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Organic milk, fresh brown eggs, cheese, butter, almond milk, coffee, fruit, organic tortilla chips and other healthy crunchy snacks. In my house of three hungry kids, these grocery staples constantly need to be replenished. Lately I have been choosing Harris Teeter as my regular grocery store due to its More Lower Prices campaign. The fresh and organic items that I buy the most are always on sale.
I like saving money. But I often feel like the constant trips to the grocery store are my Sisyphean boulder of motherhood.
If you are a joyful little four year old, you think a trip to a big, colorful grocery store like Harris Teeter is pretty sweet. I mean, you get your very own cart (at four this is still novel) …
… with which you rule the aisles. Look out ladies and gents with your big carts filled to the brim, Miss Thing is coming through!
After a job well done, you even get a free cookie for the road.
If you are an overwhelmed parent, juggling work and kids and camps and swim team and the chaos of summer, you need to save time whenever you can.
An easy way to gain some extra hours each week (and get someone else to push your cart/boulder for you!) is to cut out the time you would normally spend physically selecting groceries and lugging them home. With Harris Teeter’s ExpressLane Online Shopping and new Harris Teeter mobile app, you can order your family groceries from the ease of your computer or smart phone.
Depending on your location in the DC area, you can either choose home delivery of your groceries or pre-shop your entire cart on your phone and arrive at the store with all of your selections already compiled and bagged for you. Just grab your selections and go! On your first order, the $4.95 delivery fee is waived.
On my last visit to Harris Teeter, I pre-ordered a massive week’s worth of items and simply pulled up and grabbed them. The attendants even loaded them into my car, score! I saved myself over 45 minutes.
Another great thing about doing the shopping from home was I could easily price check the all the low-cost organic and fresh items featured in the More Lower Prices campaign, and cross check the low priced items as I planned my meals for the week. One of the recipes I make that is completely made up of More Lower Prices items is my kids’ breakfast and breakfast-for-dinner favorite, Ricotta Pancakes.
My kids adore these special pancakes because they are simultaneously light and fluffy but rich in taste. As a mom always trying to increase the health quotient in the food I serve my family, I love how the ricotta cheese in them adds protein. This meal also encourages my kids to eat the fresh fruit that pairs with the pancakes perfectly. All the ingredients were priced low at Harris Teeter but packed with nutrients.
modified from the recipe by Nigella Lawson in her fabulous summer cookbook, Forever Summer
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons ricotta cheese
1/2 cup whole milk
2 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
coconut oil spray
butter, maple syrup and fresh berries
Put the ricotta, milk and egg yolks into a bowl and mix well to combine.
Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt and gently whisk to make a smooth batter.
Beat the egg whites until they become foamy – just whisk by hand for a minute or two – and then fold them into the ricotta mixture.
Heat an electric griddle on high. Spray with coconut oil.
Drop mixture by heaping spoonfuls onto griddle. Cook the pancakes for about 1 minute until golden and then flip them over and cook for another minute. My griddle holds about 8 small pancakes and this recipe gives me two rounds. Sometimes I make another batch if my crew is really hungry, however, they taste best eaten immediately.
Serve with fresh berries, maple syrup and butter.
Yield: About 16
Bon appetit, and happy (online!) shopping at HT!
This post was sponsored by Harris Teeter.
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