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MOST RECENT

Sooo addicting!!! My kids aren’t showing any interest and I’m not about to make them cuz it’s alll mineeee!!!! #gonebananas #goneberrycrazy #traderjoes #traderjoesfan

I love eating veggies! 🍅🥕🤗🥒🥑There was a time, though, that was not really the case...at all! 😬
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While I have had a "like" for certain veggies since my late-20s, what has really helped me realize this fairly newfound lurv of the mighty veg has been cooking them in various seasonings...either oven roasted or on the stove.
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For today's lunch, I sauteéd them with olive oil in some TJ's Chili Lime seasoning and garlic chicken sausage. Tasty! 😊

Monday Meal Makeover: Trader Joe's Grilled Mahi Mahi Lettuce Tacos
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Don’t have any time to cook? You’ve got time to cook THIS! This Monday’s recipe for fish tacos is low in calories, high in flavor and will take you less time to whip up than it will waiting in line at the drive-thru at Del Taco after work. ***
The key is using pre-packaged healthy ingredients like Trader Joe’s Mahi Mahi burgers and Trader Joe’s Jicama Mango Slaw. Made from 100% Mahi Mahi fish with natural spices and shaped into patties, TJ’s Mahi Mahi fish burgers are hearty, juicy and not fishy-smelling or tasting at all. Cook just 3-4 minutes on each side on a preheated grill and they’re ready to go. (The burgers are actually parfried, which cuts down on the cooking time at home.)
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Serve up in a lettuce leaf “taco shell” and top with Trader Joe’s Jicama Mango Slaw and some Coconut Aminos or Trader Joe’s Spicy, Smoky Peach Salsa. ***
Quick, easy and delish! And with only 110 calories, 5 grams of fat and a whopping 15 grams of protein in a single fish patty, you’ll have plenty of room left over for some tasty sides...and even dessert.:)
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Buen provecho!
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Trader Joe’s wins again for yummy, healthy food! #schelllife #livelifemorenaturally #traderjoesfan

Monday Meal Makeover: Cauliflower Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus
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It’s getting hot out there, y’all! Last week I rotated all of my winter clothes to the back of my closet and my summer clothes to the front. Buh-bye Lululemon Leggings, hello speed shorts! When it's 90-degrees outside, the last thing you want is something heavy. The same is true of our meals. Summer weather is bbq-, fresh fish- and salad-weather (look for my post next week with a new quick-and-easy summer salad recipe you can make in minutes!) But what about pasta???
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The recipe for Cauliflower Gnocchi with Turkey Ragu I posted a couple of weeks ago received such positive feedback, I decided to share a warm weather version inspired by Eating Well magazine I made over the weekend. This dish still features Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower gnocchi dumplings (delish btw!) But I swapped out the red meat sauce for some large wild-caught shrimp* and asparagus in a light and tangy lemon-chicken broth-based broth.
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The result?: Gnocchi nirvana.
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Since gnocchi is a heavier, filling pasta, a little goes a long way. (My daughter loves the stuff but couldn’t even finish her bowl!) And the shrimp and asparagus are just light enough to offset the heaviness of the gnocchi but hearty enough to make this a complete meal.
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For the recipe plus macro count, visit my FB Wholly Girl page (link in bio.)
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Note: When it comes to buying shrimp (or any fish or shellfish), make sure to buy “wild-caught.” Most industrial shrimp farms are located in foreign countries where the farms are so crowded and unsanitary producers must use high levels of pesticides, antibiotics and other chemicals (many of them are banned in the U.S.) in order to prevent disease. Residues of these toxins end up in the flesh of the shrimp that we then eat! Although filth and rotten seafood are the leading reasons for the refusal of imported seafood products, its estimated the FDA is only able to inspect about one percent of all seafood!!!

Breakfast for a bunch 😋
🔉👂 My mom is one of my biggest food inspirations! She’s always cooking up new ideas to feed a crowd. It’s in her nature b/c she had to do it for so many years (I’m one of a triplet) and then take into account that my brothers and I always had our friends over for meals b/c our mom was one of the few that liked to cook.

