Although I find Whole Foods expensive to grocery shop regularly, I shop there at least once a month because there’s an area where mommies and their babies hang out around lunch time (the Cambie location). It’s a great way to meet other mommies (especially the ‘Lululemommies‘) if you are the social type. But I found another great reason to shop there… the Cheese Ends section!
The Cheese Ends section is found near the blocks of cheese section in the fridge area. I love to try different cheeses but don’t want to spend $10+ on a new cheese. The Cheese ends are smaller blocks, probably leftovers from the large blocks being cut into popular sellable wedges. It’s in a small basket and there are many different cheeses around the price range of $1.50 – $3.00. The sizes are enough to make a cheese plate to share and definely enough for you to decide whether that cheese is for you. At that price, I managed to pick up a couple of cheese to try on Patch’s burgers and as snacks.
Along with many vitamins, an omega 3 fatty acid known as DHA found in fish and walnuts is essential in your pregnancy diet. This is good for the development of your baby’s brain, eyes and nervous system and YOU. If your baby is not getting enough DHA, s/he will start sucking the DHA out of you!
I rarely had time to cook a meal that contains enough DHA but I prefer to get my vitamins through food rather than supplements so I found a local dairy farm that carries products that contain DHA.