All posts tagged: Trader Joe’s

Chicken: Top It, Bake It, Eat It!

It’s a work night and approaching 8:00 PM. You could either go drive and get something to eat or scrounge around for a snacky dinner. Most likely both are not your optimal choice. One involves going in the car and driving again, and the other will leave you hungry for a ravenous midnight “snack.” This was my dilemma last night and since dinner was only for one (my sister was out for dinner), I wasn’t about to make a gourmet meal. So what to do? I have a simple, tasty recipe that provides protein to satisfy hunger and is easy to make. I usually have a bag of Trader Joe’s Chicken Tenders in the freezer so I luckily didn’t have to go to the store. A chicken topper, like Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic, is a wonderful thing to have on hand that quickly adds flavor. It lasts a long time in the fridge and at only $1.99, it’s a real lifesaver! Recipe Preheat oven to 350°F. Defrost chicken breast and place on a lined baking sheet or an oiled …

Summer’s Frozen Delights

Summer is just around the corner and these tasty treats will satisfy your frozen dessert cravings! Somehow when it starts getting warmer, everything seems new and exciting. After surviving the cold for about 7 months, the sun seems sunnier, flowers seem prettier and frozen treats taste yummier. My sister and I have been on the lookout for a healthy frozen dessert that is naturally sweet without fake sugars. Since we love the creaminess of frozen yogurt and the richness of chocolate, we knew this chocolate banana recipe would be just right. Recipe Slice up bananas and simply freeze those babies up! I like cutting them up into small pieces to eliminate that painful “brain freeze.” Make them extra tasty by dipping them in melted dark chocolate. (Note: freeze the bananas before dipping to keep the chocolate from sliding off). Then add sprinkles or crushed nuts for a little more dazzle. Tip: If you let the bananas warm up a bit before you take a bite, the consistency is more like the creamy Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Bon …