Hello again! This is part 2 of today’s post. I am posting twice today because I really want to share my grocery store experience. My brother and I rode our bikes 1.2 miles total to the store and back, we carried the food in backpacks and re-usable bags.
My list looked a little like this when I went in:
- Mushrooms, small and big portobello
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Potato Bag x2
- Nuts (walnuts/pecans)
- Kale, arugula, spinach
- Tortilla chips and plantain chips
- Cashews (for making ricotta substitute)
- Dried Mango
Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, avocados, basil and green onion were on the original list but I updated it as I walked around and couldn’t find these products worthy of my purchase. Some were under ripe and others (like strawberries and blueberries) were not organic. I only choose to buy non-organic when the fruits/vegetables are considered mostly clean. If you missed my previous post, download the “Dirty Dozen” app for iPhone and use it to increase your knowledge on the amount of pesticides on which foods to make the best decision for you.
With the groceries I picked up and the food I already had at home, I made a meal plan for the week.
I plan on creating:
- ‘Burrito’ Bowls, with beans, quinoa, onion, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms (I was going to make a green goddess sauce of avocado, basil and green onion to top the bowl- until next time!)
- Pasta with olive oil and vegetables, cooked broccoli, spinach, arugula, and fresh tomato
- Portobello mushroom ‘steak’ over a bed of broccoli, lots and lots of broccoli
- Big Green Salad with kale, arugula, spinach, raw broccoli, and carrots
- Chia Seed Pudding which is chia seeds soaked in choice of milk for at least one hour, and prepared with favorite fruits and nuts
- Cashew Ricotta, it’s a vegan substitute for ricotta I’ve made before and absolutely loved. This week I want to bring some into work to impress my boss
- For snacking: dried mango, chips, and nuts
This is my guide for the week to help me eat clean. Fresh groceries and a plan of what to do with it.
Thanks for reading,
I hope we can make good food choices for ourselves today and practice self love.
Namaste, from my heart to yours,