Simple Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make In Your Day-to-Day Life

As someone who has spent quite some time in Los Angeles, I’ve always been aware of how we should be living more eco-friendly day-to-day lives, and we should try to save the turtles, etc. Seeing how bad our ecosystems are currently, especially our oceans, it’s officially the last straw – literally.

I bring up Los Angeles because it’s one of the major cities that is trying to eliminate straw use and drastically reduce our plastic waste. It’s borderline frowned upon if you’re still using a straw at a restaurant or drinking out of a single-use Dasani water bottle. As dramatic as that may sound, and trust me – I despise using paper straws, the plastic issue is truly out of control!

I am by no means an expert on this topic, obviously. But I feel as though I could give some tips on how to help, in anyway that we can, in a more grounded and relatable manner. It’s very difficult to think that just one person is going to make a difference in this already out of control situation, but we gotta start somewhere!

Disclaimer: Nobody’s perfect. I’m not saying to completely switch to a waste-free lifestyle or anything completely drastic. These are just some tips on simple and easy things you can try to implement, everything helps!

First, I’ll explain a little bit about what “problem” I’m even referring to. Any piece of trash that you throw into a garbage can is going into the landfills. But trash flies into storm drains, rivers, oceans, you name it – and trillions of pieces of trash are currently in our oceans. While no trash is good, a lot of that is plastic. Plastic silverware, sandwich bags, grocery bags, straws, etc. are all floating around and polluting our waters. Sea turtles are ingesting plastic straws and dying, dolphins are thinking that grocery bags are jellyfish and eating them. ugh.

Even though the problem seems long gone, there are simple things you can do to stop the tap of trash that is flowing into the water everyday.

Reusable Produce Bags, $6.99

image via Target

I just picked some of these up today from Target! When going grocery shopping, I do most of my damage in the produce section. I’m always picking up fruits and veggies to stock my fridge for the week. But in doing so, we use those thin plastic produce bags to wrap everything up. On a big shopping day, I might use up to five of those. Yes, they are recyclable, but if they get gross and sticky from fruit or dirty from unwashed vegetables, not all recycling centers will accept those, so they end up in the landfills anyway. SO, picking up some of these reusable produce bags can be major! This pack has 5 separate bags, so I have more than enough. The produce can also breathe in these bags and they are machine washable. Love it.

Reusable Sandwich/Ziploc Bags, $8.99

Image via Target

Like I mentioned above, one-use sandwich bags ending up in the ocean can be detrimental, and have been detrimental, to sea animals! Buying a few of these for your lunch box or meal prep is extremely simple and all you have to do is throw them in the dishwasher or rinse them out, easy as that. No excuses, people!

Reusable Straws

I don’t even need to link these because you can get reusable straws anywhere! The easiest place to pick some up are at your grocery store or just on Amazon. If you’re always eating out or grabbing a quick coffee, the amount of plastic straws you go through is crazy! These straws are ending up in the ocean and are a main killer of sea turtles and other marine life. Keeping a reusable straw in your car/purse for your daily iced coffees or your Friday night margarita can make a small difference! Most times these straws are coming in cute carrying cases too, so they aren’t getting dirty in your purse! If you absolutely need to use a plastic straw, or are ever in a pinch, people recommend to cut the straw into shreds before disposing.

Say no to plastic silverware

I’m guilty of this. When ordering off Postmates or Uber Eats, I always end up getting a plastic silverware set in the bag, naturally. But most times I’m ordering to-go food, I’m going to eat it at my house or a friend’s house, where there is plenty of real silverware right in the kitchen. I’m sure it’s obvious why we wouldn’t want plastic forks and knives in the ocean, so I’ll spare you the details. But on the “delivery instructions” or “more” section, you can request to not have silverware included! If you are on-the-go or eating at your desk at work, I recommend just picking up a bamboo silverware set that you can wash and keep in your cubicle or bag for when you’re at a food truck, etc.

Know how to properly Recycle!

It wasn’t until recently that I really learned how to properly recycle. As silly as it sounds, I just thought I could throw my yogurt cup in the the recycling bin, or a used pizza box was fair game. That might be an obviously no-no to you, but in the Midwest, where I grew up, recycling education isn’t necessarily a priority. I now know that we need to wash out our plastic yogurt cups and sticky Gatorade bottles and Starbucks plastic cups when we’re ready to recycle them. It’s a weird concept to “wash your trash,” but if it ends up dripping on and soiling the rest of the bin, recycling centers sometimes just consider that trash, and end up throwing it in the landfill anyway. It’s like you never recycled at all!

