Whole Foods Grocery Haul, Multi Vitamin Confusion and Weekly Meal Plan

I hope your week is off to a great start and that you had a great weekend!

I go a little stir crazy some times, being that I work from home and spend most of my time in this house.  So my husband watched our son for a few hours on Saturday so I could get out of the house a bit.  Yay!

I ventured to a nearby farmers’ market.

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I love how fresh the produce is, and how affordable everything is!  Ten dollars got me some bell peppers, red potatoes and Chilton county peaches.

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I also checked out our brand new Stein Mart, but I didn’t find much there.

So I headed to Whole Foods…which is where foodies go to swoon at all the pretty, yummy things.

I hung out for a while in the vitamins isle, where I shopped for some new and improved multivitamins.

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I currently take a major name brand multi, One-A-Day Womens.  I recently found out that these (and most other) store brands use synthetic ingredients, which may be harder (and in some cases impossible) for our bodies to digest.  Not cool.

So I am looking into upgrading to a food-based multi.  And boy did I open a can of worms!?  Is there anything more confusing/overwhelming than the supplement isle?!  Also, food based vitamins are much more expensive.  Yikes!  Can you say sticker shock?

I figured I am not alone in my quest, so I decided to take you guys along with me as I research the best options.  In fact, I will be posting about it as I learn.  So stay tuned for that!

Question: Do you take a multivitamin?

Just for funsies, I added a short grocery haul video to my YouTube channel to show you what I bought.

After I got home I devoured the brown rice sushi I got for lunch.  I have no idea how many points, but it was delicious!


And then I got some chores and blogging done while my son and husband napped.  It was nice to have a quiet house and some “me time.”

Sunday we went to church and did our usual Sunday stuff.

And if you have made it this far (excuse my long-windedness today!), I am sharing my weekly meal plan.

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This is shaping up to be a very busy week, so our meals are ultra simple.  We have plans to eat dinner with friends and go watch some fireworks one night.

We also have some other obligations that will make meals a challenge.  So I am breaking out an old faithful easy peasy slow cooker recipe – salsa crock pot chicken.

I am also carrying over a meal from last week that I never got around to making – chicken pesto over wheat pasta, using my lightened up pesto recipe.


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  • http://www.ahealthysliceoflife.com Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    I love Whole Foods’ brown rice sushi… amazing!

    And I agree, quality vitamins are worth the little extra because they actually are delivered to the right parts of the body and the way they are absorbed makes all the difference. I’ve learned so much about vitamins in the past year and have noticed such a physical difference with the ones I take that I’m now a believer in quality :) Can’t wait to read your findings!
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    • http://www.apinchofhealthy.com Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

      I just could not resist that sushi. It is too good!

      And yes, I feel like I am taking a crash course self-study in vitamins right now. :)