I’m thinking of asking these tacos to be my Valentine. Spicy yet sweet with a solid crunch AND totally guilt-free? Swoon. It’s true love, guys. My love affair with Trader Joe’s is very well-documented on this blog. Yet through the years, soy chorizo has remained firmly on my list of All-Time Favorite TJ’s Items. It’s vegan and gluten-free and even if you’re a dedicated omnivore or carnivore, this soy chorizo will knock your socks off. It tastes like authentic chorizo but with zero cholesterol and 100% versatility. I’ve sautéed it with riced cauliflower to create a breakfast burrito bowl and mixed it with a cheese sauce to go over nachos. Sky’s the limit!
Whew, I’m back and let me tell you, I don’t think I could eat another bite! After our family’s Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day Belgian waffle breakfast and Christmas Day leftovers feast, I am living in leggings and in need of a healthy detox reset. I did have a salad yesterday for lunch. Topped with chicken fingers.
Okay, it’s a work in progress.
Thankfully I’ve got a bunch of healthy recipes in the blog archives ready to put us on the right path to a bright and healthy 2017! From chia puddings and smoothie bowls to wraps and soups, I’ve got you covered. I’m adding “Eat clean” to my list of New Year’s resolutions so be sure to check back on Tuesdays because I’ll be sharing some lightened-up favorites and healthy recipes for the New Year!
The month of December just goes by in a blur, right? I feel like I was filling out my calendar and then I blinked and here we are in the middle of the month. I think that without any snow, I have a hard time feeling like it’s truly Christmastime. I’ve been listening to Christmas tunes on repeat and wearing as much plaid as humanly possible (Exhibits A, B + C) but I need to see some flurries soon. Christmas cookies do help me get into the spirit of the season (shocking).
The other thing doing the trick? Trader Joe’s holiday section. For whatever reason, I find grocery shopping therapeutic and I always like to peruse TJ’s seasonal and latest items sections to get some kitchen inspiration and check out any funky new-to-me products. You never know what you’re going to find. Over the years, I’ve picked up on Trader Joe’s holiday favorites – the seasonal items that come back year after year. TJ’s makes it super easy to create big holiday magic with a little budget. These items are especially perfect for last-minute hosting!