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Hot, Fresh Lunch!

It was so nice to leave school early!!  My Doctors appointment went great and my blood pressure is perfect… for some reason I always stress out about those silly numbers when I get them checked!  On the way home, I stopped by Trader Joe’s for some staples and a treat or two!

  • Whole Wheat Buns (threw these in the freezer, they thaw out SO well!)
  • Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
  • Kiwis! 
  • High Fiber O’s
  • Dried Granny Smith Apples – I’m excited to toss these into salads!
  • WW Couscous
  • Tempeh

After shopping, I finally made it home and started putting together lunch!

On the side, a Spinach, Mango, and Almond Salad with 1 tbs Annie’s Goddess Dressing.

HOT SANDWICH!  Grilled Eggplant, Grilled Tofu with Dijon mustard, Spinach, and two slices of Sourdough bread!  I made this in my grill pan which I have neglected for so long!  Easy grilled veggies will be on the menu more often!

Lunch was 404 calories, 18 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber!

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Shopping for the Week

I am so proud of myself, I have Monday-Sunday pre-planned!  This even includes snacks!  With my menu in hand, I went out shopping and bought the things I will need.  I love this because I won’t be running to the store every third day for two ingredients!

My first stop was Harris Teeter where I loaded up on produce:

Tomato, raisins, asparagus, cauliflower, squash, carrots, broccoli, celery, and frozen peppers.

As well as some staples

Silk, silk creamer, Annie’s Dressing, Granola, Turkey slices, Butternut Squash soup (best soup ever), bacon slices, and Fuze was 4 for 5 dollars!

My second stop was at Trader Joe’s, my favorite store… ever! Everything I bought here will last much longer than a week.  The pre packaged trail mix will last for over a month!

Hummus, tofutti cream cheese, larabars, fruit leather, Pre-made whole wheat pizza dough (friday… i can’t wait!), MINI Whole wheat Pita pockets!, Whole wheat hamburger buns, frozen berries, almond milk, and Go Raw Trail Mix.

I am going to freeze the bread products so they last awhile and I’m not tempted to stray from my meal plan (which I wont, I swear!)  I was so excited about the mini pita pockets, I’m going to change a day in my menu just so I can have them!

Now that the ‘fun’ is done, I have to get a lot of school work done!  I’ll post lunch in a little bit!

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Shopping Trip and Crispy Tempeh Salad

Despite the slight drizzle, I decided to walk to the groccery store to pick up a few items.  I should be in school but yesterday was pretty long so my parents decided to let me stay home.   The walk wasn’t too bad, about ten minutes each way.   I spent $20.03 without even thinking, what am I going to do in college?

  • Fuze
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Leek
  • Mango
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Smart Deli Turkey Slices
  • Bananas
  • Bag of Garbanzo Beans
  • Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

After walking in the cold, I was pretty hungry but wanted something I could just throw together.  Hence my Crispy Tempeh Salad.

Carrots, Raisins, Lettuce, Avocado, Tempeh

Dipped into 1 tbs Annie’s Goddess Dressing and a Wasa Cracker on the side.  I also had a cup of coffee with silk creamer.

Lunch comes out to be 390 calories, 15 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fiber!

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Trader Joe’s is Better than You

As I mentioned earlier, it’s raining… now it’s pouring!  Despite the bad weather I still went to Trader Joe’s and spent 21 dollars:

  • Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
  • 3 Caramel Brownie Luna Bars
  • Firm tofu
  • Weetabix (I’ve never had this before!)
  • Chipotle Hummus and Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Better than Cream Cheese
  • Better’n Peanut Butter
  • Frozen mix of green beans, wax beans, and carrots
  • Edamame

Sticking with the ‘Better’ theme, I decided to cut up one of the pitas and spread some ‘cream cheese’ and ‘peanut butter’ on them.  I used 1 tbs of each and I am very surprised at how good it was!  I can’t really control myself with peanut butter, so I figured this would be a good alternative despite the large list of ingredients.

Including the almonds from earlier, 217 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber.

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