Thought I’d share this week’s grocery shop with you. Fun, right? I love looking in people’s fridges (warning to friends when I visit), I think of it as my own anthropological experiment. What are they buying? What are they making? Why aren’t they buying kale? You know, the usual questions. I also like re-organizing people’s food pantries – again, anyone who has left me alone in their kitchen knows this all too well.
Anyway….here’s today’s anthro lesson (groceries courtesy of the fabulous Trader Joe’s).
Baby spinach, cut cauliflower, shaved Brussels sprouts, broccoli slaw, scallions, baby Bella mushrooms, kale, frozen basil and these wee baby zucchini. Adorbs.
All of this veg is the foundation for most of my lunches and dinners. Salads, roasted vegetables and sauteed side dishes. Yum. Find it hard to get in your greens? Make lunch or dinner a BIG salad. Prep and chop your veg on Sunday and throw everything in a bowl when you’re ready. Easy, greenie.
Protein & Dairy!
Organic eggs, organic half&half, Argentinian red shrimp, organic cheese sticks, nonfat Greek yogurt and goat cheese.
Eggs are my favorite. I love omelets and scrambles for breakfast, poached eggs over vegetables or thrown into a stir fry. Two eggs are 140 calories (less than an 8oz chicken breast) full of good protein, fat and nutrients. Surprisingly, I don’t work for the egg council, I just love ‘em. Half&half for coffee. As much as I love a skim latte, I hate skim milk in my daily coffee (grey and watery, no thanks). I’ll save the 40 calories elsewhere and enjoy my daily, happy Joe. Choices, people. I love this Argentinian red shrimp, it’s quick-cooking and so darn good. Yogurt and goat cheese for cooking or spreads and cheese sticks for snacking. I try to make as much of my dairy organic where I can. Hormones in milk are something I try to avoid. Read more here.
Sauces, soups and snacks!
Soup much? I love stocking up on stock (pun intended) at Trader Joes. Totally affordable and delicious. Tomato soup and corn soup for sauces or quick lunches. Sliced almonds, sundried tomatoes and dried kimchee chips; all for snacking or throwing on top of salads. Salt and garlic powder for cooking (duh). Parmesan cheese, chive yogurt spread and roasted green chiles all add big flavor but low calories to meals. Brown rice medley. I’m on a kick of making a pot of brown rice, and keeping it in the fridge for quick rice bowls or adding to salads. I heart rice. Finally, I bought dried coconut strips. I heard these are amazing and I love me some coconut – excited to try these!
Health & beauty!
Laundry detergent, shampoo, tissues, make-up wipes and coconut body butter. The makeup wipes are perfect for travel or the gym (or you know, being lazy). I LOVE the body butter, it’s rich but not greasy and coconut is an obvious choice for me.
So there you have it, today’s voyeuristic view into my fridge. All for the low price of reading this blog post (and about $100 for the goods).
What did you buy this week? Do you like peeking in people’s fridges?