Grocery Shopping-Mrs. Cannon Style

Grocery shopping Mrs Cannon Style

Ahh the grocery store a wonderful magical place if you ask me hahahaha well kinda! Me I like to have a plan or a list so I can get in quick and get out of there even quicker! Here are a few tips I like to live by!


Do not go hungry

Here is the signal most important tips to know when heading to the store … Do not,I repeat do not go there on a hungry tummy or you most likely will end up buying things you should not have in your house or in your tummy lol! I can remember as a kid my dad and I going to the store and him dragging me through the bulk candy isle to sneak a few… I find myself doing this still If Im super hungry lol

Shopping on a weekend


One thing I try most of is never to do a full shop on a weekend. Its too crazy most of the time , people are nuts haha If I do have to go its usually to pick up a few things. I mainly shop on a Monday or a late evening after a gym session, no lines no fuss.


Never with out a list!

Lists lists lists I can’t stress this enough I always have a list of what to get and if I end up forgetting then I always end up buying something twice or not at all lol. Its simple and stupid but it works.



Bulk it up


Believe it or not if you’re looking to save a few extra bucks then use the bulk section. I love buying rice, various nuts, and dried fruits and even coconut flours, quinoa all in the bulk section.

No Names

No Names, now tis you have to be careful with most of the time I find no name items to be just as good however some are just plain terrible and its not worth it trying to save a buck or two. I actually find Walmarts no name brands to be pretty decent, a lot of my baking essentials such as baking powders/sodas chocolate chips are the wally brand. So don’t always be afraid of no name.




Here is a typical list for the week, keep in mind that this is for a house of two and a fur kid lol!

Oh and two things I can’t live without in my kitchen!!

My Piggy timer and my cupcake tester lo! Both life savers get them if you haven’t already!

Vanilla protein cupcakes with gummy bear chocolate frosting




I cannot begin to tell you how much I am in love with this cupcake! I cannot get over how good this turned out LOL let’s not forget to mention, how easy and Flippin delicious it is! Oh annnnnd super high in protein and low in carbs !!!

I recently teamed up with smart sweets! If you have not heard of this amazing company I definitely recommend googling them up! Local Vancouver company that is changing the world of candy!

My cupcakes are topped with a healthy  version of gummy bears…… Yes that’s right gummy bears! On their own,they are so delicious and very addicting! But the bonus of these guys is they are  high in fiber, no artificial colors or flavors , free from sugar alcohols, corn fiber, peanut and tree nut free! So I decided why not  top this epic cupcake with  more tasty goodness!


This was my first day back in my home kitchen from being on holidays and man did it ever feel good to get back into it!

OK so here’s what you need to make this !


Base of Cupcake :

1 scoop Vanilla Quattro (1/4 cup)

1 cup Boiled Yellow  sweet potato

2 tbsp. French Vanilla stevia

1/4 Cup rice flour

1/3 Cup Crisco vegetable shortening

1 tsp. Baking soda


Frosting  ingredients :

1/3 Cup low fat Cream Cheese

1 1/2 tbsp. Plain Almond milk

1 tsp. Chocolate stevia powder


Method Base of Cupcake:

In large mixing bowl,  use electric mixer and blend cooked sweet potato & Crisco. Slowly add in  remainder of dry ingredients. Mixture will not be liquidy it should be a thicker consistency. Scoop mixture into individual cupcake tins. Make sure you line your tins with a tinfoil cupcake wrapper. I prefer  A tinfoil cupcake wrapper because it  doesn’t stick like paper wrappers do.  Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 25 minutes . Cupcake should be a light golden brown on top, use toothpick to make sure their dents in the middle. Let cool for 30 minutes before frosting.


Method for frosting

In separate mixing bowl use electric mixer to blend cream cheese & slowly add in  Almond milk and chocolate Stevia. Place in fridge until cupcakes are cool and ready for frosting .


Let cupcakes for at least  Half an hour prior to frosting.  Top with as many gummy bears as you like!

Make six cupcakes each cupcake  with frosting approximately contains :


Cals -234   Fats – 16.8   Carb – 10.3. Protein -12


For gummy bears (intire package) add additional

Cals-152   Fats- 0  Carb-33  Protein-5




Enjoy!  Feel free to tag me let me know how you enjoy them!  Don’t forget to sign up for more recipes on my website