Remember when I said I was going to make these? Yeah, so, I made them.
They were horrible.
AND when I ran the ingredient list through MFP, it told me that the bars were closer to 150 than the 66 listed in the recipe. So, no. I could just have a small, regular lemon bar for 150 calories.
Then I went to Trader Joe's. And I found these:
Cue choirs of angels. Want the nutrition stats on these little (and I do mean little, as they are about 1" square) pieces of heaven?
Other things I love at Trader Joe's (harkening back to Lap Band Gal's post last month):
- Cookie Butter: I have to measure out one serving of this and then put the jar away. Otherwise, this stuff is *dangerous*.
- Spinach & Kale dip: I did say that I can't do dips, because they're a trigger food for me. That said, this dip is fantastic without being a trigger. And it's so low-calorie that I can have a 1/4 cup serving for 60 calories. I often use this dip as a topping for my everything bagel thin. Holy moly, tasty tasty.
- Meyer Lemon cookie thins: These are 9 cookies for 130 calories. I occasionally eat these with a serving of cookie butter for a 220 calorie sweet treat.
- Egg white salad: 100 calories, 14 grams of protein. Sometimes I eat it with...
- Reduced Guilt Pita Chips: These add the perfect crunch to the egg white salad. 100 calories of these plus 100 calories of the egg salad makes a 200 calorie, 17g of protein meal.
The only thing I have ever found that I don't like at Trader Joe's is their Roasted Garlic Salsa. I am just not a fan of that stuff - it tastes more like a marinara than a salsa to me, and while that has its place, it's not on my omelet in the morning. Yuck.
Tell me, what are your favorite groceries (whether or not you shop at TJ's)?