March 10, 2009

Foiled Again

DOH! Whole Foods, ya got me again (remember this unfortunate incident?). Went in for salad greens, cheese and salsa and came out with this haul:

$40 poorer and wondering how they lure me into their retail trap time and time again. To be fair, the milks and kefir were on sale, and all are products I've been wanting to try, so why pay full price for things I might possibly dislike? There's some logic in there somewhere...usually. The wasabi peas, on the other hand, I can't explain.

As if in consolation for gratuitious dollars dropped, look what I got in the mail today for free!

The folks over at Mix My Granola are quite generous. Stay tuned for reviews and a giveaway! ::GASP::

Several of the items from today's Whole Foods loot made an appearance in dinner. I went all gourmet 'n' stuff by making these Potato, Greens & Goat Cheese Quesadillas from Epicurious.

"A decadent - but still healthy - vegetarian main." :)

Check out that chevre! I think this is a worthy eating goal: decadent, but still healthy!

And don't think I forgot about figuring out a way to work some more peanut butter into my day. I wanted 3 for 3, and I'll be darned if I didn't do it! Fraternal twin green smoothies, y'all.

I blended a big grab of salad greens from my 1-pound tub purchase today with a teaspoon of roasted flax seeds, a cup of Vanilla Almond Breeze (tastes like candy!) and some ice. After pouring half into a little glass, I added a tablespoon of chocolate PB2 to the remainder and blended for another couple seconds for a freakin' sweet smoothie sister.

I have seen a lot of green smoothies orbiting the blogosphere (most notably, Angela's), and it seems like they appear most often at breakfast time. However, I could really get used to this as a dessert! It definitely fills in the gaps from dinner (if any) and sneaks in an extra vegetable serving, along with some healthy fats, which is something I sometimes fall short on.

This is a random thought to end with, but on the green smoothie topic, whenever I see the term "green monster," I think of the wall at Fenway Park, not a smoothie! Anyone else?


FoodsThatFit said...

Kefir! I just bought some recently and have been using it to make the "green monsters." I love it! I have only tried the plain and it was a bit tart, but mixing it with fruit and veggies mellowed it out a ton. I'd love to hear what you think about it.

Victoria said...

Oooo.... That quesadilla sounds amazing!

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

I'm sure that's what my hubs thinks of when he hears green monster. And I love him, so you are in good company ;)

Missy said...

That always happens to me when I step into Whole Foods. I want everything!! I still need to attempt a green smoothie!

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Sweetie Pie said...

Hi! I'm glad I found your blog. I love the title!!

I've had the same experience at Whole Foods many times. I usually walk to the Whole Foods a few blocks from my apartment so at least I am limited by what I can carry.

Vanilla Almond Breeze is one of my favorite things. Period. I usually get the unsweetened kind, but sometimes I have the sweetened kind as a treat. It does taste like candy-- lovely lovely candy!

Kristen's Raw said...

For real! WF will get ya!

I love green smoothies all times of the day :)


Anonymous said...

wf is so dangerous!!!

and i think of the fenway wall, too! my dad would be SO ashamed if i didn't, haha.

so jealous of your free granola!