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Grocery Shopping + Hunger = Stupidity

Never shop while hungry. If you do, always go for salad or produce to splurge!

Never shop while hungry. If you do, always go for salad or produce to splurge! Your waistline will thank you.

I was running very late this morning and didn’t head out to the grocery store until 11:45. I ate celery and 1 ounce of cheese before leaving the house. I thought that would tide me over.  By the time me and my cart hit the produce section, my tummy started to grumble.

I knew I was in trouble.

Armed with my trusty grocery list, I made a mental note not to buy anything not on the list. That lasted 30 seconds. In produce alone I picked up 5 extra items. Hey, at least it’s produce.

I stayed away from the bakery where samples were a plenty and everything looked delish! However, when I hit the meat department, my stomach started cursing me out…very loudly.  How loud? Five different people mentioned it. I loaded up the cart. I surveyed the damage and spotted a few items not on my list that magically appeared in my cart. I promptly put 2 rotisserie chickens and the pot roast back.

It seemed as if anything that caught my eye, my tummy got louder. Of course, everything did catch my eye since I was hungry.

I decided to buy a pre-made salad. At least I could count on a level of healthiness. Bonus, the dressing is in its own container so I can use my own at home.  So I picked up the salad and zipped through the rest of my list in 15 minutes.

Mexican Avocado Salad with Steak. Tasty and pretty.

Mexican Avocado Salad with Steak. Tasty and pretty.

When I got home, I put everything away and stared at my packaged $6.00 salad – a Chicken Caesar.

I tossed it in the fridge, chopped up a bit of lettuce and avocado and added the tomato, onion and cilantro mix I had left over from last night. A quick Mexican Avocado Salad with 3 ounces of left over steak.

I’m proud that I took control of my hunger and just plucked some left overs on a plate for lunch.  Too bad it didn’t happen before I spent an extra $20 at the grocery store.

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