Second point to make is that recycling isn’t necessarily helping anymore. So, all the plastic we’ve been recycling for years and years has been being bought by China, who then deals with it for us. This year, China stopped buying our plastics, because they are becoming way too polluted and congested with our trash, which is so upsetting. So now, all these things that we are recycling and thinking that we are making a change, no longer have an infrastructure to deal with it. Although I’m not educated enough on the topic to know what is currently being done with our bottles and plastic straws, I know that we personally can try and reduce the amount of waste that we are creating as an individual!

Alrighty then, I know this topic is far from what I usually talk about. But I can’t sit back and see dying sea turtles anymore on Twitter! Making these simple changes in my life, makes me feel that I’m doing the best that I can. Let me know if you are doing any of these things already or have some new tips to share with me!

Cryotherapy: What To Expect

This year, I’ve been really into shopping around for different & fun health and fitness experiences, to see what works for me. Recently, I tried out a new procedure that I’m officially obsessed with. I’m sure you read the title and know exactly what I’m talking about: Cryotherapy.

First of all, I’ll explain why I wanted to give this a try in the first place. Cryotherapy is amazing for sore muscles & joints; which I’ve been dealing with due to exercise, stress, and being on my feet all day. I wanted to give it a try to see if it helped at all with the pain I’ve been experiencing.

If you’re not sure what exactly whole body cryotherapy is, prepare yourself: it’s cold! To be frank, you get in a -250 degree tube for 3 minutes. As crazy as that sounds, it’s not unbearable. Your body acts as though it is literally freezing, so your blood starts to pool in the center of your body. Once you step out after 3 minutes, your blood rushes back into the rest of your body and sends adrenaline and endorphins to your brain.

I want to explain my experience with you guys, in case you’re interested in giving it a go yourself! First of all, price. Prices obviously differ depending on where you live and what facility you go to, so browse around for the one that works best for you! Most places will/should give you discount for your first session. A typical session in the Indianapolis area is around $45, especially at a professional sports medicine clinic. I went to Cryotherapy Indy.

Now, what to expect once you arrive for your first session. After signing a waiver, you’ll be brought back to your Cryotherapy room by one of their specialists. Make sure you mention it’s your first time, just so you make sure to make all the proper precautions! You then will strip down and slip on one of their provided robes. It is up to you whether you wear undergarments, I was told it didn’t matter either way! You then need to wear gloves, socks and sandals to protect yourself from the extreme temperatures. Even if there’s a tiny bit of moisture on your socks from the start of your day, make sure to change into ones they have provided for you. I’m sure you can guess what happens to any sort of moisture at -250 degrees!

Once I was changed and ready, the specialist stepped back into the room and had me step into the machine.

I’m not sure if this is the case at all places, but the specialist stayed in the room with me the entire session, in order to run the machine.

Once you step in, you lose the robe and the session begins! The platform that you stand on raises up the perfect height so that your neck and face are coming out the top of all the liquid nitrogen. From then on, the temperature is obviously extremely cold but to be honest, it’s not that bad! I think the adrenaline, and having the woman to talk to and distract me, made the time fly by!

After the 3 minutes is up, you get your robe back and step out. I kid you not, all the pain in my knees, shins & wrist vanished. Cryotherapy reduces inflammation and accelerates healing in your muscles. I truly felt the effects instantly and the pain stayed away until the next time I trained, of course.

Another reason why I want to continue to go to cryotherapy is that it has amazing beauty & anti-aging benefits! It increases your metabolism and is estimated that you burn 500-800 calories in one single, 3 minute, session. It also detoxifies, accelerates your skin’s rejuvenation process, firms your skin & increases collagen production. Sign me up!

Have you ever tried Cryotherapy before? I’m officially hooked!

What Was In My Spring FabFitFun Box?

It’s like Christmas 4 times a year.

If you have a FabFitFun subscription, you know how insane the excitement is every season when the perfect present shows up on your doorstep. I’ve had a FFF subscription for a few years now & I can honestly say I have never had a bad box! The value of the products I receive blows away the $50 price tag. It’s insane!

