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Here are some pictures of recent meals. Breakfast has been delicious lately because I found Chobani Vanilla at Kroger, and I added the homemade granola to my bowl (on the left under the Fiber One).
For lunch one day I made a lox sandwich on an Orowheat Sandwich Thin with lettuce, tomatoes, and Laughing Cow cheese instead of cream cheese. I have written about these before, but they are great. 35 calories and 2 g protein per wedge–great for sandwiches, or spread on apples. That’s my favorite way to eat them. They have new flavors coming out, including sundried tomato and basil, which we have been trying out. Delicious!
Sunday night dinner was Greek inspired. We had lemon grilled chicken (recipe was not exceptional so I won’t post it), crostinis brushed with olive oil and topped with feta, tomatoes, and parsley, and a salad of spinach, red onion, feta, kalamata olives, and watermelon. Topped with balsamic vinegar.
On Sunday, I did something huge–I got all my grocery shopping done at one store. I am usually a real brand loyal person. I use the same salespeople at stores, drink Ozarka over any brand, buy Asics shoes over others, etc. My brand loyalty especially coincides with my grocery store choices. In Dallas, I shopped at Tom Thumb, so in Houston, I wanted to shop at Randalls because they are under the same parent company. My local Randalls is quiet, the workers are helpful, the store isn’t too large.
But recently I have been let down. They don’t have the produce I want, the yogurts I like, or some other odds and ends. I decided to try Kroger and was surprised that I didn’t have to go to a second grocery like I usually do. They had the Chobani yogurts that Whole Foods stopped carrying, new Larabar flavors that I couldn’t find anywhere, Aidells sausage varieties that I couldn’t find, fresh produce, Boars Head meats, etc.
Sometimes breaking our loyalty serves us better. Competitiveness is capitalism, right? So long as I beat the mad Sunday grocery rush.