Grocery Adventures

July 14, 2017

StepBet

Before I talk groceries, let me talk steps.

This week is ending my very first StepBet and I am so happy that I did it! My plan was to get in a Yoga class this week as well and I did that. I’m feeling really good about figuring out how to get more steps in and it has certainly become a more important part of my daily plan than it was before. When I have challenged myself in the past to Walk 100 Miles in a Month, that seemed to be more difficult because I was giving myself the whole month to complete the challenge and I would end up procrastinating, then having to walk 5 or 6 miles several days in a row to complete it. That’s just dumb.

With the StepBet, you have a daily goal that you need to meet, and because I work better with short term goals anyhow, this has been the perfect way for me to make sure I am staying active on a daily basis. I love this!

I signed up for my second StepBet yesterday! Your steps are based on your overall activity with your tracker. Since I have been walking more, my step goal has increased a bit. This can only be a good thing, right?

Groceries

We have a HUGE new grocery store that just opened down the street. Literally down the street. Maybe 2 miles? They have this same store downtown in Kansas City and I’ve only been in there a few times, but I knew if it was going to be anything like the one downtown, I was going to love it! They opened this week!

I decided to get in a few steps in the AC and went grocery shopping with a friend. We found all sorts of fun things and the store is really pretty. They have a nice big salad bar, lots of sandwich options, Sushi shop, Bakery, Starbucks, Gelato Shop, and several places to sit inside and out They also have lots and lots of pre-made meals to take home and heat up. They even have several “meals for two” with all of the ingredients right in the bag!

 

Tons of bulk options! I found some unsweetened Coconut and some Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

They even have their own Olive Oil and Vinegar mini store!!

 

I was pleased and can’t wait to shop there over the next few weeks and try some new things.

I really do like to try new things. One of the things that I love most about Instagram is discovering new foods that I see people eat or different ways to eat some of the foods that I already eat!

A few months ago I learned about Dragonfruit on Instagram, so I bought one and gave it a try. Do you remember? It was pink on the outside and white on the inside with what looked like little black dots in the white part. This is it in the middle here.

 

Well, this is a Kiwano? Have you ever heard of a Kiwano? I hadn’t. It was $6.99, so I was certain that it was going to be delicious!

 

This is what the inside looks like. Completely different from the Dragonfruit. The texture did not look appealing to me.

 

The sign by it said that it tasted like a combo of Bananas, Kiwi and Cucumber.

I tasted sweet slime with seeds. Ick.

Have you had one? Did you like it?

 

The produce section was huge, as was this Egg Plant! I didn’t buy it, but just look at it! Made for a good snap chat!

 

I had also hit up Costco and grabbed a few new food finds. Also a good place for AC steps. Slow steps, but steps.

I’ve never seen a Yellow Kiwi. Now THIS? I loved this and I’m glad I have several to eat! 

 

These are HUGE!

 

I also bought a large tray of fresh figs. Have you bough fresh figs before?

 

Look at this snack plate that I made up yesterday.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Yellow Kiwi, Blueberries, Figs, Blackberries and Coconut

 

So the grocery shopping has been fun and I’m looking forward to more adventures at my new grocery store.

Okay, yesterday was more of a snack day than a meal day, and it wasn’t a very balanced day, and I didn’t eat all of my points, but here is what I ate.

Oh, and those dang WW Bars that are Chocolate and Caramel? Well, those happened again, but they are all gone now.

Breakfast – 7 SP

RXBar and Coffee

 

Snack – 3 SP

Banana and I kept dipping my spoon in the nut butter, so I had 1 T. of Nut Butter. Maybe a tad more?

 

Lunch – 3 SP

Seeds, fruit and Coconut

 

Dinner – 6 SP

This WW Fresh meal. These are coming soon to the KC area!

That’s right. I had Weight Watcher meals delivered to my house. I’ll do a post on these next week!

 

Snack – 4 SP

Two of these. They are all gone now. NO MORE WW SNACK BARS!!! TRIGGER…TRIGGER…TRIGGER!!

 

Daily SmartPoints Total = 23

 
2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

 

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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11 responses to Grocery Adventures

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Now the yellow kiwi, a whole different story. SO GOOD!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    It’s locally owned but it is called Cosentino’s. I’m discovering it is a bit pricey but I still love all of the variety!

  3. What’s the name of the store….reminds me of a Wegmans….which the closest to me is about an hour away (but very near where I will be working next month…hmmm)

    I have tried a Kiwano…yuck! Your right ..slimy!!!!

  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    WW Fresh has only been introduced in a few markets so far. Only to Leaders here so far. I’ll try to do a review of the meals that I ordered this week!

    Happy Monday Sweet Friend!

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I bought those Yellow Kiwi at Costco and they are seriously so sweet and juicy. I’ll be going back for more of those for sure!!

  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I wish you could buy those bars one at a time too!!

    WW Fresh might be a great option for you Nancy! I’ll do a review of the meals that I ordered this week sometime.

    Happy Monday to you!

  7. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I haven’t seen that but I’ll look for it. Sounds yummy! I’ve been to this store now 4 times in 6 days! lol

  8. Didn’t know ww was coming out with a meal service! Cool. I use “Blue Apron ” about 1 x month and love it! The calories are high but only when served in the portions they recommend. I always half my serving and it is plenty of food and always so yummy, different than what I’d make on my own and makes me think I’m eating in a fancy restaurant!!

  9. You area to funny. I don’t think I would like that Kiwano. The Kiwi did you like them. I was at Sam’s today but wasn’t sure I would. So you like them. What is the name of the store you were at?

  10. I wish you could buy those WW bars one at a time–a box of 12 is too many for me.
    There are so many Krogers near me I usually hit one.
    Our leader told us about the home deliver food box–I’m wandering cost but sounds like a good idea for me because my legs are not good after a day of school.

  11. Donnia LaPorte July 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    This looks like our Fresh Market. Love their tomato basil soup!!!