shameful supermarket shop

August 2, 2007 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

When I went to the supermarket a few days ago I managed to load the trolley with all bad things, and felt guilty going to the check-out with my pregnant belly and my decidedly unhealthy collection, which consisted of:

  • white flour – 1 kilo
  • white sugar – 2 kilos
  • dessicated coconut
  • eggs (probably not free-range) – 12
  • cottage cheese – 5%
  • butter – 4 200g packets
  • baked beans – 2 cans
  • pine nuts
  • pringles – 1 tube
  • potato crisps – 4 small packets, 1 large
  • icecream – vanilla with chocolate chip
  • coca cola – 2 big bottles
  • actimel – 14 little bottles
  • juice – 3 cartons: lemon-mint, orange, apple
  • dishwashing liquid

Almost every item was a heavily artificially processed variation on an unhealthy shade of white. Basically, the only green thing in the whole trolley was the dishwashing liquid. Is that disgusting? I take no pride in buying juices, as I’m sure that the percentage of real fruit in them is about 6%, and the amount of sugar is probably just as bad as what’s in the Coke. In my own defence, the fruit and vegetable shop is around the corner, and is not part of the supermarket itself.

To redeem the day, I had fish for lunch – healthy! and cottage cheese and tomato on pumpernickel-walnut toast for dinner. Technically, the actimel drink is also healthy. But to be honest, I only bought the actimel because it’s cute, and sweet, and delicious.


Entry filed under: eating, pregnant life.

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