I️’ve talked about my love of the Faster Way to Fat Loss program several times on the blog and I️ often share some of my favorite meal ideas over on IG. I️ followed the program really closely last year while pregnant with baby #3 and I️ felt good knowing I️ was eating a healthy, balanced diet – I️ rarely ever craved any junk food, which was definitely a change from my previous two pregnancies!
I️ also share my favorite Trader Joe’s finds on the regular, and I️ have a list of go-to items that I️ like to keep on hand for hitting my optimal macros each day. I️ decided I️’d take you guys along for my most recent TJ’s trip and share all of these favorites that are perfect for the FWTFL program (or just a balanced diet, in general!).
Trader Joe’s Favorites for the Faster Way to Fat Loss Program
I️ am going to break my Faster Way to Fat Loss faves down by category and you can also download a printable list to take with you on your next trip to Trader Joe’s!
Grape Tomatoes – Loved slicing these and topping with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and cracked pepper
Avocados – Mondays + Tuesdays are ‘high fat/low carb’ days, so I️ would always incorporate at least one avocado each day to hit my macros!
Shredded Cabbage – Perfect for Egg Roll in a Bowl
Apples – I️’ll have an apple with almond butter for an afternoon snack sometimes
Shaved Brussels Sprouts – Saute these with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and pepper!
Green Goddess Salad Dressing – This stuff is the BOMB and has great macros
Vegan Basil Pesto – This was another great one for low carb day…I️’d top chicken with this pesto in the slow cooker for a delicious dinner.
Dairy-Free Cheese – It’s best to skip dairy when you’re strictly following the FWTFL program, and as someone who’s been dairy-free for several years, I️ can tell you that it’s possible to get used to dairy-free cheese!
Brown Rice – I️ always have a hard time hitting my carb goal on regular macro days, so I️ like to incorporate a healthy grain into each meal.
Riced Cauliflower – This is your lifeline on low-carb days – it can literally go in any recipe!
Zucchini Spirals – Great in place of pasta for things like spaghetti, etc.
Chile Lime Chicken Burgers – One of my fave easy proteins for lunch!
Chopped Bell Pepper
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Nut Butters – Good for low carb/high fat days, my faves are almond butter and sunflower seed butter
Nuts – Another easy grab and go snack for low carb/high fat days
Coconut Aminos – This is something I️ keep on hand for any type of Oriental-style recipe
Plantain Chips – These are great with hummus or with a salad
Dried Fruit – Good way to get your carbs in on regular macro days
Seasonings – My faves are Everything But the Bagel and Chile Lime Seasoning
Canned Coconut Milk
Fig and Balsamic Dressing
If you’re interested in trying the Faster Way to Fat Loss program, I highly recommend my coach, Kristen Mills. You can sign up using my link (affiliate) and you’ll be placed into the next round starting soon! This program works for everyone, honestly! I was able to modify for pregnancy and lots of nursing mamas are doing this and modifying as well. There are women AND men of all ages seeing amazing results from this program via counting macros and intermittent fasting, so I highly recommend it to anyone.
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