I finally got the Whole Foods experience I had been craving!
I spent about an hour and a half in the store….really just roaming around in awe of everything. I chatted with a few people from school that work there and picked up lunch as well. And, um yeah, my gift card is now gone. The money really flies in there and I don’t even feel like I bought too much!!! I knew this would happen and I’m sort of glad its happening now when I’m moving in 2 months rather than when I moved here a year ago. I’m already picking up an extra shift Sunday night so I can make some extra $$!
Here’s some pictures of my groceries. I tried not to buy too much because I’m going home on Tuesday night and then to NC on Wednesday, so really I just cashed out one hundred bucks for “treats” for myself. Sigh. And yes, I did buy some yogurt and cheese. I’m a real person just like you and when I have cravings I go for it. Cravings usually mean your body is asking you for it and since this isn’t like a craving for a bag of fritos and a burger, I’d say its alright.
2 greek 2% yogurts (I honestly think these taste better than the 0% ones…creamier or something)
some French cornichons (little pickles I had in France that are amazing!)
some specialty olives from the most fabulous olive bar I have ever witnessed in my life. I could eat my way through it for sure.
a bottle of French rose wine. I’ve never really had rose wine but this is all they drink in the South of France in the summertime. It’s lovingly called “french lemonade” 🙂 This one looked like a good one.
lite coconut milk
almond butter (!!!!) along with little packs of almond and peanut butter to take on my trip
dried berries for muesli
raw almonds for snacking
a french multigrain baguette
some apple juice for a recipe I’m planning to make tomorrow
a 4 oz piece of wild atlantic salmon (not pictured, already in fridge)
wild salmon burger (sorry! already in freezer)
some french goat cheese
rudi’s organic hamburger buns
a small bottle of my favorite orange juice ever
I think that’s it!
For lunch my eyes were way bigger than my tummy…which is usually the case at Whole Foods. It was 12:15 and I was still shopping and starting to throw everything in my cart and at that point I knew it was time to stop and eat. I got a huge (too big!) salad with babaganoush, greens, jalepinos, garlic stir fried broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, mushrooms and red onions with woodstock dressing. I also got a small soup from the soup bar—some Indian soup with lentils and spinach. Really really tasty! When I got home I added to my plate a mini baguette baked by my friend in another class at school last night. This was a ton of food!
I ate all the soup, all the bread and left about 1/4th of the salad. I just couldn’t do it. Too much!
And now….I’m waiting for the brighthouse guy for real. I’m staying in Orlando this weekend because I’m going home on Tuesday and have to work Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday. I rented some movies and plan to catch up on my reading and sleeping!