Guest Post: Shopping for Whole Foods from Home

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With a grocery list in hand, you’re prepared to make nutritious, unprocessed meals for the week ahead and have high hopes of getting in and out of the store in record time. But with squirming kids, pleading for treats while you’re sifting through coupons and store flyers to get the best deals, you start to rethink your insistence on healthy, homemade dinners. Cut the time and money you spend at the supermarket by shopping virtually at Vitacost.com. You can create a week’s worth of meals made from nutrient-rich whole food from Vitacost.com (no parking lots, no squeaky carts, no kids – no problem!). Check out these menu ideas, create a grocery list and click your way to the checkout:

MENU IDEAS

Breakfast: Chocolate-almond-berry smoothie

Ingredients: Blue Diamond® Almond Breeze® Almond Milk, Eden Organic® Dried Blueberries, Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder and Arrowhead Mills® Organic Flax Seeds

Lunch: English muffin pizzas with artichokes

Ingredients: Make the sauce from scratch using Bionaturae® Organic Strained Tomatoes and Arrowhead Mills® Organic Brown Rice Flour; spread the sauce on Ener-G® English Muffins and top with Reese® Quartered Artichoke Hearts

*Tip: make enough sauce to mix into VitaSpelt® Organic Spelt Spaghetti for another quick, wholesome dish.

Dinner: Three-bean chili

Ingredients: select three different varieties of Eden Organic® Beans, add spices and organic tomatoes

*Try a twist on traditional shepherd’s pie by using Farmer’s Market™ Organic Sweet Potato Puree.

Snacks: Hummus with apple chips; do-it-yourself trail mix

Ingredients: Arrowhead Mills® Organic Chickpeas, Newman’s Own® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and your favorite spices for the hummus; Best of All™ Organic Almonds, Bare Fruit® 100% Organic Dried Mangos and Bob’s Red Mill® Natural Raw Sunflower Seeds for on-the-go trail mix.

Dessert: No-bake brownie bites

Ingredients: Best of All™ Organic Walnut Halves and Pieces Unsalted, Bob’s Red Mill® Date Pieces, Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder and Redmond Real Salt Nature’s First Sea Salt™

This article has been provided by +Elizabeth Lotts at Vitacost.com. Vitacost.com has been selling discount vitamins since 1994. Since then it’s grown into one of the biggest online marketplaces for healthy living essentials-with vitamins and supplements being just one of their many helpful categories! Get the best price on vitamins, nutritional supplements, health foods and diet products. Vitacost sells everything from baby cereal to gluten free foods. Vitacost.com is not affiliated with this blog, and isn’t responsible for content outside of this article.

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