Whole Foods Surgery

This morning was rush, rush, rush; but I managed to throw together a cup of Truvia enhanced coffee, grab a Kashi Bar and wash an apple on my way out the door.

Then we went to my appointment and, long story short, I am having eye muscle surgery to correct my esotropia on July 6th! :D It's been a long time coming and I am glad to get it done, but it is so soon!

But, let's move on to the best part of the day.....We Found it!
With a tree getting in the way....what else is new!
After talking with Meg yesterday, I was convinced to try the Whole Foods Hot Bar! My mom and I loved it! I didn't think I liked tofu until I ate this.....
Now onto just some of my purchases:
I got some bakery goods...a fat free carrot cake muffin, chocolate chip vegan cookie and oatmeal raisin vegan cookie. I have had their bakery vegan cookies before and they are To. Die. For.
I promptly cut this bad boy in half, wrapped it in foil and stuck it in the freezer with the cookies.
365 Organic Butternut Squash Ravioli & 365 Blueberry Mini Waffles
(can't wait to try both of 'em!)
Alvarado St. Sprouted Wheat Tortillas
(never seen these before!)
  • Cinnamon Puffins (they had a $1 off coupon in-store)
  • B2N Oatmeal Cookies (another in-store coupon)
  • 365 Tortilla Chips (my mom wanted to try these babies!)
  • Spelt Pretzels (my mom is a pretzel aficionado)
  • 365 Vegetarian Chili
  • Bulk Bin Ginger Snaps
  • Bulk Bin PB Malt Ball thingis (I tried a bite of one right when I got in the car and..YUM!)
  • Bulk Bin "Fig Newton" (my mom got this and really liked it!)
PLUS, the coveted 365 Sandwich Cookies that my mom and I always get from Whole Foods! :D
When I got home around 3, I had a cheese stick and some grapes.
Followed by some Stacy's Pita Chips with Crunchy PB (and the remainder of my Stacy's *crack* Chips..about another handfull or two).
And two baby bowls of Cinnamon Puffins
(in a cup, with a baby spoon....cuz that's how I roll!)

I also got some portabello 'shrooms, a red bell peppers (who knew they were ever sold by the pound?!..$.80 is a steal!), bananas and a bunch of broccoli at the store....


Now, it's time to SPINNNNNN! :D

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  1. yay for fun whole foods purchases!

  2. so jealous of your whole foods purchases, beautiful :) Enjoy!

  3. Wow, you definitely made out at Whole Foods! I love going to Whole Foods with my mom, because I get to purchase a lot (usually with her money....) it's quite nice.

    I love cheese sticks. I rarely see anyone post about cheese sticks, I'm glad to see them on your post, they are my favorite!! I usually get the light ones, with 60 calories, you can't even tell the difference.

  4. congrats on finding whole foods! it's like me and trader joe's now. i used to live five minutes away from both of them! now i drive 25 minutes for tj's. so worth it.

  5. I just ate that exact chili for lunch. Good purchase.

  6. You're making me wanna go to Whole Foods RIGHT NOW! Haha! But unfortunately I don't have my WF appointment til Friday ;) haha! I have to limit myself, it's sad. I'm so happy you got SO many goodies, and enjoyed the food bar - everything is so damn impressive. I can tell you that you'll totally wanna go back ASAP. It'll become a bad habit, you're lucky it's far enough away. If it were any closer it'd be dangerous.

    Anywho, so glad to hear your prognosis and I wish you the best during the procedure! Hopefully it will help out immensely!

    Can't wait to see what you make this week!


    p.s. humidity or not, you are gorgeous!!

  7. ok, so ive been playing catch up on your posts. and 1) whole foods yum, and 2) is that lukes mug from GG?!?

  8. Have fun at spinning!!
    Glad you had fun at WF! Have I mentioned I'm jealous? :D Your lunch looks lovely! And awesome buys, the baked goods look and sounds delish.
    Good luck with your eye issues/surgery!
    <3 jess

  9. I love WF's hot bar, There are so many options. The only thing is that it's so expensive.

    If you like their tofu, you should definitely try baking tofu with spices (the way that I make them). It is H.E.A.V.E.N.

    Oh! I haven't had portabello mushrooms in soOo long! They make a mean burger. So woodsy and hearty.

  10. awesome stuff you bought at whole foods!


  11. the muffin looks great! and butternut squash ravioli sounds delicious. is it vegan or is there cheese in there too?

    it sounds like you got a lot of great food! :) whole foods is the greatest! i'm there wayyyyy too often. i can't wait to see what you make with all the goods!

    and honestly...humidity shmidity...you look so pretty! have a great workout! obviously you will, you're going to spinning!


  12. YAY WF! Glad you enjoyed it! Butternut squash ravioli is amazing... I serve it wit just a little melted smart balanced and fresh sage and it's amazing.

    Good luck with surgery and have a great Wednesday!

  13. OH yayy I am soo glad you had such a fun WF experience! I told you you would go crazy :) And I am so sorry about the surgery but atleast you knew it was something that needed to happen! I hope it goes really well!

  14. Enjoy your spinning.

  15. What an awesome WF haul! I don't know if I could live without that place. I'm glad you liked the tofu in the hot bar- they make it pretty well, I'd say!

  16. Yayy for surgery! thats exciting!!!

    And omg, i know..my hair is a complete disaster in this humidity, i cant stand it! believe me, though...yours looks about a bajillion times better than mine does in the heat though lol.

    love the whole foods finds!! nice deals!!

  17. I LOVE your whole foods load. I gotta try those cookies now! I saw them but I hadn't heard anything about them.
    mm those tortillas sound really good!

  18. tofu is all about how it is cooked

  19. Cute outfit Em! :)
    I've never had the Whole Foods hot bar (none near me...sigh!) but that looks delicious (and nutritious? haha.) and so does that muffin! mmmm I love muffins!! Have a great day!

  20. NICE haul!! Stacy's pitas are way too good to be true! Perfectly crunchy!!

    I hope everything goes well with the surgery! You're braver than I am, I have an eye issue - I don't like the thought of people touching it.

    PS. Welcome to the dark side of loving the 'fu! It's good!!

  21. You got some great stuff at whole foods!
    Good luck with your surgery!

  22. Glad your Whole Foods trip treated you well! Looks like you got some yummy goodies while you were there. I have never eaten a meal at Whole Foods, but all those hot plate mixtures look SO GOOD that I keep seeing in blog land! Whole Foods in general though is so much fun.

    Good luck with the surgery!

    Much love,


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