Grocery Haul

Hello peeps, 

I went to Central Market after work today to wait out traffic, as one does in Houston. I used to be a die hard Trader Joes fan-girl but after a few trips to Central I have been converted.. THERE ARE SO MANY MF OPTIONS! It took me a solid 25 minutes to decide on which feta cheese to buy. It was an expensive trip, but I've realized that high-quality ingredients are worth the investment. My stomach was aching last night after a Mexican dinner at El Tiempo (overate those damn tortilla chips! what's new!) and I became re-aware of how important my body's overall health is. More money on ingredients now, less money spent on healthcare later? 2018 mantra anyone? 

I've been reading Food: what the heck should I eat by Mark Hyman and my overall mindset has changed. Everything we eat is processed and/or drowning in pesticides which is truly unfortunate. I've been a fake health hoe for so long that I had to unlearn a lot of things; fat isn't actually bad for you, calorie count doesn't really matter, frozen berries/veggies are better. It's been a process and hey, maybe all of these groceries will end up expired, unused, and in the trash can.. but hopefully not! and maybe I'll lose some weight along the way! 

So here's some of the items I picked up today: 

 

 USDA Organic, Certified Human, Cage Free, Non-GMO Eggs! Also, eat the yolk people! That's where the nutrients are found. I spent years eating bland ass egg whites found in chemical filled containers. 

USDA Organic, Certified Human, Cage Free, Non-GMO Eggs! Also, eat the yolk people! That's where the nutrients are found. I spent years eating bland ass egg whites found in chemical filled containers. 

 Got some Sun Dried Tomatoes for the Mediterranean salad I'm making for lunch tomorrow! 

Got some Sun Dried Tomatoes for the Mediterranean salad I'm making for lunch tomorrow! 

 The healthy alternative to soy sauce! I'm gonna make cauliflower rice next week and try this bad boy out. 

The healthy alternative to soy sauce! I'm gonna make cauliflower rice next week and try this bad boy out. 

 I've always been obsessed with black olives and recently I've made the switch to green olives. These were kinda pricey ($7) but I'm hoping they're worth the splurge. Will also put these in my salad tomorrow. 

I've always been obsessed with black olives and recently I've made the switch to green olives. These were kinda pricey ($7) but I'm hoping they're worth the splurge. Will also put these in my salad tomorrow. 

 Raw. Unfiltered. Organic. Read some of the benefits here: https://www.byrdie.com/apple-cider-vinegar-health-benefits. I'm going to attempt to drink this in a cup of water every morning! Wish me luck! I heard it tastes gross.. /: health is wealth tho. 

Raw. Unfiltered. Organic. Read some of the benefits here: https://www.byrdie.com/apple-cider-vinegar-health-benefits. I'm going to attempt to drink this in a cup of water every morning! Wish me luck! I heard it tastes gross.. /: health is wealth tho. 

 I've always been wary of Adams Vanilla Extract for no reason other than bad packaging so I picked up this lil' fella. Vanilla extract is expensive but I surprisingly use it quite often! 

I've always been wary of Adams Vanilla Extract for no reason other than bad packaging so I picked up this lil' fella. Vanilla extract is expensive but I surprisingly use it quite often! 

 This is the purchase I'm most excited about! Lavender Coffee Syrup for $14! This sucker is HUGE! I will travel to the ends of the earth for a good lavender latte and it's probably set me back hundreds of dollars throughout the course of four years. I have decided that enough is enough and I will now make my own lavender iced coffee's. The rumors are true.. I am a barista. 

This is the purchase I'm most excited about! Lavender Coffee Syrup for $14! This sucker is HUGE! I will travel to the ends of the earth for a good lavender latte and it's probably set me back hundreds of dollars throughout the course of four years. I have decided that enough is enough and I will now make my own lavender iced coffee's. The rumors are true.. I am a barista. 

 I don't feel horrible splurging on sauces because they last a while. Aisha makes these really tasty spicy eggs that she puts Chile paste into so naturally I'm going to copy her. 

I don't feel horrible splurging on sauces because they last a while. Aisha makes these really tasty spicy eggs that she puts Chile paste into so naturally I'm going to copy her. 

 I have a bad habit of spending $5 a day on iced coffee because I am a millennial. Maybe this cold brew will kick that pattern to the curb. $9 a bottle for a weeks worth of coffee! 

I have a bad habit of spending $5 a day on iced coffee because I am a millennial. Maybe this cold brew will kick that pattern to the curb. $9 a bottle for a weeks worth of coffee! 

 And finally... Califa Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk, Greek WHOLE MILK unsweetened yogurt, and organic strawberries, apples, and spinach! I also bought frozen spinach and mixed berries for smoothies. 

And finally... Califa Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk, Greek WHOLE MILK unsweetened yogurt, and organic strawberries, apples, and spinach! I also bought frozen spinach and mixed berries for smoothies. 

My total grocery bill ended up being $100! I forgot to take pictures of my Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips, Fresh Feta Cheese, and Rice Ramen but I think it was a pretty solid deal! Here's to taking care of my mind, body, and spirit. Peace out for now, the salad I made for dinner is calling my name.