Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Trader Faux Nachos

I'm very excited that we were able to add some crunch to our diets with some crackers this week. Tonight I had a delicious dinner that had 330 calories and 12 grams of protein and it replaced an old junk food favorite.

I threw a paper plate on my food scale and added the following ingredients

1 serving of Trader Joes Savory Thin Mini Crackers (about 34 crackers - next time I'll do half a serving)
2 slices of Sargento Colby Pepper Jack Cheese
5-6 Merzetta Tamed Jalapenos
1 oz of sour cream (greek yogurt for even more protein)

The crackers and cheese weighed in at 2 oz, I popped that in the microwave and then topped with 1 oz of jalapenos and 1 oz of sour cream.

It was so delicious and even though it was only 4 oz of food I gave quite a few to MS and I threw a couple out.

Next time I'll do less crackers and beef them up with some chicken or ground turkey


  1. I need to get me to trader joes this weekend...dang they have some interesting food!

  2. Once again - I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous I don't have a T Joe's here in FL. I cry when I read your TJ posts LOL

  3. Ugh! I'm sorry Lisa!! What in the world are they waiting for? I would send you some goodies if I had some dry ice sitting around! :) I already said this on your blog, but I can't tell you how excited I am for you!! It's so real now. At our appointment a few weeks ago, our nutritionist asked us if we were happy with the surgery and I was having a hard time fighting back the tears of happiness. Can't wait to follow you on your journey!