Sprouts Produce Haul
This week, we headed to Sprouts to stock up on tons of seasonal produce and specialty packaged ingredients. We don't have a Sprouts in our area of Seattle (the closest store is in north Seattle, near Shoreline, WA) but love the wide selection of produce and healthy foods the chain offers. We're living with family, limiting trips to the grocery store to once every two weeks, and cooking for four so our haul is pretty big this week. Our strategy for limited shopping is to buy different types of produce and eat them in order of how long they will last in our fridge or fruit bowl. For example, we eat fresh berries and leaf lettuce first, saving heartier fruits like oranges and vegetables like squash, kale and cauliflower for later. While we're in New Mexico, we will definitely be shopping here for all our produce needs.
Check out what we've got for the week down below; I've included prices for each category for reference. Stay tuned for recipes using these delicious produce finds in the following posts as well as my "What I eat in a Wednesday" series in my instagram stories.
This week, we stocked up on our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables from the produce isle. Sprouts is known for their wide selection of fresh, healthy, organic fruits and vegetables. We have lots of protein and packaged goods already so this grocery trip was almost all produce. Even so, buying seasonal fruits and veggies or items on sale make all the difference for saving money. This week we got:
Red bell peppers
Sugar snap peas
Total Cost: $45.76
Protein & Packaged Goods
When it comes to protein, we eat everything - plant based proteins, chicken, seafood, eggs/dairy, and red meat. We also try to mix up our snack and packaged options throughout the week for our health and the environment. Because we're in New Mexico, we're enjoying all things green chili. This week we got:
Honey Greek yogurt
Hatch chili pretzels
Whole wheat bread
Total Cost: $20.73
We will be using these ingredients to make yogurt and fruit parfaits, a hearty Italian kale soup, spaghetti squash "pasta", and lots of salads for lunches. I am so excited to find cranberries at such a great price (50 cents for a whole bag!) and incorporate them into my cooking. Check out lots of great cranberry recipes on the blog already. Stay tuned for more great recipes coming to the blog soon.
What are your go-to items at Sprouts? Have you been to the Sprouts location in Lynwood, WA? Share you favorite produce finds in the comment section below.