So you’ve made a New Years Resolution. Perhaps you realize summer will be here eventually. Perhaps for health or personal reasons you realize that it’s time to drop a few pounds. There are plenty of diet programs out there. One I’m most critical of is Jenny Craig. Not that it’s a bad program, but it’s expensive. It also goes against the philosophy of “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” You are never really taught how to cook. Plus their food is quite expensive and some can even be confused with pet food visually. Since adding time to a set 24 hour day isn’t going to happen, you may need to rely on certain things being already made for you. Maybe it will give you time back in your day or give you just a few more minutes at the gym. So I’ve pulled together of (most) of my reviews and complied a calorie count for each item if you plan on Dieting at Trader Joe’s….
The pros: Trader Joe’s Artichoke and Cheese Ravioli has a tasty filling that is much more artichoke and cheese than olive. The briny taste of the olives is present without much of the texture.
The cons: None come to mind, the ravioli in the refrigerated section is consistently good. I haven’t actually tried any flavors that I hated.
The verdict: …
I love a good dip. Dip is something that I usually order as an appetizer when I go out to eat. But sometimes there are quiet nights in where we just watch TV, Netflix or a movie on DVD. So we make ourselves a couple of drinks and enjoy snack food rather and a real meal. Of all the dips I’ve tried Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip is my favorite.
Pros: Taste, ease of preparing, price of $2.99. It is creamy and cheesy with just the right amount of spinach and artichokes.
Cons: Finding it in Trader Joe’s. Small box which means it can be hard to find. This is one of those items I tried as a sample. I’ve been hooked ever since. If you are having company you might need a few of these. This was a good size for 2 people.
The Verdict: …