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5 Things to Add to Your Grocery List

Ah the joy of grocery shopping…

Remember how we discussed planning ahead in the last post?  Well I figured I should give you some ideas of what exactly to put on the shopping list of which I spoke so highly.  Here are some things I’m loving right now…


Raspberries.  I just found this out, but raspberries are in season right now and probably on sale at your grocery store.  I always forget how wonderful they are until eating a a yogurt/granola/raspberry bowl for breakfast in the morning. Aren’t they beautiful?  If you need a solid granola recipe, I highly recommend this Elvis Granola.

Pumpkin. Need I say more?!  The flavors of cinnamon and cloves are some of my favorites and I especially love adding them to oatmeal around this time of year when you can finally find canned pure pumpkin on the shelves again.  Make sure you don’t mistakenly buy the pumpkin pie mix which is overly sweetened… We want the real deal!  Make oats as normal and stir in a spoonful of pumpkin at the end.


Tofu.  I know what you’re thinking… typical of someone who studies nutrition to recommend tofu.  But seriously, I bought it for the first time in ages last weekend and realized I need to start adding it to my regular rotation again.  It’s really good!  If prepared the right way. Make sure you buy the extra-firm variety, cut into cubes, and sautee in a nonstick pan with some olive oil until browned.  If you want to “spice it up” a bit, rub some honey and chili powder on before-hand.


Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus.  My good friends know about my obsession with hummus, but I figured I would let you all know as well.  It’s just so versatile you guys! I love using it for sandwiches and as a dip the most, but the possibilities really are endless (someone say pita?).  One thing is for sure, I definitely snack on more vegetables when I have this stuff around. 

Goat Cheese w/Honey. Um… who knew this existed? Or have I been living under a rock because it is out of this world delicious!  I stumbled upon it at a Super Target when I was shopping for black nail polish (somehow I always wander over to the food section…) and nearly shrieked with excitement.  Suggestions for use: crumble on salads, top homemade pizza, stir in to scrambled eggs, mix into pasta sauce.  Done, done, done and done.

You could even use it to top a burger

But that’s just me…

Enjoy your new items and best of luck with the meal planning!