Grocery Haul! – Mind Over Munch Kickstart Series
Hey guys! So today I am going to show you
my grocery haul. I have gone to the grocery
store – stores – I never really get everything
at one place but I went and got myself for
the week and really all this will probably
last me more than a week – plus I’m buying
food for me and Christian. So when you’re
seeing all this keep in mind it might not
all be consumed within one week – plus I do
a lot of cooking for Mind Over Munch so a
lot of that is in addition to regular eating
So, anyways I just wanted to show you kind
of what things I buy at the store and I’m
going to try and make this as fast as possible
– I know sometimes I can ramble – so I’m going
to just go through it as quickly as I can
and show you my haul.
Okay, first up is the milk section, none of
which are dairy. I’ve got cashew, soy and
almond milk. I use cashew milk in smoothies,
I use soy milk really just for drinking. I
only really buy it if it’s on sale because
it can be kind of pricey. All of these kind
of are. And almond milk which I use for everything
else so cooking, baking, cereal, whatever.
Almond milk is my best friend.
So I got some regular eggs here and then some
egg whites and – what I call them are egg
yellows – these are not egg beaters, these
are actually egg whites that are colored yellow
using beta carotene. So I’ve got some Daily
Greens juice which I’ve never tried but I
love the Bolthouse Farm’s carrot juice and
I’ve been trying to get more veggies and again,
hopefully that is a good one. Then I got bread.
I use Ezekiel bread for myself which is sprouted
grain bread and if you want to know more about
choosing bread you’ve got to check out my
How to Choose Bread episode.
Then I’ve got some wraps. I have these Xtreme
Wellness high fiber low carb wraps and I usually
try to get whole wheat but the whole wheat
in this bread also contain enriched wheat
flour so I just decided if it’s not true whole
wheat anyway I might as well get the lower
carb. Then I’ve got a little more dairy. I’ve
got my nonfat Greek yogurt. My low fat cottage
cheese, good protein snacks. And then I’ve
got some garlic humus. Christian loves Humus
and I like it too. Sometimes I make my own
but this week I’m going with his.
And we’ve got our turkey pepperonis which
are great snacks. We love to dip them in humus,
eat them plain, whatever – high protein, low
calorie snack. Then I got some jam which is
no sugar added jam. This is just sweetened
with strawberries only. There’s no artificial
sweetener, no natural sweetener nothing – it’s
just strawberries. Then I have my turkey sausage
crumbles. These are my new best friend. I
usually just cook up my own meat but when
I’m making eggs, sometimes I want to throw
some sausages into the frittata and these
turkey crumbles have really good stats. Lots
of protein in one serving. And they’re already
crumbled up and precooked for you. So it’s
Cheese – I don’t eat a lot of cheese even
though I love it but I do eat these thin Swiss
slices because It’s still full fat cheese
so It’s really delicious but it’s just sliced
a little bit more thin. So you can still enjoy
it on a sandwich without having to use the
full sized slice. More protein we’ve got this
week. Extra lean ground beef. So this is 96/4
which is about the leanest you can get. And
I’m going to make a very special recipe with
this. I’m not even going to tell you yet because
I’m going to share it on Instagram.
And extra lean – oo it got ripped off – but
this is extra lean ground turkey breast which
I use all the time as a substitute for beef.
I don’t usually cook that much beef and
red meat at home because I like to get it
when I go out. But this week for Mind Over
Munch I’m doing something special. We’ve got
some lettuce and spinach – baby spinach. Hydroponic
lettuce – it’s just buttered lettuce but I
just like the way it tastes.
And a rotisserie chicken, so if you’ve got
my new meal prep E-book I gave this as a tip.
This is a great way to have easy access to
protein all week long. These are already cooked.
You get them in the – you get them in like
the produce/deli section in the grocery store.
And it’s a fully cooked chicken and you just
peel off the skin and the meat right off the
bone and it’s ready to be eaten. So I do that
almost every week – Christian and I do that.
