Friday, July 21, 2017

Trader Joe's and Yeast-Free Living

This summer I have expanded my shopping to Trader Joe's. I've been frequenting the store in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, Florida.  The parking lot is large, and I usually go early on Saturday mornings.  This blog entry will focus on many of the food options I have found.

One of my favorite finds is Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers.  A box contains 4 frozen burgers and the cost is $3.49.  You can cook them several ways, but I take them out of the freezer and put them in a pan coated with olive oil spray. I cook them on medium heat for five minutes on each side. That evening I served the chicken burger with avocado, strawberries, and blueberries.  They are very tasty, and they are on many lists of people's favorite items at Trader Joe's.  The burgers are 3 points on the Weight Watchers SmartPoints system.  The listed ingredients of the burgers are ground chicken, onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice concentrate, and red pepper flakes.  It also says "Natural Flavors", so I want you to be aware of that.  I usually stay away from as much processed food as possible, but if you want something delicious and fast, this could be a go-to item that is about as good as it gets as far as additives.

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

Easy Dinner!

Turning to the produce section, I found Trader Joe's Broccoli and Kale Slaw.  You could easily make this into a traditional slaw by adding Vegenaise, Truvia, possibly some onion, salt, and pepper.  This comes in a kit, but I did not use the dried blueberries or cherries, because of the sugar content of those items.  The slaw sells for $3.49.

Trader Joe's Broccoli and Kale Slaw

 

Trader Joe's also had Mini Heirloom Tomatoes when I shopped.  They were $3.99 a pound.  I bought them, even though they were a bit pricey, because they are seasonal and they looked wonderful.


Trader Joe's Mini Heirloom Tomatoes

Below is the salad that I made with the Broccoli and Kale Slaw Mix and Mini Heirloom Tomatoes. I also added avocados that I bought at Trader Joe's (4 count bag for $3.49) and almond slivers from the Broccoli and Kale Slaw Mix.  I added one teaspoon of olive oil as dressing, along with salt and pepper.

My finished salad!

Here are the strawberries I bought at Trader Joe's that I had with the Chile Lime Chicken Burgers. The strawberries were $3.29 a pound.  They were not organic, but Trader Joe's does sell organic strawberries.  

Yummy!

These are just a few of the items I found at Trader Joe's that would go along with a yeast-free diet. Stay tuned for more finds!  Let me know if you have found any great items at Trader Joe's, too!  Also, thank you to the many readers who have "Liked" and follow my page on Facebook.  I really appreciate it!  Happy Summer!