MMMmmm…I LOVE TOFU! I love it so much that I question how ANYONE could dislike it…if they can get past the fact that, yes, it IS tofu! They need to have it prepared properly as well. One bad tofu experience could alter someone’s life. Tonight, while grocery shopping (!!!), I got dinner at W.F. I saw the spicy chili tofu and had to get it! All the tofu I have ever gotten from the W.F.’s deli has always been good. Buffalo tofu being my second favorite to the spicy chili tofu I had tonight. With it I got a side of lime-cilantro basmati rice, steamed veggies, and my favorite splurge: those sickly sweet plantains. Oh, how I love plantains. I could live for the rest of my life only eating plantains and black beans and rice. Yum.
So back to the grocery store. I wish I didn’t feel like such a walking zombie–sort of took the joy away from roaming aimlessly down the aisles of W.F. Regardless, I managed to walk out the store with waaay over my budget’s worth of groceries. Granted, I did invest in a multi-vitamin and that was a cost I usually don’t factor in. But, it was still expensive. Why do I love food SO much?!!! Grr! I remembered to take some photos of my groceries for you all and I also did a little “spotlite” on new products I am trying this week.
I was going to go to yoga tonight but, seriously, I am too freakin tired. It was basically torture to put myself on the elliptical machine for 20 minutes but I did it anyways. Sometimes exercising when I’m tired makes me feel better and sometimes it just doesn’t do jack. Tonight was the latter. I’m hoping to lay down for a little bit now before Ryan gets here (he won’t be here til like 10:00) so at least I don’t look comatose for him! Before going to the gym today I had what was left in the bag of the kashi crackers…It seemed like about 10 crackers, all broken up. I had them with pb & j for one of my favorite snacks.
I’m sure I’ll have a sweet later…I’m thinking Olive Oil Cake since it just looks so tempting sitting in my fridge right now. I need to keep myself awake so sugar might just be the thing!
This hempmilk seems to be the new rage…I’ve heard about it from a couple people now (thanks Brianne and VeggieGirl!) and the nutritional values seem to be pretty outstanding. Just ONE glass of this apparently gives you 46% of your daily calcium need…as well as heart healthy omega 3 and 6’s! Can’t wait to try it!
New viti’s! I talked to the person in the wellness aisle of W.F. and she recommended these—she said they are very mild and won’t upset sensitive tummies. Only $9.95 for 60 caplets! Can’t beat that!
I’m excited about these. Awhile ago, when I lived in Charleston, one of my vegetarian friends SWORE by these. She said she literally ate them everyday. They don’t contain any soy, so you don’t have to worry about “overdosing” on soy if you already drink soymilk and have tofu in your diet. Instead, the protein comes from a strange mushroom source….yes, it does sound strange, but I just have to try since they are incredibly high in protein yet low in fat and calories with only all natural ingredients (just the mushroom protein). I’ll let you guys know how it turns out—could be interesting! This brand also makes crumbles and a variety of meatless main dishes. They are the number one meat alternative brand in Europe.
Thanks, VeggieGirl for the recommendation! These look awesome with totally natural ingredients—too bad they only come in packs of three!