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Skinny food Friday: Keeping it green at Trader Joe’s

23 Nov

Directly after eating any big meal, I vow to never eat again. But, of course, I do. And Thanksgiving is the mother of the big meal.

Rolling around the house today, my remedy for post-meal munching without regret is easy and delicious. As much as possible, over the Thanksgiving weekend, I try to keep it green.

Green-meal recipe:

Trader Joe’s bag of broccoli and cauliflower becomes a mouth-watering meal when you steam the vegetables, then lightly drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and spritz with lemon juice. And maybe add a little crushed garlic : )

Broccoli and cauliflower from Trader Joe's

Half a bag of broccoli and cauliflower. It’s what’s for dinner.

Alternative vegetable: Zucchini

Zucchini from Trader Joe's

Zucchini, sliced and steamed – the way Mom used to make them.

And, of course, the granddaddy of skinny meals – the salad.

The Power of Greens at Trader Joe'

Organic Power to the Greens

The power of greens.

Thank you so much, Trader Joe’s.

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A good thing to do with Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

12 Nov

Ah, soup season! I love it! I savor my summer gazpacho, but when cold weather hits, a warm bowl of soup is the food equivalent of snuggling in bed under a fluffy down comforter.

Trader Joe’s offers several soups, which can be eaten warmed, as is. I prefer to use the boxed soups as starters.

Today, I recommend starting with TJ’s Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup. It’s a great soup alone. Need proof? It has its own Facebook Fan Page. Seriously. It’s also been noted as one of the healthiest boxed foods by Prevention.com.

Trader Joe's Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

A good soup: The start of a good stew

Add a few ingredients. I chose an onion, a zucchini and a block of tofu.

Tofu, onion and zucchini join TJ's box of soup

Tofu, onion and zucchini join the party in a pot.

Heat until the onion is softened and enjoy!

Soup bowl from Trader Joe's

Bon appetite!

Thank you, Trader Joe’s!

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Soup shortcuts from Shockingly Delicious

 

 

 

Trader Giotto’s: How to make frozen vegetable lasagne good

3 Aug

With lasagne, it’s all about the cheese and the sauce. Additional fillings are a bonus, but if the cheese is too bulky or thin and the sauce is too spicy or bland, you’re sunk. In Goldie Lock’s terms, TJ’s Garden Vegetable Lasagne is just right.

Trader Joe’s Garden Vegetable Lasagne

This is another in my line up of hot-meal/cool-kitchen food. In 100-degree Midwestern heat, microwaving has reached mantra levels this summer. It’s a little heavy to make a staple right now, but I’ll definitely be considering this lasagne one of my cold weather go-to dinners. Bonus points for all the organic ingredients, too.

Gracie, Trader Giotto’s!

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