Guess what?! Houston got a Trader Joe’s…well, not exactly. But The Woodlands got a Trader Joe’s which is only like 30 minutes away from Houston. And on September 21st, two Trader Joe’s are opening actually in Houston. Yay! No more having to wait until Spring Break to go to Trader Joe’s:)
I’m really concerned that the magic and wonder that is Trader Joe’s will wear off after awhile…NOT!
It’s always going to be happiness.
What is it about Trader Joe’s that makes everything they sell seem healthy?
“What is that you say, sugar is the first ingredient?”
Who cares, it’s from Trader Joe’s! Put it in the basket!
It’s special sugar.
My love for Trader Joe’s is thanks to my parents who have a timeshare in Southern California (and their love is thanks to my grandparents who took them to california when they were young…my grandparents found this little gem of a town and my family has been going there for a week every year since the 50s.) So every Spring Break my family heads to Laguna and nothing scream “IT’S VACATION TIME” like Hawaiian shirt wearing employees and a $300 Trader Joe’s grocery bill.
So now it’s like it’s vacation time, all the time. Which is wonderful and perfect. Hurry up and get here September 21st:)
Another wonderful thing…instagram! I love it. It’s so much fun that I totally forget I only have a grand total of 12 followers:)
I’d love to follow you…my username is immaeatthat.
And a not so wonderful thing…genetics lab. Bleh. No I do not want to look at grasshopper testes under a microscope.
And with that, here is some food because it’s…
Breakfast Cookie Dough
[1/2 cup oats+1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder+1 heaping Tbsp peanut butter+2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce+1 Tbsp raisins+2 tsp pepitas+2 tsp shredded coconut...mix it all up and press it into a bowl]
Topped with Plain Greek Yogurt, Strawberries, Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup coconut rice
2 hard-boiled eggs
Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
Sundried Tomato & Basil Hummus
I broke my rule and bought shelled pistachios…dangerous. I bought them because I wanted to make these. Have I made those…no. How many pistachios do I have left now? I don’t want to talk about it.
Stuffed Sweet Potato
Chicken, Shredded Cabbage, Tomatoes, Avocado
Topped with Greek Yogurt & Hummus (SO GOOD TOGETHER!!)
My favorite thing that I’ve made in awhile…Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
Topped with pistachios and a melted square of dark chocolate
Glass of almond milk
And my favorite non-food thing I’ve made lately is…
And if you’re having a tough week, do a burpee and get right back at it!