I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have access to a Trader Joe’s. Not only do they have great products in great packaging and let you sample ANYTHING you want (seriously), but they also have the most engaging cashiers. I find myself having good/funny/meaningful conversations with them almost every time I come in the store (which is several times per week). With the strict diet I’m on these days, Trader Joe’s has some really amazing snacks that are quick and healthy. Here are my current favorites:
Just Mango Slices – The only ingredient in this snack is just as the label reads, just mango. This dried fruit satisfies my intense sweet tooth and is legitimately so good! You can also feel good about this snack knowing that mango contains Iron, Vitamin E, and Calcium!
Zesty Nacho Kale Chips – Ok, so they don’t realllllly taste like my beloved nachos but they are still super tasty. This variety also happens to be vegan and gluten free. It definitely satisfies the chip craving and these are baked at such a low temperature that they are actually considered raw, which means that they maintain all of their enzymes! Each serving has six grams of protein and three grams of fiber.
Kale and Edamame Bistro Salad – I know, I know I’m obsessed with kale right now but why shouldn’t I be? It has the highest nutrient density rating, so you’re getting a lot of health benefit in something that is very pocketbook friendly! I usually prefer to make my own salads, but ain’t nobody (me) got time for that right now, so this is a delicious option to the tune of $3.99!
On another note – some of you may have seen me talk about the official Miss USA OPTX Eyewear fan vote on Facebook or Twitter, but just in case you didn’t – I am starting my first grassroots marketing campaign for the The Official Miss USA OPTX Eyewear Fan Vote by uploading a new video every day. Let it be known that I am not above using cute children and celebrities in my campaign! Stay tuned! Loving how these first videos turned out! Feel free to share, and feel free to vote for me here: