A couple of weeks ago I finally decided to implement my New Year’s Resolution. I do realize that it is about a month and a half after the fact, but let’s file this under the “better late than never” category. Every year, when New Year’s rolls around, I think of a few things I can improve upon and try to incorporate into my daily life. Typically, these resolutions fall by the wayside and become merely a ‘to do’ list for the first week of January. This year I have decided to make eating healthy a top priority.

Over the years, I have been called many things; Carb Queen, Choc-o-holic, and Sugar Addict. I thought a chocolate croissant constituted breakfast, saw no need for lunch, and I preferred not to see vegetables on the same plate as my dinner. Thanks to a recent birthday, and the relentless prodding of people I have dubbed the ‘nutrition police’ (and who shall remain nameless – although they know who they are!), my first week of healthy eating was a success. After my initial trip to Wild by Nature and Trader Joe’s, and with the trusty assistance of the Fooducate app on my IPhone, I was able to stock up on a few nutritious alternatives.

Some of my new favorites are Trader Joe’s Oatmeal with Maple and Brown Sugar, Cliff’s Crunch Granola Bars with White Chocolate and Macadamia Nuts (as a mid-morning snack), Trader Joe’s Low Fat Granola Cereal with Almonds, and Wild by Nature’s Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Crunch.

Here’s hoping I can continue to stay on the path towards nutritional nirvana!



  1. I know who the leader of the nutrition police is. Also, we like the other Trader Joe’s hot and cold cereals, including Banana Nut Crunch and Cranberry Almond.

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