I wanted to pop in and share part of a delicious lunch I had on Saturday at Whole Foods. My husband is bored of eating at WF; we probably grab dinner there at least twice a week and sometimes visit on the weekends too. But I have yet to tire of their prepared foods bar. I am tired of it being $8.99/pound, but not of the scrumptious salads and innovative hearty dishes. I also discovered recently that they have rice-less sushi, which is what I’m about to show you.
There. That is seaweed swaddling shredded carrot, avocado, soft tofu, cucumber, and roasted red pepper*. Dip it in soy sauce and wasabi. Not enough for a meal on its own, but certainly a healthy and yummy component. The rest of my meal was a seaweed salad and chunky chicken salad (from the prepared foods bar). Filling, and a perfect reward after a Yin Yang yoga class taught by Tanya B herself. Wait, you’re not supposed to reward yourself with food? Oops.
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It is so much cheaper to eat this:
Than it is to eat this:
I have recently been trying to be a little more “budget” when it comes to my food choices. Did you know that two pounds of food from the Whole Foods hot bar comes in at close to $20? That is an expensive dinner. A macro plate with tax and tip usually ends up around $15. Desserts (muffins, scones, etc…) are a few more bucks. Starbucks and other coffee shops are a few bucks a drink.
It all adds up. While I haven’t exactly had a problem yet with overspending on food, I do feel a bit guilty for it. Growing up we ate out rarely and I know that our food bills were low. I like eating well. I like cooking but I have very little time these days. I also have difficulty keeping food in my house without eating it all at once. (Groceries end up being just as expensive as eating out because I have to buy fresh groceries every day. When I buy treats or even just veggies they disappear way too fast. This is an issue for another post though.)
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I never did a honeymoon recap (and I don’t know if I will; it would be a long post) but I did want to share a few things. We left Philadelphia early early early 2 days after the wedding (wedding was a Saturday; this was a Monday).
We got off the plane exhausted at the airport in Maui, and the rental car attendant kindly informed us that there was a Whole Foods just a few miles away where we could grab lunch.
We got to see some overpriced carrots (Maui has to import just about everything, so things are expensive – this is an issue for another post though! Going local is so important).
Sampled ceviche and some berry drink.
And finally got food.
We ate outside under some nice umbrella’d picnic tables.
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