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Sometimes I hate the grocery store

So Ryan and I pretty much only go to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or The Meat House. We will soon be going to more farmer’s market, but that is tomorrow’s post.

There is, however, a Stop and Shop right by our house. We usually only go there when we want junk food for a cheat day or when we need more toilet paper, paper towels or some other non-food necessity.

But today we decided to stop there since we didn’t have any nitrite free bacon to cook our weekend potatoes in.

For one, the store only had one nitrite free bacon. AND it was WAY more expensive than the other bacon packages.

No wonder people think eating “healthy” is so expensive.

We then walked down a couple of other aisles.

Down one aisle were these “Honest Teas” which are supposed to have less sugar than the usual tea drinks out there. If 20g of sugar is “less” sugar per serving, I don’t want to know what the other tea drinks have!

Also, right next to these “healthy” tea drinks were 20 oz Red Bulls.


A 20 oz Red Bull!?!

You shouldn’t even drink 1 oz of that crap!!!

Anyway, we then walked down the next aisle, which of course was overloaded with cereal advertising how healthy it is.


We of course then were more than ready to leave and didn’t even feel like looking around to see if there was anything else we needed.

On our way out, we ran into Smart Balance butter and marshmallows.

Conventional wisdom has you believing that these two foods are pretty good to consume. I mean marshmallows are fat-free and Smart Balance butter isn’t real butter and is infused with Omega-3s! Both are good things right!?!

AH! I looked at both of those products and just thought about how I couldn’t believe that I used to buy both on a regular basis!!!! I used to think they were both healthy enough!


With stores like Stop and Shop, where crap is everywhere and the good stuff is WAY more pricey than the bad stuff, no wonder people think eating well is expensive.

With aisles full of cereals that say they are healthy, no wonder people are so confused about what is good for them!

I mean shoot! People see fruit roll-ups in a commercial that tells them that fruit roll-ups are a fat-free food with vitamins and minerals. They then see that same claim on 100 billion products lining the shelves around them so of course believe it must be true!

No wonder people eat crap with stores like that!

Me after my Stop and Shop experience. Look my hair even went blonde it made me so crazy!

The good, the bad and the just plain stupid

Below are random things from this week that I just felt the need to share.

The Good:

1. Rock climbing is simply awesome. If you haven’t gone, I recommend you try it!

2. Kombucha. Why oh why are you so hard to find in stores? You are super healthy yet Whole Foods is just about the only store to sell you. Can someone please tell me why you can find WhoNu bars everywhere and Kombucha nowhere?

Also, soon to come a Kombucha recipe (and this won’t be like the foam rolling video…it will happen in a more timely manner. Although the foam rolling video will still be up soon! I promise!)

The Bad:

3. Kashi uses genetically modified products. I think food products that use these products should have to be labeled. Do you?

4.” Eating meat started from boredom and experimentation that became habit. If we eat dead flesh then we become dead flesh. It is said that humankind was immortal until it began eating the dead. Keeping the brain busy is how you feed the body. Keep it busy and only take from this earth what you need.

Sit on that for a few seconds, maybe even minutes. Keep your brain busy by learning, thinking, and creating. We have so much to unlearn.

We will chat again…”

This was the first comment on the NY Times “The Ethicist Contest Winner.” Oh boy….

And the Simply Stupid:


I wanted to share this photo for two reasons. One, I made it and thought it was funny. Two, it boasts that it is “A fat-free food.” As if that makes it healthy!!!

6. Ok so this isn’t really “stupid” per say. But it is really funny. In an old episode of The Office, Michael gets a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for breakfast. He takes off the biscuit and says, “Healthier.” Haha I like it even though it isn’t totally true.

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