if you've never had the luxury of going to TJs allow me to enlighten you. it's TINY but not in an annoying way more like an easy to find everything way and you leave knowing you haven't missed anything. pictured above are my cool finds that are not only out of this world delish, they are GOOD for you AND ridiculously inexpensive, even for organic food. yes, at the top of my pros list for ANY store and especially trader joe's is that it's inexpensive. i want an over the top find for nothing! i proudly admit that i'm a bargain shopper! oh, and they have really cool packaging on a lot of their products that makes you want to buy them for their artsy appeal, but i didn't get any pics of them because i felt weird taking pictures in a grocery store.
1. Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup - consistency of a creamy tomato soup with the tangy kick of the peppers, but only 100 calories per serving. does that mean i can have 2 servings?
2. Reduced Fat Cilantro Dressing - if you've had the reduced fat creamy ranch you know that TJ's does NOT play around with their dressings!
3. Baked Soy Crisps: Feta, Garlic and Olive Oil Flavor - bad for the breath, good for the heart. awesome flavor, but not overbearing.
4. Tomato Juice - you know i'm addicted to this stuff, and theirs taste like pureed salsa. am i a little weird that i love that it is really thick and almost has bits of veggies in it? (at least i didn't call them chunks!)
i'll stop now and leave you with my absolute favorite find of them all...with a nice 15 second sear for each side this makes a fabulous dinner everytime. seeing this picture gets my mouth watering, and i haven't even finished my coffee this morning. but i can't not mention that it ONLY cost $6 for two whole steaks. now pair it with their $3 wine... see, there's always an up-side.