As you are no doubt aware by now, I’m not really into ‘skinny’ foods. I used to be – in high school and through my early 20’s I was all about light cheese, light coconut milk, fat-free yoghurt – and God help you if you put full cream milk in my coffee. Ironically, this was probably my most unhealthy and heaviest period (weight-wise) of my life.
Analyse that however you see fit, but the key take-out for me is that my body needs whole foods, not foods that have had all the goodness stripped from them. These days I drink and eat full-cream and organic wherever possible. Yep, from milk to cheese to coconut milk, bring on the fat baby.
So you can probably imagine my delight to discover Wholefoods House in Woollahra. They’ve been in the area for a while, but somehow I didn’t notice them until now – I think it must have been the move to Queen Street that put them on my radar. Wholefoods House is (as you can imagine) a wholefood lovers dream – full of fresh organic produce, organic meat, sustainably sourced seafood, pre-prepared organic meals and eco-friendly household products.
There were so many amazing things about this store my brain that is overflowing, so I’ve decided to give you my top three:
- The wall of self serve bulk food for purchase. I’m talking quinoa and rice (multiple kinds of each), an array of lentils, beans, nuts, dried fruit and organic chocolate coated goodies.
- The OPTIONS!! Forget hunting around the supermarket for something with the word ‘organic’ on the labelling – here you’re truly spoilt for choice. There were literally shelves (yep, that’s shelves, plural) of nut butter available, and the gorgeous display of jars filled with coconut oil and butter made me want to weep.
- The pre-prepared meals. While I quite enjoy the process of cooking, I know that not everyone has the time or inclination to prepare healthy, nutritious meals. And while most pre-prepared meals don’t contain the things your body needs to function at an optimum level, at Wholefoods House you’ll find many meals that are both nutritious AND easy to prepare.
So – you might be wondering what I walked away with in the end? Well, you can check it all out in the image at the top of this page. I bought a jar of Elgaar yoghurt (it was delicious and the jar is super cute), a block of Loving Earth organic raw dark chocolate (long gone), a few medjool dates and a can of Nakula coconut milk (used to create a yummy green curry). Not too much, but it was my first visit after all! I’ll be back to stock the pantry next weekend, you can count on that…
Head in and check it out for yourself if you get the chance – as usual my pictures don’t even come close to doing it justice!