Whole Foods Vegan Haul

Whole Foods Bag

Something different for my blog this week, I decided to do a bit of a Whole Foods Haul.  Unfortunately, for my bank balance, this amazing store just happens to be 5 minutes walk from my work so I find myself wandering there more often than I should.  Sometimes, I just go in for a look around the shelves as it makes me happy.

After just popping in for some quick dinner ideas, I ended up getting a fair few bits so I thought I would show you these in Blog Post format:

Whole Foods haul

Thai Gang Red Thai Curry Paste £2.49 – unfortunately, I can not always get a vegan version from my local supermarket so I thought I would try this one.  Thai is by far my favourite cuisine and I don’t cook it often enough.

Rude Health Pumpkin bar 99p – Delish!  Not sure what tempted me to pick this up but I’m glad I did, it was great.  Sweet, tangy and satisfying.

Clift bars £1.49 – these are probably my favourite protein bars.  Not the healthiest but the peanut butter flavour is just such a treat and is really getting me through my long weekend runs.

Pulsin Protein Bar £1.69 – continuing with the snack bar, theme. My favourite flavour is the Vanilla Chocolate Chip.

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Explore Asian Black Bean spaghetti £2.49– ok, perhaps I got pulled in by the big Point of Sale display as they were ‘on offer’ but black bean spaghetti? Whaaat?  I had to give this a go.  I cooked this with some roasted veg and a homemade tomato sauce and it was pretty good. Definitely fills that pasta craving.

Amisa Spelt crackers £2.99 – my favourite platform for avocado goodness right now.  Just mashed with some lime juice and salt and slathered on these crispy delights. Yum. Also a good alternative to bread for soup.

Taifun Tofu with herbs £2,99– now the next section of my haul is entitled ‘worknight dinners when I just can’t be bothered’ or something like that.  First up is this already flavoured smoked tofu with herbs, perfect for when I just don’t have the time to press and dry out my tofu, this comes in real handy for loads of recipes from stirfries to curries. Super easy and real tasty. Steam it, fry it or add it to salads. Life saver.

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Drago Vegetable burgers £2.49 – I do make my own veggie burgers quite often and have been playing round lately with getting the right combination but I thought these were be good for those busy nights when I don’t have time to create my own masterpieces.

Urban Fruit £1.67 – a recent discovery of mine, you can also buy these in supermarkets too.  No added sugar, these beauties taste just like gummy sweets but actually count as one of your five a day. The Strawberry kind are by far my fave.

Whole Foods Porridge Oats £1.69– after noticing how much I am spending on various snack bars for pre and post gym snacks (see rest of haul), I have been making my own of late (recipe to come) and therefore have been going through oats like nobodies business.

Biona Filled Pastas £2.49– now, I try not to partake in pasta too much but what is better for a quick and easy dinner? These two vegan options caught my eye.  Spelt – I have tried before and I wasn’t bowled over but gonna give another go. The Tofu and Spices tricolour was particularly tasty, served with the Whole Foods vegan pesto I also bought.

Let me know what your favourite discoveries at Whole Foods have been or alternatively a store you have near you that you love just as much.

Thanks for reading.

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  1. I love Clif bars. I pretty much lived on them and Luna bars when I was on holiday in the US. My local Tesco express sells the chocolate chip one but no other variety.
    My most recent vegan discovery is Soupologie spinach and kale with garlic soup. I’ve only seen it in my local health food shop. It’s insanely expensive for soup but it is so good!

    1. Oh yes, I think I have tried that soup too. Very yummy! I justify it by spreading over two lunches which is cheaper than buying two outright, if that make sense! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  2. I wish I had a large whole foods supplier near me, but I don’t so I have to shop online for my main healthfoodfreak fix, I use Goodness Direct for all my bulk supplies (rice, lentils, beans etc.), favourites from here include Clearspot sesame tofu burgers (the perfect alternative to pan fried fish steaks) all kinds of Tartex pate and my fave Granovita peppercorn pate. Again online (in store at Waitrose, I find can be less good) I also find Ocado rather good for vegan and whole food stuff, they’re by far the best regular supermarket for anything a little extra special. They do a lot of Fry’s ready mades, like burgers, hot dogs and pies, you should try their Polony from the freezer (amazing with mustard in sarni’s or fried for breakfast.) And they also stock my favourite dairy-free cream, by Oatly which I find is a super useful as a sub for single cream in savoury food like creamy soups and pasta sauce, or chilled and thickened for fruit puds; the ingredients list is really short and there’s no funny taste to it. And they also stock veggie haggis which I love with mash and greens. Plus all manner of green powders, tahini, coconut oil, pulses and grains, even kelp flakes for mock tuna salad. It’s a surprising store of goodies if you look – just select the vegan button on the sidebar, they even stock Taifun smoked tofu! I’m always window shopping there online 😛

    1. Thank you so much, some great tips. I really should look at bulk buying supplies – such a great idea. I also didn’t realise that Ocado was such a vegan mecca. I will be sure to check it out. Thanks again and have a great day.

      1. Bulk buying is definitely the way to go if you do a lot of cooking from scratch – or if you regularly enjoy ‘Buddah bowls’ and the like, involving lots of simply prepped grains and vegetables. If you hunt, or ask around, you might event be able to source an old style whole-foods co-op near you where you will find discount bulk supplies and other goodies; though they’re usually a bit out of the way and are rarer to find now than once they were. As for Ocado, they also do helpful gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free (among other ‘speciality’ diets) listings, for anyone excluding such food-stuffs – though it may be worth noting that the ‘vegan’ listing only includes items singled out as ‘vegan’ like the mock meats, plant milks, dairy-free ice-cream etc., it doesn’t include all the scads of regular things that are ‘accidentally’ vegan like carrots and baked beans 😉

  3. I’ve heard the place called Whole Paycheck for just that reason… but I can’t resist a Whole Food haul once and a while! Their veggie burger selection is just wonderful. I love black bean noodles— tasty and filling. Plus, they look cool.

    1. Haha. Yes indeed. I do really need to try to stay away. I go in there for one thing and always come out with a whole bag. It’s also opposite the Nespresso store which can be a little dangerous too. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the comment.

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