Best of Trader Joe’s: Tarte d’Alsace

Trader Joe's French Style Flat Bread with Ham, Caramelized Onions and Gruyere and Summer Salad

“If Only I Was French I Would Eat Like This Every Day … “

… I heard myself saying something like that when I recently visited Paris (which, by the way, is very likely the best city on the planet—I care only a little bit that this statement sounds incredibly cliché). I also kept saying to people when I returned, “I feel like I’ve been lied to my whole life. Food in France is so, so simple, but everything is so fresh and clean (even when really rich), that I never had to eat as much to feel satisfied.” All of this made me realize that maybe not only have I been approaching food preparation completely incorrectly in the past, but that there was still a chance that I could correct all of this error.  read more Best of Trader Joe’s: Tarte d’Alsace

Food – Mexican Quinoa Salad – 10 WW+

if you’re craving a mexican meal, or maybe you need some fresh protein in your life, this is the meal to make. it would have a lot fewer points if the serving was smaller (duh), and if it didn’t have 1/3 cup of olive oil in the dressing, but i eat this as a main meal, and i don’t think the olive oil is that bad for you … even if it does have a lot of points! it’s got yummy black beans, corn, fresh tomatoes, bell pepper and onions, loads of cilantro and spices. get the recipe in this post! read more Food – Mexican Quinoa Salad – 10 WW+

Food – Raw Broccoli Raisin Salad – 4 WW+

so. i’m confused … i was under the impression that broccoli had 0 points, but apparently when added to a recipe, it has points. this recipe calls for 2 heads of broccoli, which add up to 3 WW+. i was unpleasantly surprised to find this out, because i wanted this recipe to be 2 WW+ or less per serving. oh well! it’s still pretty low in points, healthy, and raw. and yummy! read more Food – Raw Broccoli Raisin Salad – 4 WW+