All tagged Trader Joes

One Pan Perfection: Trader Joe's Smoked Sausage + Cinnamon Apples & Veggies

Let's all just take a moment to stop, pause, and praise the foodie trend that we all know and love: one pan meals. You take all of your prepped ingredients, throw them on ONE pan and roast. Sign me up. 

Per usual, I did my troll around TJs for some inspiration. Protein, yes, that's a good base. I decided to start there and build out my meal plan accordingly. 

Now, I eat chicken breast all the time. I'm practically clucking around town. So, I decided to shake things up with some sausage... chicken sausage... but nonetheless, different than my usual crockpot chicky.

Trader Joe's Pollo Asado & Turmeric Veggies

Lately Chicago has been blessed with some gorgeous, sunny weekends. This has  allowed for lots of quality bonding time between myself and my bike, White Lightning. Normally you can find us beebopping along the Lakeshore trail, jamming to JB, and probs wearing some snap specs. Go ahead, judge me. Or, better yet, "us"... White Lightning is to blame, really. She requests the playlists and always suggests Justin Bieber :) 

Anyways, yesterday was anything but sunny. In fact, it rained all day. ALL day. So what did I do? I traded in some quality time with White Lightning for some quality time with my crockpot. I first buzzed into TJs, found some goodies, and then got to crockpotting for some weekly meal prep. I'll cover the deets below by categorizing into either crockpot chicky or turmeric veggies. 

the buzz on brekki

It's the age old debate... to eat breakfast or not to eat breakfast? Ah, that IS the question...

My first thought: throw on my little researcher hat, geek-out over some pro-brekki stats, and drop some mambo-jambo into this post detailing all the benefits of being a breakfast enthusiast. But, on second thought, this is not a drab white-paper, it's a beezy-blog. We keep it light. We keep it fun. We keep it snazzy-jazzy. So, let me pose a simple question:

Do you want to be a champ today? 'nuff said. eat your brekki

Fresh Finds @ Trader Joe's

If you've been following Whollybeezus for some time, you are very familiar with my Trader Joe's obsession. They have such a great selection of unique and reasonability priced goodies that you couldn't otherwise find at local grocery stores. 

Their employees are also gems. One time, while checking out at the register, the employee asked me if I liked classical music. I was slightly thrown off. I paused. And then I answered: 'Hmmm, I'm not sure I do. I prefer dance pop. You know, Fifth Harmony-like stuff.' He didn't skip a beat. He just nodded his head. 'That's cool. Yeah, you do you, girl'. See, no judgement. Again, let me reiterate, their employees are GEMS!