Hope you had a great Thursday and first day of May! After my workout I went to Costco to get some groceries. Costco is having a sale on the Magic Bullet! Only $34.99. I have wanted one for the longest time but they were always so expensive! When I saw them at Target/Walmart they were $69.99-$99.99. I am definitely glad I waited :)
My grocery list was simple: salad mix, romaine lettuce, chia seeds, eggs, bananas, chicken, cereal and milk. What I encourage you all to do while shopping for groceries is to learn to look/read/understand the nutritional labels. They are there for a reason! Two years ago you would never see me reading it or caring what the total grams of fat/sugars were. Nowadays I look at every single nutritional label for every product that I buy (minus fresh fruits of course.) Many times we are quick to grab items because they are “healthy” but fail to realize what’s inside. I buy items that are low in fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol, and saturated fat. There is a picture above of two cheerio boxes. Even though the honey nut cheerios tastes better, I bought the original one because it was higher in potassium and protein and 8 grams less in sugar. Take that extra time to see what you are about to purchase to put inside your body. I am trying to do the best I can to live a long and healthy life, little things like reading nutritional labels helps.
I made some salads and snacks. I was short on time so I bought the rotisserie chicken and shredded it when I got home. The chicken was $5 and the bag of baby kale/chard/spinach mix was $4.97. I was able to make the above pictured and still have left overs. Eating healthier does not have to be expensive, do not get too crazy with it in the beginning and over shop. Buy the basics and start from there, see what’s best for you to start adjusting your eating habits. Sometimes people stop eating healthier because it adds up and it honestly can when you buy things that you don’t need. Or people do not make the time to meal prep so they buy healthy dishes which are overpriced. Fast food is quick, easy and cheap which is why people tend to eat it. Just remember, you cannot obtain your million dollar body by eating off of the dollar menu. You can make it work with your budget, make the effort to figure it all out. :)
Lastly, I got a new protein shaker thanks to my boyfriend! :) I have been needing a new one and he got it for me. Hehe. It is the newest design from Blender Ball. The first version was just the cup with the ball, the second one had two compartments but was too bulky. This third one is more compact and efficient, there is room for your protein powder and a smaller compartment in between for your vitamins. I absolutely love it! I have gone through a handful of protein shakers and Blender Ball is my favorite. It mixes my protein well.
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