I am literally counting down the days to a project deadline at work when things finally settle down because this week has been so busy. Sadly that won’t be until next week with a finale of me working the weekend I’ll also be running a half marathon – good times! Good thing about being so busy is not having time to grocery shop and saving lots on money using up what I can in the house. And I was doing great at that until hubby texted me requesting I pick up a few items for when he gets home late. Well, I had little Whole Foods list going, so why not knock that out too? More natural hair dye, pricey organic rum for him, calcium supplement, pet treats, garden additions, dinner-to-go, etc. equaled $100 of damage! Never shop at Whole Foods with an empty stomach while being mentally fried from a busy week! Anyway, splurge one was a little refreshing beverage for the drive home – KeVita Coconut Probiotic drink.
It was on sale for $2. Why not, right? It’s one of my favorite probiotic drinks tasting like a mild creamy coconut yogurt with a slight sweetness.
For splurge two I picked up more plants to add to our garden – organic spinach and something new – Portuguese Kale. Ever heard of it?
It sounded great for smoothies, so I figured it’d be a great add for our winter crop.
It seems to be part of the collard green family and a great source of vitamin A and C. But there’s not too much information on this variety, maybe it’ll make great wraps too – can’t wait to find out!
I also picked up more of Leela’s new favorite dog treats – Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste.
They’re not cheap at $5 a bag, but made in the USA and one of the few dried dog treats my picky chihuahua will actually eat. The bummer is they’re almost, but not quite vegan. So I’ll continue my search for a better vegan alternative. I’m thrilled she likes these since my last attempt to brush her teeth went over like a lead balloon!
And I splurged on a fast dinner for myself, a huge spinach and kale loaded salad.
Yeah, I could have prepared dinner, but just didn’t feel like it after such a busy day and shopping trip. And my pricey fast dinner left me plenty of time to celebrate this Friday Eve with a 3 mile run. :-)