Grocery Shopping: Su-Yin’s List

Su (Read: Like Cupcakes? You’ll Love ‘Delectable’ By Su) sent in a photo of what was in her grocery basket the other day and proved to me that she even though she might have a sweet tooth for dessert, she balances it out by watching what she has for her regular meals…

1. Low fat milk
2. Low fat yogurt drink
3. Nature Valley oatmeal bars
4. Salsa
5. Wholegrain bread
6. Lettuce
7. Turkey Pastrami

“I like bull’s eye eggs with toasted bread, lettuce and turkey in my sandwiches. Sometimes with a dash of salsa and mustard too. The peanut butter Nature Valley oatmeal/energy bars are delicious and convenient for when I’m on the go so I always have them ready in my car.”

A healthy choice for a sandwich meal, Su! A quick tip to make a the ultimate sandwich: Add crunch and amp up the condiments. Forget the limp lettuce, go for the spicy watercress or arugula and ditch the dill chips for crunchy pickled shallots. A dose of citrus juice and/or zest, chopped fresh herbs, Sriracha or minced chipotle chile will make that plain mayo or mustard sing.

I personally prefer to skip the mayo/mustard and opt for a spread of Laughing Cow‘s cheese (great with a cracker or on it’s own too!) on my sandwich bread. I’ve never tried salsa in my sandwiches but I might definitely need to give that a try sometime!

What’s in your grocery cart?

If you’re doing some grocery shopping this week, do take a photo of your purchases and send them to fh@withlovefay.com !

Grocery Shopping: Alyssa’s List

My sister, Alyssa, who is now living in Tokyo, sent in a photo of what was in her grocery cart when she went shopping last weekend. (Read Grocery Shopping: The Must-Haves.) Check out what she got:

1. Milk
2. Chocolate milk
3. Fruit juice
4. Quaker oats, honey and raisins cereal
5. Instant noodles
6. Banana
7. Yogurt
8. Veggies & mushroom
9. Kit Kat
10. A bottle of wine

Gotta have the bananas! They’re a good source of protein and fiber. It goes well with cereal and in a peanut butter sandwich too. You’ve made a healthy choice with the greens and yogurt but go easy with the instant noodles (dangerously high in sodium, I’d rather eat a bag of chips instead)! Perhaps you’d like to try buckwheat noodles instead if you’d rather not have brown rice or pasta.

What’s in your grocery cart?

If you’re doing some grocery shopping this week, do take a photo of your purchases and send them to fh@withlovefay.com !