Food Finds: Trader Joe’s Edition
Welcome to my first Friday Food Finds! Look forward to a post each Friday highlighting new and interesting (and healthy) foods for you to incorporate into your diet.
I’m ALWAYS in the grocery store, whether for myself or with my clients, and I’m always finding new foods (or getting inspired by old favorites) and I love to share! All part of ME helping YOU get food confident in 2011.
So, up for this week are a few old favorites from my trip today to Trader Joe’s. Oh, and please forgive the photography, I’m working with a cell phone camera over here!
Not actually an old favorite, but a new obsession is Tuna in Red and Green Curry Sauce. If you like Thai food, this is as good as it gets out of a cardboard box. Very good flavor, big chunks of tuna (for those who think the tuna is weird here, it’s not…it’s very mild). Under 10 grams of fat, and a good amount of protein, this tuna is wonderful on a bed of rice (I personally use about 1/2 cup of Jasmine rice). Welcome to a delicious Thai lunch or dinner in just under two minutes. Gotta love it.
Next is an old favorite and one that I am constantly promoting to my clients. The “big bag of little bags” of trail mix are a lifesaver for me and one I rarely leave home without. At about 170 calories/bag they’re a great in-between meal snack and perfect for those on the go. They come in 3-4 different varieties (including just plain nuts) but my favorite is the Omega Trek Mix — loaded with cranberries, walnuts, almonds, pepitas, pecans and pistachios. And they’re good for you, too.
This treat is something I have every morning. I enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast and these Organic Reduced Sugar Preserves are what make it happen (along with my home-made peanut butter). Organic, half the sugar of regular preserves, and raspberry (my fav). Enough said.
And finally, a staple in my house, Trader Joe’s New England Wild Jumbo Scallops. These are a once per week dinner meal for me…so easy to cook and so delicious. I’ve made these every way possible and they always come out perfect. Scallops are good for your heart and your brain! They’re low in fat and calories and rich in protein, as well as omega 3, magnesium, and potassium.
That’s it for today. I hope my selections have inspired you to try something new. I have many more foods to share so stay tuned each Friday for my Food Finds!