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No-Cook Grocery Haul Baton Rouge Trader Joe's

grocery guide Feb 17, 2023

I'm Kylee Arnold, your personal nutrition coach, accountability partner and motivator. I'ma busy mom that lives in South Louisiana, so I get the struggles of  restricted time and endless temptations when trying to reach your fat loss goals. I had tried many diets and approaches to achieve my goal body, but   always wondered, was this what I needed? Was this the best way for me? And how can I make this fit into my day-to-day   life! If you have these same questions and want to know if working 1:1 with a coach would be a good fit, schedule a free discovery call today!




3 Steps to Build Your Day - A Baton Rouge Trader Joe's Grocery Haul


Shopping at Trader Joe's is such a fun experience. I always love seeing their seasonal items and checking out new things. But I know with so many options it can feel overwhelming. So I took my own trip to help simplify some go-to meals for when cooking isn't on the menu.

But if you want to know which foods work best for you and your goals and how to pair foods together. Schedule a call here for a free consult to see if 1-on-1 nutrition coaching is for you!

Now on to my picks from Trader Joe's!


STEP 1: Choose 1-2 from the breakfast block







The Eggwich and frittata can be eaten alone or paired with oatmeal or fruit.

The chicken sausage and muffin make a great combo, scramble some eggs, or eat the chicken sausage with the waffles or hash browns.


STEP 2:  Build lunch and dinner.

Choose a protein, carb, and veggie from the blocks below (typically I would say fat too but the precooked options normally have some fat so you may not need to add any).



I've chosen a few quick cook options too like the pre marinaded meat, but takes no time and has a ton of favor!



Veggie Sides


I love the options of pre-chopped veggies at Trader Joes! I usually throw them on a sheet pan together (like the mushrooms, cauliflower and squash), spray with oil and roast at 400 ish degrees with salt and pepper for 30 ish minutes. Then you can combine with proteins, carbs and sauces for easy meals!



Carb Sides



Ready Sides to Pair with Protein


These sides have a good combo of veggies, carbs and fats already, so just pick a protein from the protein list and you have a meal! Don't worry about adding more veggies, carbs or fats since they're already included.



Be Prepared with Ready Meals


The meals I've selected below are already well-balanced so keep these on hand when you need an all-in-one, heat-and-eat meal. (hint: these freeze well too!)



Add a Sauce


These sauces add a ton of flavor! I love the vegan caesar over veggies or in a rice bowl. The hummus and buffalo chicken dip for quick wraps and the cauliflower jalapeno dip when I need to add a kick!



Step 3: Pick two snacks


I always say plan in your sweet treats! The macarons are a perfect tasty bite! Some of these you can pair together like beef jerky or cheese sticks with fresh fruit or jicama sticks. The Bamba puffs, protein bar and muffin are a good all-in-one snack or treat!


Snacks & Sweet Treats


My goal with my clients is to help them incorporate more whole foods but still have some go-to options when in a hurry so that their journey is realistic for their lifestyle and not stressful.

If you're ready to see what working with a nutrition coach is like, book your consult here. On your consult, we will talk about your goals and history and how we will build a plan for you to help you succeed! No pressure to sign up!


"I have struggled with my weight for so long. Kylee is the only person to help me be successful. I am so happy that I chose Arnold Nutrition Coaching."

Kirstin Esquivel


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