Are you a fan of Almond milk and Coconut milk? Both are Paleo, Vegan and Dairy Free. All around, they are a healthful alternative to milk from cows. Trader Joe’s, in our neighborhood, has the best selection and prices of Almond milk and Coconut milk, compared to our local stores. In our shopping radius, we have a Winco, Safeway, Raleys, Smart & Final Extra!, Grocery Outlet, Costco, Walmart Neighborhood Market and Trader Joe’s of course. Continue reading
TJ has extraordinary produce and they have options that take the prep work out of the cooking. There is a variety of vegetable medleys fresh and frozen, and an array of bag salads and salad kits. Fruits can be purchased already chopped. Meats come pre-marinated or seasoned and packaged in just the right size. There are jars of delicious sauces and condiments. All of this makes putting together a flavorful, healthy meal a speedy affair.
Like shopping anywhere, you have to read every nutritional labels before you throw the item in your basket. You can’t think that just because something is made from fresh ingredients that it’s good for you. As an example, not all salsa sitting on the shelf side by side in the refrigerated section are equal. Just because it is fresh doesn’t mean that it is low-sodium or sugar free. We turn over every jar, can and package and we’re continually surprised by the variances in the same foods, with similar ingredients that sit side by side one another on the shelf. It is this way with all foods.
I scoured the shelves, checking out every product in our neighborhood Trader Joe’s. I flipped each product over to read the ingredients and nutritional values, and created a list that would stock my pantry.
Here’s a video tour of the awesome foods at Trader Joe’s that stock my pantry. Continue reading
Chicken and Olives is a wonderful comfort food, especially if you have a fondness for olives. This is a versatile dish and can be paired with a variety of sides easily.
Learn how to take your measurements, so you can establish a baseline and track your progress toward your body transformation goals.
Preparation is the key to long lasting weight loss. When beginning on your weight loss journey, use these 5 simple steps to get yourself organized and ready! Continue reading
This is your Guide to Grocery Shopping. Here is a Good Food Guide and a Grocery List that will help you navigate the aisles of the supermarket or farmer’s market to make the most healthful selections. Continue reading
A complete week’s, paleo friendly, meal plan with 5 fast & easy weeknight dinners. We’ve included a complete grocery list to make all 5 dinners for 4 servings.
It’s spring, and weeknights pick up with sports. We’re re-configuring our meal plans to accommodate the hectic nights when we have a very short amount of time to eat, either before or after sports. Continue reading
Sausage, Peppers and Onions was a basic menu item from my childhood. It was a quick weeknight staple. Giada De Laurentiis, from the show Everyday Italian, shares her Sausage, Peppers and Onions recipe and video tutorial for this Italian dish. It is very similar to the way my family prepared it and is not only delicious, but is a great healthful choice!