There has been a new shopping center development going in about 5 minutes from our house, and the store I have been the most excited about is Sprout's Farmers Market. I have been getting their circular for a couple years, but the closest store has been about 25 minutes away.
Their Mission Statement is "Helping America eat healthier, live longer and spend less." Amen!
Just walking through their store helps inspire me to make healthier choices for my family because I feel like I can AFFORD to there. Instead of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers being $1.69 a piece, they are $.69 per pepper. I got asparagus for $1.88 per lb., Fuji apples for $.57 per lb, and limes 5 for $1.
They have great sales, and if you go on Wednesdays, it is double sales day: both the circular from the past week and the circular from the following week are honored.
One of our favorite finds there has been Mom's Best natural cereals. They have great varieties, they don't use any additives, preservatives, artificial anything, or corn syrup.
They are normally $2.99 each, which is a great price for cereal, but they are currently 2 boxes for $4. We love cereal, so I stocked up! All the varieties we have tried have been seriously yummy. Cheerios don't last long in this house, and these are sweetened just a touch with cane juice. Um-ummm.
Caleb loves Mom's Best, too. In fact, I was drying my hair in my bathroom the other day, and my sweet young innocent son walked in and took me by the hand and began to pull me. I turned off the dryer and followed behind him to see what he wanted. He led me out of our bathroom, through our bedroom, through the living room, down the hall and into his brother's room. As we turned the corner, he dropped my hand, and he looked up at me with those big blue eyes as if to say, "Isn't this the most beautiful thing you ever saw?"
I then sang the clean up song as we both put all the little squares back into the bag together. I told my sister this story, and she said, "You took pictures of his handy work AND you sang songs with him. I'd say it might happen again!". I didn't think about it like that...