This month, in particular, was no exception. I got some pretty amazing products & I’m here to share them with you. Every season, I get to try so many new products which I fall in love with. The spring box contained a couple of my all-time favorite brands, so that made me very happy. Here are the killer products that I received this month…

Robe from Show Me Your Mumu, $84

You can imagine how pumped I was when this beautiful robe was included in my box. It’s lightweight, comfortable & perfect for springtime. I can imagine using this robe when I’m a little chilly in the morning and want to go downstairs to have my breakfast or even bring on a vacation. I cannot believe an $84 robe came in my $50 subscription box… I’ll always be grateful for amazing surprises like this!

Leave In Conditioner by OUAI, $26

I let out another little squeal when I saw a OUAI product in my box. I love other products from this brand but had never tried the Leave In Conditioner. I have been using this ever since it arrived in the mail & I love it. It smells amazing, leaves my hair feeling super moisturized & has basically eliminated the frizz in my hair! If you’ve been wanting to try this product out, I recommend you do! Definitely making it in to my shower routine!

Daily Detox Brush by Daily Concepts, $18

If you’ve never heard of Dry Brushing, I’m going to do a blog post all about it soon – so have no fear! This brush is considered a “detox brush” so it can be used dry or wet, which is great if you want to ease your way into it! You guys know I’m a huge fan of exfoliating, which this brush is great for, but the way dry brushing drains your lymphatic system is a whole other story. I use a dry brush before I jump in the shower to exfoliate away dead skin & stimulate circulation all over my body. If your skin isn’t used to the brush yet, you can always use it in the shower with your favorite body wash!

Vivienne Sunglasses by Quay Australia, $60

Quay Sunglasses? Are you kidding?! If you read my March Favorites post, you know I am currently obsessed with my Quay Blue Light glasses. So when I got home from California to see that I have yet another pair from this brand to add to the collection, I was stoked! Once again, an item that is worth more than the box itself is crazy. Super happy about this one.

Champagne Charcoal Body Scrub by Manna Kadar, $24

Alright, I just got to say this – this is probably the only product I wasn’t super excited about. Then again, I haven’t had the chance to try this out yet, so I could be completely wrong. You know I’m big on exfoliating, but I just feel like I have SO many scrubs – I have too much! But with that being said, the reviews on this product are great, I love most charcoal products & I shouldn’t knock it ’til I try it! Have you tried this before?

Palm Print Beach Towel by Summer and Rose, $50

This is different! With spring vacations & summer coming up, I love that they included a product that I always forget when heading to the beach or pool – a towel. Not to mention, this bright print is amazing. My favorite part of this towel, by far, is the fact that it’s made out of microfiber – meaning water and sand won’t stick. This is exactly what I needed.

Quartz Necklace by The2Bandits, $30

There’s nothing I love more than a simple white/silver necklace against my tan skin. Once I achieve that tan (hopefully soon), this will be my favorite spring and summer accessory. I’ve actually been eyeing this brand, The2Bandits, for a while now; their jewelry is amazing. So, I’m super excited to own one of their pieces now!

No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel by Dr. Brandt Skincare, $42

Last, but certainly not least, my favorite product of the whole season! Dr. Brandt is one of my all-time favorite skincare brands, so anytime I see something from them, I’m excited. But I’ve truly been searching for a eye product that actually worked for my morning eyes. This is it. Once I received this in the mail, I started using it that day. Within minutes of using it, my undereyes smoothed out & my bags vanished. I’m so confused how well this worked, but it did for me. If you have been in need of a solution to your undereye bags, you should give this one a try. Obsessed!

If this post hasn’t convinced you how amazing FabFitFun is, I don’t know what will! Just this box alone had products totaling over $300 in value. This is in no way sponsored, but if you’re inclined to sign up, you can use my link for 20% off your first box! Thanks for reading yet another post & I’ll see you in a few days!

ULTA 21 Days of Beauty: The Deals You Should Not Miss Out On

Start your engines & get ready to run. The ULTA 21 Days of Beauty event is now here!

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you celebrated yesterday with green beer & partying like you were in Dublin, your skin is going to need some rejuvenating. If you’re just makeup obsessed like the rest of us, this sale is for you.

ULTA’s bi-annual mega-sale has now begun and there are way too many steals you need to get your hands on over the next 3 weeks. There are tons & tons of amazing products on sale – but I’ll be elaborating on & adding a photo of the ones I think you need to throw in that cart.

