I try to avoid going grocery shopping on the weekends as the stores are so crowded then. If you get up early and go as soon as the stores open it’s not so bad since a lot folks like to sleep in on the weekends. I am one of those people who wakes up early nearly everyday of the week! Morning are my favorite time of the day. I know not everyone lives near a Trader Joe’s but if you do be sure to look for these items the next time you are shopping.
It doesn’t get easier than this, already cut washed, ready to use organic Tuscan Kale. Kale is so versatile, packed with healthy nutrients and very tasty! If you haven’t added it into your diet give it a try. I use it in everything from smoothies, soups, salads to a simple sauté. Check out these recipes, Kale Broccoli Slaw, Kale Waldorf Salad, Kale Saute, Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Pomegranate Green Smoothie.
My favorite whole wheat pita bread is from Trader Joe’s. Since it doesn’t contain preservatives be sure to store it in your refrigerator.
This is so convenient and a time saver! No more peeling garlic. When it gets close to the expiration date I pop the garlic in the freezer. Other brands can be found in the produce department of your regular grocery store.
Ready to eat beets – I know it doesn’t take but a few minutes to cook beets in the microwave but sometimes even that seems like too much work when you want a healthy side dish or salad toppings in a hurry. Read all about the health benefits of beets. One of my favorite smoothies has beets in it see the recipe for my Berry Beet Smoothie.
We all have different likes and dislikes. Hubby Tom likes – I dislike!
They taste like - seeweed!
This ready made lemon curd is a good item to keep in the pantry. You can stir a little into some non-fat Greek yogurt for a special treat or use it to make this easy delicious Lemon Coconut Bar Recipe.
It’s not low calorie or a heath food by any means but it’s a special treat now and then.
Disclaimer -These food finds were items that I found and bought with my own money. I wasn’t given any of these items for free nor was I asked to review these products or paid to do so!
New Blog Reading
I stumbled across a blog called Simply Nourished Living that contains Weight Watcher friendly recipes, weight loss and healthy eating tips.
If you like to use a slow cooker this is a good resource - Slow Cooker From Scratch.
Half Size Me blog posts her menu plans (sometimes she includes links to my recipes) which might help you with your own menu.
A new blog called All Free Casserole Recipes has asked if they can post some of my recipes. If you like casseroles this site is for you.
The weekend is upon us and I for one am looking forward to it. The weather is going to be nice so I am hoping to go for another outdoor walk/easy hike! The outdoors is calling my name and I aim to work my legs again with the hope they won’t be as sore post walking as they were after last weekends walk.
That also means I need to cook today so we can eat leftovers on the weekend. The outdoor walk/hikes wear us out and by the time we get home there is no way any cooking is going to take place.
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What are your weekend plans?
Have you found any new blogs to read ?