Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Food Log

- 1 smoothie (smaller than usual, only 2 cups today) - 1 banana, 1 handful spinach, some fruit, soy milk, flax seed
- 1/2 uncooked brown rice, cooked
- 2 glasses of water
- 1 can of coke
- almost an entire loaf of garlic rosemary sourdough bread with some Earth Balance butter (nice healthy dinner haha, very well balanced!)
- most of an Endangered Species cranberry almond chocolate bar
- 2 mandarin oranges

Not exactly the healthiest day, but certainly tasty!

I went to Whole Foods in Vancouver today. It's basically a gigantic organic store. I was wearing my glasses, which need a new prescription...so it was really hard to see properly, so I just grabbed a few things and left but what I saw was awesome! Being inside a grocery store with blurry vision is horrible.

They had a giant tofu wall, but they didn't carry Field Roast Sausages. I am going to call and make a request. They had a HUGE produce section (yay!), which was very fresh and well stocked, I imagine the turnover would be great as the store seemed pretty busy too. They had a wall of chocolate bars that was like 10 feet long, I was flabbergasted! More than one vegan chocolate bar option in a store? Wowsers.

I must go back when I have more money/time. All the way in Vancouver sucks, but it's totally worth it. I didn't check out much of the fridge/freezer sections as I didn't have a freezer bag with me, but next time I will.

Click Here to go to the Whole Foods website. I always thought it was just an American store, but turns out we have four locations in Vancouver. It totally kicks Planet Organic's butt.

They had a very large, and seemingly well stocked bath/body/cleaning type product area as well, I bought a bar of olive/lavender soap which smells amazing.

I need a job that pays six figures so I can afford to live in downtown Vancouver. Then I would have easy access to great vegan food and tonnes of organic stores.

Oh! I forgot to mention that the produce items I looked at were all grown in BC. Yay for semi-local produce, which was all most likely from the lower mainland, so yay local produce. And! I always use a reusable bag, and the cashier asked what I wanted to do with my 10 cents. Apparently you can donate 10 cents to a charity (they had 3 options) or take it off your order if you bring your own bag. I donated to an animal sanctuary. How cool is that? Only 10 cents per person, but I'm sure 9/10 people donate to the charity...it would add up.

Anyways, I think I'm being suckered into a game of Monopoly or something now. See you!


  1. hey, have you ever been to Trader Joe's in the states? There is one in Bellingham,but anyways, its a grocery store that carries mostly healthy stuff. not sure the selection on vegan stuff, but I kind of remember someone saying that its like 90% vegan. you should check it out.

  2. http://www.traderjoes.com/attachments/Vegan.pdf
    this is their list of vegan products.