I finally went to the store today to stock up some HEALTHY food options for the week. I had some supplements which I needed to return to one of our locally owned health stores, The Green Grocer, so I decided to start there. Plus there were a few items there which I’ve been wanting to try. While browsing I found this muesli, Mu Mu Muesli, how cute!
And look at that, it’s made locally! www.mumumuesli.com. It contains:
- flax seeds
What’s not to love?
The workers there are all so polite. The one girl I chatted with a few times rang me out. We were just chatting about health in general- oh! what sparked this is I picked up two single service packages of Vega mix in my favorite Vanilla Chai and decided to try the Chocolate also. I still can’t justify the $ for the larger container of mix. Maybe if I start using it more I’ll invest.
She then asked if she could give me some free samples of magnesium? FREE? sure why not! And she came back with these:
That’s right, she gave me all these, a variety of flavors free! These are powder mixes that you mix with water, preferably warm and at night before bed. It’s a relaxing magnesium supplement, an anti-stress drink and supposed to balance your calcium intake and restore healthy magnesium levels. Mmmm I’ll have to do my research but I bet they won’t hurt to try 🙂
Next I stopped at this little local country store up the road. I always go there in the Fall for my favorite apples ever. Honeycrisps! They always have them early and they are scrumptious! But today I was on a mission for peanut butter. I have such an obsession with nut butters and found that they sell the one I was looking for. Again, it’s made locally! I saw it at the farmers market a few weeks ago but decided to wait to try it. I guess today was the day!
This peanut butter I knew was made locally by Saratoga Peanut Butter Company. They have a few flavors but this one came highly recommended, Adirondack Jack. Ingredients:
- 50/50 blend of peanuts and almonds
- sunflower seeds
- flax seeds
You can find it here: www.saratogapeanutbutterco.com
Finally, I was on to the regular grocery store for a few basics. There, they carry bread from a local bakery and I have not had it in a few weeks. I decided sandwiches would be good for lunch this week. Of the varieties they have, this I think is the only one I’ve tried and its super natural and super good!
This is from Rock Hill Bakehouse- http://www.rockhillbakehouse.com /Yum! They actually have a cafe near my friend up north and their sandwiches are holy moly awesome! This bread is 8 grain, 3 seed. I won’t go into the ingredients but made of all good things!
Dinner was also local- I picked up falafel wrap at the Green Grocer also made locally. It was huge and good!
As you can see I had a buy local day. Now I really wish I got up and went to the farmers market but I think I made out pretty well. Now time to end the day with beer #2 from create your own custom 6 pack from Fresh Market. Tonight I think we will try Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen- in a Magic Hat glass 🙂
It’s almost too light for my taste, but it’s tasty and goes down easy. I think this is a thumbs up for the hubs for sure.