Trader Joe’s GOODIES

25 04 2010

HEY LOVES! I hope y’all are all having a GREAT weekend so far, I know I am. I am FINALLY feeling better. I’m blowing my nose like a crazy woman and have congestion, but I feel I am pretty much over the hard stuff. YAY!

Anyone watching the Hills? I have never really watched it before, but it’s crazy. Gorgeous girls, living the high-life. But talk about CRAZY. Haha, the best form of entertainment! 😉

Speaking of the TITLE, I had a FABULOUS trip to Trader Joe’s today. Got some DELICIOUS goodies.

  • apples (organic?)
  • bananas
  • olive oil
  • cereal
  • greek yogurt
  • blackberries
  • peanut butter
  • dried cherries (out of this worlddd)
  • choc. covered cranberries
  • mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups (out of this UNIVERSE)
  • coffee (dad’s)
  • Clif builder’s bar (chocolate mint)

Oh my gosh, that store=amazing. 100_0322 100_0323








Lately (especially yesterday and today) my meals have been FULL OF delicious eats. 100_0202 100_0204


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100_0226 100_0230 100_0232 100_0237 100_0238 100_0239 100_0241 Purple sweet potato with peanut butter and cinnamon=LOVE. 100_0248

Broccoli with parm. and ketchup=LOVE as well. 100_0257 100_0265 100_0266



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100_0279(Above: greek pizza on whole wheat crust!!)

A friend brought me a gift full of FRUIT! AWWW! ❤

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Whole wheat E.M. with mustard, turkey, and melty cheddar cheese! SO GOOD!100_0316 100_0333 This morning I tried a new recipe—Homemade French Toast!! (Found on Caitlin’s blog HERE –> scroll to bottom)100_0289 I took the leftover egg “wash” and put it in a skillet=sweet eggs!! Haha, they were yummy with maple syrup. 100_0290 100_0292 GAHHH, Windows Live won’t let me upload anymore photos. Buttt, you can CLEARLY see how delicious this meal was. One of the best breakfasts EVER.

I NEEDED some exercise today, so after a walk with my puppy and brother for around 20-25 minutes, I did around 45 minutes of strength training (ab work) from Abs (Oxygen) magazine.

It’s pretty long, so feel free to scroll through!!

  • 25 minute walk
  • 10 pushups
  • stability ball dumbbell crunch (5 lb. dumbbell): 15 reps
  • dumbbell v-up (5 lb.): 10 reps
  • crossover crunch: 15/side
    • REPEAT: 10/side
  • dumbbell v-up: 10 reps
  • stability ball DB crunch: 15 reps (5 lb.)
  • dumbbell v-up (5 lb.): 10 reps
  • stability ball DB crunch: 15 reps
  • crossover crunch: 15 reps/side
  • stability ball DB crunch (5 lb.): 15 reps
  • 10 pushups
  • dynamic back extension on ball: 15 reps
  • extended crunches on ball: 15 reps
  • russian twists on exercise ball (5 lb.): 15
  • diagonal wood chops: 12 each side
  • lower ab. tucks: 20
  • side plank with bent bottom leg: 30 seconds/side
  • oblique crunches: 2 sets of 15/per side
  • leg lifts and lowers: 20
  • 10 pushups
  • basic crunch: 15
  • toe touch: 20
  • oblique crunch: 15/side
  • v-sit and twist: 10 (5 lbs.)
  • 10 pushups
  • 30 second plank each side
  • 30 second front plank


Was a great workout, indeed 😀

Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:5

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, ‘I will confess my rebellion to the LORD.’ And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

Isn’t that a FANTASTIC verse??!

We have a HUGE bridal shower tomorrow–50+ people at our house! Should be lots of fun!

Much love to y’all!

❤ jess





23 responses

25 04 2010

I’ve been waiting to see that purple sweet potato!! YUM!!

25 04 2010

i love dried cherries!! so hard to not eat the whole container in one sitting 😉 Greek pizza is also to die for! i love feta

25 04 2010

I think everytime I walk into TJ’s, I hear angels sing lol…It is heavenly in there!

