Wednesday, November 13, 2013

An Epiphany about Produce

November is moving right along!

November 13: An epiphany you had this summer



Runners often joke about being able to eat whatever we want.

Will run for ice cream. Will run for cupcakes. I thought you said rum.

But most runners recognize the importance of proper fueling - not just during the long runs, but always. There are lots of theories out there on what exactly is the best way to eat.

No matter what you choose - paleo, low carb, clean, etc - fresh produce is probably a key component.

CONFESSION: The produce department freaks me out.

I realized this summer just how intimidating the produce department is for me. I want to eat more veggies. I really do. They make me feel so clean and healthy.

But I can't stomach buying produce. There are so many choices, and I don't always know what they are or what to choose. I find myself just grabbing some bananas, packaged salad mix, maybe a couple roma tomatoes, and getting the hell out of there.

Becaue of this, it seems we really only have fresh produce during the weeks that we purchase a Bountiful Basket. I ♥ Bountiful!

Mostly because it takes the stress and anxiety out of produce shopping. Plus I get to try new things that I'd never try on my own.




Where do you get your produce?
Does the produce dept freak out anyone else?


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10 comments:

  1. I love bountiful baskets too! I stopped for a few weeks because I felt like we were throwing a lot of stuff away but I think I'm ready to try again! :)

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    1. We don't get it every week, and we stopped for awhile because we were getting so many onions! But I always miss it on the weeks we skip.

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  2. I buy as much of my produce as I can at local weekend markets and at my favorite produce markets. In the dead of winter though, I am at the mercy of grocery stores. But I LOVE fresh produce - all kinds of freggies for me.

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    1. Freggies are the BEST! :) I just wish they weren't so intimidating to me.

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  3. The produce dept is my favorite part of grocery shopping. We have a local store, Jungle Jims, that has a ginormous produce department and I love it!

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  4. I seem to gravitate towards the same things in the produce isle. I am not very adventurous when it comes to veggies;) Bountiful baskets sound like a great way to try new things.

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  5. My sisters absolutely love Bountiful Baskets, they have been trying to get me to try them for over a year now:) I really should get on that:)

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