Are people always transforming or is it just those of us brave enough to view ourselves from the outside? It feels like I constantly redefine who I am, how I see things, what’s true to me and what I choose to embrace or let go of. It never stops. One of the things that has transformed in a big way is how I eat which harnessed a new love for Trader Joe’s. I’ve grown to appreciate some of their products as top of the line, so much so I now have a list of a few of my favorite things from Trader Joe’s.
In the last few months I found myself really becoming aware of where some of my food comes from. I started following a fellow named Luke Ireland on Facebook. I don’t even know how I found him – somehow he ended up on my newsfeed. It opened a world of information I had never paid attention to or perhaps was never exposed to. His posts even changed my views on zoos and Sea World. It’s all still a process but it has so far lead me to cut out meat from my diet for the last four weeks (January 22, 2018 more than year later now).
Seeking new ways to eat and fill my tummy up besides frozen yogurt from Yogurt Land, has also lead me to seek out more organic food, specifically plant food.
Trader Joe’s is focused more on REAL FOOD
In comes Trader Joes, mostly because there are way less distractions so I can focus only on nutrition. I always thought of Trader Joes as too expensive but if you’re just buying real food, it really isn’t. It’s doable – only thing is that most of food is organic so it won’t last as long if you don’t eat it fast enough. During the last month, I’ve also managed to cut out cow milk and I now eat Good For Life Ezekiel Bread 4:9
Trader Joe’s – a few of my favorite things:
Almond Butter (creamy, unsalted)
Almond Beverage (in place of milk)
65% Cacao Dark Chocolate (side eye, ok)
Corn Tortilla Chips
Double Roasted Salsa
Roasted Garlic Hummus Dip
My quest now is to find new recipes so that I can feed myself and my 6 feet 3inch 15 year old son! 🙂 I’m willing to give it a try.
Do you have any vegetarian recipes that are simple and easy for a veggie novice like me?