I linked all my favorite products below & they are only on sale for their respected days! So make sure to jot down your favorites in your calendar. Let’s get started shall we…

Week 1: March 17-23

If you’re in the market for a new staple in your makeup routine, this contour palette is IT! Whether you’re a pro or a newbie to contouring, this palette has all the basic you’d need & it’s 50% off. Can’t beat it.

We all know eye creams can run high prices, so when I see a good quality one on sale, I have to let you guys know! I’ve used this product before and it has done wonders for my dark circles. Pick one up if your fatigue shows on your face.

If you have a Clarisonic electric facial brush, you need this. Having a massage head is key for lymphatic drainage every morning before makeup application. If you wake up with a puffy face, this massage head will help you with that real quick!

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dr. Brandt. I love all of their products, but not necessarily their prices. So, that’s why I will be picking up this “botox in a bottle” for 50% off! Amazing.

week 2: march 24 – 30

This is pretty much my favorite product from Kate Somerville. Whenever my skin is feeling dull, I slap some of this one for something special. My skin truly feels more plump and hydrated after use. This discount is MAJOR!

I’m always in the market for an amazing serum that actually does something. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum. Dr. Mona Vand uses it in her morning routine so if it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for me!

If you have an active zit, this stuff will dry it up overnight! Truly a product I will continue to purchase over and over – definitely need to stock up with this major discount.

Week 3: March 31 – April 6

If Clinique products are one thing, they are moisturizing. This product is no exception. Moisture Surge goes on smooth but doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. This is the 72-hour one, which I love just as much as the original. If you’re wanting to try it out, getting it on this sale is smart!

If you’re a fan of the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads (I’m addicted), these are a pretty good alternative! If you’re skin needs exfoliation and some glow, radiance pads are the way to go! I love anything from First Aid Beauty so these will be making their way into my cart!

Thank goodness, this is finally on sale! Every single time I’m at ULTA, I want to pick this up. I’ve heard amazing things & I ran through my sample size way too fast. Add to cart!

This is one of my all-time favorite brow products. Let me tell you, Benefit knows what they’re doing when it comes to brows! If you’re new to shaping or filling in your brows, buy this. It instantly makes your brows look full and structured. Half off!

Obviously there are tons & tons of other deals going on during this three week event, these were just my suggestions! Do you take advantage of this sale twice a year? If so, what are you grabbing this time around?

Just the Motivation You Needed: My Tried & True Workout Playlist

If one thing is going to motivate me during a workout, it’s music.

Without music, there’s no way you could get me to run endlessly on a treadmill, get through a tough spin class or drown out everyone at the gym. It just wouldn’t happen.

Over the years, I’ve honed in on exactly the type of music that works best for me & put together my tried and true workout playlist. You won’t find any of today’s top “hits” on my playlist, I can’t risk getting sick of hearing a song too much! If I’m hearing it all day on the radio, chances are I’ll want to skip it during my workout.

I’ve found that EDM music is truly the only thing I have blasting through my AirPods every day at the gym. Fast tempos & minimal lyrics are the perfect combination for a sprint on your favorite trail. Slow & smooth songs are great for cool downs and stretching. This playlist hasn’t let me down yet and I’m constantly adding to it. Feel free to use it for your next workout and let me know what you think! Here it is…

Make Your Margaritas Guilt-Free With Açai

Smoothie bowl with a dash of tequila?

If you need to know anything about me, it’s that I am a huge fan of the wonderful concoction that is the margarita. It is my absolute drink of choice, no matter what. Even though a plain margarita pleases me just fine, switching it up with different flavors never disappoints.

I’ve had strawberry margaritas, cranberry margaritas, you name it. But when I was looking intently into my smoothie bowl one morning, I thought to myself why have I never made an açai margarita? When I realized the açai packets from Trader Joe’s are sugar-free, I was even more excited. Guilt-free cocktails = major win. If you’re a fan of açai bowls as breakfast or a midday treat, you’ll love it even more as a cocktail. Let’s get started…

What you’ll need (for 2 servings):

  • 3 ounces of tequila of choice (I’m using Jose Cuervo Silver)
  • 2 frozen unsweetened açai packets (or sweetened, if you don’t mind the sugar)
  • 1 lime, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces of sugar-free triple sec
  • Ice to achieve desired texture

Directions:

  • Throw it in a blender & blend ’til it’s just right!

I know you guys know how to blend up a cocktail so I spared you the details.

