FOR REALS, WAL-MART?!?!
October has hardly been in session for a few weeks and you're already stealing Halloween AND Thanksgiving's thunder with this premature nonsense?
I absolutely LOVE Christmas...birth of baby Jesus, family togetherness time, twinkling Christmas trees, and the official marking that winter and winter-like temperatures are here to stay.
But in October?
Too soon, Wal-Mart.
I'm not mad. I'm just disappointed.
And no, I didn't set foot into the Christmas area. Let me digest my turkey next month and then we can talk jingle bells and baby Jesus.
Nonetheless, despite this minor setback in my Wal-Mart experience this week, I still managed to find an assortment of budget-friendly, paleo-friendly snacks, sips, and overall merriment that will keep your healthy goals in check without breaking the bank (or the scale).
And, as always, if you're out and about and spy something at Wal-Mart that is worthy of the HHT weekly round-up, snap a pic and pick one of the following:
So many ways, y'all, to spread the paleo foodie love!
With that said, here's my love to y'all today!
Happy Hump Day, y’all!
So I’m gonna be brief today, cause I’ve got a BIG day ahead of me. After teaching my Queenax class at the Y (come on down, friends! 12:00 p.m.- be there or be square…or I guess round would be the more appropriate shape if you’re not working out…), I’ve gotta zip up to Dallas to pick up my sweet momma from the airport.
Little McNugget and I haven’t seen her since our trek to the motherland (Tennessee) back in August, so it’s time for a reunion.
But when you’re bringing your mom in town to help take care of your kid/help redo your foyer/transition your landscaping to fall (yes, she does it all), you gotta make sure you take care of her and treat her right.
Sure, it was a little painful for me to toss that 12 pack of Diet Coke into my buggy at Wal-Mart this week, but some battles are just not worth fighting. Kinda like Mr. HHT and Waffle House. And Whataburger. And McDonald’s.
To each his own, ya know?
That’s kinda how I approach this whole Paleo thing. I use it as a template, a guide, a foundation for my nutrition and dietary choices, but it’s not the end-all, be-all to what I eat.
With all that said, I wanna show y’all the healthy, Paleoish finds from Wal-Mart this week!
And, as always, if you’re out and about at Wal-Mart and see something worthy of my weekly round-up, snap a pic and tag me @michelle.mcnutt and use the # #healthyhappytexan or #paleowalmart.
And, don’t y’all worry, you better believe a new Trader Joe’s round-up is coming y’all’s way sooooon!
Happy hump day my little love nuggets!
You’re halfway through your week! And you’re just a few days away from the first day of fall! And you’ve made it through the toughest part of the day- waking up and getting out of bed!
Way to go.
I think you’ve earned a handful of paleo-friendly goodies that are just dying for you to come find them at your nearest Wal-Mart. AND, like I did last week, I’m going to be sharing a recipe featuring one of these said goodies at the end of the week.
So great, right?
Sorry it took me over a year to realize how helpful that would be for y’all…better late than never, huh?
I’m going to go ahead and get right to it, friends. I have MUCH to do in preparation for PUMPKINPALOOZA 2017 that will be kicking off next Tuesday, though the first day of fall is technically Friday.
In the meantime, enjoy all the watermelon and okra and figs and tomatoes you can before they’re out of season and are being imported from mysterious, faraway lands like Mexico…and Australia….and California.
And, as always, if you see or buy any of my #paleowalmart finds this week or weekend, snag a pic and tag me on Facebook or Instagram. I LOVE LOVE LOVE when y’all do that. Makes my lil paleo heart just pitter patter with glee.
I guess I should occasionally rename this segment as "What WE Found at Wal-Mart", huh?
Though he doesn't always seem as entertained by the wondrous discoveries we stumble upon at Wal-Mart as I am.
Usually, he ends up passing out the second he gets in his car seat to traverse home from our Wal-Mart outings.
I must apologize to y'all about today's post...it was creeping into late afternoon nap territory (as noted by McNugget's facial expression above) and I was trying to get outta Wal-Mart quickly as to not totally upset the applecart that is baby nap routines; y'all, I only highlighted 4 healthy foodie goodies for y'all this week.
I'll try to make it up to y'all next week.
Nonetheless, I'm continued to be impressed and blown away by the paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and local products I find in Wal-Mart week after week. We don't all have to shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and Sprout's in order to live healthy lifestyles; though let's be real, I'd have no problem shopping at those three grocery stores more often that I get to...I don't think Trader Joe's is going to be opening a store in Corsicana, TX any time soon.
As always, if you're out and about grocery shopping ANYWHERE and see a product you think would rock my socks, snap a pic to tag me on Instagram or Facebook OR tell me about it in the comments below.
AND lastly, if you haven't yet entered my blogiversary giveaway for free snacks to nourish your tummy and soul, you have two more days left to do so. Take 54 seconds and click here to enter!
Great gobbly goo, it is HOT!
Popsicles, ice cream cones, and Olaf beware. You won't last a minute here in Texas these days.
It's the kind of weather that makes you crave the days of scraping ice off your windshield while running late for work and the wind whipping your face numb. Yup, I'd trade 101 for 10 degrees any day of the week.
Oh well. Too bad, so sad...
How do I combat the dreadful, oppressive Texas heat? Easy! I just spend a few extra minutes in the frozen foods section at Wal-Mart!
You can always count on Wal-Mart for having some solid A.C. coursing through it.
A giant store filled with food+booming A.C.+no little McNugget strapped to my chest=my kind of afternoon.
Here's my round-up of paleo foodie finds from this week's Wal-Mart excursion. And, as always, if you're out and about grocery shopping and see something you think would rock my socks, snap a pic and either 1) tag me in it on Facebook 2) tag me in it on Instagram or 3) e-mail it to me at email@example.com ! I LOVE finding new paleo yummies.
Now, without further ado, I give the goods!
How's it hangin?
In our neck of the woods, we're still getting over a summer cold. Yes, we...McNugget has decided to share his snot and boogies and other lovely forms of mucus with me, thus giving me my fair share of sniffles and drainage and sneezes. Thanks son.
Oh well. Despite all of that, he's still all smiles and giggles. No fever. Not too fussy. Sleeping like a champ. Complaints over.
Let's get to the goods, friends. I'm SO excited to share this week's Wal-Mart goodies from y'all. Summery sips, snacks, and supper ideas are comin' your way. All Paleo and budget-friendly!
And, as always, if you end up tossing any of these or past goods into your buddy this week or weekend, snag a pic and post it on Facebook or Instagram, tagging me in it! Or, if you see something you think is worthy of the HHT's approval, let me know by leaving me a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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