Grocery Guide: Super Market Haul Video

February 12, 2013 · 10 comments

Per my viewers request, I shot a grocery store haul YouTube video before I left for Los Angeles at a large Super Market. Within one minute of walking inside, we were asked to stop by an employee! I asked who I could talk to for permission and when the worker couldn’t locate the authority figure, he simply said, “Just don’t say/show where you are.” Deal.

Knowing what to buy can be overwhelming. Sometimes even I will buy a product and not realize until I’ve brought it home that it has a few ingredients I typically avoid. I love showing you guys my favorite products and this video is like literally walking down the aisles with me.

A friend of mine recently went gluten-free to treat her arthritis. She has been asking me for good product recommendations and while I do try to eat gluten-free most of the time, I can afford a slip up and have realized I need to educate myself better on this subject. Last month, I joined the Udi’s Gluten Free Community as an ambassador representing people who do not have an allergy, but prefer to avoid processed wheat products by using gluten-free alternatives. This grocery store haul isn’t dedicated entirely to gluten-free products but most of them are naturally g-free!

Tonight at 9pm EST, I am hosting a live twitter chat with 3 of the other Udi’s ambassadors to talk about Valentine’s Day! I’m looking forward to a fun conversation about your own holiday traditions, recipes, crafts as well as heart-healthy/gluten-free tips. We will also be giving away 6 prize packs of delicious Udi’s Gluten Free treats including double chocolate muffins, snicker doodles, dark chocolate brownie bites, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon raisin bread & cranberry granola! To join, follow #gfcommunity on at 9pm. Chime in and win a prize which will be given out every ten minutes! More details here.

Here is a snap shot of my gluten-free lunch this afternoon in Sherman Oaks where I saw my doppleganger Beverly Mitchell! Everybody on YouTube always tells me I look just like her. Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for a picture since she was pregnant and didn’t appear to have any makeup on. I had just finished a class at CorePower and my face was still red and blotchy as well.

CHopped Kale Salad

This was a chopped kale salad with chicken, roasted red peppers, pepperocini, chickpeas, provolone, celery and Italian vinaigrette. So good.

This is my second celebrity sighting that I’ve wimped out on getting a picture with. I prefer to leave them alone but now really wish I hadn’t. Ugh. Have you ever asked a celebrity to take a picture with you in public?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kaitlin February 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Super informative video! I know you said your grocery list was down below, but I cant seem to find it?

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2 Sarah February 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Posting it now :)

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3 Julie @ Avocado Run February 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Great video! I buy everything on your list except I try to buy Larabars over Luna bars since they have less ingredients :) Also, I’m so jealous you found the Chobani bites! I haven’t seen them anywhere.

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4 Susan February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

You said that you don’t need to wash sprouts…but, you are supposed to wash them (thoroughly actually). The kind I buy even say so on the package.

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5 Caitlin February 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I loved the video! My diet is also naturally pretty gluten free, but what about Ezekiel bread? I love it so much, and while I know it does contain gluten, is it any better since it’s sprouted and not genetically modified? I feel like the nutritional stats are hard to beat as far as bread goes

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6 Deb February 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

This is my favorite video of yours! Keep ‘em coming!

What is it that you say about berries in the beginning, though? Do you mean because they’re out of season, or?

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7 Sarah February 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I don’t like conventional berries because they are routinely listed as the dirtiest fruits you can buy due to pesticides. I’d rather not ingest them and the fair skin makes it hard to wash them off. It’s just not worth it in my opinion.

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8 Deb February 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Ah, got it. I’ve always thought that about apples, but berries never crossed my mind. Thanks!

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9 Pam February 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Thanks for the video–it was so helpful! I went to the grocery store on my break and looked for several of the items you named. I found several including the english muffins, oatmeal, chobani bites, emerald nuts, and more! I want to try them all right now but I’ll try to refrain :) However- the chobani bites are calling my name!

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10 Jessica February 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Did you ever post the food list anywhere? I can’t find it.

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