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Grocery Shopping… Yay or Nay?

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I know that I may be in the minority here, but I actually enjoy grocery shopping!  Each trip to the store is like a little treasure hunt to see what new stuff I can find!  I love to spend time in the kitchen cooking and creating so it’s only fitting that I also enjoy the process of finding all the ingredients that will go into those creations.  I am one of those people that loves to bring creative dishes to a potluck or find new fun ways to jazz up week night dinners.

Over the years, as health and wellness as become more and more important to me, as well as fueling my running and other crazy adventures, grocery shopping has evolved from just grabbing what was quick and easy to finding the best options for what my body needs.  Many of my friends will come to me for suggestions or ideas and I love being able to share with them some of the things I have found.

I recent discovered Raley’s Market, which is one of the main sponsors for the Napa Valley Marathon.  They have taken grocery shopping to the next level!  Their website is more than just a quick glimpse into the store, it does everything that it can to help you get the most out of your time and money!  Plus, as with everything in today’s society, there’s an app for that!  I have been playing around with their app exploring what they have to offer and I love it!

For those of us that are “blessed” with allergies, sensitives or special diets, sometimes shopping can be a struggle.  Raley’s makes it easy with the ability to shop by Diet & Lifestyle.  So whether you are looking for Keto friendly, Gluten-Free, Plant-based, or just a have a particular food preference – you can easily search & select your needs and desires!!

Don’t have time to actually go grocery shopping?  You  can order all your groceries online! I will admit, right now, I am loving being able to order my groceries online! Being just over a week post foot surgery, I physically can not spend and hour in the grocery store… plus those baskets on the motorized wheelchair carts do NOT have enough room for one of my shopping trips! I’ve taken to ordering my groceries online! Raley’s makes it simple to do all your shopping from the comfort of your own home… and then you can decide if you want to pick it up, of have it delivered right to your front door!

When you shop Raley’s you can always know that you are getting the best deal! They will show you what you have purchased in the past and all of their sale ads are available online or on the app, so you don’t have to worry about paying pore than you need to for your nutritional treasures!

Unfortunately there are no Raley’s stores near me, as they are mainly in CA and NV but I promise you that I WILL be visiting their website on a regular basis for new recipes, nutrition information and even special nutritional guides for runners.

So, while I may not be able to run right now, I can promise you that my nutritional needs are high on my list of priorities and I’m using this “down” time to find new recipes, nutritional ideas and so much more! Raley’s have become my newest friend in this journey!

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