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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Peekin at My Grocery List

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Peekin at My Grocery List

Grocery shopping for myself has been in some ways harder than I thought it would be.
I convince myself not to buy certain foods and have on occasion left a grocery trip with just veggies. 
That will not happen anymore. 
Here’s my list for tomorrow!
New Fruits. I used to eat an abundance of fruit and have only been buying bananas and apples. Fruits I love that I want to add back in are berries, MANGOES(!!), dates. 

New Drinks at Work. I want to start drinking things at work other than unsweetened espresso beverages with soy or (most often) black teas. That was a good start, but I really should be able to drink a latte without fear. 

New Whole Grains. The ONLY whole grain I have been eating the past few months is… YOU guessed it… organic oats. I am going to be buying soba noodles and brown rice and (extra challenging) wraps of some sort.

New Vegetables. I eat lots of carrots, celery, cucumber, and broccoli, green beans. I want to add and buy some cool things out of my love for cooking and eating them– zucchini and peppers.

New Meats. I have not eaten red meat in months. I have organic beef in the freezer that I’m going to incorporate. 
Different Nut Butters. I’ve been eating peanut butter and sunflower seed butter, and am going to get either almond butter or cashew butter. 

A Little Bit of Sugar Won’t Kill Me. The amazing Daniella knows me inside and out– she got me pb2 for my birthday, and it has sugar in it. She knows me and my brain so well that a few days ago she told me she knew exactly how much that would scare me and that that was exactly why she bought it– because she knows CASSIE loves it. And Cassie has been eating it almost every day.☺️
Protein Powder and Eggs. I have packages of protein powder that have been sitting in my cupboard forever. Why haven’t I added them to smoothies? I asked myself. The answer is the disorder, and so with the Lord’s help this will be conquered. 
Raw Wraps. As I mentioned, I want bread of some sort but can already feel my body would feel so sick on it as I haven’t had bread or processed carbs in a very long time. I am passionate about what this shows (our bodies aren’t meant to take in or break down the types of bread in commercial grocery stores) but whole grain minimally processed bread, yes. Although I still shouldn’t and cannot FEAR processed bread.
Beans and Lentils. I also have tons of chickpeas that I’ve been meaning to make hummus with, but every time I’ve gone to do it, a voice has said, Make it without oil. You can only have fat-free hummus. So CASSIE, the Christ-loving and listening me has waited, knowing I can and should make it with oil because UM it tastes a million times better.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life. MATTHEW 6



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