Running Errands & Bringing Snacks

Yesterday I had to run out to my second home, i.e. the grocery store.

I had to pick up some produce and essentials since I’ve been eating lots of these.

With Vegan Slaw Dressing


I pour it after I finish taking pictures so my salad doesn’t get soggy.

Add some Tofu for extra protein

Green Tea & Honey Ginger Tofu

You can’t exactly taste the green tea per se, but I think if you marinate it longer, you possibly could detect it more.

And after going to my second home, I also went to:

The Bank

The Post Office

And Rite-Aid for some toiletries.

Basically I ran around like a mad woman in the rain with a 4 year old in and out of her carseat a bazillion times.  And people cannot drive in 1/16th of an inch of rain here since it rarely happens.  Talk about chaos on the roads. Thankfully it’s back to normal and sunny again and in the low 60s today.

She’s a pro at errand running, though!  Just don’t forget the water…

…and the snacks!

Like a No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

Peanut Butter Swirled through the center excites me.

Or homemade Vegan GF Crackers

You can take them in the sweet or savory direction.  Also grain and nut free.   Just seeds in these.

i.e. Homemade Mary’s Crackers

From my earlier Wish List Post, I loved hearing what’s on your wish lists!  Vita-Mixes, immersion blenders, cooking gadgets, and trips seemed to top the list.

And thank you for the insightful comments about Does Money Make you Happy?  Lots of wonderful perspectives and thoughts on where the juncture of happiness and money meet in your life.  I don’t think money makes anyone happy per se, but I think it does make life easier and less stressful.  But it’s important to find non-material things to make your heart go pitter-patter and sustain your happiness.

Dessert: High Raw Vegan Peppermint Patties


1. What errands have you ran lately?  Or anything on your errand running list you need to tackle?

It seems like I just went to Target

Recently replenished my stash of dry goods and non-perishables (most of which I ordered online to save money though)

But it’s a never ending job keeping things stocked up!

Not to mention, the bank, post office, there is always something to be done and somewhere to go.

2. When you go out, do you bring snacks with?  If so, what?

With a small child, snacks are key!   Snacks can save a situation from turning into a meltdown.  Or prevent a minor little blip on the radar from becoming a massive.

I have a post with fast, easy, and healthy snack ideas

And there is also a section in my recipes tab for kid-friendly snack ideas, too.

3. What’s on deck for the weekend?

I am working, hopefully spending some time with the fam, and maybe doing some creating and cooking in the kitchen.

Right now I am going out for a run and a quick at-home workout to follow.  See you later!

58 comments on “Running Errands & Bringing Snacks”

  1. No plans for the weekend yet, but it is a long weekend, so I am pretty excited!

  2. I always try to throw a protein bar in my purse – but if I’m running to Whole Foods I usually just rely on their delicious samples :)

  3. I usually have snacks somewhere on my person. Us skinny people need a lot of food!
    PS- Skylar’s hair is gorgeous!

  4. Look at Skylar’s hair! It looks just like her mommy’s! So gorgeous. :)

    I try to limit my errands because I don’t have a lot of money. But when I know I’m going to be out and about for awhile, I tend to bring water and a small snack, usually some cereal, a granola bar, or a cookie. Basically something that can’t go rotten or smushed in my bag.

    When I do buy things like body wash, it is usually in bulk which saves me money and reduces the amount of times I have to go out and buy it. :)

  5. I had to make a quick stop at Micheal’s today to return a frame that didn’t work out… oh well, $30 back in my pocket!

    And ack! your next question reminded me that I have a string cheese sitting in my purse that needs to get back in the fridge asap. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. living in the desert I know how just a little bit of rain= no one knows how to drive anymore! especially running all my errands i.e. my second job

  7. I think I dislike every errand except ones that involve food shopping and food accessory shopping.

    p.s. that PB swirl made my heart flutter!

  8. I am an errand machine. I am queen of doing a little here and there, which means I am always runiing errands, but they never are more than 15 min stops. I’d rather do that than a whole day of them.

    I’m going to a martial arts class on Saturday!

  9. That reminds me, I need to get shampoo!! LOL!

    Lots going on this weekend but I’m going to try a new flourless chocolate cake recipe!! Very excited about that! Check out my cocktail recipe tomorrow, I think you’ll really love it!!


  10. i love running errands!!… yesterday i got some things for a foodie swap in the states so that was exciting!!.. i ALWAYS pack snacks if im out long.. usually larabar type things and then nuts and whole fruits!

  11. I always have some snack in my purse and when i’m longer outside house than i take some Muesli and apple : )

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  15. Yikes, busy day! Ah yes, always needing fresh produce here too. Cute Skylar pics, can’t believe how long her hair is getting.

    1. Target – two trips this week for pet food and last minute things for hubby, good thing it’s right near my job.
    2. Yes, usually a Klean Kanteen of water and maybe some snacks depending on how long I’ll be out, my work desk is always littered with fresh fruit.
    3. A long run than a massage which I’m sure I’ll need after! Maybe a little clothes shopping and eating out with my sisters too.

  16. This weekend holds lots of errands…groceries, Costco, Shopper’s (similar to Rite Aid)…not to mention a hockey game and a soccer practice. And housework/laundry. But Monday is a holiday were I live so I’m looking forward to a 3 day weekend! Hope you enojoy a lovely weekend, too!

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