Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Favorite Finds From Trader Joe’s

Trying to treat myself better this year I made a trip to Trader Joe’s courtesy of my son and daughter-in-law. I found a few things I have been enjoying the last few weeks and thought I would share them with you.

Trader Joe’s Steel Cut Organic Oats
While these take approximately 30 minutes to prepare I took the suggestion of my son fixed the full cooking portion once and store them in the refrigerator. This worked out nicely for me the one who does not take the time to cook breakfast. I prepare it on Sunday, store in a mason jar so on the mornings I want oatmeal I spoon out a portion, heat in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes which results in my quick and healthy breakfast.

150 cal, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 5g protein, 1g sugar

Like most things that are good for you it took me a few days to get used to it but now I find myself looking forward to it.

I alternate this and the Garden of Life Shake in a previous article to provide some variety to my morning meals.

Trader Joe's Oh My! Omega Trek Mix is a blend of the most Omega-rich nuts and dried fruit we could find, in one oh-so tasty combination. Almonds, walnuts, pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds), pecans and pistachios make up the nut portion of the mix. For the fruit, we've included omega-fortified dried cranberries—the added omegas in the cranberries actually come from oils extracted from the cranberries' own seeds. You get 560mg of Omega-3s in every serving.
There are times when a big bag of trek mix is appropriate and times when you really just want a handful. For those times, Trader Joe's just a handful of Oh My! Omega Trek Mix is likely just what you had in mind. We've taken 10 individual portions of this tasty mix—just a handful, really—and packaged them together for the ultimate in freshness and convenience. Toss one in a briefcase, lunchbox or backpack and you'll have Omega goodness at the ready any time at all. And since each "handful" is individually packed, the last is as fresh as the first.

While my last find is not food related I am excited about this product for my skin care routine. I use this soap as a body wash and a face wash.

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Soap
Very Basic, Natural Ingredients
Contains No Laurel / Laureth Sulfates
Cruelty Free – Never Tested on Animals; No Animal Products in Ingredients

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Tea Tree Oil, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Pentetate.

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