stores but I didn’t get to test out this theory because my son finished the container by Saturday afternoon. I’m not going to complain because at least he ate fruit! I will also say that the berries I did manage to have before he finished the container were terrific.
Here’s the deal with my food shopping lately. I’m still in a no patience mood when it comes to the grocery store. I want to be in and out as fast as possible and I still don’t care very much for getting creative or unique with my meals. I’m not even that hungry most of the time and I crave NOTHING. It’s sort of weird but I’ve been going with it ever since I started running less.
I cannot stress enough how tame my appetite has become with the drop in mileage. And honestly, I forget that I am usually guzzling watermelon chunks this time of year too! I think I only bought one or two watermelons so far this year and it barely did anything for me when eating it to the point where I don’t care to buy it again, at least at the moment.
Sometimes I stop to think about how I don’t think about what I want to eat or how NOT hungry I actually am. Like even last night for dinner with my parents for Father’s Day, I probably ate half of the amount of salad that I used to eat and now have a full leftover lunch salad for today!
This must be what
normal non-running people feel like most of the time, where you aren’t driven by a runner’s appetite. It’s pretty nice. I don’t miss needing to eat instantly and I don’t even miss that enhanced taste bud feeling that happens in the hours after running. This feels so much more balanced and natural for me. I just go about life and eat when it’s time to eat. As basic as that sounds, any runner knows that a runner’s appetite does not often allow that statement to work so easily but it works for me now and it’s wonderful.
So anyway, below is a detailed list of what I bought at Trader Joe’s. I didn’t need to restock my Ezekiel bread, chick peas, mozzarella cheese, organic apples, quinoa, or oatmeal so it’s a lighter shop than average.
- Organic Romaine Hearts
- Green Goddess Salad Dressing < – my favorite right now
- Skim Milk
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips < – the best chocolate chips ever!
- Organic Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars < – my son does not love these bars but will eat them if really hungry which is how I like it. If he totally loves a granola bar, they disappear too fast!
- Grape Tomatoes
- Feta Cheese
- Bread & Butter Pickles
- Frozen Broccoli (for roasting!)
- Frozen Grilled Cauliflower
- Spiralized Carrots
- Frozen Blueberries (for my oatmeal!)
- Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers
- Peanut Butter
- Coffee K Cups
And you may spot the random Gap bag in there because the Gap is next to Trader Joe’s and I stopped in there first to grab a few things for my son. 🙂
So with this very basic Trader Joe’s shop, I can easily throw together salads and power bowls when I’m home this week in between dining out.
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Where do you do most of your food shopping lately?
If you buy organic strawberries, where do you get them and do they last a few days or go bad quick?
How is your appetite lately in relation to your workouts?