My food from Tuesday might go down in history as the ugliest day of food. EVER! You’ve been warned…

Oh, and apparently I shop at Trader Joe’s a lot. :)

Workout: 45 minute spin class.

Beverage: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2. (And a side of man with sword…the sword was NOT a Halloween prop).

Breakfast: Banana Custard Oats ala The Healthy Everythingtarian. I used 1/2 cup oats + 1 cup water + 1.5 eggs + 1/2 banana and topped it with 1 Tbsp peanut butter. This breakfast is amazing. Not in terms of looks, but in terms of flavor and its staying power.

Snack/treat/sugar: coffee + coconut creamer and 1/2 beignet. We had some beignets and chicory coffee at the office  and I had to sample.

Lunch: 1 cup turkey chili (from Trader Joe’s) + greek salad: romaine + cucumber + hearts of palm + kalamata olives + feta cheese + dressing. Lunch was tasty, but I don’t think I’ll get the chili again.

Snack: baked lentil chips + mediterranean greek yogurt dip

Dinner: 2 masala veggie burgers (Trader Joe’s) + steamed green beans + raw veggies

Dessert: 2 squares dark chocolate

Now, the real important question is – did you dress up for Halloween? What were you?

This was my sorry attempt…and my brother is here!

17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Ahh I love the makeup – it turned out well! I’ve been eyeing those lentil chips. Would you recommend them? (Because obviously I need another reason to make a trip to TJ’s ;) )


    • Emily
      Nov 01, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

      I liked the chips – they are kind of airy but nice and crunchy. :) Dip didn’t hold a candle to the kale & spinach.


  2. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    mmm, i LOVE trader joe’s! wish i had one closer.


  3. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    We are getting a TJ’s on Monday that’s about 15 minutes away from my house. whoo hoo!


  4. erin
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    SO making those breakfast oats!

    Your halloween make-up is fantastic! And, yay for your bro visiting… have a great time!


  5. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    There’s no shame in eating TJ’s-inspired meals multiple times a day! I do the same thing, especially after a big shop. Everything there is irresistibly delicious–it’s hard NOT to eat what’s stocked in the house. ;) Do you recommend the Greek yogurt dip?


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Nov 03, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

      The yogurt dip was ok, but I probably wouldn’t buy again. I am OBSESSED with their kale & spinach greek yogurt dip though. :)


  6. Sam
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Love the recipes. Thought you’d appreciate this article on a recent vitamin ad:,0,2875260.column

    The author asks why we need to sacrifice the yummy stuff for a pill. Check it out and enjoy!


  7. Sam
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Great snack ideas (and great face painting :)) Thought you’d appreciate an article just published by the Hartford Courant on unrealistic vitamin ads:,0,2875260.column

    The author asks why we need to sacrifice the yummy stuff for a pill. Check it out and enjoy!


  8. Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    I need to try that Mediterranean dip! TJ’s is coming out with the best new products:) Love your blog!


  9. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    That chili looks delish actually – you have me craving some now.
    Love the face painting. I didn’t dress up this year, I know…I’m lame. I had a costume (80s themed) but ended up not going out and we don’t get any trick or treaters.


  10. Katherine
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 11:27 am


  11. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Love your make up! What did you do for Halloween? We dressed up as Frankenstein and Bride of for a party in our building. So fun!


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Nov 05, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

      Your makeup was so much better! We went out in West Hollywood (our neighborhood) as they have a HUGE Halloween party every year!


  12. Chelsea @ahintofhealthy
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Not ugly at all!!! Your meals look great! And love the Halloween make up :)


  13. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Wait, what? A man with a sword??? Do tell!

    The first San Antonio Trader Joes just opened. I’m giving it another week for the rush to die down, and then it’s on. :)

    I just wore my orange skinny crops with a black shirt while trick or treating with the kids. Someday I may dress up, but I’m not really crafty or creative and most of the store costumes are sexy and/or scary which isn’t exactly family trick or treating appropriate.


  14. Lori
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    We just got a Trader Joe’s in Lexington this summer. I still get excited every time I get to go! I was just there tonight! You definitely underestimated the appeal of your eats. It all looks great! :) No dressing up here, but I did get to see a bunch of cute kiddos in their costumes while handing out candy.


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