Trader Joes & PowerSLAMS

April 6, 2012 -
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Hi all!Winking smile

I had such a great productive day today!
Woke up, ate a pumpkin coconut flour POWERCAKE
with roasted veggies and coconut oil.
& coff, duh.

When I heated up the coconut oil in the microwave,
it ended up looking like a heart! Red heart
Thought it was cute so I wanted to share!

Speaking of Coconut Oil
(my favorite thing on this planet)
I posted some facts about it today on INSTAGRAM!
& I also shared my coupon code for $5 off your first order @ !Winking smile


Then I hit the gym with MamaCakes! (my mom)
We did an awesome work out yesterday & today that I want to share!

It’s great to have a mom who is a personal trainer
because we do have the same passion for fitness & health!
We also like to challenge each other in the gym &
have some “friendly competitions”.

So yesterday, we challenged eachother to a

Now I have to say, I did hit myself in the face in the beginning &
it took me a while to get my mojo back!
But my mom, was a MACHINE!
she honestly didn’t even flinch ONCE! haha I LOVE IT!


& The break down of the actual POWERSLAM

Kasey – 37
Mamacakes – 41

yup, she beat me. But I’m going to challenge her to
another competition soon to redeem myself!Winking smile

After the gym, I went spent all of my money grocery shopping!
First I hit up Trader Joes, then a local health food store
to get some more goodies that I have been wanting to try!

On today’s trip I got
some great CLEAN EATS:


I picked up some Mediterranean Chicken breasts for my parents
& some bacon & lean turkey meat for ME! Winking smile

Raw Pepitas, Sunflower seeds, & lots of VEGGIES!

Eggs, Greek Yogurt, coconut oil for a friend, Avocados, yams,
& some wild smoked Salmon that I can’t wait to try!

Thanks to Jill Hanner –my fellow FitFluential family member
& Instagram follower,
she got me hooked on GOAT CHEESE! YUM!

I got some Garlic & Herb goat cheese & some Mediterranean Feta as well!

Canned Wild Pink Salmon is one of my FAVORITE things to have
in my pantry. I LOVE it on Salads!


Ahi Tuna – Can’t wait to make this!
& these steaks were HUGE for like $6 dollars!!


Then I hit up a local place to grab some other items:
Kevita probiotic drink & Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (it is SO amazing)
& some Coconut Milk Creamer that I’ve been DYING to try!
Can’t wait for coffee in the morning! Winking smile

Picked up some seaweed sheets –
I’ll be sharing what I do with these!

Got some Tahini butter that I plan on having on
Frozen Greek Yogurt!


Also got some miracle rice –
love this stuff. I buy it every now & then
whenever I make a good sauce!
Which I just did, so I’ll be sharing that too!


AND last but not least;

Falafapita – something new I saw in the freezer section !
I bought them once I saw the only ingredients were
Chickpeas & seasonings!
I plan on “frying” these up with some coconut oil!


I’d say I got some GREAT
CLEAN EATS today! Can’t wait to share the recipes I come up with!

Have you tried any of these products before?

Do you have a work out buddy that helps challenge you?

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20 responses to “Trader Joes & PowerSLAMS”

  1. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl says:

    Oh boy trader joes. How I love it. They have such awesome products for such a good price.

    I loveee that coconut creamer! I even got my parents to use it 😀 those falafels sound awesome. I’m totally going to keep my eye out for them

  2. Amy says:

    Yes! This looks a LOT like my grocery list! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE goat cheese & coconut creamer (not together of course 😉 You do have a couple of different items that I will have to try.

    I cant wait for your coconut pumpkin powercakes recipe! It sounds YUMMY!

    It is really cool that you and your mom can workout together. Not that i am wishing time away but I can’t wait for my kids to be a little older so they can follow the routines and we can really push each other. I have a lot of fun with them now and they are VERY active, but as you know, at 8 and 5 it is all about having fun. we do have a LOT of fun and I am trying to lead by example. 🙂

    Great post!