There you have it: an essentially sugar-free, (apart from the measly amount of sugar in a fresh lime) guilt-free party in a cup. If you’re like me and love a margarita no matter what, or just are in store for a new cocktail, pick up açai packets for future smoothie bowls and margaritas! Happy Sunday & bottoms up!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him: Switch It Up This Year

A box of chocolates every year isn’t so cute 4 years in a row.

Alright, the big day is inching closer and closer and if you’re wanting to get something for your Valentine, you better get on that. Valentine’s Day isn’t all about the gifts, but I definitely get joy from giving something special to my significant other. This holiday usually puts emphasis on the man gifting to the woman, but let’s put in the same amount of effort ladies!

When I was in high school, a box of chocolates and a stuffed animal did the trick. As I grow older, I try more and more to find something for my man that is creative, personalized or something he would never go out and buy for himself. Either gift giving is your forte, or it’s not. I’m here to help you out if you’re struggling to find something perfect…

Booze Basket

You can’t go wrong with this, guys. If you’re above the drinking age and your significant other likes to try new things, this is the easiest gift ever. If they have been meaning to try a new whiskey, have a favorite higher-end alcohol or they’re always buying the bottle of wine, pick one up and pair it with a personalized glass from Things Remembered. Add and bow and you’ve got yourself a successful gift.

Go with the Trend

No matter how much he denies it, your man is interested in some of the latest fashion trends. For example, don’t let them tell you they don’t care about the new Adidas shirts or Yeezy drops. My boyfriend likes to wear nicer and more “trendier” clothing, but it’s not something he would go out and spend his money on. I love holidays because they give me an excuse to get him some pieces that I think would look great on him! Check out stores like Urban Outfitters, PacSun, or his favorite shop and start filling that cart.

Let’s get Personal

Urban Outfitters

You don’t have to always break the bank in order to give a good gift. Some of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received have been the form of a card, a scrapbook or a cheesy act of love. Speaking of cheesy, make sure your significant other knows how you feel about them! Whether you write them a cute letter, or you fill out a “What I love about you” book, don’t be afraid to be corny. This is the one day that it’s acceptable.

Create an Experience

Last, but certainly not least, get out and do something! Do you and your significant other love the same band/artist, love cooking or always want to be outdoors? Buy concert tickets, a cooking class or book a ski trip! Around every holiday, I browse online on Groupon or ticket websites to see if there is anything fun to do with my boyfriend! It gives you both something to look forward to and is usually unexpected!

If you’re scrambling to find something unique for your significant other for this upcoming week, I hope I helped you out! With that being said, anything you do for your partner is appreciated. Don’t feel pressured to drop major cash to show someone you care about them on Valentine’s Day. These are just some ideas in case you’ve been struggling to find something new!

Enjoy & happy Valentine’s week!

Discounted High-End Beauty Products Waiting For You At TJ Maxx

Beauty on a budget.

We all would love to try all of the expensive and luxurious beauty products on the market, but that pesky wallet usually gets in the way. Every time that I’m browsing the aisles of Sephora and Ulta, I could easily drop hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes. Not all of us have an exorbitant (big word of the day) beauty budget, so I’m convinced that’s why they created the heaven that is TJ Maxx.

I’m sure you know that TJ Maxx is known for their discounted candles, kitchenware & purses, but their beauty selection is insane. Nowadays, if I’m dying to try a new product that’s in a higher price range, I always check to see if my local TJ Maxx has it in stock. More often than not, I find amazing and high-end products for nearly half the price. On my most recent trip, I found some killer finds that should have you running there now…


Clinique All About Eyes Serum $65, $39.99

Yes, I found a Clinique product for $25 off! If you’ve ever tried this brand, you know that it’s definitely worth the money. But if you can save a ton of money, double win. Also, eye products run major prices nowadays & I’ve been looking for a good deal. Who knew it was waiting for me at a TJ Maxx? Very excited about this one.

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen $33, $19.99

Ladies, let’s talk. No matter what age you are, it’s time to start incorporating collagen into your life. It’s good for your joints and amazing for your skin. One of my favorite brands for collagen products is hands down Vital Proteins. I love pretty much everything they do, so when I saw Beauty Collagen (to make my favorite minty collagen water) for a major discount, I threw it in the cart. Shopping is way more fun at a bargain.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior $56, $19.99

Kate. Somerville. I am a huge fan of this brand and I’ve been dying to try this pink plumping mask so in the cart it went. Just like this instance, I love going to TJ Maxx and finding these higher priced products at a discount. So, I can test a bunch of products, instead of just splurging on one! Getting $30 off means you can spend that on more items, yay!