25 04 2010

Jealous that you get to go to Trader Joes. They need something like that here in Australia!! ):

Love the love-heart shaped bowl.

❤ Amy xx

25 04 2010

glad youre feeling better! and those are some awesome goodies and eats. i love the two open faced sandwiches. yummy!

also a great strength routine. looks like it has a ton of variety in it

25 04 2010
Run Sarah

Awesome workout! Your recent meals look delish too!

25 04 2010
Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition

Great work out! Glad to hear you are feeling better

25 04 2010

Hey Girlie!!
LOVE your TJ’s shop! you definitely got some GOODIES! dried cherries & greek yogurt together=AMAZING! 🙂
soooo glad you are feeling much better! I hope the bridal shower is a blasty!

25 04 2010

LOVE the TJS looooops! i am so jelous!
LOVE CHEDDAR MELTED ON TURKEY! that looks INSANELY delish! actually-all your eats are!
and your workout ROCKS

25 04 2010

Yay for feeling better!!

Where do you find purple sweet potatoes? It is so pretty! and those dark chocolate cranberries sound delicious. I love TJs!

25 04 2010
Tara Savage

OK I love that verse so much ❤ ❤ ❤ And you, my friend are so encouraging so thank you!
Glad your feeling better and could enjoy your weekend, and get in a great workout!! I used to be obsessed with the hills!! I havent watched in soo long but haha it is so stinkin funny!!
Have a great day girly! And I sent you a twitter request! =) ❤ ❤

25 04 2010

There is *nothing* better than Trader Joe’s. I probably do 95% of my grocery shopping there — a little less in the summer when the farmers’ markets are open — but it’s just the greatest place on Earth. 😀

25 04 2010

ahhhh so jealous of all the TJ’s swag! have you ever tried the AB? you must, it’s life changing! and those mini PB cups are to.die.for. I’m obsessed!!

you have the most lovely eats, girl 🙂 love ’em! have a very happy sunday!!!

25 04 2010
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope

I’ve been a Hill’s girl since season 1! It’s addicting! Have fun at the shower!


26 04 2010

So glad you’re on Twitter now! Just don’t get addicted (like I am)! 😉
And yay you’re feeling better! Hope by tomorrow everything clears away!

26 04 2010
Hope Has A Place

Blackberries are my favorite berry! I’ve never had a purple sweet potato though. Do they taste different than normal sweet potatoes? I haven’t tried the Clif Builder’s bars either (just the regular Clif bars), but I have a coupon, so I may try one of those or one of the new Clif C bars. Mmm, wonderful eats!

Thanks for the verse. It reminds me of one of my favorites, Isaiah 44:22: “I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to Me for I have redeemed you.”

Best wishes for the upcoming week and enjoy the bridal shower! Who’s getting married??

26 04 2010

Love the Trader Joe loot!! That cereal is so good!! I love it!!!!!!!!

Love your eats, the mango smoothie sounds good and that pizza looks good!!!!

Have a great week beautiful!! xoxo

26 04 2010
Melissa @ For the Love of Health

love the food photos! 🙂
great workout!

29 04 2010

That IS a fantastic verse – LOVE IT! And I always enjoy trips to the supermarket although we don’t have too many places here that are like Trader Joe’s unfortunately. Still, it’s always exciting what new discoveries you can find in the shops and your haul definitely looks yummilicious! And it goes without saying that your food pictures got me drooling over my keyboard too. Lol.

Much love,
Nat xoxo

2 05 2010
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

that is a super workout, way to go girl!!!!
and love all the TJs loot…cherries, mini pb cups and the mint builders. nice scores!

2 05 2010

hope you had a fab weekend girl!! xoxoxo

3 05 2010

wow that is a lot of amazing loot you got there! looks like a lot of yummy stuff to munch on 🙂

31 05 2010

I love TJ’s- love all of your fab loot!! 🙂

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