You are all probably well aware of my love affair with a certain Trader Joe, but there’s another TJ vying for my affection: TJ Maxx. I’ve been frequenting TJ’s aisles since high school; I learned early that its racks harbor the best bargains in town. Not only can you find Seven jeans for approximately 30% of their original price, but you can also score sweet activewear for mere pennies. Exhibit A:
At last, I found my beloved Nike running shorts at a reasonable price! Original price: $40.00. TJ Price: $7.99. I also snagged an Under Armour shirt and a pretty coral-colored sports bra. I will be struttin’ my stuff on tomorrow’s morning run, for sure:)
Do you shop at discount stores? What are some of your favorite bargains?
Alright, enough of my gushing over TJ. Here are the edibles:
After a little digging in the cookie jar (yes, I do keep my protein powder packets in the cookie jar), I came up with another Vega Smoothie Infusion. The rest of the components were determined by the almost empty bags of frozen fruit in my freezer. Yummers.
We’ve made it to J already! I decided to combine challenges this morning in that I completed “J” in my alphabet oat challenge, and I tried a new food, as suggested by CCV. I combined the jicama with apple & cinnamon and nuked it for a a few minutes in the microwave to achieve an apple pie-like consistency. I did a little research about jicama flavor pairings and found that it accompanies citrus flavors well–hence the orange zest. Although jicama takes some peeling and chopping, I’d consider including it in my diet again; its taste reminds me of an apple-potato hybrid. Have you ever tried jicama? How do you enjoy it?
For lunch, I derived inspiration from the Body Mind Soul blog and made Ranch Tofu. For the ranch flavor, I used a teaspoon of Simply Organic‘s Ranch Dip seasoning. I love savory breakfast food, any time of day.
Snackage with Oikos:
I’ll save the full review for my upcoming comprehensive Greek yogurt review, but I’ll tell ya this: two thumbs up in the creaminess department. Thank you Stonyfield!
For dinner, I called forth my Southern roots again and prepared some beans n’ greens, along with a sweet potato. Superb.
Ciao for now, bloggies.