Trader Joe’s Tuesday and a Few Things to Love About Spring Running.

Oh yes, I am bringing back Trader Joe’s Tuesday! I am loving all of the things I’ve been finding there lately. It definitely makes for a yummy way to spice up my meals and snacks during the work week!! Here are a few items in my grocery cart this week.

Cauliflower and broccoli vegetable patties. These are great especially if you heat them up in a pan with a little bit of coconut oil. Actually I think they would be great also with breakfast dishes, kind of like a hash brown alternative with eggs and such. They also have the carrot and peas one which I have not tried yet, but hear they are delicious.

Artichoke and jalapeno dip. This is one thing I absolutely have to have in my cart when I go to TJ’s. It is a greek yogurt dip that is absolutely fantastic with tortilla and/or pita chips and veggies. Perfect for parties or just snacking in general.

Asparagus. Loving their fresh produce lately. This is one of my favorite veggies to roast because it is so dang easy. A little evoo, sea salt and pepper or garlic, pop in the oven, serve with baked chicken. Instant yummy goodness.

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend. This stuff I swear tastes amazing on EVERYTHING and it is a super cheap spice to buy. I’ve put it on meats, veggies, eggs, rice, you name it. No need for anything else. It has all of the deliciousness you need.

Switching gears, back over to running! Yes that would be my favorite topic. Running this week has gone great so far! Plus the weather is super fantastic down in Texas. AND YES…HAPPY SPRING! I know in some parts of the country it does not feel like spring yet. But I shall give you something to look forward to. Here are a few things I love about spring running…

GOOD DAY SUNSHINE. I do love me some dark morning runs but I am also loving lunchtime runs in the sun. Some days you need a break in the monotony and to get some vitamin D.

Pastel colors are back! I love me some bright running clothes…can’t wait to stock up on all of the super bright and colorful tank tops, sports bras and shorts. Great time of year to update the running wardrobe. I have my eyes on a few items from lulu’s spring cotton collection.

Bye bye layers and gloves. I enjoy colder weather runs too but hey now there is no need to worry about ALL OF THE CLOTHING that goes along with it. I can finally retire my running gloves and mittens. Back in the drawer they go.

All of the pretty blooms everywhere. I am obsessed with blooming trees & flowers lately. They are everywhere and making my running that much more blissful. Nice distraction and gives you something to look at.

What are some things you love about SPRING RUNNING?! Been to Trader Joe’s lately? Tell me what I should buy!

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

13 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Tuesday and a Few Things to Love About Spring Running.

  1. I do not visit TJ’s, but I used to love living a block away from the first TJ in NYC. I remember fighting off my Saturday hangovers, so I could be the first group of people in line before the store opened.

      1. TJ’s mint chocolate chip ice cream used to be my crack back in 2010. However, I cannot remember the last time that I have visited a TJ’s. It’s too intense to shop at TJ’s in NYC . . . I do not do intensity very well, because I may catch a case.

      2. Never had any of their ice cream but I imagine it’s great!! I love their sales on produce and seeing what new items they have in store. It’s not close to me either (closer to where I work) so I always look fwd to going! Thanks for your comment!

  2. That Everything but the Bagel seasoning is dangerous!!! We don’t have a TJ’s here, but if there is one in a city we visit, we stop!! We are all about decluttering one house and filling another with stuff these next few weeks!!

  3. I wish there was a Trader Joes here. They seem to carry interesting things and not too bad on the wallet either. We have a Whole Foods, but it really is whole paycheck for a reason.

    1. Oh gosh tell me about it! There is a Whole Foods that just popped up by me and I limit myself to only shopping at the hot bar, and the “bar” bar during happy hour. Even then I walk out of there spending no less than $25-30 for a meal and beverage!

      1. Spell check saves me on some words!!!! I’m pretty good at spelling and vocabulary because I’ve been an avid reader my whole life, but some of those words i can never get hahahahahaha.

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