Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PSA: Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds

Before I get to the real purpose of this post (life changing!) I thought I would run you through the madness that usually takes place a few nights a week when I try to prepare for the next day.  On Tuesday night I had class and got home at 10:00 PM, so I moved quickly.  I like to prep the hubby's dinner, my breakfast and/or lunch, and get my stuff together as much as possible so I can get dragged out of bed at the latest moment possible.

First up is lunch prep:
I don't feed my hubby anything that I wouldn't theoretically feed myself.  Tomorrow's lunch is organic chicken, sweet potatoes (pre-roasted in my weekend prep), zucchini and green beans sauteed in garam masala and other random spices for an Indian-inspired stirfry.

Next I made my superfood breakfast cookie:

Superfood Breakfast Cookie:
-1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp hemp protein powder, frozen pomegranate arils, chia seeds, and Odwalla Superfood juice all mixed up and refrigerated overnight for my morning chowing pleasure.

Gina is a genius!

Finally, I danced around the kitchen with my new love:
Um, yes.  I'm delightfully awkward both in pictures and in real life!  And I still have no shame.
What I'm holding is this stuff:

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Seeds
I'm warning you that once you get them and try them, your life will change.  I am also pretending that I don't remember where I hid these guys until next time!

Question for you: What food has changed your life lately? 
The product above, chia seeds, and always almond butter!


Jessica said...

OMGosh. I was just there on Sunday. How did I miss those amazing things?!?!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Oooh!!! I LOVE pomegranate arils...I literally whoop with joy when I see the first pomegranates in the grocery store in November :-)

Mo Diva said...

I need to visit trader joes! omg looks amazing

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I am loving smoothies in a bowl as the weather gets warmer!

Katie ♥ said...

Hello Love!!!!!!!! I have been a bad blogger friend too!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh you are too cute!!! Love the pic of you and your new glory!!!

Those look so good!! I have seen the chocolate covered edamames there before and almost bought them!!!

So glad you are well girl! We are halfway through the week!! Oh leg days suck!! I bet you do a harder core leg workout than me!!

Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

I am loving coconut butter at the moment!! Next week it will be something else, lol!!!

Missy said...

Those look so good. I just had dark chocolate cranberries from there and devoured the whole box!

Mom on the Run said...

I need to find those ASAP. I can see how those could be life changing.

Anonymous said...

wow, those sound delicious & so unique! ill be on the look out :) and you are too cute!

Gracie @ Girl Meets Health said...

I am OBSESSED with those babies!! The dark chocolate covered pom seeds, that is :) I actually got them for the first time at WalMart, of all places. Definitely life-changing!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

Greek yogurt has definitely changed my life - I can't imagine what I ate for breakfasts and snacks before I discovered it :-) Love your b-fast cookie - so many good ingredients!

Gabriela said...

I can't wait until Lent is over so I can try those suckers!! Nutritional yeast has changed my life...or at least the way I think of cheese!!

Anonymous said...

ooooo those sound sooo good! i dont have a freaking TJS near is SO SAD!! ahh!
you are ADORABLE@
thank you for your sweet comments girl!

Mari said...

Hmmm I am still waiting for the Trader Joe's Post! lol I need to get my shopping list =)

and I think you look cute in that picture =)

Oh and you are a very good wife! mike is a lucky man

Andrea @ said...

Mmmm awesome! I love anything covered in dark chocolate! And I could kiss the person who introduced me to almond butter- life changing good!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Okay, I am totally EXCITED for my first trip to a Trader Joe's which will be in April!!! Whatever I buy has to come home with me on the plane, so I am a little worried about how much my luggage is going to weigh!! I need those seeds!!!

Nelly said...

haha chia, almond butter, and artisan fold it (flat out) AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

In the past few months, broccoli slaw has rocked my world! I also just bought my first jar of cashew butter, but I'm trying to get thru my jar of almond butter first before cracking that bad boy open!