MarketPlace IGA

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      Name: Kara Solmundson

      Store: MarketPlace IGA (110–909 Burrard Street)

      Items: Local apples, organic bananas, tomatoes, peppers, nonfat yogurt, lime Perrier

      What's for dinner? Stir-fry with eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, peppers, garlic, ginger, and tofu or shrimp

      Never buys: "Store-bought cookies or red meat; I only eat chicken, fish, and seafood."

      Guilty pleasure: "Pretzels, or anything crunchy. I also love Chapman's frozen yogurt in Triple [Mixed] Berry, and my husband loves the chocolate-cappuccino with espresso flakes."

      On food: "I can eat a lot of food because I used to be a full-time athlete," Solmundson says. "I believe that when you eat healthy foods, you feel more energetic. If I eat a lot of lousy foods and don't exercise, I'm going to feel lousy."

      On grocery shopping: "I shop when I have time; IGA is great because it is open from 7 a.m. to midnight, so we can drop in whenever."