This morning started off with a tiny, cute, crisp red delicious apple.
I also dug into a bowl of Nature’s Path Blueberry Almond Muesli with some plain yogurt.
After that tasty start to the day I headed out for some more grocery shopping. I spent $11.31 on more produce at the grocery store.
Then I headed out to a health food store (Essences of Life in Kensington Market) and Whole Foods. I spent $12.72 at the health food store and $9.49 at Whole Foods (the teas and nuts, both on sale!). There were also a couple of medjool dates purchased, but they got lost in the bottom of my bag and didn’t make it into the picture.
At 2/$2 these were literally calling my name. Though I didn’t buy one of each flavour this time, there was also a Hemp Power Cocoa Mocha one and a Flax Power Tropical Fruits bar. My roomie tells me he’s had the Lemon Hazelnut before and it’s pretty good…
When I finally got home I dug into a quick and tasty salad. The bowl held romaine tossed in my homemade goddess dressing, a carrot, cucumber, red pepper, a bit of avocado and a small sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
Later, lunch dessert/snack was some amazing Sahale Snacks Socorro M academia Nut mix. Seriously good. I think this is my favourite of these mixes of far (but only because the Dauphine mix taught me I don’t like candied ginger, which was easily picked out). I’ve never really had macadamia nuts before, aside from the occasional white chocolate macadamia cookie, but I might have to search for them in the bulk section now because they are SO delicious! I can’t decide which side looks better.
Dinner time rolled around and I fixed some red and white quinoa using dried parsley, lemon juice, water, and some Kallo Low Salt Vegetable stock.
I also sauteed a pile of collard greens with mushrooms, onion, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, and topped them with goat cheese.
A delightful meal.
A while after my delicious dinner, I made a wonderful dessert that would not be possible had I not seen this post on Kath Eats Real Food in which she was so lucky to receive a boxful of Food Should Taste Good chips. I’ve seen these chips in stores before, but I’ve never been much of a chip person so I largely ignored them. But one word caught my eye in her photo. Chocolate.
I’m a huge fan of sweet and savoury combinations, and these perfectly chocolately and salty chips are DIVINE! I was even lucky enough to buy them at the right store. They were $3.29 at Essences of Life, but they don’t take coupons anymore, so I couldn’t use the $1 off I had printed out. But I bought them there anyway. Which was great because the same chips at Whole Foods are $5 per bag, so I still ended up saving 70 cents, in a way. Silly Whole Foods, good thing you made up with it with your Stash and Sahale sales…
Anyway, the chips made a lovely dessert spread with a bit of peanut hazelnut butter and topped with banana slices. A delicious end to the day.