Trader Joes and Whole Foods Haul

My goodness. It’s been awhile.

I’ve been pretty busy with work and with life in general that this blog has really been on the back burner. And to be a hundred percent honest, I am pretty upset at myself about it. I made this website to help keep me accountable and it is something I truly love to do. It helps keep me calm, and gives me a moment during the day to relax during the day.

I’ve slightly been slacking on my weight loss. No, I haven’t gained any weight, but I haven’t lost much lately either. I know I’m not working as hard as I should be. I have daydreams about quitting my job and dedicating 100% of my time and effort to this journey, like on “Extreme Weight loss”. I know that’s not practical,  but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Another thing that relaxes and calms me is shopping. I love shopping, even if I do just window shop. I could go to Target or TJ Maxx everyday and just roam around and look at everything. Its just something I like to do. I also love to wandering through Trader Joes and Whole foods and look at the nutrition labels. I’m a dork, I know. I don’t get to go to those stores very often, because they are a pretty far drive from my house. However, I was able to make a quick trip and decided to make a post on what I bought, just for fun.

Trader Joes

Trader Joes Haul

  • Salted Tortilla Chips- I know, I know it’s not a healthy choice, but they are mainly for my husband. He could eat the whole bag by himself, and most likely will.
  • Brown Rice Quinoa Fusilli Pasta- I actually made some last night and I’m kicking myself for not buying more.. it was delicious!
  • Kale- I’m always buying this. I put some in my green juices and use it  for salads.
  • Laughing Cow Cheese  Creamy Swiss-  This stuff is amazing, and it’s only 35 calories per triangle! I spread one on sandwich wrap everyday for lunch.
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus- This stuff is to die for. I also spread a little on my wrap I make for lunch everyday. Or as a snack, I eat it with baby carrots. It is so yummy!
  • Columbus Rotisserie Style Chicken- I tried this a couple weeks ago and my husband and I really enjoyed it, so I had to pick up a few more packages during this trip.
  • Salted Peanuts- Again, this was a purchase for my husband. He is literally NUTS for peanuts. He would eat a whole bag a day if he could.
  • Bag of Jazz Apples- I just needed apples for my green juice I make. These are also good for lunches, because they are smaller. Sometimes I can’t finish a great big apple during lunch.
  • Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage- I tried this a few years ago and really liked them. They have 6g of fat and 120 calories in one sausage. I didn’t think that it was too terrible. I’m trying to change up my dinners and have something different once and a while.
  • Fresh Rice Noodles-  I never tried these and thought of a recipe I could do with these while I was at the store.
  • Brussel Sprouts- I found a recipe online for a side dish I really wanted to try out.
  • Butternut Squash- They are already cut up and microwavable. They make a delicious side dish!
  • Dried Wild Blueberries- I bought these for a cookie recipe I wanted to try out.
  • Black Forest Ham- I normally buy only turkey or chicken lunch meat, but I wanted to switch up our wraps we make for lunch.
  • Baby Spinach- I use this for my green juices and for our salads everyday.
  • Shredded Carrots- I know I could shred my own carrots, but this is too easy to throw into different dinners and salads.
  • Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter- I like to add a little peanut butter to my oatmeal in the mornings. I try to only buy peanut butter where the only ingredient is peanuts.
  • Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip- I have always loved Spinach Dip and this is a great alternative. It has less fat and calories, because it’s made with greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. This is just a special treat, not an everyday thing.
  • Ground Turkey- Trader Joes actually has cheaper prices than my local grocery store for ground turkey, so I bought two packages. So yummy!
Whole Foods

Whole Foods

  • Organic Coconut Palm Sugar-  I never tried this before and  just really wanted to try this out.
  • Ezekial Sprouted Grain Tortillas- I really like these tortilla shells when I make my turkey tacos!
  • Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut- I need this for a recipe I’m going to try making.
  • Coconut Flour- I needed this for a recipe, as well. (If these cookies turn out well, I will share the recipe with you!)
  • Baby Cucumbers- I use these cucumbers everyday! I love using one of these instead of cutting up a bigger cucumber and not being able to use it all.
  • Alter Ego Quinoa Dark Chocolate Bar-  I like having a dark chocolate bar around, just as a dessert once in awhile.
  • Taboule- I really like having  this as a snack with a piece of pita bread!
  • Peanut Butter Crisp Rice Snack- Another snack I just wanted to try out. Sorry I’m not sorry.
  • Five Grain Granola- My husband adds this to his cereal every morning.
  • Quinoa- I like having this to add to meals or a side dish. It’s really good!
  • Lifeway Kefir Strawberry Yogurt- My husband uses this with his cereal every morning, instead of milk.


So here you have it. I thought it would be fun to just show what I bought on my quick trip to the grocery store the other day. I should have took a picture of the amount of fruits and vegetables I bought today. Tomorrow I will be starting a juice cleanse for three days. I will be posting about my experience the next few days.  I promise I won’t be disappearing again any time soon. I pinky promise.


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