So sometimes, when I’m in the big city of Dallas, and sometimes= nearly always, I gotta hit up my old stomping grounds.
The Park Cities YMCA.
But, when I have the time, I go back to where I’ve spent many a Saturday morning or afternoon or, heck, even evening, Sprouts Farmer’s Market.
If you’ve never set foot in a Sprouts, I’m genuinely sorry for you. While they’re currently only open in 15 states in the southeast+southwest+west coast, they’re slowly expanding.
What’s it like in a Sprouts?
It’s kinda a mashup between Trader Joe’s (loads of seasonal produce and items+solid storebrand items) and Whole Foods (health food galore).
When I lived in Dallas, it was my weekly stock-up spot due to its reasonable prices and fantastic selection of meats, produce, dairy, and bulk bin selection.
Clearly, I pushed McNugget's limits in there, because he was wiped out by the end of our time in there...plus it was nearly his dinnertime
Curious if you have one near you? Head over to their location page to investigate by clicking here.
Got one nearby?
Then here’s what you gotta go toss in your card today!
1. Niman Ranch Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Sausage
Happy pigs=better sausage...I love this company's products. While they can be pretty pricy, I load up when I find them on sale. I thought this breakfast sausage would be fabulous on Thanksgiving morning for a little healthy fuel before the feasting begins. Better yet, dice them up in my butternut, sausage, and apple quiche muffins!
2. Cantaloupe Grapefruit La Croix
I love cantaloupe. I love grapefruit. A little tangy and slightly tropical, this would be fabulous in a cocktail, mocktail, or just on its own. I can't wait to try it in one of my favorite holiday cocktails- my Grapefruit Palomas!
3. Lifeway Pumpkin Spice Kefir
If you dabble in dairy like me and haven't tried kefir, this would be a fantastic gateway into it for you. Tangy, tart, but slightly sweet, I have a shot of kefir every morning to give my gut a load of healthy bacteria while my coffee brews. Snag this festive flavor before it disappears in a few weeks!
4. Califia Farms Mint Cocoa Almondmilk Creamer
Sure, my homemade pumpkin spice creamer is a winner, but I'd be lying if I said this creamer didn't make its way into my buggy. I'm a sucker for a peppermint mocha, so this would allow me to enjoy a dairy free, lower sugar version in the comfort of my home. While $5 seems like a lot, think of how many homemade peppermint mochas you can enjoy versus how far $5 gets you at Starbucks....just sayin...
5. Green Mountain Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt
While I usually don't go for yogurt unless is full fat, I wouldn't resist a pumpkin flavored greek yogurt from a company that I already am a fan of. No junk. No artificial yuck. Just wholesome yogurt from cows up in Vermont. Golly, toss a few handfuls of my salted maple granola on top and you'll be in autumnal nirvana.
6. Earthbound Farms Organic Baby Kale Blend
A giant bag of baby kale salad blend for under $5?!?! Heck yeah!!! I love how I can get a massive amount of greens that can fit more easily in my fridge than those plastic clamshell containers. Perfect for salads, smoothies, or soups...try it swapped for the spinach in my Butternut, Sausage, and Spinach soup!
7. Gratify Gluten Free White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels
Sure, they're not squeaky clean paleo, but sometimes you just gotta live a little. As a HUGE fan of chocolate+peppermint, these treats make me eager to pull out my Christmas decor and blast my holly jolly Spotify playlist...don't worry, I'm resisting.
8. Purple Sweet Potatoes
Seeing as sweet potatoes are one of my kiddo's favorite foods, I know he will be a fan of these slightly starchier purple ones, too. Try them baked, mashed, or in place of the orange ones for a gorgeous twist on that traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. You could also try them in my sweet potato pancakes!
9. Acorn Squash
Another one of my little man's faves, acorn squash for under $1 a pound is a solid deal. Just slice em open, roast them off for half an hour at 375, then eat em straight out of the oven or blend them up in my soul-warming Ginger Squash Soup with Asian Meatballs.
10. Cheap Avocados
2 avocados for $1!!! Heck yeah! Sliced on top salads, diced into eggs, or, better yet, mush it up with some bacon for my bacon guacamole OR go sweet with my paleo chocolate mousse.
11. Duck Liver Mousse with Cognac
I don't know which word in this title makes me the most excited- Duck. Liver. Mousse. Cognac. If you've never tried pate (aka pureed liver usually blended with some type of booze and herbs), promise me you will do so soon! Not only is it LOADED with protein, it boasts one of the highest sources of iron and B vitamins you can find in a food. Plus, it's sooo good slathered on tart apple slices or gluten-free crackers.
12. The Kombucha Tangerine
Since I'm not a soda lady, kombucha still satisfies my love of slightly sweet, fizzy sips. This one is tart, has little added sugar, and is a fantastic addition to mocktails like my Mockscow Mules or cocktail like my Healthier Mexican Mules.
13. Montchevre Mini Cabrie
Brie=holidays. When it's made with goat cheese (less reactive to most people's digestive systems and skin), we all are winners. Grab some for your next cheese plate or slice it up on my Cranberry Brie Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust!
Let's Chat: What are your thoughts on Sprouts? What are you pumped to try in this line up?
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.
Come on, let's live a little!