Saturday, April 10, 2010

Boston Market Sucks But Trader Joe’s is A-OK!

Hey loves!!!!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We are finally back to Spring and it feels great…those 90 degree days were just a bit much for me.

It’s been a couple of days since I posted so let’s do a brief recap…

Eats and Workouts


My friend went to Boston Market and asked me if I wanted anything so I asked for the Market Chopped Salad

“More fresh veggies than a farmers market! A wondrous collection of crispy crunchy vegetables, mixed green lettuce, and flavors mixed with Craisins®, toasty-roasty sunflower seeds, and crumbled blue cheese. Tossed with our signature champagne vinaigrette.”

Sounds good right???? WRONG! It was missing the blue cheese, craisins, and sunflower seeds! It was loaded with Carrots and Cucumbers which I am not too fond of, so I tossed it. It had ZERO flavor.


Thankfully it came with a Cornbread which I fully enjoyed…


And I found this sitting at the bottom of my purse…Luna Saves the Day!


For Din Din, I was craving some Pizza. I defrosted two mini bags of Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Dough. When I brought the big bag of dough, I split it up and placed them in mini bags so I can just pull it out for single servings.


Topped it with Trader Joe’s Pesto Sauce, Part Skim Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Olives, and Sprinkled with EVOO


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And for dessert some Protein Cookie Dough




For Breakfast I had OIAJ! Best way to kick off the weekend! I tossed in some Raisins and since I had to study, I enjoyed a nice HUGE cup of Cafe con leche!

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I studied for about an hour and then did a nice Workout. I did Turbo Sculpt with 5 and 8 pound weights and then did 20 minutes of Foam Roller Stretching and burned a total of 427 Calories.

I then ran around running some errands with mi familia…

Before I knew it, it was already 5PM and I still did not eat lunch! NO BUENO! I don’t know about you guys but I LOVE when a meal feels like dessert and that is exactly what lunch felt like. I had a Green Monster with Spinach, 9 Strawberries, Cup of Light Silk Chocolate Soy Milk, 1 scoop of Light Chocolate Muscle Milk, and Splenda…this was so good that I enjoyed it like a nice big bowl of ice cream.


I was craving some Chinese Food for din din but I wanted to save money AND calories so I made Mari’s Version of Chinese food. I made a Stir-Fry with Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce, House of Tsang Korean Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce, Szechuan Hot Paste, Peanut Butter, Tofu, Brussels, and Mushrooms and Paired it with Trader Joe’s Veggie Egg Roll


All Together with a side of Duck Sauce…just as good as any takeout around my house!



This morning my plan was to head to the park for a run but tummy had other plans…I felt horrible so I stayed home…sad panda =/

For Breakfast I enjoyed a bowl of Oikos Yogurt, with PB and Kix! and Cafe con leche on the side.


I wanted to relax today but I had that nagging feeling and I KNEW that I wouldn't be able to fully enjoy an “off” day until I did SOMETHING. I ended up doing Level 1 of Jillian’s Yoga Meltdown and burned 187 Calories.

For Lunch I made myself a yummy wrap with Trader Joe’s (Do you notice a theme here?) Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Spinach, Part Skim Mozzarella, and a Low Carb Wrap.

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I pressed it on the Skillet and made it nice and cheeeeeesy!


And for dessert a FLAT Chocolate Protein Cake with SF Raspberry Preserves…it may have been flat but it was still FULL of flavor!


I am off to do some laundry and study…CRAZY SATURDAY! (((insert sarcasm here)))

Have a great weekend loves!

Stay tuned for my next post! I have a special guest post!!!!



  1. You are making me want to run out to TJ's! Yum :-)

  2. that hummus wrap looks sooooooo delicious!

    Is it weird that most of the Boston Markets out here closed? They totally suck!

  3. oh, shoot Mari... Just as I was about to go to sleep. Now I will be dreaming about cornbread, pizza and Chinese food. TJ's rocks my world. I miss it!

    I am not lying when I say that I had a protein cake last week that looked IDENTICAL to yours- I thought it looked more like a veggie burger! Tasted good though :D

  4. Yea, I can only think of one Boston Market in my area that is still hanging on. They do have great chicken.

  5. Trader Joe's totally rocks! And I have some of that hummus waiting for me in the fridge.

  6. I have such TJ envy right now it isn't even funny! All of your food looks so good today!

    Hope your tummy is feeling better tomorrow!

  7. Your Saturday evening is about as CRAZY as mine :) Right now, I am very content with it though. My first job was Boston Market...on the memories of that cornbread!

  8. What a blah salad .. sorry abt the waste of money! But good idea to split store-bought pizza dough into individual slices like that.

    ohmgsh your protein cake! THAT LOOKS AMAZING! and your wraps! basically everything looks AWESOME to me girlfrand!!

  10. A girl after my own heart- I love all the TJ's lovin'!

    When you get a second, I need a protein cake tutorial because I'll mess it up otherwise!

  11. I love those egg rolls from TJ's - haven't gotten them in ages though!

  12. The pizza looks good. I like the idea of splitting up the dough for easy single serves.

    You should go visit all the yummy places in NYC, totally play tourist for a day. There is so much good food around.

  13. tjs creamy red pepper hummus is one of my favs! and so is the island soyaki stir fry! excellent tjs grabs :) haha looks like your weekend was sponsored by tjs! love it :)

    hope you had a great weekend girly!

  14. omg i love boston market!
    but that wrap of yours sure does look yummayyy ;)

  15. ohlala, loving your eats and I want those protein pancake thing. you got totally screwed with that salad! They forgot the best parts.

  16. i love tj's pizza dough! i don't know what you're doing with your little bags, but pizza dough totally freezes well... (you just thaw it in the fridge the morning you wanna use ut)

  17. Ahh I just had TJ's Island Soyaki on Friday night! SOOO GOOD!!!!!

  18. Sorry about the sucky salad!! But gotta love TJ'S!!
    <3 jess

  19. IS the guest post Amanda? Just asking. Heee!;-)

    Hey, you shouldn't get a salad in Boston Market...they're known for their creamed spinach, their roast chicken, and cornbread! Well, at least you got the corn bread...:-)

  20. my roomate just got those TJs veggie rolls and she LOVED them! said they tasted just like real ones from a restaurant but they only have 2g of fat or something small like that.

    blahh I hate chain restaurants like boston market, any fast food chains. They always screw up and never get an order right! the ones that are the BEST are Panera Bread, usually bagel joints are good like einstieins or Brueggers bagels but boston market?!?! bleh

    that hummus wrap looks out of this world!!

    how is the studying going?! do you haev a date set? let me know if you have any questions!!

  21. That hummus wrap looks amazing, yum! I gotta make those!
    :) Hope you had a great weekend!

  22. What a bummer about that salad!! I remember a a kid, Boston Market was a place my family and I ordered out form ALL THE TIME. I used to get the meatloaf and creamed spinach...haha, nice!
    Trader Joe's pizza is amazing. Yours looks great with those GIANT black olives. I am such an olive freak.

    Glad you had a nice weekend Mari! Happy Monday :)

  23. Dude that sucks about Boston Market! I haven't been there in forever!! I'm glad to see your protein cookie dough is back! Your pizzas and egg rolls look amazingg mm mm.

  24. That sucks about Boston Market. I haven't eaten there in forever, but after your story, I don't want to visit any time soon!

  25. What do you do on the foam roller for 20 minutes?

    The pizza looks delicious!

  26. What a TJ-licious post! That is such a great idea to split the dough into mini serving bags beforehand--I need to do that! It allllll looks so good!!!


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