Other than the obvious ( fruit, arugula, rolled oats, eggs, blah, blah, blah ) I definitely have some serious favorites from Trader Joe’s.
Here’s five ways to keep these staples clean & skinny:
1.} Quinoa: instead of eating boring, old quinoa try making quinoa oatmeal. Use almond milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a packet of Stevia, & throw some blueberries on top! This is one of my favorite AM staples. If possible, eat your carbs early as opposed to at night!
2.} Cornichons: I love using these sexy little pickles for this egg salad recipe. They’re also the perfect GNO ( girl’s night out ) treat. Lay these on a platter with some celery sticks ( + soy nut butter ), a handful of raspberries, & a few slices of light cheese. Enjoy with chilled white wine! Cheers!
3.} Hot & Sweet Mustard: ummm…this is amazing for turkey roll-ups ( this way tastes delish ). Hot & sweet mustard is also fab on scrambled eggs, turkey burgers, & veggies burgers.
4.} Salsa Verde: the best salsa ever! So delicious with blue corn chips & skinny street tacos. This particular kind has no preservatives & it’s all-natural.
5.} Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix: the best find ever! I discovered this from my friend, Lindsay’s blog– you can mix into an arugula salad, enjoy it with chopped watermelon, &/or add to any chicken dish. It’s literally.the.most.perfect.mixture ( esp to take to the workplace ).
What’s your favorite TJ find?