Grocery goods and baking

20 Apr

Some people hate grocery shopping. I just don’t see it. I LOVE grocery shopping!

I have some pictures of a few of the highlights of today’s grocery items…including some dairy-free options! And some not-so-dairy-free items, haha. I’m slowly making progress.

FIrst of all, here is this morning’s breakfast:


The last serving of my zucchini bread


plus some white fluff…cottage cheesey

Then it was off to get the groceries. I was in foodie Heaven seeing some new products that I have been wanting to try!

The first item I broke into was this Amy’s bean, rice, and cheese burrito


I liked this a lot. But how could I NOT like anything made by Amy? I can see this in my future a lot for lunches once school is out. (Yay for no cafeteria food!)

These next two items I was very excited about.


Almond milk and Hemp milk…I sampled both of them and to my surprise…I actually liked them!! This makes me so happy that I can at least replace my milk and have no complaints. I think this will be a great start towards going dairy free. The almond milk has only 40 calories per one cup serving! I also love that it is unsweetened because I try to keep my sugar intake as low as possible. I can see the almond milk being my go-to milk alternative. The hempmilk was very good…but it is also more calorie dense and has added sugar from the brown rice syup. So I was thinking maybe I could mix the two of these together when I want the hempmilk. I could also eventually order some unsweetened hempmilk online…if I realllly wanted to.

White Chocolate Wonderful! The dark chocolate dreams and mighty maple were lonely, so I brought home a friend of theirs.


Here are some bars and a single serving of Jay Robb vanilla protein:

DSC00722 I have heard so many good things about this protein powder…but I think it is rather expensive…for me anyways. I couldn’t resist trying it out for $1.99 though. 😉

Oikos plain and Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus:


I found this for the first time…100% whole wheat three cheese tortellini. I can’t WAIT to try this!


I also got some raw goat cheese!! Somehow I forgot to take a picture, but since seeing it on Gina’s blog so many times, I have been on the look out for this and was so happy to find it today!

Then later in the afternoon, I decided it was time to Shred it with Jillian…level 2. I really went for it and by the time I was done, I was so sweaty!! I love getting in a good makes me feel amazing.

I also decided to do some baking…This is a recipe that I haven’t made for awhile…and I really don’t know why because it is fabulous!!! Yet another way to eat oats…here is the recipe:



2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk of choice (I used half almond milk, half hemp milk)
1/2 cup Egg Beaters (or 2 eggs)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (or two mashed bananas)
1/4 cup flaxmeal
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
Combine wet ingredients and add dry ingredients. Bake in sprayed pan at 350 for 35-45 min. keeps well in refrig. Or freezer.

*can add in other goodies or toppings such as:

  • protein powder
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • chocolate/carob chips
  • fruit/dried fruit
  • nuts

And that’s all for me! I will leave you with a pic of Jaci! 😀 She looks a little suspicious, don’t you think?


She has a thing about my fuzzy socks. You see…she somehow thinks that these are “her” toys. Whenever she gets excited she runs over to the basket where my fuzzy sucks are and grabs one out. Well today, she decided that one was not enough…she managed to grab SIX socks and run into the livingroom with all of them in her mouth. hahahaha


8 Responses to “Grocery goods and baking”

  1. Meg April 20, 2009 at 1:16 am #

    Ahhh SO much good stuff! Almond Breeze is the new love of my life. It’s so good in oats, and so is White Choc Wonderful…you have such good taste! Haha!

    I love grocery shopping too! Although I totally go overboard most of the time…haha oops!

    Glad you’re enjoying your weekend, and your dog is the cutest thing ever!

    LOVE, Meg

  2. kristisummer April 20, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    I too love food shopping. Just went on Friday to Trader Joe’s my nirvana. Your dog is adorable, love greek yogurt, want to try that cookie thing you make, love hummus, want to try that hempmilk, and that pure protein bar is pretty good. All this this order lol. Love your site and your food ideas. Keep up the great work!

  3. Jenny April 20, 2009 at 1:34 am #

    I'm with you babe – i LOVE grocery shopping! My mom's hates it so I always volunteer to go for her.. yay for going nuts with mom's credit card, right?!

    have a great night sweetheart ❤

  4. Rachel April 20, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    I totally agree, I love love love to grocery shop. I literally cannot be in a good mood when I’m roaming down the aisles and sorting through the produce area. I definitely like food shopping more than I like clothes shopping, haha.

    Yay for baked oatmeal! I LOVE baked oatmeal, as you can tell if you’ve been reading my blog lately, haha.

    Glad you enjoyed your day.
    Love, Rachel

  5. runsarah April 20, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    My dog doesn’t discriminate – he loves any type of socks…he drags them over the the rug to play with them!

  6. K from ksgoodeats April 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Zucchini bread and cottage cheese – YUM!! Amy’s burritos are the best, I love the flaky wrap!

    I spy some biceps!! Nice 😉

    Aw what a cute puppy!!! I just want to give her a big hug!

  7. rediscoveringlauren April 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    hi hun

    wow that baked oatmeal looks so good 🙂 whats the texture like? it it like a cookie/bar??

    i always buy the expensive bars once i see them all over the blog world, i cant help myself 🙂 curiosity gets the best of me haha!

    have a nice night hun

  8. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) April 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Thanks for the baked oatmeal recipe! It looks good!

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