You should see the epic amount of shopping I carried back from the supermarket all by myself. *pulls bicep-showing pose*. They're under there somewhere.
Part of my shopping trip involved my first ever visit to an organic shop. I didn't even know such a thing existed before I moved to Glasgow so you can excuse me not having been near one before.
I never knew there was SO MUCH healthy stuff out there. If I were a millionaire I probably would have bought one of everything just to find out what it was. You'd have to be a millionaire to be able to. Ain't nobody telling me eating healthy isn't expensive. One wee bag of chia seeds for £6.60 mutter mutter.
Anyways, here's what I came away with:
Two of these are brand new (to me) and I bought them just to see a) what they are and b) if I like them.
First up: Sunflower seed butter.
I am addicted to peanut butter. I have it on sandwiches, ryvita, apples, pears, bananas, banana bread, flapjack, cereal, a spoon. But I am aware that the processed stuff I buy is full of sugar and probably salt and who knows what else. So my goal when going into the shop was to try some alternative type of butter.
I have to say, if this stuff tastes as bad as it looks then I'm binning it. I've not seen a less attractive food colour for a good long while. But I'm willing to give it a go. I'll have it on my toast instead of peanut butter tomorrow and report back.
Second: I went in for quinoa, but couldn't find it so grabbed a random other alternative grain instead.
Absolutely no idea what to expect with this. I knew I'd heard of it before (generally a good start) but I couldn't remember one single thing about it.
Tonight I made chicken and chorizo casserole and instead of having it with rice I had buckwheat and I really liked it. Seems to have a lot of calories compared to pasta, unless I put it in the tracker wrong, but a little really fills you up.
Next time I will be brave and ask one of the assistants if they have quinoa because I'm determined to keep trying new, healthier things.