I sometimes feel like all I get done is grocery shopping and cooking! Do you ever feel like that? Our meals have been easy lately but so satisfying. Even though we are busy we are still eating healthy and not compromising the way we eat. Let me show you what I have been buying …
Baby carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Organic Frozen Blueberries, Organic Triple Berry Blend – frozen, cauliflower florets, 4 bunches bananas, chia seeds, mushrooms, Love Beets – already cooked and peeled, reduced sodium Better Than Bouillon vegetable base.
Halos – little clementines, big oranges, organic apples, Larabar Bars, coconut water for smoothies, Kirkland Organic vegan black bean soup, organic spinach – finally they have triple washed ready to eat spinach, organic celery, organic romaine, little tomatoes.
This is vegan, organic, fat free and it tastes good too! The sodium is higher than I would like at 590 mg – but for a soup to travel with or take camping or on a hiking trip I think it’s okay. Not an every day food for sure.
Finding this product at a main stream store makes me hopeful that we will see more and more vegan/plant based options in the future.
These snack items were purchased at a regular grocery store in the health food section. All servings are approximately 100 calories. The Smoky Chili and Lime chickpeas are tasty but do contain added oil. Dry Roasted Edamame 100 calorie packets are my favorite find! For just 100 calories you get 11 g of protein and just 3 g of fat, 115mg sodium so that’s not bad for a store bought snack. The little packet fits into a purse, pocket, back pack or lunch box. Funky Monkey are dried banana slices with cinnamon – very tasty. Barefruit apple chips are just crispy dried apples. I have seen the Good Bean snacks,Funky Monkey and Barefruit products at Whole Foods too.
In the garage is my second fridge that is bursting with fresh produce! We go through a lot of the plastic containers that spinach and baby greens come in so I decided to start recycling them. They make great produce bins in the fridge, I also use them to keep bags of frozen veggies and fruits neat in the freezer too. Some day maybe there will be a plant based/vegan fridge – no meat and cheese drawer and instead more veggie bins!
This Spring is busy for us as we have a lot of exciting things happening in the weeks to come. I will post about them as time allows.
I am cooking amazing plant based food – in fact I am testing recipes for someone who is going to be publishing a vegan cookbook. It’s a lot of fun – the food is amazing but I can’t share more than that right now. Stay tuned for more details!
I am finally on the radar screen of vegan food companies and getting many offers to try new products. Next month I will be trying some new to me vegan/plant based products and posting reviews.
If you follow the Nutmeg Notebook facebook page or Nutmeg Notebook Instagram you can keep up on what I am cooking, reading and thinking about. I find it’s much quicker and easier to post on those venues than the blog right now. I can post from my iPhone or iPad and it only takes a moment of time which means I can post more often. Love it! I am not giving up the blog. I will just be posting about once a week here until life slows down a bit.
Thanks to everyone who continues to visit the blog, read the posts and use the recipes!
You are all awesome!
Please leave a comment or feel free to ask a question.
I am really into citrus fruits right now. I want strawberries but so far they haven’t been very sweet.
What fruits or veggies have you been enjoying lately?