What’s Inside My Grocery Bag

JillianBaby, Food, Vegetarian12 Comments

For those of you that are always asking about where I grocery shop and WHAT  is in my grocery bag, look no further. I have been shopping exclusively at Nature’s Fare Markets for almost a year now. It makes my grocery shopping made easy for me since they do the research for you and I no longer need to look at every label or worry about where my produce, meat, and dairy is coming from. They only offer the best of the best, organic, non-GMO, ethically raised, free range, and free run products that are handpicked from local farmers and artisans, before anything else. I can feel good about everything in the store and be reassured that I’m not making any bad choices for me or my family.

When I had Leo I lost almost my entire appetite. I didn’t crave anything or ever really FEEL hungry. I would look at food that I used to love and as much as I knew I needed the calories, I just wasn’t able to eat it. My milk supply started to deplete and I shortly realized that I needed to put Leo first no matter how I was feeling. So I started to introduce SOME ethically raised, free range and free run meat and some dairy from Nature’s Fare Markets back into my diet. Having said that, I feel really good shopping at Natures Fare for these items because I know how conscious they are with their product selection. They research the local farms that they get all of their meat and dairy from so I know that everything available is as humane as it possibly can be.

Follow me through the Natures Fare grocery store and find out what else is inside my grocery bag below ….

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1. Weleda Nursing Tea: I have a cup of this nursing tea almost every night before bed. I love how it makes me feel, how it tastes and what it does!!

2. More Milk Plus Vitamins: I take these lactation pills mixed with my placenta pills every morning to help with my milk supply. If you are a new mom, I recommend trying a pill like this if you are having troubles breast feeding or producing milk!!

3. So Nice Organic Almond Milk: This is the type of almond milk that I use in my smoothies every single morning. I have tried SO many different kinds and this one is definitely my favourite.

4. Clif Bars: I keep these in my purse at all times in case I get caught up at work or in meetings and don’t have time to pick up food. I also keep my cupboard fully stocked with them incase I need to grab and go before running out the door!!

5. Naty Wipes: I absolutely love using these 100% organic, biodegradable wipes on Leo. They are easy to use and gentle on Leo’s skin.

6. Organic Unblanched Almonds: I always keep these in my car, in my bag, in both houses and on set of Love It Or List It Vancouver. They are high calories and healthy fat and are great to snack on throughout the day.

7. Carina Organics Bubble Bath: I have a bath with Leo almost every night. We absolutely LOVE using this bubble bath because it is organic and safe for both Leo and my skin. I love this ritual that I have to end my days …

8. Happy Planet Coconut Pineapple Smoothie: I love this stuff especially as a new mom who needs those extra calories to produce breast milk. I have learned that the more breast milk I produce, the more calories I lose so it’s a win-win …

9. Whole Mega Vitamins: I take these every morning with my Milk Plus and the last of my placenta pills!!

10. Hippie Snacks: If you love coconut as much as I do you NEED to try these!!! They are a healthy alternative to your classic bag of chips … they are crunchy and salty and so so good!!

11. 100% Organic Produce: Every time I go to the grocery store I always pick up lots of fresh fruit and produce. The bonus about shopping at Nature’s Fare is that all of their produce is 100% organic. Depending on the season and what is the most fresh, you won’t ever catch my bag without these items in it.

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What’s in YOUR grocery bag that you can’t live without?? Share them with me in the comments below …

 

xo

Jilly

 

Thank you Natures Fare for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own. 

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12 Comments

  • Ange Chamaa  • 

    I love Nature’s Fare and wish that they were in Calgary!

  • What wrap do you use with Leo?

  • Allison S  • 

    Organic unsweetened dried mango – I dare you to try them and not get addicted!

  • Meredith  • 

    We prefer Silk unsweetened almond milk and I adored Milkmaid tea by Earth Mama Angel Baby while nursing. Daiya shredded mozzarella for pizza. Soy free Earth Balance. I’ve recently gone gaga over Sunflower Kitchen’s (may just be available in Ontario, not sure) dairy free pesto which I put on roasted spaghetti squash. Delish! I like the Silk Almond milk coffee creamer but it’s quite sweet so I try to make it a treat every once in awhile. Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas. Enjoy Life chocolate chips for baking. I could go on and on so will stop there. Happy shopping & cooking Jillian!

  • Would you mind sharing where your boots are from? Thanks!

  • I can see that you are dressed warmly and buying all organic food,but can`t afford some warm socks for your baby.

  • Julie Devries  • 

    Are you taking the whole mega prenatal or post natal vitamins? Curious as I need to buy more to take while breastfeeding but am thinking of switching brands…
    I also love Milkmaid Earth Mama Angel tea.
    Steel cut oats with pumpkin, Sunflower, Hemp and ground Flax seeds!
    We use the same bubble bath and I also drink the same So Nice Almond or Coconut milk!
    Organic Clif kidZ bars, (for me and my step sons lunch).
    Nice to have a store like that where you can one stop shop!

  • Are you taking the whole mega prenatal or post natal vitamins? Curious as I need to buy more to take while breastfeeding but am thinking of switching brands…
    I also love Milkmaid Earth Mama Angel tea.
    Steel cut oats with pumpkin, Sunflower, Hemp and ground Flax seeds!
    We use the same bubble bath and I also drink the same So Nice Almond or Coconut milk!
    Organic Clif kidZ bars, (for me and my step sons lunch).
    Nice to have a store like that where you can one stop shop!