Monday, August 1, 2011

Only 30 more days to go, just like this one!

I kept my eating in check today, ate 1320 calories today,  burned 677 calories at Gold's during an awesome gym session....  and I stuck to my goals for the month.  Today.   Now - I just have to have 30 more days just like this one.  LOL

A friend of mine asked today what I buy at Trader Joes.  This question comes up alot so if I've addressed it before, I apologize.  I constantly have new followers so sometimes the questions are repetitive.  Forgive me.

This was last night's dinner.....

$5.99 a bag in the frozen foods section.   You bake it at 400 degrees for 30ish minutes (I like mine crispy).  For the last 5 minutes add the sauce packets. (there are 2 included)   The taste is a sweet and spicy, but VERY mild.   I paired it with Uncle Bens Rice Pilaf (for the hubbs)  I don't eat rice.   

Stats:   1 cup = 190 calories, 16 carbs and 14 grams of protein.  The sauce is 20 calories per 2 tbsp.

This was tonight's dinner... and one of my FAVORITE Trader Joe's Items.

This is also found in the frozen food section.   $6.49 and you get almost 4 full chicken breasts.  It was enough for me and Dmitri.   You bake this at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  

Stats:  1/2 package = 320 calories, 9 carbs and 32 grams of protein.  I paired this with these veggies I found at our NEW Super Target!  

Roasted red potatoes, sugar snap peas and red peppers in a garlic butter sauce.   $2.29, microwave for 10 minutes. Yes.  10 minutes!  It was the family size bag.  I had to look twice, but it was right. LOL

Stats:  1/2 cup prepared = 70 calories, 14 carbs 2 grams protein.

While I was at our NEW Super Target, I decided to pick these up for some afternoon snacks at work...

I've been wanting to try all of these items so I'm excited.  If you've tried them, I'd love a review. 

As always, thanks for reading!


  1. We don't have a Trader Joe's in Dallas, but we're supposed to be getting one soon! I can't wait!

  2. Since being back in Cali for work I have been to Trader Joes and I am excited to be able to go.....I will try the chicken dishes this week. Cant wait...thanks

  3. Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken is one of my go-to items in the freezer at all times. I don't bake the sauce on, I just toss them in the sauce when they're done. I also only use one of the two sauce packets. Yum yum yum.

    I also love their whole wheat cinnamon raisin english muffins, frozen vegetables, fruit fiber bars, multigrain tortilla chips....

    I must say, however, I'm extremely disappointed in the produce. I bought organic nectarines on Sunday, which ended up being more expensive than the ones I could get at the regular grocery store, and this morning one of them had mold on them! I was pissed.

  4. Yum, I tried the bbq chicken teriyaki and it was great. I have the orange chicken in my freezer now. I want to try the Gorgonzola chicken.. but I'm iffy about Gorgonzola sometimes...

  5. The gorgonzola is very mild. Id actually prefer more