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My Holiday Shopping Cart

POSTED BY Rosemary ON Dec 22nd, 2011

Written by: Rosemary Seguin CNP, NNCP

The holidays are always a wonderful time to buy delicious foods we don’t often prepare and try exciting new recipes.  The holidays are also the time of year that waist lines grow, but it doesn’t have to be so!




Remember, new recipes can also be healthy and if your preparing for a dinner party or going to a pot luck, guests will always greatly appreciate a healthy home cooked meal over a “not so healthy one”. You just need the right ingredients! Take a look at my shopping cart list this week and you’ll see what I mean. All the foods I bought can be turned into wholesome, tasty and nutritious meals!







In fact, the anise, parsnips, carrots, beets, lemons, clementines, fresh rosemary and fresh sage on my list this week will be roasted into a lovely, colourful and delicious winter dish as my contribution to a pot luck holiday dinner my family is attending. It is always a huge hit where ever I bring it! For the recipe check out my blog post perfectly roasted root veggies.           






This week’s shopping tip: The holidays are not a free pass to eat junk! Healthy and nutritious foods are even more delicious and won’t pack on the holiday pounds! Resist buying the chocolates and baked good and try baking it yourself! Check out my Chocolate Vegan Cake Recipe for a healthy alternative. Do away with all the boxed hors d’oeuvres loaded with preservatives and high amounts of sodium and prepare something simple yourself. If time is an issue than be sure to look at the ingredient lists and opt for something that is preservative and MSG free!  




My shopping cart this week:







Frozen Foods

Organic Lemons

Organic  Avocados

Elco – Rice Crackers


Beretta – In store made Roast Beef

Organic Firm Tofu

Silver Hills – Sprouted Whole Grain Toast

Fresh Rosemary


Late July-

Organic Crackers


Pecorino Crotonese (sheep) Cheese

Organic Pitted Prunes

Silver Hills – Sprouted Whole Grain Toast

Organic  Beets

Organic Royal Gala Apples

Neal Brothers – Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

100% Beef – Hormone & Antibiotic Free Sirloin Grilling Steaks

Boulard – All Natural Olive bread



Organic Oranges

Nuts 2 U – Cashew Butter

Yorkshire Farms- Organic Chicken Breasts

Sunflower Kitchen – Humus



Organic Bosc Pears

Popcorn Indiana





Heirloom Carrots

Organic Seedless clementines

Late July – Organic Dude Ranch Chips




Earthbound Farms -2lb bag Organic Carrots

Organic Red Seedless Grapes

Olio Quattrociocchi Certified Organic 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Awarded "Best Olive Oil in  the World")




Earthbound Farms – Organic Baby Arugula



Whole Wheat Wraps




Organic Broccoli






Organic Parsnips






Organic Celery






Organic Spinach






Organic Buttercup Squash







Swiss chard


All the Best to You and Yours for a Healthy & Delicious Holiday Season!

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