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Old 08-04-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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This totally made my day! I was at the grocery store stocking up on staples and so of course the bill was crazy high ($91). The check out woman said, "Oh, it's so expensive, you don't even have much!" and I agreed with her. But then she said, "Well, at least it's all healthy stuff."

Woohoo! And it was, all the staples I was buying were things like olive oil, balsamic vineager, beans, etc. I knew it would be a lot of money, but this stuff lasts me a long time. I was so happy that she commented on how healthy my food choices were! It made me feel even better about eating healthy!
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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Wooo! It's always nice when we get a little boost of encouragement from someone without them even knowing it
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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I still catch myself thinking I don't have enough in my cart when I pass up the chip aisle and all the processed comes-in-a-box aisles. Then I hit the fruit aisle at the end of my trip and suddenly my cart is full! It's a little surreal.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yep, I did the same thing today, my cart was full of healthy stuff. I bought extra virgin olive oil for the first time ever today, and seeing that my life long motto is, "every thing worth doing is worth overdoing"... I ended up buying a whole gallon of it for $20. I justified it by telling myself it was the most cost effective because just one of the small bottles was like $8-$10. I probably wont have to buy it again until it goes rancid. The only thing in my cart that wasn't good was my daughters beloved frozen chicken nuggets.
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Yep, I did the same thing today, my cart was full of healthy stuff. I bought extra virgin olive oil for the first time ever today, and seeing that my life long motto is, "every thing worth doing is worth overdoing"... I ended up buying a whole gallon of it for $20. I justified it by telling myself it was the most cost effective because just one of the small bottles was like $8-$10. I probably wont have to buy it again until it goes rancid. The only thing in my cart that wasn't good was my daughters beloved frozen chicken nuggets.
I was just going to suggest buying the olive oil in bulk. It is the BEST investment one can make. It doesn't go rancid. Just store in a cool dry place. It's actually better because it comes in a tin can (rectangular shaped)... at least mine does... and that's much better than the glass bottles that let light in.

OP, may I ask which grocery store you shop at? I'm in the Midwest as well.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:16 PM   #7
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That is wonderful! It is always amazing to see myself just shop the perimeter of the store. I had NEVER done that before I started my new way of life. It is more expensive, but totally worth it!
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #9
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I had the same kind of thing last week. I was mentioning to my neighbour that I needed to get back to planning ahead and packing the healthier lunches etc.
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I was just going to suggest buying the olive oil in bulk. It is the BEST investment one can make. It doesn't go rancid. Just store in a cool dry place. It's actually better because it comes in a tin can (rectangular shaped)... at least mine does... and that's much better than the glass bottles that let light in.
That's a true story! My very italian grandmother swore by the rectangular shaped giant cans of olive oil. She kept them in the pantry in the basement. It would only take about 3 months to use one, because... well, we're italian. But she used to say they 'can keep forever if you keep them cool and dark!'

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Great job! It may cost a little more but so worth it!
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:39 PM   #12
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Thanks all! It's totally worth it!

I do find that olive oil can go rancid, although that might be because I live alone and cook only for myself. I shop at Rainbow for staples and for fruits, veggies, meats, and seafood, I go to smaller, local higher quality stores. The produce and fresh products at Rainbow in my neighborhood are not very good quality!
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Thanks all! It's totally worth it!

I do find that olive oil can go rancid, although that might be because I live alone and cook only for myself. I shop at Rainbow for staples and for fruits, veggies, meats, and seafood, I go to smaller, local higher quality stores. The produce and fresh products at Rainbow in my neighborhood are not very good quality!

I've never heard of Rainbow so I guess we're not neighbors.

If you have friends that like olive oil, perhaps you can split a tin of it.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:08 PM   #14
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If you have a membership at a Costco, Sam's or Pace, you can buy Virgin Olive Oil for really good prices - and it's usually a half gallon or 3/4 gallon size container.
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