Marvelous in My Monday

by danielle on November 19, 2012

Happy Monday! Celebrating Marvelous in My Monday thanks to Katie! Today I have Link Love to share, recipes from last week, groceries, and meal prep! I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week already too! In honor I’ll be sharing some Thanksgiving Link love too! First let’s check out my grocery haul…

The Groceries:

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Gluten free wheat bread, plantain chips, roasted turkey breast, bell pepper, pears, mango, butternut squash, spinach, snap peas, apples, eggs, vegetable chips (vegetables, oil, salt, and that’s it!), water, peanut butter, unsweetened almond milk, potatoes, carrots, and almond meal.

Some finds:

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Not a new find but wanted to share this. Trader Joe’s just almond meal is awesome and super cheap! It’s only 3.99 for the bag. I know a lot of people complain about almond flour being super expensive. This one is not!

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Sorry for the gross meat picture but I wanted to show you the label. Grass fed, no antibiotics, no hormones and organic. Awesome quality and not super expensive. This is the first time I’ve seen these at Trader Joe’s and was impressed.

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This is the best creation ever and I wish Trader Joe’s carried this year round. So easy to open the bag roast and have on hand for the week!

The Prep:
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The Recipes: Last week’s recipes in case you missed them!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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Paleo Fig Bars

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Autumn Spiced Pork Loin

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Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

The Love:

Thanksgiving Love: 

Recipe Love: 

All the Rest: 

Happy Monday! Any fun plans for the week?? Anyone traveling over Thanksgiving week? 

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie November 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

Aawww thank you for the shout out!! My plan this week is detoxing as you know :-) we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here, so it’s gonna be a ordinary easy weekend :-)

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Excellent! Have a great easy and relaxing week : )

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

This week is pretty low key which I’m excited about! Two days of work and then three days off! Woot woot!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Sounds like a perfect week to me ;)

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean November 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

thanks for the shoutout girl!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Of course!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

It’s just a boring old regular week for me since Canadian Thanksgiving was last month! I might cook up some Thanksgiving recipes this week just for the heck of it though haha. ;)

I’m so jealous you can get almond flour so cheap at TJs! A bag that size costs me $10 here!!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Why not make some?! Nothing wrong with some extra turkey!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl November 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Thanks so much for the shout out, Danielle! You’ve got a great round-up of links. I can’t wait to check them all out. Your Trader Joe’s finds are some of my favorites. I always stock up on that almond meal. Happy Monday!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Me too! I got two bags this week while I was there!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Aww thanks so much for the shout out Danielle!! I have continued to read your blog despite my absence and this means a lot to me :)

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Sarah Kay Hoffman November 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hi Danielle!

Thank you so much for including me! ps. We eat so similarly! How awesome is that beef?!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Of course Sarah!

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Marcia November 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

COuld not agree more: TJ’s is the bomb for great, innovative, healthy food options! Thanks so much for the awesome recipes. I am newly gluten-free and finding my way.

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Let me know if you need help with the gluten free!

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

They have chopped up butternut squash at my grocery store! I need to get some though! Your meal looks good that you were prepping for! (:

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Thanks Danielle!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I just absolutely love how affordable most of Trader Joe’s products are. It sure makes eating healthy a lot more easy for me!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Me too! I’m always impressed by their prices and how little my groceries cost :)

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Lisa November 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I wish I had a Trader Joe’s near me so bad! I still can’t believe I’ve never been before. Need to check out some of those recipes I missed! I went to go buy figs to hopefully make your fig bars but couldn’t find any…sadness.

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

You would love Trader Joe’s! Next time you’re in the states you’ll have to go to one!

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Rachel November 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I need to find myself a bag of pre cut butternut squash hahaha I think that’s the one thing I don’t like about squash lol definitely hurts the hands lol

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

So true! It’s like a workout just trying to cut it!

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Kierston November 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Great recipes and link!

Chia pudding sounds yum!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Thanks Kierston!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’ve never bought pre-cut butternut but I am so tempted. I hate peeling it so much… I normally just leave the skin on and eat it. :)

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I’m so lazy but it is just so convenient! Makes meal prep so much easier!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

So much delicious Thanksgiving themed eats…. Jealous! We had our Canadian Thanksgiving already, and being teased with all of the delicious eats around the blog world lately has been rough. I might just have to celebrate again ;)

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I think you should ;)

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Danielle November 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

The Trader Joe’s by me is always so crowded I never take the time to really look up and down the aisles at everything… and then I miss stuff like that almond meal! I really need to go at a weird hour so I can take my time!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I know mine is always so crowded too no matter what time of day!

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Sarah @ mymostlyhealthylife.com November 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Last week wasn’t the best in terms of workouts OR nutrition – but I’m on vacation this week, have 1 workout in already and had some organic tomato soup (I added yellow curry to it and chives) for lunch and some steak with brussel sprouts for breaky! So far so good! :)

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

How awesome! Nice work!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectabesl November 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I love that prechopped bnut squash!! Makes things so much easier for me during the holidays!!

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danielle November 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

So true!

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alyssa - life a la wife November 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

I love Trader Joes – I spend half the price there and get 3x as much as I would at whole foods!

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danielle November 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Agreed! It’s awesome!

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Jessie November 20, 2012 at 5:26 am

Love Trader Joe’s already cut up butternut squash. It makes cooking 10x easier. I used to buy bags of it at a time.

Not too much happening for the rest of the week. Just lots of relaxing, as usual. I’m thinking I’ll make some gingerbread cookies @ some point :)

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danielle November 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Me too! I love when they have the sweet potato cut up too!

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Chelsa November 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You eat so many veggies, I really need to step up my game. I used to eat more but lately I crave protein all the time. I know veggies need to make more of a priority though.

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danielle November 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I have trouble with veggies too! I very rarely crave them I just know I should eat them! I always crave proteins and fats more.

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I agree–TJ’s (and all grocery stores) should carry pre-cut butternut squash all year long! Occasionally I’ll buy the frozen variety, but the texture and flavor simply can’t be compared to the fresh!

Great lineup of recipes and links! I always love your MIMM posts because they lead me to so many other wonderful posts! And thank you so much for the shout-out! Happy Tuesday, Danielle! xoxo <3

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danielle November 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Totally! I think we should petition for year round cubed butternut squash!

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julie November 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

oh!!!! i need to find those burgers!! i LOVE tjs almond meal! i think its such a great price – especially for what it is! Can’t wait to see what you come up with with it!

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danielle November 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thanks Julie! It really is! I bought a bag at whole foods before for 10 dollars! Trader Joe’s definitely wins in the almond flour department!

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