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The Weekender

Here’s some of my favorite reads this week. Enjoy!

  • Wal-Mart wants to compete with Whole Foods. I did go to Wal-Mart today [for the first time in a loooong time] for some laundry detergent, mascara, and socks and was reminded how CHEAP everything was. But most of their produce is covered in wax and just looks fake. No thanks. I did, however, find some organic spinach while I was there. What do you think? Can Wal-Mart compete will Whole Foods or will the demographic not cross over?
  • Jessica [at How Sweet It Is] posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Granola. I see making this in my future very soon.
  • Christie [at Roller Koester Runs] had her first green smoothie and made kale chips for the first time!
  • The Fitnessista wrote a great post on carbs and whether or not you should eat them before bed.
  • The Hungry Hungry Hippie launched her Open Sky Shop!
  • The question of “what is whole soy” is answered in an easy-to-understand article here.

I’m off to paint my nails [I’m thinking dark grey] and then we’ve got dinner plans with some friends. It will most definitely not be vegetarian and will involve large quantities of hush puppies. Sweet love, I love hush puppies. Prissy Polly’s, here I come.

I’ll have some pictures and perhaps a product review for you tomorrow.

Enjoy your night!

P.S. Good luck on your half marathon Tyler & Emily!!!

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
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    Terri you are sooooooooo sweet! Thanks for the good luck wishes! 🙂

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I hope the race went well! Can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
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    I know walmart is terrible, but I am a poor poor poor grad student so you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes!

    We dont have a whole foods near me in mid missouri, but we do have a nice natural food store, but I only shop there for things I can’t get at walmart because it is even more expensive than whole foods (mostly because there is no competition, so they can get people to pay a lot).

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I totally understand the poor grad student thing. My hubby is in law school and I dream about the day when we can do all our shopping at Whole Foods. 🙂

  • Reply
    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
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    Thanks for the soy article. I love learning about current nutrition news =]

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Christie
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    First off, thanks for Jessicas’ PB Granola recipe- it looks divine! Definitely going to try that one. I hadn’t seen her blog before, so thank you for sharing. Any blog with cupcakes along the top has to be great, right?!
    Second, thanks for the shout out missy! How sweet are you! 🙂
    Third, I completely agree on Walmart- tis brutal, however if you’re on a serious budget it is kinda crucial. BUT- they only offer a few organic items, unlike the holy grail that is Whole Foods!
    Have a fun night!

    ~Christie (http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/)

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I know, Whole Foods is like a destination. More than just groceries. 🙂

  • Reply
    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
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    I loved the Walmart/Whole Foods article. To be honest, I don’t really care what Walmart’s intentions are with adding organic/locally grown food. I think the bottom line is that organic food is generally expensive…*too* expensive…and I’m all for bringing the prices down. Not to mention that a huge population of the United States does most if not all of their shopping at Walmart. So if there are going to be more healthy options for those people, then I’m definitely in favor of that.

    On a semi-related note, since when did Whole Foods put a stamp on “owning” organic foods? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Whole Foods (it’s like my mecca, haha), but there are times that I get a sort of snobby feel there. Maybe that’s because the majority of the people who shop there are generally on the wealthy side? Not sure.

    I’m definitely going to check out Walmart’s selection soon. I’m interested in seeing what organic options they have to offer, for sure.

    • Reply
      Teri
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      Excellent point on Wal-mart entering the organic niche. It just might help educate the general population on the importance of organics.

      Hahaha – I totally think the same thing; people are Whole Foods are totally snobby and sometimes downright rude! The employees are great, but fellow shoppers often act entitled and won’t say excuse me, get out of the way, etc. I wish it were more of the laid-back granola type I see there, but too often, it does seem like snobs instead.

      I might have to introduce Wal-mart trips back into my grocery shopping too.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
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    man, if walmart could compete with WF i would be SOLD. i try to get my produce elsewhere, but Walmart is so dang easy for everything else…

    • Reply
      Teri
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      Yeah, if they could fix their produce problem [which it sounds like they are trying to do] and up their organic dairy, it would be great!

  • Reply
    Jess
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    I am undergoing a little bit if a budget overhaul (new car payment…yuck!) and the hubby and I hit up Wal Mart yesterday for our grocery shopping…we saved SOOOOOO much money on the things that are available there!
    I feel like if I am “voting with my dollar” for a specific brand/company/product then it does not matter where I buy it, right? I bought a bunch of Okios at Wal Mart yesterday (way cheaper then Whole Foods) – that is still a vote for Stoneyfield farms!
    I am not going to lie though – I love some organic “destination” shopping & Whole Foods is totally it!

    • Reply
      Teri
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      That is an excellent way of thinking about it; you are still voting regardless of what ballot box you drop it in. Yes, Whole Foods is definitely more fun :), but you are still supporting good food wherever you buy it. Good point girl!

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    Melanie
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    A true Whole Foods enthusiast would not be caught dead at Walmart.

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