Well, not my first ever trip to Whole Foods. I’ve been there before. But today was my first visit since being given a very generous gift card on national TV.
It was a quick visit today. I have plans to scour every inch of Whole Foods, and try tons of new things (and blog about them), but today I was out running errands, and I just needed to quickly pick up a few things, mainly produce and protein. And I didn’t make a list before leaving the house (I always like shopping with a list, it curtails impulse purchases), so another more major visit is right around the corner, I just didn’t get it together to make it happen today.
Here’s the closest Whole Foods to my house – it’s in Sherman Oaks, CA:
It’s pretty small for a Whole Foods – more like the size of a CVS than a grocery store. But they have pretty much all the departments: meat and seafood counters, prepared foods counter, flowers, bakery, etc., with most of the groceries and supplements packed into about 4 aisles in the center.
I only hit 3 departments: dairy (where I picked up eggs and cottage cheese), frozen food (for veggie burgers), and produce, where I picked up all this:
Clockwise from top, that’s 1 bag salad mix, loose carrots, 3 banansas, a cucumber, 2 roma tomatoes, 1 shallot, 1 red and 1 green bell pepper, and a head of celery.
It’s all organic, and the prices reflect that: $1.29 a pound for the carrots (I bought $1.14 worth), $0.99 a pound for the bananas (I bought $1.43 worth), and $1.99 for the cucumber. At $1.99, the bag of salad looks like a good deal, but it’s only 4 ounces, so I’m not sure if it is or not. Altogether, I spent $13.14 on this produce. Add in the other groceries mentioned above, and my total was $31.74. Thank you, gift card, for taking care of that!
Dinner tonight will be a veggie burger, and probably a salad, since I have lots of good stuff for a salad now.
Keep it up, David!