I love Target. I love the big clunky red carts. I love the Dollar Spot aisle that beckons me every time even though I rarely partake of its (varied, and often bizarre) wares. I love the $6 “boyfriend tees” that have slowly become my daily uniform. I love the wine cubes. I love every soap, spray and potion that Method has ever made.
But most of all, I love that I can get a bunch of normal (and normal-sized) grocery crap that I can’t get at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and Costco. (And I can stock up on said provisions while also filling my cart with boyfriend tees and gift wrap and shower curtain rings and sunglasses. Yay, Target.)
For example, today I hastily snatched this from the shelf:
It said “natural” on the front, so I assumed it was like the natural peanut butter I usually get at those other stores. You know, where you slop a bunch of oil over the side the every time you stir it and end up with a perpetually greasy jar. Because that’s healthy and that’s what I’m supposed to buy.
But this? Oh no. This is like a creamy peanut spread from heaven and it is delicious. It’s like the stuff you had as a kid. So I looked at the ingredients: ADDED SUGAR and PALM OIL.
Sometimes the less-healthy version is just plain better.
Today’s EAT: I patched together a semi-homemade Hawaiian pizza. On a Boboli crust that was also full of palm oil and lots of tasty mono-diglycerides. That had been sitting on a Target shelf for a while, probably. Mmmm.
It was grand.
Today’s DRINK: So I’m a little bit of a cheater. Remember when I said I’d limit myself to one beer a night in an attempt to (somewhat) stem the tide of empty liquid calories flowing down my gullet (and on to my ass)?
I buy the big bottles. Then it’s still one beer! Yes, it is! Gotta be smarter than the system.
Truly, though, I’m glad I had a pint-plus of this Smuttynose Maibock to enjoy. Delicious flavors of orange and honey in this one, with a lovely bitter finish. The 8.7% is barely noticeable in the mug, which means that I’m about to be knackered in 3…2…1….
Today’s RUN: Easy five miles this morning and an hour of yoga this evening. Both were lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed having a low-intensity day…I’m gunning for a 50-mile week and have a couple of tough workouts to get through before my rest day on Friday!
Today’s QUESTION: Of what foods do you buy the “unhealthy” version? I’m thinking I might be a convert to sugary peanut butter…I only eat it a couple of times a week, may as well enjoy it, right? I also firmly believe that there is no substitute for a classic yellow bag of Lay’s Potato Chips!