Hungry Planet Visits Catonsville

Rebecca Snow, MS, CNS, LDN

One week this summer, while unpacking groceries, I got the wild idea of photographing the whole kit and caboodle.  I wanted to see what a week full of groceries looked like for us.  Now granted we had some frozen fish and peas we were planning to eat and there were numerous staples in the cupboard as well, i.e. vinegar, olive oil, spices etc.  But still this lot of food probably provided us with 80% of our nourishment for that week.

My inspiration…If you have never seen or read the book the Hungry Planet, it is worth a view.  Peter Menzel traveled the world documenting what people eat.  A great piece of work and eye opening to say the least.  


Some products worth highlighting…

  • Bada Bean Bada Boom are the best tasting roasted bean snack on the market IMO.  Nice protein and fiber content
  • Siete makes fabulous corn free tortilla chips
  • Nutpods are one of the best dairyfree creamers available without sugar added, very creamy!
  • Califia’s barista oat milk is much lower sugar than some earlier varieties on the market.
  • Power greens are my favorite easy vegetable. Throw a handful in any dish you are reheating.
  • Cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s.  Let me say… WOW. 
  • Sardines. Don’t be scared!  These make an easy meal/snack. They are high protein, low mercury and good source of Omega 3’s 
  • Frozen organic berries are so much more affordable than fresh. Great for smoothies and cooked breakfast cereals.
  • Bob’s red mill all purpose baking flour – the primary flours are beans which make this GF flour more nutrient dense than the average rice based GF flour.
  • Sea snax or Trader Joe’s version – great iodine source, crunchy snack that is low calorie