April 24, 2013


I hate grocery shopping, I really do. I would much rather grab dinner somewhere than go through the fuss of walking around a store trying to put together a meal and then taking all the time to cook it. Thank Tebow for Trader Joe's though, it's a miracle store for any girl on a budget and lacking cooking skills (ahem... I fall in this category). I also appreciate that they are pretty focused on health and even if you can buy corndogs, they are still healthier than your average grocery store products. I change things up quite a bit when I grocery shop, but there are a few things I can't leave good old TJ's without.


1. Shrimp Stirfry - Add Soyaki to this. Healthy, light, and super easy to make.
2. Kale Edamame Bistro Salad - I rotate between a lot of their prepared salads, but this is number one on my list right now. Packed with kale, cranberries, nuts, tomatoes and edamame with delicious dressing, absolutely perfect.
3. Brussels Sprouts - I can't stop eating brussels sprouts lately. Toss them in a pan with bacon and maple syrup if you feel like a savory treat! (also... who knew you spelled in brussels?)
4. Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup - Super flavorful and tasty, it's perfect to toss in your bag and take to the office for lunch on a cold day
5. Monkey Business Trail Mix - Fuckin Yum. Regular mix of nuts, plus dried bananas and cocoa nibs.
6. Quinoa with Vegetable Melange - Add in Soyaki, an egg, and chicken and its phenomenal, healthy, and filling.
7. Island Soyaki - No Joke, I put this on literally everything. EVERYTHING. chicken, beef, vegetables, shrimp, quinoa, rice, etc. The island flavor has a splash of pineapple juice that makes it a teensy bit better than plain soyaki.
8. Herbs and Spices Popcorn - Ahhhh, I love the texture of popcorn, but usually butter popcorn is meh to me. This popcorn is awesome. It's very well seasoned and makes the best snack. Just make sure to have napkins on hand... or just lick your fingers.
9. Hold the Cone Ice Cream - 70 Calories per mini ice cream! If you have portion control issues like myself, try these out. Unless also like myself you end up eating 3 or 4 cause they are so good.
10. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage - When I need a little comfort food, this is my go to item. Delicious and buttery, with a stuffing-like texture since it's made of sweet potatoes. Share it with someone else as a side dish to keep your portions under control.

This list could be a hundred items long. 

I Fucking Love Trader Joe's.

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