Superiority at the Supermarket

In terms of the items I choose, I am waaaaay better at the supermarket than most and I KNOW that others are jealous of me! How can they not be?? While they have frozen pizza, donuts, cookies, chips, and alfredo sauce in a jar….I, simply, do not. Sometimes I look at other people’s carts in amazement and wonder if they can’t make their own potato salad or I search in vain for some sign of a non-canned, non-frozen fruit or vegetable. I cannot comprehend such things siiiiigh.

Alas, we all have our faults, but at the supermarket, I have none. I should be the poster child of healthy supermarket shopping; matter of fact, I need a giant billboard. Ladies and gentlemen, please witness the perfection that is grocery shopping below (besides the toilet paper and sandwich bags not pictured, I swear that the items below are all I purchased):

Fruit and Veggies: grapefruits, bananas, raspberries, kiwis, baby spinach, beets, avocado, purple onion, mushrooms, red bell pepper, and tomatoes.

Dairy: eggs from vegetarian fed hens, 1%milk, 2% evaporated milk (I was born and raised in a former British colony…its how we drink tea!!), and multigrain Thomas’ English Muffins.

Proteins: canned butter beans (OK, maybe the canned option isn’t that great), reduced fat peanut butter (you should have seen this coming), Muscle Milk Light, hummus, raw walnuts, fish, and sliced ham.

Random: Women’s Health mag (I like some of their healthy recipes), black tea (again, the whole British thing), and goat cheese (I forgot to add this to the dairy section…ooops).

Now, I suppose I must admit that my perfection is limited to the supermarket in my neighbourHOOD. Should you compare my cart to someone from Whole Foods, that person will win because every-friggin-thing in Whole Foods is sustainable, organic, cage-free, grass-fed, free-range, non-polluting, green certified….and I can keep going.

However, I still maintain my supermarket superiority. Please e-mail me for your own personalized course on “How to Shop at the Supermarket So You Can Be a Champion and Amazing Like Dani”.

Breakfast (along with a Muscle Milk Light)

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3 Responses

  1. That looks fantastic! I take it you decided to go with the portion plan instead of cooking from the P90X nutrition guide?

    Which former British colony were you born and raised in?

    • Hey, yes, I much prefer the portion plan…it allows me some variety, etc.

      And I’m from Antigua..in the Caribbean!

      • My husband and I tried the portion plan last time, this time we’re trying cooking the recipes. Looks like you can choose whether you do the legwork by calculating and worrying about ratios or in the kitchen.

        We see ways to cut down on the work, though, so we’re hoping to develop something easier in both ways, at least for how we eat. (Oatmeal for breakfast for me!!)

        I’m what’s known as a third culture kid, someone who grew up in more than one country. (And my parents also happen to be from different countries.) I often note the same thing when I go grocery shopping, whether I’m on some quest to hit a particular macronutrient ratio or not! I buy fresh food, most Americans buy things that aren’t.

        I think it’s easier for me than many of my American friends because I grew up eating Swedish and Finnish food in a Swedish and Finnish way (i. e. no Cheetos for snacks and rarely eating out). My comfort foods are often quite healthy, like my morning oatmeal or rye crispbread open-faced sandwiches with cheese and sliced cucumber or smoked salmon. I don’t know much about food in Antigua, but I’m guessing you might also have culinary roots that help you eat healthy?

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