  3. Alexandra says:

    Gaahhh I wish trader joes would hurry and open here, I can’t wait! Judging by your grocery haul, we would TOTALLY be tastebud buddies– you got some great stuff! 🙂
    Hope you have a great day Kasey!
    Ps– just started following you on instagram and love your motivational pics 🙂

  4. Trixie says:

    What goes into your canned salmon salad?

  5. you and your mom are so cute and so funny! i’ve GOT to get my mom back in the gym!! i don’t have a consistent workout buddy, but i do have a couple friends and my sister who i love going to the gym with!!

  6. um trader joe’s stops are like the HIGHLIGHT of my week! just hit up the grocery store yesterday! um ISNT THEIR TURKEY BACON AMAZING?! i am obsessed! i seriously always buy two packs so i can throw one in the freezer so that when I run out I always have another on hand…yes obsessed.
    you are SO LUCKY to have a shared love of fitness and health with your mom! seriously!!!! so jealous!
    love you! oh and GIRL i had no idea you lived in pittsburg! Im in philly!! seriously if i ever end up in pittsburg I am hitting you up! because 1) you are amazing and 2)i LOVE your motivation and energy you bring to fitness and health!<3

  7. Felicia says:

    did I just do your shopping?? because thats pretty much what my cart looks like 🙂 i love TJ’s. their greek yogurt is the best (and best price). that smoked salmon is the best. its all just..the best haha!

    i just finished my coconut flour pancake and thought you my dear! have a great weekend- and i love the videos!

  8. Jessica says:

    Oh man, TJ’s is my JAM!! We don’t have one where I go to college, but when I’m home, I load up. That canned salmon is legit, too. Some canned fish tastes gross to me, but I love theirs, and the “in water, no salt added” is a big bonus! Also, how can you only buy 1 carton of eggs?! Don’t like 5 whites go into one powercake! Girl’s gotta get a mega crate from Costco, hah!

    Also, I did it. I bit the bullet, took the plunge, and bought coconut oil. Trying to not fear the fat… don’t get me wrong, I love nuts and nut butters, but I never use oil, only spray, but last night, I made a 2-minute protein muffin and topped it with some coconut oil (quite delicious), and when I woke up, I wasn’t a whale, hah! Just kidding, but really, it tasted quite good! Random question: do you eat before bed? I’ve heard mixed comments, but just wanted to see what you and your mom (since she’s a superstar!) say about eating before bed.

    Thanks love! Happy Good Friday!

  9. Alexis says:

    Love TJ stops!!! I’ve never tried the tahini butter from artisana!
    I love that you and your mom share the same passion for fitness! I wish I had that kind of relationship with mine as well you both so lucky and gorgeous to have each other!

    Your motivation always motivates me! THANK YOU! 😀

  10. Ahh that exercise looks totally killer!!! I will need to try that. Love your clean grocery shopping! 😀

  11. Sarah says:

    I love the power slamming! But I am pretty sure they would kill me if I did that in my gym! Why kind/size of ball did you use? It looks smaller than a medicine ball?

  12. Guess who just bought coconut oil? This girl – and I totally thought of you 🙂 Can’t wait to make something with it. Have a fantastic weekend Kasey!

  13. […] being able to challenge my mom & she also challenges me! You can see our POWERSLAM THROWDOWN here if you missed […]

  14. I love the challenge with you and your mom- you guys are AWESOME!! Can’t wait to try this one out (though I have a feeling that I will not be going head to head with my mom. Maybe my husband…)

    I need to find single packets of tahini!
    And i LOVE the Kevita drinks. I just finished a coconut pomegranate one!

  15. your mom and you are too cute!! love coconut oil.

    and tahini is our fav!!

  16. […] used my new purchase from Trader Joes! *Layered it up the same way I did with the tuna power-roll! *Served with Cauli Mash, duh. […]

  17. Sable@SquatLikeALady says:

    SO great that you and your mama can bond over fitness!! My mom has always been unhealthy (not a criticism, just a fact) and I really wish we could discuss fitness and ‘work out together’ long-distance (my husband and I used to have long-distance ‘gym dates’). Cherish that relationship!! <3

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