If you and I were having a conversation and the topic turned to grocery stores (it always turns to food with me) you would know that I have been dreaming of living close to a Whole Foods.
The one I went to back on the East Coast (“back home” doesn’t seem appropriate anymore) was a trek, and while totally worth it, was a long drive. It is amazing to be living 15 minutes from one now. I’ve talked about a lot of their products on here before and it’s because I love what Whole Foods stands for. It’s nice walking into a grocery store and knowing that a company sorted through the sea of food products out there to find the ones that are made with the highest quality ingredients and are free of things I really don’t want to be putting in my body. It makes me feel like Whole Foods is looking out for me. It’s also nice when those good products are affordable. Stocking your fridge with healthy foods does not have to cost your whole paycheck. At Whole Foods it’s easy to shop smart by scoping out the sales and checking out their weekly coupon books. Josh and I have gotten great prices on some our favorite products at Whole Foods.
They’re running two sales this week that I’m pretty excited about. This Friday, August 16th, conventional avocados are 5 for $5! We’re right in the middle of cookout season and I am so excited to whip up some fresh guacamole this weekend to enjoy with grilled summer favorites. Seasoning it with lime will not only enhance the flavor but keep your guacamole fresh for days and days.
I’m pretty sure avocados make just about everything taste better. They are loaded with healthy fats that are not only good for your insides but increase the shine in your hair and the glow of your skin.
The other sale that is pretty awesome is the bulk bin sale going on this Saturday, August 17th. The bulk bins, nut grinders, and bulk herbs and spices are all 20% off. This is a great way to try some new items you’ve been hearing about, or in my case, stock up a kitchen seriously lacking cooking staples. We have been so excited to start cooking in our new apartment and unpacked our kitchen gadgets all excitedly. We then realized we didn’t bring any of our basic cooking ingredients that are in almost every recipe. Whole Foods to the rescue!
I love that the history of the food is included on the label. I know where my food is coming from and what is or isn’t an ingredient. It feels awesome to shop local and support nearby farmers. Nebraska certainly has enough farms!
The Omaha bulk bin aisle is like a candy store for adults. And the bonus is they still have candy bins in there too! I may try to eat healthy most of the time but I still love my fruit gummies. Sometimes you just have to splurge.
The bulk bins at Whole Foods just look so inviting. They’re stocked to the brim and are always so well kept and organized. They have everything from cereal to dried fruit to chocolate energy bars. With that many products I know it must be a difficult task for them to keep it so neat so I have to give them props.
Josh was flying back from the East Coast so I was shopping solo but I think I did a good job of stocking us up on the essentials. It’s nice to finally get to put our new tupperware to use. Here’s some of my food picks:
I’m so excited to do a lot of cooking (and eating!) in the near future!
If you’re nearby a Whole Foods I definitely recommend checking them out this weekend. It’s always fun to hit up a sale and grab some goodies.
Questions of the Day: Are you a Whole Foods fan? What are some of your favorite bulk bin items?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Whole Foods. Product selection and availability, sales, and other promotions may vary from store to store. Contact your local Whole Foods Market for details.