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Over Hauling Trader Joes!

Hey hey! Happy Saturday!

I like to start my posts with a Happy note because I hope your day is bright, positive and HAPPY! =) And if it’s not then I hope I can help your day start to feel better!

This morning started off on the right foot, for sure! Coffee and a request for chocolate chip pancakes from my little Bubbah!



I always add cinnamon and flax to the pancake mix for added nutrients and flavor. And of course some chocolate chips. This doesn’t happen very often but once in a while I like to make my son’s breakfast special!



He also requested a side of frozen fruit. Jordan LOVES to eat his fruit frozen, especially grapes!


After breakfast I took some time to myself and headed to Trader Joes. Apparently we were out of groceries because I bought the entire store!


I really like showing you all my grocery hauls! When I first started eating clean I depended on reading other blogs and getting some great food ideas. And I still continue to find inspiration from reading other health and fitness blogs!

So I hope these posts help you see what I buy and what a clean kitchen should look like!


Basil, bell peppers, asparagus, sugar snap peas, lemon, bananas, cucumber, brussel sprouts, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes.


Romaine hearts, yellow and red onion, apples, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, avocados, spinach and kale




Laughing Cow swiss, hummus, chicken lime burgers (for when I need a quick meal!) string cheese, frozen fruit for smoothies, waffles, yogurt and ground turkey.


Dried cranberries, taco shells, goat cheese, baked tofu, rice tortillas, almonds, potatoes, black beans, maple sryup, red pepper soup, 12 grain crackers and strawberry apple sauce.


Herbs, Yerbba Mate tea, Lara Bars, chia seeds, taco seasoning, beans, coconut milk, pasta sauce, almond milk, kalamata olives, cereal and baking soda/powder.

So I wanted to add a few notes about my grocery shopping: I am buying for 3 – Marc, Jordan and myself. I have meat eaters and veggie eaters to please. I have food for prepping meals and for the times when I am rushing to put something on the table. I buy special snack type food for Jordan because I think it’s important for him to have his own special snacks. However, these snacks are wholesome foods with no added sugars or unnecessary ingredients.

I always make sure to have a lot of fresh produce on hand for smoothies, salads and meals. Tomorrow I will probably cook and prep a lot of my food for the week so it’s ready and prepared to grab and eat!

Please let me know if you have any questions about my shopping or meal planning! I don’t do the whole weekly meal planning but I make sure I have cut up veggies to grab and proteins already prepared.

After I got done organizing and putting my groceries away I sat down with a lovely bowl of fruit, yogurt and tea. I added a spoonful of peanut butter and some pieces of a Larabar. I love these messy bowls of goodness!


Seattle has had some crazy weather today! Rain, then sun, then rain and then sun again. Crazy!


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