Ode to Whole Foods: Wedding Madness

by admin on July 31, 2011

Okay, so I didn’t actually write an ode to Whole Foods, but I feel like I owe that to them right now.  I’m learning a lesson these days: there’s a reason that so many people who plan destination weddings don’t plan an immediate or large honeymoon.

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change our plans for the world.  I’m thrilled for our wedding in the beautiful Greenville, SC where we first met, and I couldn’t be more excited for an amazing 10-day honeymoon in Bora Bora.  The two weeks leading up to the wedding, though, are definitely becoming much busier than I imagined.

I have lists for EVERYTHING.  So many lists.  A packing list for the bridal lunch, for the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, the reception, the wedding night, and just for the general wedding weekend.  I have a packing list for the honeymoon broken into a million parts.  A packing list for a suitcase that will go to both the wedding and the honeymoon.  A packing list for gifts we’re giving out at the wedding.  A pre-wedding to-do list.  A pre-honeymoon to-do list.  A pre-school starting to do list.  A pre-being-out-of-town-during-construction-on-the-house to-do list.  A pre-leaving-the-dogs-with-various-people-during-construction-on-the-house to-do list.  Day-by-day to-do lists.  I’m living in list madness.  Madness, people!  

And all the while, I’m trying to eat healthily, continue to tone up and lost a little weight, and exercise.  This is where Whole Foods comes in.  I meant to cook Friday night, but after unplanned hours on the phone answering various questions for wedding vendors, there was no time to go to the store, come home, and cook.  Whole Foods Hot Bar to the rescue!  I forgot to take photos :(

Then the weekend came.  Trying to accomplish plenty this weekend while still keeping up healthy habits = an amazing spinach and red pepper quiche, made at Whole Foods and baked in my oven.

How good does this look?

I'll have another piece immediately, please!

Healthy?  Sure, it has some cream in it…not the healthiest…but it’s also made with whole wheat flour (fiber! and healthy complex carbs), spinach (more fiber! Iron, calcium, crazy vitamins and nutrients…), red peppers (EVEN MORE FIBER!  And tons of other vitamins and nutrients!), cheese (I just love it, +protein and calcium) and eggs (protein, what?  Great following my morning run!)  As a whole, I’d call this a delicious dish worth eating.

And the best part…it’s fresh!  No freezer section here.  Whole Foods makes it, Katy bakes it.  LOVE.

And tomorrow for Meatless Monday…I wanted to make a zucchini pasta, but my to-do list has filled to the max.  Luckily, Whole Foods carries pretty freshly-made sweet potato gnocchi.  I can throw on some light marinara, chop up some sage, and enjoy!

Seriously, thank you, Whole Foods, for saving my life for the next week and a half!

What are your strategies for healthy eating when you’re short on time?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

sprint2thetable July 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Can I come with you to Bora Bora?! LOL!

I have had those WF-dependent weeks to lately – that hot bar is a gift from god. :)

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Lee July 31, 2011 at 7:37 pm

When are you getting married?

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notjustacarnivore July 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm

2 weeks from yesterday!

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lawfullyweddedwife August 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Whole Foods is definitely heaven on earth…I have never been disappointed by their prepared foods! Good luck with the last of the wedding planning! :)

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