July 29, 2006

Organic Shopping

I really wanted to get to Trader Joe's today, but we ran out of time. So, I was left to look for organic food at Walmart and Marsh. I actually thought Marsh would have a better selection, but I'm thinking that maybe Kroger has more than they do.

So this is what I picked up today...
Organic spaghetti and organic spaghetti sauce, organic milk, cage free brown eggs, some veggies, Annie's organic "All Stars" and "Bernie O's" (which is basically just like Spaghetti O's, but yep, you guess it, ORGANIC). I am really liking the Annie's stuff. I have been getting alot of their snack things for the daycare kids and my own kids. We tried the "Chocolate Chip Bunnies" (like teddy grahams) and they're real good. Today I got some "Cheddar Bunnies" and they're good too. I also have some of the boxed mac and cheese things to try. I found organic chocolate chip granola bars. I got some Kashi "Honey Almond Flax" granola bars last week, but haven't tried them yet. I LOVE Kashi food - especially the "Heart to Heart" cereal. It is so good! Sometimes I just eat it plain as a snack during the day. We also have the "Mighty Bites" cereal for kids and it's real good also. Their "Natural Ranch" TLC Crackers are devine! I could eat the whole box! I can't wait to try more of their stuff. I had to get another box of veggie burgers. I could eat those every day. Oh and we found organic oreos. Of course they're not as good as the real thing. I'm not going to lie. But they taste ok, and knowing they are healthier is worth it to me. Plus, when you dip them in milk, they are pretty similar... just not as sweet. I also picked up some oganic mashed potatoes with broccoli and garlic. I will probably have that for lunch sometime this week. And I found some organic apple cinnamon poptarts. I'm having a hard time finding good organic juice. I'll continue to look for that and let you know if I find anything. I know Organic Valley Farms has some good juice, I just can't find it anywhere. They're suppose to be in the Marsh supermarkets, but they didn't have any in the store I was in today. Guess I'll keep looking.

Of course my grocery bill was much higher than normal, but in my opinion it's worth it. You either pay now, or later with your health. I know I'm certainly not the poster child for healthly eating, but I'm trying little by little. I just wish I would have started earlier when my kids were younger. It's hard convincing them that this organic stuff is really better than the sugar/chemical-filled-manufactured-in-a-lab junk they've known all their lives. But it's never to late to start, right!

Happy Healthy Eating!