Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Five Favorite Things from Trader Joe's

Last fall we decided to start eating healthier around here. So many friends were being diagnosed with bad things like high blood pressure, type II Diabetes, etc. that I thought it might be a good idea to take a proactive approach.  It actually hasn't been so bad.  We're limiting the carbs-which means pasta, bread, desserts are enjoyed occasionally on weekends. Not starting the day with carbs really helps me with the cravings, and I've noticed that I have ton more energy throughout the day.

Daily meals are mostly veggies, fruit, egg, fish, chicken and nuts.  I think of Michel Pollan saying to eat things your "grandmother would recognize".  It helps to have Trader Joe's nearby for those little indulgences that make this new journey easier.  My current five favorite things from TJ's are:

Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts and cinnamon for breakfast:

Turkey Cutlets, fish and chicken taste better with any of these great sauces-Gyozo, Dipping Sauce, Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette, and Seasame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette-just use in moderation:

Mediterranean Hummus with Roasted Sunflower seeds and veggies:

Chocolate covered soy nuts-Edamame-to curb that chocolate craving:

Green Chi Tea with Ginger Snaps:

What are your favorite items from Trader Joe's? 

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