Thursday, July 29, 2010

Joe and Chicago

Hello blog friends! Yesterday was a great day in Chicago & today was a great day at Trader Joe's!

I know she looks really unhappy here, but we really did have a great time, I promise!

Eats from yesterday:
For breakfast yesterday I had a green juice with the usual: Spinach, celery, lemon, green apple, cucumber, and just a little ginger. I decided yesterday I like this juice a lot better when I use a whole lemon versus a half. It tastes more like lemonade to me this way.

Road food= Lara Bar

Lunch was pretty comical. Matt wanted to just stop for fast food, but I would rather just not eat than to eat a fast food salad. YUK!  So we stopped at a Texas Roadhouse and I got a carryout salad and he lovingly made fun of me!
Dinner was a few things. First this. Can you guess what it is?

It is Portabella mushrooms in a vinaigrette and oil. You should of seen Matt's face when they brought this out. He didn't hear me order and he totally thought it was beef! 
I let him think it was for just a few so I could continue to watch his face as I shoveled it in...priceless!

Next, was a huge bowl of romaine, tomatoes, and shrimp. It has been a while since I have had any kind of seafood.  I am very picky about seafood. This was really good though!
So, on to today. I had my green juice this morning, then was off to meet up with a friend and then to Trader Joe's. So lunch was skipped. Not good, I know! But here are my goods from Joe!
Round 1

Tough to see, so here's what it all is. Starting from the back left:frozen eggplant slices, chicken burgers, organic cucs, veggie kabobs, organic celery, 2 Trader Joe's vegetarian pizza, organic cottage cheese, 2 raw cheddar cheese blocks, 3 goat cheddar blocks, 3 goat Goudas, regular Gouda slices, cheddar cheese sticks, and a Greek salad.
All the cow dairy and meat are for Sophia and Matt and the goat cheese are for MOOWA. Ok, so I do share with my family!
Round 2
From back left: 2 boxes organic cheese crackers, 2 bottles stevia sweetened lemonade, 2 jars PB, 4 bottles of wine, agave maple syrup, veggie lasagna, pita chips, yogurt stars, probiotic smoothies, eggplant garlic spread, applesauce squeezers, 3 dark chocolate bars, organic yogurt, 100 cal dark chocolate sticks, 6 bars of vegetable soap, and yes folks that is a one pound 72% cocoa dark chocolate bar! I am going to cut it up, stick it in a freezer bag and toss in the freezer for a nightly square!
(excuse my candles that I didn't push out of the way)

And then there were these amazing green beans who never stood a chance! I told you I didn't have lunch!

Dinner was the frozen Trader Joe's veggie lasagna. It was very tasty!



  1. My daughter and I are heading up to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods tomorrow morning. Your "haul" looks great! I've been browsing blogs and peeking through my vegetarian cookbooks tonight to get some new menu ideas - I feel like I'm in a slump, eating the same things over and over. Time to try some different foods!
    BTW, TJ's has a wonderful organic dark chocolate bar with almonds that I love (I make it last for about 5 servings!)
    Gonna look for some dried pomegranite seeds tomorrow - sound really good in morning oats and homemade granola!

  2. I didn't make it to Whole Foods yesterday. I really wish we had one or the other here on the Southside! Check out the blog she has an AMAZING reciepe section! Have a safe trip up to the Northside!