Drybar Double Standard $8, $4.99 & Drybar Detox $23, $9.99

If you’ve never tried a Drybar product for your hair, now is the time. I will rant and rave over their dry shampoo, but spending $23 on one always hurts a little. Seeing this brand at a discount is a surefire way to make a sale with me. TJ Maxx has a crazy variety of hair products that they sell, but this was one of the trendier items that I just couldn’t pass up.


Origins Three Part Harmony Eye Duo $70, $34.99

Origins for 50%? Alright, I’m calling the police. Origins has always been a brand that I’ve loved since I was little because it’s one of my mom’s go-to’s. But since it’s not drugstore price, it’s not something I usually reach for. The fact that TJ Maxx had it for 1/2 off blew my mind! Either they don’t understand the value of what they’re pricing or they’re miracle workers. You can decide.

First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum $36, $12.99

I don’t know what the weather has been like in your neck of the woods, but the polar vortex that just came through last week caused some very unwanted redness in my skin. First Aid Beauty always comes in clutch whenever my skin goes through crazy dry stages, especially due to weather. They had a ton of products at my TJ Maxx but this one seemed most relevant in my life at the moment!

Makeup, makeup, makeup.

Although I didn’t dive into the makeup realm in this post, TJ Maxx has some amazing cosmetics brands and products. I always see Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, Buxom and Becca in Sephora, but I can buy it discounted? Count me in. No, TJ Maxx isn’t going to have the brand new line and collection. BUT, if you’re someone who is interested in a brand, being able to test and dive into their products at a discount is always a good idea.

So, you get the gist: TJ Maxx is the sh*t! Of course, not every single store will have the same exact products. But, knowing that they carry exciting and high-end beauty products for major discounts has me hooked. Next time you’re in a TJ Maxx, give the beauty section a glance. I love seeing what great brands I can find & how cheap I can get them for. What is your favorite TJ Maxx find of all time?

Trader Joe’s Holy Grail Items You Need In Your Cart

Trader Joe’s is my Disneyland.

Here comes my most important post to date…

If you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s near you, you know exactly where I’m coming from. Trader Joe’s is truly one of my favorite places in the world. Yes, this is what my life has come to.

Yesterday, I took a trip to my happy place and picked up a few of my holy grail items and felt the need to share. Because Trader Joe’s has so many original products, that are so easy to get obsessed with, they keep me coming back for more and more. Sorry, bank account.

My first item is my favorite of all time. I’m sure you’ve seen this all over the internet; it’s been my obsession for years now! Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend is iconic, guys. If you’re a fan of everything bagels or just adding a crunch to your meal, you’ll die over this. I add it to my avocado toast, bagel & cream cheese and even my salads. I can’t get enough, get on the train!

Next up is my current obsession. Tamales, guys. Why did it take me so long to try these? It took me a minute to figure out how to properly eat a tamale (embarrassing), but now I’m a pro. Trader Joe’s has their own handmade tamales. I love the Vegetarian and Chicken & Green Chile ones with a burning passion. I would eat these every single day if I could, you need to check them out.

Speaking of Mexican cuisine, Trader Joe’s has the most bomb Salsa Verde. If you know me, you know I do not do well with spicy foods. Qdoba’s salsa verde is one of my favorite condiments ever, because it’s the perfect amount of heat for me. This salsa verde from TJ’s is literally as if they jarred up Qdoba’s magic sauce just for me. I add it to my tamales, salads, chicken or just straight up with tortilla chips. Can’t get enough.

Last, but definitely not least, Kung Pao Tempura Cauliflower. You don’t have to pretend like you’re not curious about the cauliflower trend, just jump on the wagon! I’ve tried cauliflower rice, buffalo cauliflower and even cauliflower pizza crust. But once I tried this meatless creation, I was hooked. If you’re a fan of Kung Pao or any Chinese food for that matter, give this a try. It takes exactly like chicken and it’s the perfect addition to any stir fry.

Well, there ya have it. I’m sorry for causing you to drop everything and head to Trader Joe’s tonight, it was only a matter of time. If you guys have any holy grail TJ products that I missed, please fill me in; add to my addiction!