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What Robin Eats Trader Joe’s Shopping List.

Grocery shopping is considered a sport if you do it right. 😎🛒🥒

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This list has been a long time coming, searching for the best deals, favorite products, and convenience of the store. We take our grocery shopping seriously in this house. 🤑😆🥑

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Thankfully in LA we’re blessed to live near Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and local to MilkandEggs.com. Our most frequented grocery store is Trader Joe’s, big bang for little buck. Here’s our top picks at Trader Joe’s, Joel’s favorites noted. 🙋🏻‍♂️😍

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@WhatRobinEats at Trader Joe’s-

^ Whole30 Approved

Vegetables: ^All veggies
* Kale
* Romaine Lettuce
* Shishito Peppers
* Cauliflower
* Heirloom Tomatoes
* Cucumbers
* Cauliflower
* Riced Cauliflower (frozen and fresh)
* Carrots
* Cilantro
* Murasaki Sweet Potato’s/ Sweet Potatoes

Fruits: ^ All fruits
* Bananas
* Frozen/Fresh Organic Blueberries
* Frozen/Fresh Organic Strawberries
* Avocados
* Limes
* Lemons
* Green / Fuji Apples
* Pears

Meat/Dairy/Poultry/Fish:
* Frozen Chicken Breast Tenderloins ^
* Albacore Tuna, No Salt, In Water ^
* Large Eggs ^
* Shredded Almond Cheese
* Extra Lean Ground Beef ^
* Uncured Turkey Bacon
* Pork Tenderloin ^

Pantry:
* Pumpkin Pure ^
* Emergen-C Raspberry
* Raw Pumpkin Seeds ^
* Wasabi Seaweed Snacks / Plain Seaweed Snacks ^ Plain only
* Roasted Plantain Chips ^
* Garlic Powder ^
* Pretzel Slims (Joel’s FAVORITE)
* Dill Pickles (Joel’s Choice) ^

*Pepita Salsa

* Peanut Butter Flax & Chia

Drinks/Refrigerated Items:
* GT’s Kombucha Cayennade and Gingerade ^
* “2 Buck Chuck” Merlot (Joel’s Choice)
* Perfect Bars
* Eggplant Hummus
* Kimchi (Joel’s Choice)

Grains:
* Organic Frozen Brown Rice
* Brown Rice Cakes
* Puffins Cereal

Whole30 goodies not mentioned above:

  • Coconut cream
  • Bone broth Beef
  • CHOMPS Beef and Turkey sticks
  • Spiral Carrots, fresh or frozen
  • Grapefruit
  • Bell Peppers
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Mushrooms

 

What’s your go-to’s at Trader Joe’s? Any items that we’re missing out on? Happy Shopping! 😊


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Avocado with a Crunch

Avocado Chicken and “Cream Cheese” Egg Rolls

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Hopefully everyone is out of their Super Bowl food coma because these Avocado Chicken and “Cream Cheese” egg rolls need to be made asap!

These barely lasted two days in our home!

I knew I should of hid these from my husband. 😉

Ingredients: (Makes 8, Calories 222, Carbs 24g, Protein 10g, Fat 9g)

  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • 1/4 cup Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese Spread (or light cream cheese)
  • 6 ounces cooked and diced chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 medium avocados
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • Pepper and Salt
  • 2 Limes, Juiced

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Mash Avocados in a medium size bowl. Mix in diced onion, sun-dried tomatoes, green onion, salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste, set aside.
  • Combine cooked and diced chicken with Almond Cream Cheese in a small bowl.
  • Fill egg rolls.
  • Start with a corner facing you, and add about 1/4 cup of filling to the center of the wrapper.
  • Fold the corner facing you over the filling, tuck in the sides, and finish rolling.
  • Place the rolls on the baking sheet.
  • When finished, spray the rolls with cooking spray.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until they are golden brown, flipping them halfway through.
  • I served these bad boys with Coconut Aminos. Enjoy!


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Apples to Apples

Chia Seed Applesauce

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When my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted some apples, I didn’t think twice!

Who can resist free apples, some were fresh picked green apples from Julian, CA and the others were Honey Crisp apples that were on sale. How many apples could she really be giving me?…

One huge bag later I had enough apples to feed an army.

I’ve been following Amanda from Running with Spoons for a few years now. She has inspired my cooking in many ways, especially with her homemade strawberry chia seed jam!

With all the apples that were taking over my fridge, I needed a quick and easy way to use up most of them. This is were Amanda’s Easy Applesauce falls into place!

Im telling you, this girl is a genius when it comes to simple but insanely delicious treats. All I did to alter the recipe was throw in 1 tablespoon of Plnt chia seeds at the end of cooking.

Check out Amanda’s Easy Applesauce recipe, toss some Plnt chia seeds in there near the end of cooking, and let your house smell of cinnamon apples for hours! 🙂


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Coo coo for Granola

Coconut Banana Granola

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The struggle of finding a low sugar healthy granola is so real!

Instead of living a granola-free life, I decided to make my own.

Ingredients: Serves 3 (1/2 cup per serving)

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed large banana
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

You may add in any other mix-in’s you’d like here! Raw nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Add cooking spray to the pan and toast coconut flakes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the pan. (Repeat this step with add-ins like raw nuts if using.)
  • Return the pan to heat and add more cooking spray. Add oats, mashed banana, and stir until completely combined. Continue stirring occasionally until oats are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer oat mixture to a large bowl and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  • Spread out evenly onto baking sheet.
  • Bake, stirring every few minutes, until granola is light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in toasted coconut. Let cool to room temperature, then break into clusters.

This granola tastes great on just about everything. Top off smoothies, muffins, yogurt, waffles, and so much more! The opportunities are endless. 😉