Posts Tagged ‘Trader Joes’

I love new Healthy Foodie Items. I search them out, and I always score big at Trader Joe’s.

223I love coconut, but this bag of crunchy coconut takes it to a new level. It is sweet and so satisfying. It is almost impossible to share this snack.


Goat Cheese Medallions! Wow perfect for my mid day get me to lunch snack. Yep, I eat it right out of the package I love goat cheese so much.


My new favorite go to freezer snack/small meal. SO good but definitely not enough to make a full meal. Can you see my slight obsession for cheese!


Goat cheese. Yes, please. Told Ya.


Dip or Dunk? Trick question: It’s both.


Stocked up on some new Teavana Tea.


There is a tea infuser attached to the insulated tumbler, it just twists off and your on you way with a Tea break when ever you need it.


I am beyond in love with his tumbler. So cute and I love the orange color, plus its insulated which is perfect for afternoon tea at work. This mug keeps it warm for 6 hours.


My Best Friend Jody sent me these Rachael Ray cook wear pieces for my birthday this past February.


Ordered this incredible snack Greenola. Wow. This stuff is amazing, and it has my favorite ingredient Kale! I love Kale.


I found this on Open Sky and I am so glad I did. It has become my favorite go to snack. It is sold in 5 ounce packages and sold as a 3 pack so you have plenty on hand.


I am also super excited about my Tieks. I had a $50.00 coupon from a KLUTCHclub box I received last May. I have been waiting for a sale to combine with my coupon ever since, and I finally found a pair for the right price.

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I went with the Navy Blue pair. So cute and comfortable.


Stocked up on my favorite GoPicnic boxes at Target. They were having huge sale.


I really love these boxes. They come in handy when I travel or for long car rides.


Finally going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar morning cocktail. I am a regular reader of Laura from Sprint2thetable and she starts her day with a morning cocktail and I really think I can benefit from starting this healthy routine.


Found this bottle of hotness at Target! Loving it.


Got these goodies at Whole Foods.





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So I had a party for one recently. My husband worked a double shift and it was 100 degrees outside so I drove 40 miles to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and did some serious shopping. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are favorite stores of mine, but since they are so far away, I really only get there every 3 months or so. When I do go, I go big! I really love that both stores are within 1 block from each other. I brought my huge freezer bag and 8 frozen cooler packs. Once I was done shopping at Whole Foods, I packed the freezer bag full and brought it into Trader Joe’s with me. Even though I had the freezer bag, I was not going to risk my sushi spoiling.

Here’s what I feasted on once I arrived home.

Squid and Mountain Vegetables (chuka Ika-sansai). This was by far the best new food item I have tried in a long time. The squid was tender and the vegetables were crunchy and a little bit spicy.

Spicy Tuna Avocado Rolls.

Seared Albacore Rainbow Rolls.

Squid, Sushi Party for One.  Yes, please.

I also snagged a container of figs. They were kinda pricey, but figs are worth it. I only get them fresh one time per year so I splurged.

What can I say, I’ll drive distances for good food.

Hope your having a great day.

Question of the Day: What’s you favorite Sushi? I’m a huge Spicy Tuna Roll fan.

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Tuna is something I always have on hand, and when I want a healthy easy dinner this recipe comes to mind. I adapted this recipe from Beth’s Journey.

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s I picked up a favorite side dish that I was really excited about making. Polenta Provencale. It has Polenta balls, spinach and peas in it with a spicy cream sauce, it is really good.

I just love all the flavor packed into these little burgers.

They cook up so fast, about 4 minutes on each side.

Once they were done I popped them in the toaster oven to melt a slice of cheese on top of the Tuna Burger.

Grabbed my sides and dug in.

Asian Style Tuna Burgers Recipe

Makes 3-4 Tuna Burgers


  • 2 Scallions Chopped
  • Handful Shredded Carrot’s
  • 2 Cans Tuna in Water
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup Liquid Egg Whites (or one egg)
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and form into 3 or 4 patties. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat up the pan. Cook over medium heat for 4 minutes each or until golden brown.

Question of the Day: Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? I drive 35 miles one way to go to one. Totally worth it. 

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