Inevitably, this is the time of year where all the well-meaning health bloggers are writing about how “not to overeat” at Thanksgiving and “how to stay on track during the holidays” and “how to choose healthy alternatives to your favorite classics” and other such nonsense.
I have no intention of blogging to you today about “how to ruin the best meal of the year by making all the amazing food you dream about for 12 months with almond milk and fake butter”.
I want to eat so many calories this week that I break some kind of record. GIVE ME ALL THE CALORIES.
Most people have already bought what they need for Thanksgiving dinner (I know this because the grocery stores have been wiped out as if the South is preparing for two inches of snow). But in case you haven’t, and to help with your normal grocery shopping, I’d thought I’d share a grocery list I developed.
I used to highlight my grocery list based upon the section of the store each item was in, but it took too long (don’t even get up in my business about how nerdy that is…I can get in and out of a grocery store in no time). Instead, I’ve started printing off this list and filling it out before I go, so that I can get everything I need in each section of the store while I’m in it, and won’t have to back track because I’ve forgotten something.
I hope this helps make your shopping trips a little simpler. Give it a try, and let me know how it works for you.
This Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll take some time to reflect upon your blessings, and to remember how truly lucky we are to have stretchy pants, Spanx, dark chocolate, coffee, and wine. And probably some other stuff.