137.4…Twenty Four Hours of Trader Joes

I don’t think I’ve ever expressed my love for Trader Joes on the blog before. I love 99% of everything I’ve tried there. The closest one is about 10 minutes away which is close but not close enough for my liking. :) Yesterday I went there and loaded up on groceries. I have been living off their food since.

It all started at yesterday’s lunch when I ate their Chinese Chicken Salad. I bought a pineapple and cut it up for dessert.

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I love pineapple. I had to put the container away so I wouldn’t eat the entire pineapple in one sitting. 

I bought a new salad dressing for dinner last night:

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Hummus salad dressing! I was so excited to try it! I made a big salad consisting of more stuff bought at Trader Joe’s: romaine, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled chicken breast strips.

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Verdict: I thought the dressing was so-so. It tasted a bit like watered down hummus. I don’t know what I was expecting…I guess to be wowed but it didn’t happen. I will finish the bottle but I would repurchase. I did mention that I like Trader Joe’s products 99% of the time.

Dessert was a piece of Trader Joes 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars.

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They are a perfect amount of chocolate when you are craving something sweet.

Since I’m out of my beloved Chobani pineapple yogurt, I decided to try something new.

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I added strawberries and Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola to it.

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It was pretty good! A good stand-by yogurt for sure! I bought the vanilla flavor so I’ll be trying that soon.

I went to Cardio Muscle class, then came home to get the laundry started and do some baking.

Lunch was courtesy of Trader Joe’s again.

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I whipped up a quick tuna salad with Jalapeno Yogurt Dip, celery, red onion, celery, pickles, garlic salt and paprika. I added some hummus and veggies to the plate as well.

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Since we are on the Trader Joes topic, let me share with you my all-time favorite store bought hummus:

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We are picky over here about hummus. (Best hummus ever is at Zan Kou Chicken.) This hummus passes our test and seriously rocks.

Tonight is hot wing night at our house. My friend Alicia and her husband are leaving for Europe next week for awhile so this will be our last wing night for a few weeks.  I will try not to shed a tear when I eat my last wing tonight.

Tomorrow we are headed to Los Angeles for my nephew’s birthday party. We will be back late so I won’t be blogging until Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!

What are some of your favorite Trader Joes products?

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  1. I just love Trader Joe's! I have to get those candy bars, they seem perfect for only 100 calories. Glad you reviewed the hummus dressing, I debated about buying it!! Enjoy your hot wing night!!!

  2. I'm not sure if you have any idea how insanely jealous this post makes me. I discovered TJ's by reading blogs, went to one in Nashville when I was on vacation, fell in love. And the realized they have ni plans of touching the state of Florida:( So depressing. I usually make it a stop when I'm on road trips, lol! Luckily I might be moving somewhere new within the year and a TJ's is a make or break decision on where I will be living. My boyfriend doesn't agree but we'll see who wins that debate!

  3. I'm way overdue for a TJ's run, but ours is about the same distance away so I end up skipping it. I will search out their hummus as I've never found one that's nearly as good as my homemade~ Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. @Grace
    I'm not sure what I'd do in your situation...probably move! Ugh! :)

  5. trader joe's is incredible! i'll definitely have to try that hummus! i'm a sabra girl through and through:)

  6. Hi Melissa my name's Andrea.
    Get there coconut macaroons they're soo good. End of story. :)
    P.S. I love your blog!

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