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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chili Dogs the Healthy Way

It  was so nice getting off at 4pm and being able to go to a free yoga class that was hosted by my dear friend Rachel. She is getting her yoga training certificate and is practicing on us bootcamp ladies! It was so nice, and I got a great stretch in.

Today on my lunch break I went to TJ’s for some groceries for the next two weeks.

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I haven’t done a “real” shopping trip in a while. I was excited to fill up the fridge with some fruit and veggies!

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This week’s cart:

  • TJ’s Natural PB
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Black Beans
  • Light Coconut Milk
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • 2 potatoes
  • mini whole ww pita’s
  • herb salad mix
  • bean soup mix
  • baby spinach
  • organic mac and cheese
  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • TJ’s Greek yogurt

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  • whole wheat hot dog buns
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • chicken sausages
  • sweet potato cutlets
  • kiwi
  • sliced organic apples
  • hummus
  • goat cheese
  • ham
  • tofu
  • sliced carrots

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Some highlights of the trip, avocado halves I have never seen these before!

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Meatless corn dogs, hoping that Hubby doesn't notice:) 

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And the inspiration for tonight's dinner, Spinach Fontina & Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausages. 

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I had this can of Veggie Chili I have been wanting to save for the perfect evening! 

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I was excited to fire up the grill, and have so much light outside!

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The whole wheat honey wheat TJ’s hot dogs buns were delicious and so were these chicken sausages!! I topped my dog with some veggie chili and a little light cheddar cheese.

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I made some sweet potato fries to go along with it. I mixed the potatoes with a little EVOO, pepper and a little Rondevouex seasoning and baked for 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

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I grilled up some asparagus for some greenery as well. 

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This dinner was satisfying and way better then FAST FOOD, a total of 400 calories and 7 grams of FAT!!! Whoever said you can’t chili dogs and be healthy??

I am currently catching up on blogs and responding to some emails I have been meaning to get to today! I am also enjoying two Girl Scout Peppermint Patties and watching the The Break-up

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I am about to hit the hay with my new reading material for the month! Look what came in the mail today!! Can't wait to did into this!

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Night Friends!


Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Dinner looks awesome! You've inspired me to make a healthy hot dog for hubs and find a meatless dog for me!

Anonymous said...

I love finding new foods to try at Trader Joe's! And, dinner looks yummy!

Mrs. LC said...

haha I just watched The Break Up on tv too. :) Can't wait to hear what you think on the book! Have a great night!

Alison said...

Love seeing other people use reusable bags!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are going to have some nice dinners. Trader Joe's is the best.

Lauren said...

We had TJ's grilled chicken sausages too. I had the Sundried Tomato and Basil falvor and they were very good, but the kind that you got sounds even better.

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Niki said...

Yum! Looks Great! Let us know how that book is!

Pearl said...

what a great grocery haul!

Jessica said...

That dinner looks awesome - I may have to steal the idea! I love TJ's - I'm so glad they have them out here!

Brandi said...

the chili dogs look great! I've only seen parts of the break up, but what I did see was funny :)

Melissa @ For the love Of Health said...

Bobbi- what a great food makeover! Healthy actually tastes better too! It looks sooooooo good! No doubt it was satsifying.

Great grocery photos. I have a grocery photo fetish haha

have a fab day

Amy said...

Can't wait to read what you think about Jillian's book. She is an idol of mine!

Fitzalan said...

I MUST go to my TJ's and see if they have those corn dogs. My husband had his first corn dog last summer (what type of childhood did he have?!!) and is obsessed. I do not eat hot dogs, so this would be a great combination. Let us know how they are and if the hubbie liked them!

Happiness Awaits

Kristen said...

Those meatless corndogs are delicious, he will never know the difference! Love all the TJ's finds!

Matt said...

Damn that is quite a grocery store haul!

Jenny said...

I love that you season with Rondevouex! Rondevouex, Corky's and Dancing Pigs from the BBQ Shop spinces are all staples in my pantry. Ahhh, your post takes me back to good old Memphis and my college days!

Anonymous said...

That chili dog looks awesome! I have that same chili (okay - like 3 of them) in my cupboard, so I think I have some inspiration for it :-)

FoodsThatFit said...

Now that we have moved, we don't have a TJ's nearby, and I can't even tell you how much I miss it already!!! I am going to stock up next time I am close to one!

Amy said...

I followed that program! I really like it and had great results...now only if I was still lifting. It's definitely intense!

Julia said...

what a fab dinner!

Anonymous said...

hi! Your meal looks beautiful and so yummy! How do you get your sweet potato fries to look so perfect?

Becci said...

Your dinner looks amazing! I would love meals like this, but I think the hubby would turn his nose up at the chicken sausage. I sure wish I had a trader joe's nearby....

Jenny said...

i love chicken sausages.. my fav. are the aidelle chicken and apple ones.. to die for !

Kim said...

Those chicken sausages rock! Those are my fav, but the maple apple ones are good too!

Let us know how those avocado halves are. I saw them yesterday at TJ's and passed them up. I would love to have a way avocado without losing the part that I didn't eat at one time. I am the only one in my house who eats them!


ttfn300 said...

Dinner looks FANTASTIC :) can't wait for the book review!