8 Things I Buy at the Market
So - a lot of my close friends have asked me to make them a full shopping list because like most people in their 20’s, we’re all on a budget! I try to shop at a local market so I get fresh fruits, veggies, and snacks so I can cook all of my food at home on a daily basis. Instead of buying food to last me 2 weeks at a time, I like to buy every 3-5 days. I’m not a picky eater (i hate celery) so most things on my list are greens. I wanted to intro this health series with 8 things I buy at the market.
3. Chia Seeds
4. Cherry Tomatoes
6. Dry Pasta
7. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
There are a lot of fun things you could do with these items that are affordable and easy. Have you ever made Chia Jam? It’s so simple and the quickest way to add fiber into your daily meals. All you have to do is mash up some raspberries and mix in some chia seeds - good to go.
Grapes are simple and if you freeze them they’re a fun post dinner dessert.
Cherry tomatoes are my favorite childhood snack. I love cutting them in half, adding a little bit of salt and basil, and calling it a mid day snack (lol sounds boring but it’s pretty great)
I always hear horrible things about consuming carbs but I think we should focus on the memes - pasta is amazing and if you like it, eat it. I boil it and add a little bit of olive oil and fresh minced garlic.
Chocolate covered pretzels are a must because I have SUCH a sweet tooth. I buy mine from whole foods and eat them when I’m craving something sweet. I only buy a small mason jar every 7 days because if I didn’t put that restriction I’d probably eat them all in 10 minutes lol.
Making popcorn can actually be a lot of fun. You can do so much with it, endless opportunity for creation. If you want a savory snack - melt some butter and call it a day. Something sweet - add coconut oil and sugar to the pan, add the corn, and make it kettle corn! I promise you wont regret that one.
That’s all I had planned for this post - I’m going to try and stick with posting on my blog at least once a week and we dance into Autumn.