I head to the grocery store much less frequently in the summer months thanks to the abundance of markets around town. And when I do it’s mostly to stock up on things like milk and cheese and I bypass most of the produce! Our garden is flourishing at the moment, and we have veggies to get us through the week and beyond.
I’ve also been stocking up on frozen foods in preparation for baby’s arrival. I have never been much of a casserole maker, and I’m very lucky to have a husband who is an excellent cook. So our plan when baby comes is to combine high quality frozen foods with veggies and simple meals like sandwiches until we get in the groove. I do think I will pick up a few of Mona Lisa Pasta’s frozen lasagnas because by the time I bought all of the ingredients and cooked it myself, the price would be the same!
At Whole Foods today I spent a little more time in the frozen aisle and bought frozen fish, salmon burgers (new to try) and some ravioli. Plus some chicken sausages that I portioned into two bags to thaw individually.
I do want to make some things like homemade granola bars and have stocked up on Larabars and trail mix as well for snacks.
How could I resist also planning a lunch into my trip!?
Salad bar specials! I consider a visit to WF to be an opportunity to pack in a ton of nutrients in one little box. So much variety of flavors and colors.
Raw foods on the bottom
Cooked foods tucked into the corner. I especially enjoyed this fried green tomato and mac and cheese bite!
A salad fit for a king