Trader Joe’s Top Five

As you all probably know by now, Trader Joe's is my favorite grocery store in the world. I love everything about it except how chaotic it is in NYC, but that's not their fault. I could just wander the aisles all day long and look at the new items. Throughout the years I've established my…

Guilt Free: Almond Butter Protein Cookies

I recently purchased some PES peanut butter protein powder because I heard it's the best protein for baking, and I was curious. I love peanut butter cookies, but recently I've been all about almond butter. I made this recipe so that I could satisfy my sweet tooth without busting my diet. I will say that…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I’ve always seen people make mug cakes, but never attempted to make one until I made this. I WAS MISSING OUT! This smells and tastes just like a chocolate muffin, but is full of protein. This mug cake is super low carb and protein packed, the perfect diet food when you’re craving something sweet. This…

Guilt Free – Protein Packed Pasta Salad

I always loved pasta salad as a kid, but stopped eating it when I started my paleoesque diet. I didn't eat any kind of noodle or processed food that contained gluten. I got so accustomed to eating gluten free that I never craved pasta anymore. Trader Joe's has great alternatives to pasta that are gluten…

Guilt Free Spaghetti(squash) and Meatballs

I used to eat noodles all of the time, but stopped eating them when I saw how many carbs was in a serving. In college I discovered spaghetti squash and I wouldn’t say it changed my life, but it did expand the variety of meals I prepped. This recipe is low carb and high volume,…