Beef and Potato Power Bowl

Beef and Potato Power Bowl

This is an incredible post workout meal packed with protein and veggies. It's extremely customizable too! Any ground meat and veggies would work with this. Start with this recipe, or use it as inspiration to make your own protein packed power bowl! FYI this recipe uses fish sauce. I use red boat fish sauce as it's one of the only ones out there that's Whole 30 and Paleo compliant. Plus, despite the smell, it TASTES delicious in this recipe. Trust me! Still don't believe me? No worries, you can do without it and this power bowl will still taste great.

Beef and Potato Power Bowl

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Sweet onion, diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 Medium red potatoes, diced
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminios (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 Cups Trader Joe's Cruciferous Crunch mix (or a mixture of kale, shaved brussels and cabbage)
  • Green onion, sliced (optional for garnish)
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. In a large skillet, heat up extra virgin olive oil and add in the sweet onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  2. Add in garlic and red potatoes and saute for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes start to soften. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add in ground beef and saute until the beef is completely browned.
  4. Enjoy Add in coconut aminos, fish sauce, and red chili pepper flakes and stir for an additional minute.
  5. Enjoy Add in Cruciferous Crunch mix and saute for another 2 minutes.
  6. Optional: Garnish with sliced green onions on top.
  7. Enjoy hot.

Trader Joe's Clean Eating Shopping List: Spring 2017

Grocery shopping. A terror for some, therapeutic for others. No matter how you feel about it, it's gotta be done. Personally, I absolutely love wandering down the aisles of a grocery store, checking out new products, looking at what produce is in season... it's like walking through a store of inspiration for me.

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop. The prices are great, there's a large, and ever growing variety of food that they offer, and they make it pretty easy to eat healthy in my opinion. Plus, you can't beat the free coffee samples!

I've created the grocery list below of the items I'm currently picking up on a weekly basis at my local TJ's. Not all items go in my cart each week, but I wanted to give you all a quick reference to check out if you're ever in need of one. If you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, don't fret. You can still use this list as a guide for your own local store.

My biggest tip is this: try to stay away from the middle aisles (of any grocery store). The outer most aisles will be your best bet for fresh produce, meats, and eggs. Most of the snacky/unhealthy items tend to be in the middle aisles. If you need something, enter those aisles with one intention only, grab the item, and get outta there!

Note: The items listed below are the basics I tend to reach for right now. As the seasons change, this list will too. Be on the lookout for future seasonal lists for Trader Joe's and other spots!

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Bagel-less Everything Breakfast with Avocado, Eggs, & Lox

Bagel-less Everything Breakfast with Avocado, Eggs, & Lox

Trader Joe's recently came out with a new spice blend called "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning. I stuck with the theme of "Everything but the Bagel" and came up with a paleo breakfast that won't disappoint.

Bagel-less Everything Breakfast with Avocado, Eggs, & Lox

Prep + Cooking Time:
Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados (ripe, but firm)
  • 4 Large eggs
  • Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend
  • 2 ounces of Smoked salmon
  • Fresh dill for garnish (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Using a knife, halve the avocados and remove the seeds.
  3. Using a large spoon, scoop enough avocado meat to form a wide area for the eggs to sit. You'll want to make sure not to scoop too deep as this will make the eggs cook slower. Scoop wide instead.
  4. Place each avocado half onto an oven safe baking sheet.
  5. Crack an egg into each avocado half. If the egg doesn't fit, you can always crack 4 eggs into a separate bowl first, scoop in the yolk from each egg, and fill the rest of the avocado with the right amount of egg whites.
  6. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until egg whites are fully cooked.
  7. Top with smoked salmon and fresh dill. Optional: you can also add chopped red onion, capers, or other toppings of your choice. Get creative!
  8. Enjoy warm.