3.17.2011

FOOD TALK

I'm honestly not a fan of health food stores, only because I find the products are usually as high in calories and fat as generic products, but double the price and half the taste. 
Trader Joe's is health food type market specializing in their own brand and mostly organic products. 
Trader Joe's and Asian supermarkets are where I typically shop for groceries. Occasionally I'll stop into a major supermarket chain if I'm craving Cheetos or an equally fattening snack.
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What are some of your favorite Trader Joe's items?
Here are a few I always have in my kitchen.
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HUMMUS AND SUGAR SNAP PEAS 
Hummus is typically pretty high in calories but this tomato and basil option is significantly less.

  HONEY DRIZZLED OVER GREEK STYLE YOGURT 
 FASOLIA(GREEK STYLE BEANS). ARTICHOKE HEARTS. CAPERS
I always have canned goods on hand to add to salads, as soup bases etc...
MIXED POTATOES. BABY BROCCOLI. CUT AND PEALED SWEET POTATOES
Trader Joes' produce is inexpensive and neatly packaged.

JAPANESE MICROWAVEABLE RICE SNACKS
They're low in calories and a great snack. I love dipping mine in soy or sweet tempura sauce. 

7 comments:

  1. love how your mediterranean heritage comes out in your food choice :-)

    we dont have trader joe's here (sigh) but I love to mix artichoke hearts, spinach, low fat creme cheese and lowfat parma together, bake it in the oven and serve with pita chips.

    it is so satisfying & yummy!

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  2. Very nice! Great choices!

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  3. Wow that looks delish! I t otally agree with you about health food stores. My fave item from Trader Joes is their own brand fried rice (frozen section) it is so tasty also the Peruvian rice, I really like their has browns too.

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  4. OMG those Giant Beans are soooo gooood I just hit them up for a few seconds and eat them with a whole wheat cracker, such a filling snack ;-)

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  5. The middle eastern flat bread with hummus, garlic naan, the chicken potstickers from the frozen section, tom yam thai soup, organic black beans, the rice snacks ... also the pizza dough for homemade pizza that my husband loves to make. I love the samples for dinner ideas and my kids get a balloon or lolipop so they love it too. You have to try the dry seaweed snack (near the chips).
    also the chicken tempura with citrus glaze, mandarin orange chicken, I'll stop now. <3 your blog~ Christine

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  6. This post is a GREAT idea! Those rice cakes look so good. Asian food is my ABSOLUTE fave. I like Mexican food a lot too but we all know how fattening that food can be. :( Mexican food is my cheetos. Lol!

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