Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trader Joe's Haul!

Hey you guys! I hope that you are all doing well. I got my ass out of bed early today to get to Trader Joe's when they opened because any other time is pretty unbearable. I got some good looking produce as I'm embarking on my own version of a high carb low fat vegan lifestyle which basically means a lot of produce and starches, no oil and smaller quantities of fats. I guess it is a combination of Raw Til 4 and Starch Solution but I'm not really following the rules of either super closely. Basically I just want to exponentially increase the amount of produce that I eat :)

Check out the haul:


So here I got a large bunch of bananas to ripen and freeze for smoothies and banana ice cream, an avocado, strawberries, Persian cucumbers, mangoes, mini San Marzano tomatoes, green onions and 4 huge Russet Potatoes.


I also got some frozen mango, two cans of fat free refried beans, a can of chiles and organic coconut sugar.


I also wanted to show my planner layout for this week because it is gorgeous and I love it. I chose this Succulents sticker kit because for whatever reason it reminded me of Mother's Day (I guess because people typically give flowers and plants for Mother's Day?). I LOVE it!!

So this is all I've got for today but I do have some pretty great meals planned for the week and definitely plan on photographing them so I'll make sure to share! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend <3

8 comments:

  1. Could there be a Mango Avocado Salad in your future;-) I also foresee some Mexican grub. Never heard of Coconut Sugar, I am guessing you are baking for Mothers Day.

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    1. OMG!! I didn't even think of a Mango Avocado salad but now it is definitely on the menu! I'm just waiting for them to ripen and it's taking forever! Yes burrito bowls in the future as well. No baking in the near future, I just wanted to try the coconut sugar because I've heard a lot about it.

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  2. I am so with you, I loosely follow the starch solution, HCLF, and others but very loosely. It's worked really well, and it's easy for me to do, without feeling like I'm having all these strict rules.
    Great Haul, and your planner is gorgeous and so cheerful!

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    1. I like the idea of all of these different lifestyles and I just find myself getting too obsessive if I follow one thing so I have found that taking ideas from a few different lifestyles has kept me in check.

      Thank you so much! I love my planner but I never have a lot going on so I'm thinking of switching to a personal sized planner for 2017. I'll save so much money on stickers :)

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  3. Great looking haul! I'm with you - more produce in my diet (and less...toast. Ha ha!). I ,too,foresee a little Mexican meal in these items. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Coconut sugar can replace any sweetener/sugar, right? I've not used it, so I'll be interested to see how you use it!

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    1. There has been a huge lack of produce in my diet so I'm glad to get back on that boat! I totally forgot about Cinco de Mayo! I will definitely celebrate with a big burrito bowl :)

      Yes, coconut sugar is supposed to be a replacement for regular sugar. I've heard it's the best option so we'll see how it is!

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  4. You should link up on MWM - Midweek Munchies :) Great haul!
    http://MyBlissfulJourney.com

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    1. Cool, I'll have to check it out!

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