Hey hey! Travis and I are back from a weekend away at Big Bear Lake, CA. My birthday was last Wednesday, and since having a mid-week birthday is never that fun, we decided to plan a last minute weekend getaway.
We spent a majority of our time in Big Bear doing outdoor activities, like hiking and kayaking. It’s only two hours away from LA (without traffic), so it was a perfect little 36 hour trip. We felt like we were able to pack a lot into our brief time there.
Whenever we go away I make a concerted effort to use up everything in the fridge because I hate wasting food. I think I took that a little too far last week, because when we arrived home on Sunday the contents of our fridge included: ketchup, soy sauce, every other type of condiment on the planet, and beer. Needless to say, we needed a thorough restock.
I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share a recent grocery haul with you guys. Here is everything we bought yesterday:
Organic Red Raspberries*
Organic Baby Bell Peppers*
Eggplant (Making Baba Ganoush!)
Organic Sweet Potatoes*
Lemons (I always buy a big bag because I drink hot water with lemon every morning before breakfast.)
(* I like to buy organic produce whenever possible, especially if an item is included in the dirty dozen.)
Empire Kosher White Ground Turkey (We grab this whenever we see it. Perfect for my Turkey Meatballs.)
Applegate Chicken-Apple Sausages (A delicious snack, or great in pasta and soup)
1% Lactoste-Free Milk
Califia Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (Great in protein smoothies and with cereal)
Wallaby Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Applegate Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders (Great healthy lunch/snack back up)
Dr. Praeger’s Bibimbap Veggie Burgers (I discovered these last week and I love them!)
Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles
Barramundi (We can’t always find this, so when we do, we stock up to make this dish.)
Jarred Roasted Red Peppers (I’m making my Muhammara for a dinner party tonight!)
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Whole Wheat Pita Bread (To go with the Muhammara)
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
What about you? What are some grocery staples that you always must have on hand? For me it’s bananas and eggs!
Disclaimer: This is not everything I eat in a week. I am not a certified nutritionist, and the foods I eat might not be right for you.
melizz @ lemoncrumbs
eggs and bananas are great staples to always have on hand! mine would be egg and … cheese 🙂