1. Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite grocery stores (don’t worry Whole Foods, you’re still at the top of my list)! Buzzfeed did us all a favor and put together a list of some of the best and most delicious products at TJ’s. From the list the Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole with Greek Yogurt is one of the usual items on my grocery list. Plus, the Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix is a super easy, make at home Sunday morning kind of breakfast savior. I would also like to add to the list the Unsalted Crunchy Almond Butter because I use it pretty much every single day. Also, the Reduced Guilt Mac & Cheese is my secret (not so secret anymore) go-to dinner on the weekend when I’m in a rush. What are your favorite products?
2. Quick update on that soda tax I was talking about before! There is now more evidence that soda taxes cut soda consumption. A new study took place in one neighborhood in California which showed that since the soda tax self reported consumption of soda decreased by 21% and water consumption increased. All great things! I’m still so proud of Philadelphia for passing this tax.
3. If you don’t eat after working out then you’re doing it wrong. You need to fuel your body after a workout to reset and recover. These snacks are all great options for your post workout. Smoothies and protein shakes seem to be what I go for the most, but handfuls of nuts, yogurt and granola and hummus are all great options as well!