SO, I went on a quest yesterday to the big ITC to find healthy food (specifically fruits and vegetables) and shelves for the shop. I did not find shelves for the shop, but we scored a trunk load of good food.
First, Gillispe Meats in Newton. I got some local maple sausage from Peabody's Sausage House and peppered bacon from Yoder Meats.
Then, on to Wichita to Green Acres. Their produce section was very good, and the prices were not nearly as high as I thought they'd be. We picked up (all organic) bananas, apples, kale, potatoes, strawberries, green beans, and a lot more.
know about these? They're ready-to-eat "Gourmet on the Go" meals. Very yummy, only 140 calories per serving, lots of protien and fiber and, though they're a little high in sodium, they're much lower than ramen.
At Dillon's Marketplace, we found the Greek Gods yogurt I was looking for. This
stuff is amazing! We used the plain, traditional Greek yogurt in place of sour cream on our chicken fajitas last night, and I can tell you in all honesty that I did NOT miss the sour cream, in fact, the yogurt was delicious and I couldn't get enough.
Last stop, Sam's Club for bulk organic spinach and spring greens, mushrooms, madjool dates and a family pack of chicken tenderloins (not organic, but "natural" whatever that means.) My husband loves peanut butter pretzels and Sam's is the only place they're sold in a large enough container to make it more than a day or two. Ah, and dog bones. They're happy campers.
I used: (*organic)
1 cup water
2-3 handfuls fo spinach*
4 small leaves of kale*
2 madjool dates
less than a cup of frozen mango*
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
1 heaping tsp brewer's yeast
Things I'll do next time: use ice instead of water, freeze the banana and put all the fruit in together after pureeing the greens and ice. (I made it, tasted it, then added some ingredients. It didn't blend as well the second time.)
All in all, I look forward to doing this for breakfast for a week! Hopefully the nutrient-dense start to my day will curtail the sugar cravings that I struggle so much with.
Thanks for reading!