It’s the beginning of the New Year, and like many others, my resolutions include eating and living more healthfully.
This past year I did ok – I didn’t gain weight, but I didn’t lose any either (I’m still trying to lose those pesky last 10 pregnancy pounds!).
A couple ways I plan to eat better are to buy more whole and organic foods and to try new healthful recipes without spending more money. Fortunately, Trader Joe’s, my FAVORITE grocery store for buying whole, natural and organic foods for less, now has 7 locations in the Twin Cities area (there were only 3 a few years ago), so I’ll be able to shop there more easily and frequently! (See my previous post, “Ten grocery items I LOVE at Trader Joe’s.”)
And just recently I heard about a cookbook called Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s: Lose Weight and Feel Great Using Trader Joe’s Products by Jamie Davidson, M.S., and was very eager to try it. I received both this cookbook and another book Jamie wrote, Quick and Healthy Meals from Trader Joe’s for review, and was very impressed – they’re both full of flavorful and nutritious recipes that are easy to follow and include all kinds of ingredients from Trader Joe’s – some that are familiar, others that I’d never heard of!