Thankful for: Whole Foods

On a much larger scale, I’d say this means I am thankful for access to wholesome food and the ability to afford fresh produce for my family. Lots of families live in food deserts, where access to healthy foods is limited. Lots of families live within reach of healthy food, but can’t afford to buy it. So, I’d say we are lucky on all accounts.

But on a smaller scale, I am thankful for Whole Foods. Yes, the slightly overpriced grocery store. In our area, they have the most consistent high-quality produce, but most importantly, they have SO. MUCH. VEGAN. I am not a vegan, but my son has dairy and egg intolerances that make him really, really ill. So, as a rule, neither he nor I can eat anything with dairy or eggs. This makes life difficult, but not at Whole Foods! At Whole Foods, whatever you are looking for, they have it veganized. Vegan pizza. Vegan pie crusts. Vegan ice cream sandwiches. Vegan birthday cakes that they decorate with vegan buttercream frosting. Ah. May. Zing.

So, thank you, Whole Foods! You make grocery shopping with dietary restrictions so much more fun.

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    • Crystal says:

      Yeah, I can’t imagine having to grocery shop in another country! When I visited Ecuador, I stayed with a friend and we went to get dinner at the store, and it was all so different. Not just different products or brands, but just a completely different landscape. It’d take some major adjusting, so I don’t blame you for being eager to come back to familiarity!

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