Over Labor Day weekend I took full advantage of Steve keeping Scarlet while I went to my workout and shopped afterwards. I splurged and drove the extra 15 minutes to Sprouts Farmers Market, a grocery store with locations sprinkled throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. I laughed walking in reminiscing about Morgan Splurlock (of The Greatest Movie Ever Made) calling Trader Joe’s the Whole Foods for poor people. I’d say the same about this place, though “for poor people” being a bit of an exaggeration. Sprouts offers wholesome brands you won’t find at traditional stores, but not at the premium price of fine food stores.
I shopped on a near-empty stomach, having snacked only on a banana post-workout. Not a wise decision, but one I had to keep reminding myself of when tempted to toss cookies or other treats into my cart. Fortunately, I managed to stick to my list.
Healthy Food Shopping Haul at Sprouts
These are the healthy foods I bought.
spring greens and baby spinach salad
Caesar salad kit
Wholly Guacamole (bulk and 100-calorie snack packs)
deviled egg potato salad
organic 100% whole grain bread
Vita Coco coconut water
Stacy’s multigrain pita chips
Tony Cachere’s salt-free Cajun seasoning
Van’s whole grain waffles
Chobani Greek yogurt
organic 1% milk
mozzarella goat cheese
pepper jack cheese
turkey breast deli meat
I spent $136, which provided enough food for our weekend of lounging at home, plus other staples that will last for a few weeks.
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