This past weekend she shared with me one of her new breakfast sandwich creations:
🥚#traderjoes Aloha Rolls
🥚ham
🥚cheddar cheese (thin slice)
🥚scrambled eggs
So simple and so delicious! Try it and let me know what you think #alohaeggs
Oh and today is my moms birthday! Happy Birthday Mom!
#traderjoeslove #traderjoesfan #foodisart #homecooking #eggs #breakfastsandwich #kitchensymphony #kitchensounds

I’ve seen these bagels posted by others a whole bunch of times, so I figured why not give them a try! Two ingredient bagels... 1c. Self rising flour and 1c. Greek yogurt. A little egg wash and top it off with your favorite toppings.. that’s it! 🙌🏻
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@traderjoes is our JAM. It’s the place where Grey and I do most of our grocery shopping on a weekly basis. She hasn’t been big enough for the kid carts, but this week it was her time and she was pumped! I know most TJ obsessors love their frozen meals and treats. Trust me when I say the this family would LOVE to constantly indulge, and we definitely do from time to time. However, healthy eating is at the top of our priority list. We place a big emphasis on giving Grey (and us second) as much organic meat and produce as we possibly can. I find that the fruits and vegetables I get at Trader Joe’s are not only super fresh, they last forever. I’m more likely to forget about something in my refrigerator and discover it’s still perfectly good, than go to use it and find it’s gone bad. And it’s all super cheap. So cheap that sometimes it’s no more money out of our pockets to eat organic. Win-win. I know this to be true because Miss Trader Joe’s herself likes to double check the receipt 😆 #notanad #justobsessed

Monday Meal Makeover: Low Carb Spring Rolls*
*Recipe Inspired by Ditch the Carbs
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Last week I posted my recent Paleo-friendly find at Trader Joes: A zesty Jicama & Mango Slaw comprised of julienned slice of green cabbage, jicama, mango and a bit of cilantro. Though delicious and refreshing all on its own, I shared how I thought it would make the perfect accompaniment to my latest summer recipe: Low Carb Spring Rolls. ***
So without further adieu…
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I made this Asian-food inspired recipe last night for my husband when he told me he was in the mood for Chinese. (As I’ve shared previously, our favorite Healthy Chinese Fast Food Restaurant moved/went out of business in the middle of the night) and he’s been craving egg rolls ever since!) This dish is actually a cross between a spring roll and an egg roll without the flour wrapper. Instead this lower-carb, Paleo-friendly version uses cabbage leaves as the wrapper for each roll, with a mixture of ground chicken, veggies and spices for the filling.
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I love the versatility of this recipe (you can fill the leaves with virtually any kind of meat and veggies, or make a completely vegetarian or vegan roll) and its super light (yet surprisingly filling) for a summer dinner. And the Jicama Mango Slaw plus a little coconut aminos adds just the perfect sweet crunch to every bite.
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Note: Each roll is just 175 calories so make sure to serve with a side salad and starchy carb like sweet potato, butternut squash or cauliflower rice.
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For the recipe plus macro count, visit my @WhollyGirl page. (See profile.)

I guess I need more banana! ❤️ Tomorrow will be my @traderjoes trip!

TUESDAY TRADER JOE'S FINDS: Jicama & Mango Slaw
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I’ve been eyeing this Jicama & Mango Slaw at Trader Joes for a few months, but I couldn’t figure out what to do with it until now. Made with julienned slices of green cabbage, jicama, mango and a bit of cilantro, it's the perfect accompaniment for my latest new recipe for summer: Low Carb Spring Rolls. (Post w/recipe to come later in the week.) ***
Both jicama--a starchy root vegetable--and mango are high-fiber, plant-based carbs that aid in digestion and balancing blood sugar. (Great for weight loss!) Though I’m not a fan of the dressing (included separately), this slaw is totally flavorful on its own (the cilantro gives it just the right amount of tang) or you can toss it with a homemade vinaigrette.
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The entire container of Trader Joe's Jicama & Mango Slaw is just 135 calories (sans dressing) and costs $4.95. Find it in the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s.

These gluten free seed crackers from @traderjoes are BAE. Do kids still say that..?

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