Monday, January 9, 2012

Mendocino Farms..Starbucks....Trader Joes....and Yummy Grocery Delivery

So today I was actually back on the diet because I had my my cheat day yesterday.  I spent the day running around dealing with the Stout Burgers and Beers location in Studio City and sampling low carb meals and meal replacements from various restaurants and grocery stores.

I walked over to Trader Joes this morning and bought some protein bars and drinks.  I really don't know how this place does it but the prices are really amazing.  I bought Power Crunch Bars as well as pre-made Pure Protein Drinks.  The prices at Trader Joes are actually as good as the online prices!

I stopped in at Stout Hollywood and enjoyed my usual quinoa and chicken patty on a bed of arugula with avocado.  Its such a great meal I promise I would eat it even if I didn't own the place lol.  My next meal was at Mendocino Farms where I had the Sophisticated Chicken Salad.  It was really really delicious and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a low carb delicious quick meal. A very balanced salad consisting of parma prosciutto and roasted chicken breast, seasonal market roasted vegetables, local Gioia fresh mozzarella, crushed honey roasted almonds, marinated red peppers, red onions, grape tomatoes, Scarborough Farm’s greens, butter lettuce & romaine with a basil pesto-balsamic vinaigrette. 

You know I managed to get my decaf latte in....not once but twice, and took an hour to sit at the different
Starbucks locations and get some serious people watching in.  For my last meal I ordered the Chinese Chicken Salad from Yummy grocery store.  I ordered the full one and it was definitely large enough to share.  I asked them to hold the crispy won tons and the mandarin oranges but it was still very very tasty.  They deliver until 12 midnight so its perfect for that late night low carb snack.

So guess what everyone? Ill be making a trip back to Scotland at the end of the month.  I'm really really excited to go back its been a very long time.  Well happy dieting everyone, have a wonderful night.