Kelsey and I went on a 5hr errand trip today. It was insane!
- Natural Grocers
- Great Harvest
- Chase + Wells Fargo banks
- Whole Foods
- Performance Bicycle
I came home with a huge haul of 75% festival food + related things. The rest was just pantry staples.
I finally chose a protein powder. Raw Protein was my favorite, after all of my trials. The plain flavor, is not sweetened with stevia + is not chalky. I think it kind of has an oat-like flavor when mixed in a smoothie and texture similar to when you grind oats in a smoothie as well. I haven’t tried it only mixed with water or milk, so I can’t say how it is alone. It was on major sale at Whole Foods. $15 off!!
- organic beef jerky [huz]
- fruit spread
- coconut water
- tortilla chips
- Preserve plates, bpa-free, recycled, d/w safe and totally reusable! I hate eating food off paper towels for more than 1 day. :)
- organic grapes that have the perfect crunch!
- oat bran
- mustard [for the huz…blegh!]
- add water soups, high protein with very short ingredient lists
- gluten free mac n’ cheese
- peanut butter
- Nature’s Path peanut butter granola bars [huz]
- coffee mug from REI, bpa free
- Field Roast sausages, for grilling [huz]
- biodegradable wet wipes
I bought the Amy’s frozen mac n’ cheese today, because it was gluten free + on sale for $2.29. Also, I was famished and knew I wouldn’t have time to make a real lunch. I don’t know when the last time is that I’ve eaten a frozen meal, but it was delicious! Killer protein too, 16g! I also loved that it was soy free, as I was expecting a lot of processed soy ingredients.
- favorite cottage cheese [not for the festival ;)]
- almond milk
- strawberries, on sale $3.29! Bought 2!
- precut carrots, never buy pre-cut anymore, but perfect for quick snacking at the campsite
I stopped by our local Great Harvest, to pick up a loaf of their gluten free bread. It set me back $7, which is a lot, however it’s delicious. Gluten free breads are typically at least $5, teeny tiny slices, and completely lacking any nutrition.
This loaf is made with quality ingredients, has 2g fiber, 3g protein [per slice] and it’s actual sandwich size! Also, GF bread is typically frozen and really only good when toasted. This is delicious right of the bag. Such a good find, for a once in a while treat!
Hard boiled egg making time!
Quick + easy protein!
1/2 rolled oats + 1/2 oat bran for breakfasts
We really like this natural insect repellent. It gets great reviews, too! I’ve been using this sunscreen for about a year and really like it as well.
plates + oatmeal bowl + nut butter knife + new mug
- vitamins + advil
- instant coffee
- empty tupperware containers for packing sandwiches
Cheeeeeese!! This is the organic cheese I got recently at Costco. There were 4 flavors, 2 of which I took – mushroom + jalapeno. I also sliced up a little organic cheddar.
Tempeh for both of us, 1 sandwich worth of turkey for Chris.
Lovely grapes!! I haven’t bought grapes in far too long.
Chris came home with a haul of beer for the week as well. Even though I’ve been able to tolerate beer okay, despite my gluten-free eating, he surprised me with New Planet Gluten Free Raspberry Ale. I can’t wait to try it. I’ll definitely keep you posted! New Planet is actually a local brewery, too!
You know I’m not leaving home for 5 days without bananas and a little LOVE!!
Back to packing!! It’s not easy because the temps range from 40* – 75* while we’re there. That’s a big spread!! Winter + summer clothes. BAh!
Just as a reminder, we’re going to be out of town from Wednesday – Monday evening [Telluride Bluegrass Festival]. I won’t be bringing my computer, but will hopefully be blogging via Chris’s iphone. I’m also contemplating if I should bring the dSLR camera or not. It’s a lot to lug around for 5 days and I don’t want to leave it in the car for safety + overheating reasons. I have a really crappy point n’ shoot and Chris’s iphone. That might just have to do! I’ll be posting + tweeting what we’re doing, seeing + eating, so check back for updates! I hope to write a few short posts each day. We shall see. :) Also, I’ll fully respond to comments + emails when I return home. Thanks for understanding!!