Broccoli slaw – this is one of my ultimate
favorite ways to get the veggies in.
This is broccoli, carrots, red cabbage – all
shredded up, all ready – so you can use this
for anything; salads, frittatas and it’s already
cut up for you. You can cook it but you don’t
need to. One of my favorite snacks – sugar
snap peas – I just eat these raw or dip them
in humus or whatever, a little Greek yogurt
dip. They’re really good and they’re a little
bit sweet so it’s a nice… And if you’re
craving a crunch like if you really like chips
like me, these I found are one way that I
satisfy the crunchy craving. I got carrots
and celery. I don’t really like carrots and
celery, I don’t really eat them plain but
this week I’m going to experiment with some
juicing, which you may see in a future episode
in the series. So keep an eye out but we’ll
be doing some experimenting.
Butternut squash – while they’re still around.
These are always great and they last forever.
So even if I get it this week and I don’t
use it for like a month it’s fine. We’ve got
some broccoli, some avocados, some sweet potato
– a good note on sweet potatoes: I always
try to buy the small ones unlike these big
ones because the small ones – even though
this is small – this is actually a normal,
regular sized sweet potato – this is probably
one serving. This is probably like four servings.
So a lot of people think oh this is just a
medium sized sweet potato but this is actually
huge. So I try to just get these from the
start so if I want to eat a sweet potato I
got one serving right there.
We’ve got our peppers. We eat a lot of peppers
in this house. Red, orange, Yellow, green
and some tomatoes. A fun tip on peppers – did
you know that green, yellow, orange and red
peppers are actually all the same. But they
start out green, then they turn yellow, then
they turn orange, then they turn red and they
acquire more nutrients as they turn. So the
red ones have the most micro nutrients in
them. It’s pretty cool. Moving on, we’ve got
some fresh strawberries, bananas, apples and
pomegranates while they’re still in season.
Frozen vegetables – these are great because
they’re just as nutritious but they’re frozen
so they’re super cheap. Great for soups. Christian
wanted raisins this week. I’m not super nuts
about raisins but it’s fine. Brown rice – I
always get the Minute brown rice because it
is easy, it is still, instant brown rice is
still just as nutritious but it’s way easier
to cook. When I’m doing meal prep I do not
have like hours and hours to cook rice. I
know it doesn’t take hours but you know what
I mean. Anyways, oat bran. This is my…this
is what I use every morning for oats or overnight
oats. I just prefer it. We’ve got some grapes.
I always buy the small ones coz I think they
taste better. And finally some canned goods.
Also super nutritious, super cheap.
So I can’t believe we made it. How long was
that? You didn’t have to stop the cameras,
right? Alright so we made it. That is my haul
for the week. I am going to definitely do
some meal prep with this right now. If you
didn’t see last week’s vlog video it was a
meal prep video so you may want to check that
out. And again if you haven’t checked out
my meal prep E-book yet, it gives you a lot
of great tips and tricks to help you on your
meal prepping journey. Alright guys, so before
we close out this week I want to do a quick
check-in on the January Kickstart challenge.
Remember to tag photos and posts if you tweet
me anything – #2015Kickstart and #MindOverMunch
so that I can see what you’re up to. Your
new PDF. It is your week three check in. You
get one of these every single Sunday which
means next week you only have one more in
the month and then we have our final check
in and assessment evaluation at the very end.
So print this off, fill it out, compare it
to the previous two weeks and then comment
below and let me know how it’s going for you.
What has been the toughest thing, what has
been the easiest thing and are you on track
to succeed because we have pretty much exactly
two weeks. That’s just barely less than
two weeks to finish out on our January goals
leading up to our ultimate resolution.
I am so excited to see how you guys are doing
so definitely let me know. Give this video
a thumbs up if you enjoyed the haul and you
want more like this. Be sure to check out
everything else in the series and remember
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