Posted in FOOD, Gluten Free, Grocery Shopping, Health

Healthy Food Haul Hits and Misses

Here’s a quick wrap of healthy products I found around town. Basically, I go where the sales are to get the best deals. Let’s start with Marshall’s.

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This coconut water was $2.99 a container. I usually pay $4.00 for each so I bought two.

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My absolute favorite treats are these dark chocolate coconuts chips. I toss them on top of vanilla yogurt or eat them as a snack. These pomegranate gummy bears are gluten-free and taste just like normal gummy bears. The coconut chips and gummy bears sell for $2.99 a bag.

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These Goodie Girl cookies are so yummy. They’re gluten-free but they’re not low-fat. Great on yogurt or by themselves. Just $2.79 a bag. These are my favorites.

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These nut and rice clusters are a nice afternoon treat. They’re low-calorie and full of good stuff. A little pricey at $6.99 a bag.

This raw cacao powder was only $5.99 a bag which is about four to five bucks cheaper than at other stores. Chocolate is made from cacao so it’s a great way to add a chocolate taste to smoothies and baked goods. I also found a small bag of goji berries for $2.50 which is a great price since they’re expensive.

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Lastly, I needed fresh ground pepper so I picked this grinder for $5.99. I was really pleased with the taste of the peppercorns.

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Moving on to Costco. They finally got their Himalayan pink salt back in stock.  It costs less than four dollars.

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This is the best salsa in the world. It has a little kick but it’s not too spicy. It’s all natural and I use it on taco salads, with chips, and even on top of omelets. $5.99 a jar at Costco.

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I stopped by Fresh Thyme Market for my 48 oz bottle of GT’s Trilogy Kombucha tea for only $7.49. I usually have to pay $3.30 for the smaller bottles which adds up. I’ve learned to stop by the store before the weekend. I got this on a Thursday and it was the last one.

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I’ve also switched from using almond milk to coconut milk. There is far less sodium in coconut milk than almond milk, so it’s better for people who have high blood pressure.

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You always want to check to make sure that your dairy and meat products are carrageenan-free. Carrageenan is red seaweed used to preserve food, meat, and other food products. It can cause severe digestive issues.

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Moving on to ALDI’s. I used to love this non-fat yogurt. It’s low-calorie and tastes great and it only costs $1.89 for a large container. It was a must have that I’ve repurchased several times. That is until I read the label and found this…

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I don’t know how this got by me, but the darn yogurt has carrageenan in it. So I guess I’ll have to shell out the extra money and pay $4.00 a container for carrageenan-free yogurt. Darn.

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I did have some success at ALDIs. This 8 oz bag of mixed nuts was only $4.99.

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I found a something new at Meijer. Gluten-free lasagna cut pasta for only $1.99 a bag. I’ve been looking for pasta that I can use in a tuna casserole or chicken noodle soup. I’ll  be sure to share some recipes and let you know how the noodles taste.SAM_2466

Lastly, I want to show how I store my goodies. I hate the cluttered look of store packages and containers. So I keep my food items in glass containers. I get these from the Dollar Tree for a buck a piece. I can immediately see what I’ve left and repurchase before I run out.

I also use mason jars to store beans, rice, and even spices. Click Mason Jars Storage to learn more.

Stay blessed,

Barbie

 

 

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I'm a Midwesterner who explores the world via the Internet, books, and movies. I share what I learn whether its beauty tips, health advice, recipes or literature. I'd call this blog a melting pot. I named it Barbie's Bookmarks because I love literature, and I love documenting things I find important in my life.. big and small. Thus, these are my life's bookmarks. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about your bookmarks as well.

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