Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: My Trader Joe’s Powered Detox Nutrition Plan (Day 1)
Day 1 detox began with flushing my system with water while taking 2 Psyllium husk capsules and fasting till evening.
I had decided from last week that today would be the day that I embarked on reversing some of the less healthy eating choices I’ve made over the past year and so feeling inspired I got myself up and headed to Trader Joe’s to buy all of the healthier choice foods for the beginning stages of my detox plan and return to preparing more healthy meal choices at home.
I first stopped at the w 72nd and Broadway location only to find that there was a line to get inside extending out to the corner of the block past Bank of America. I was a bit flabbergasted to say the least because it was early afternoon on a Monday.
I actually managed to remain patient enough on the line outside the store waiting to be let in like the many times at Night spots where no one is inside but they want to make people wait to act like it’s busy inside. In this instance there was no false pretense. The store was so packed I took one look at the top of the staircase and about faced and headed downtown to a less busy location.
I arrived at the next location off W 21st and 6th ave and found it busy but at least there was no waiting line to get into the store. I pulled out my list of essentials and headed first for the fruits and veggies. I spent a few minutes grabbing all the items necessary for the salad I was to prepare to have for dinner tonight. After getting 90% of what I came for and no time to waste I was on my way back home.
I made my tossed my baby spinach based salad in a large bowl and tossed it together with blue cheese, aged gouda, extra sharp cheddar, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, peanuts, roasted cashews, and fat free croutons. I dressed my salad with a copious amount of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. I cut a piece of Ciabatta bread and put a few slices of aged Gouda inside. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you… “the Salad”.
This is the beginning of getting on the right track. Pairing Salad with Ciabatta was a good idea!
More views of the Salad as I took it down. Oh yes… uh!
I began using my tool to wage war against the salad. Satisfaction would be mine.
I worked my way through this masterpiece of colorful healthy eating. I enjoyed the contrast in textures with the addition of nuts and several different cheeses. This was one of the more interesting and satisfying salads I’ve had for dinner in a long time.
Only a bit left.
That was a filling meal believe it or not. Stay tuned for updates in the coming days on my Detox Nutrition plan and the meals I’ll utilize. Till next time this has been another report by THEJNSREPORT.