Cookbooks featuring Trader Joe’s products to help you feed yourself and those you love nutritiously, easily and conveniently.



“Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s” – $7.95 (Shipping and handling: $4.00)

Written by Jamie Davidson, M.S. is available for order now!   What do others say about it?   “This new book is AMAZING!! So many recipes with so much flavor and nutritional value – plus easy to follow, sustainable tips for healthy weight loss and management! We all know what it takes to lose weight, but this book takes all the things we already know, explains it directly and concisely, and puts that knowledge alongside fantastic recipes that you can do all the shopping for in one place. That makes Livin’ Lean literally one-stop shopping for weight loss, weight management and generally healthy living for people on-the-go!” –Emily Callahan “The Livin’ Lean cookbook is a revelation – cooking can be fun, healthy, and convenient if done the Jamie Davidson way. I love the recipes in this book because Jamie is a very creative chef; her ideas are unusual, delicious, and guilt-free. I also appreciate how Jamie shares her expertise in weight management with the reader in a warm, approachable way, giving us the feeling that we have a supportive coach on our side as we learn healthier habits. This cookbook is a must if you are pressed for time but want to prepare eclectic, healthy dishes for yourself and your family – it’ll revolutionize your approach to cooking and eating!”  Amazon reviewer “As a personal trainer I am always looking for a good healthy way for my clients to eat…I have finally found it in Livin’ Lean. Why? Because we all shop at Trader Joe’s, and shopping in one place that not only makes this way of eating do-able, but also convenient and delicious! I love the variety of food and menu ideas along with the calorie count for the day. I will be recommending this book to my clients not only as a way to lose weight but as a life-style book that enables you to enjoy life and food and still keep the weight off! What a great discovery Livin’ Lean has been to help us all eat better, feel better and save time by not going to a zillion stores trying to find everything on our grocery lists! I love this book!” MC “Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s” reflects Jamie Davidson’s enthusiastic high regard for readers and cooks interested in flavorful and healthy meals. In the first three chapters she outlines methods and practical advice for succeessful weight loss. Subsequent chapters list recipes, side dishes, and nutritional information. A bonus is a very thorough and user-friendly index. There are additional indexes for vegetarian, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free recipes.” Amazon reviewer “This is a great easy to use cookbook. Having some dietary restrictions, the book makes it easy to adhere to these. The step by step instructions, including when to start each separate dish, are extremely helpful. Every dish we have made has been great. We look forward to trying more.” RV   Available locally at Elmwood Stationers, David M Brian, McCalou’s, Orinda Books, John Muir Women’s Health Center, John Muir Medical Center Gift Store, Kaiser Medical Center in Walnut Creek Gift Store (on South Main St., across from Trader Joe’s), Lazy K Gift Store at Orchard Nursery, Rakestraw Books,  Just a Little Something Gift Store, Royal Rooster, Rockridge Home, Pendragon Books, Diesel Books, Alta Bates Hospital Gift Store, Benicia Bay Gift Store, Benicia Bookstop, Coppersmith’s Books in Napa, Habitat Books in Sausalito,  Miss Trawick’s Garden Shop and The Works Book Store (both in Pacific Grove, CA), Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore in Carmel, Luminata Books in Monterey, Capitola Book Cafe and Barnes and Noble. Want to know what you can pick up at Trader Joe’s that can help you lose weight, making the process practical, doable and delicious? Need some new ideas to get out of a menu rut? This book offers over 150 easy, delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, entrées, slow-cooker and desserts, as well as lists of suggested Trader Joe’s products that are “heat and eat” or super-convenient to put together quickly for those on the go. This book doesn’t promote a “diet” that will leave you hungry and feeling deprived; it offers lower-calorie, tasty ideas that will make meal preparation easy. These recipes and serving suggestions for Trader Joe’s products are designed for maximum satiety, variety and convenience for the Trader Joe’s shopper. “Healthy” and “convenient” are two words that describe Jamie’s approach perfectly. The book includes:

    • Practical, doable and specific assistance with weight loss, including the nine secrets of successful weight managers
    • Weight management tips and tools for those with busy lifestyles
    • The answers to “how many calories and how much protein do I need each day?”
    • Over 150 healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, slow-cooker, side dishes and desserts
    • 100-Calorie Snack List that contains snacks available at Trader Joe’s (including gluten-free options) that are good sources of protein
    • Lists of ready-to-eat and light-prep vegetables, including frozen options
    • Grab-and-go lunches available at Trader Joe’s
    • Convenient prepared sides dishes to save you time
    • Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan recipe designations and recipe indexes
    • Options following many recipes to inspire variety
    • Nutritional analysis of all recipes and products listed
    • Quick and super-quick accompaniment suggestions for all entrées
    • Two weeks of 1400-calories menus and accompanying shopping lists using Trader Joe’s products

Weight Watcher PointsPlus Values available-check my blog Your satisfaction guaranteed! Also available for order through Amazon and Barnes and Noble IF YOU HAVE ONE OR BOTH OF THESE COOKBOOKS AND LOVE THEM, PLEASE CONSIDER WRITING A REVIEW ON AMAZON. IT’S EASY TO DO. THANKS!Simmering Solutions

“Simmering Solutions Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes” e-book- $7.99

Get healthy and delicious recipes (including manyvegetarian, vegan and gluten-free) that you, your family and friends will want again and again. Crock-pot cooking will save you time and money as you will be using mostly whole (unprocessed, packaged) food and be dropping by the drive-in or the restaurant for take-out less often. Recipes are lower in calories, fat and salt than traditional crock pot recipes (and still taste great). All of the recipes are nutritiously analyzed and Weight Watcher PointsPlus  for each recipe is available. Get tips to make crock pot cooking as easy, delicious and practical as it sounds. Most ingredients can be found at Trader Joe’s but this is not an exclusive Trader Joe’s cookbook. This e-book versionis available immediately and is so easy to take to the grocery store to make sure you get all of the ingredients for the recipes you are making. This is a favorite cookbook for so many. Check out the recipes index with Weight Watcher PointsPlus.   What do others say about “Simmering Solutions”?Simmering Solutions has been a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection.  The recipes are healthy as well as delicious, and the preparation is easy.  I can assemble one of my favorite recipes, Lamb Ragout, in about 20 minutes, with ingredients I have purchased at the farmer’s market or local supermarket, and come home in the evening to a delicious meal that my family loves.  I always gravitate toward the wonderful vegetarian soups and stew recipes when the weather turns cold. The directions are easy to follow and I appreciate the nutritional information for each recipe.  WithSimmering Solutions healthy eating can be convenient and delicious.”   Joanne H. “This is my go-to cookbook!  I like the fact that all of the recipes are so easy and that they are so tasty. My favorites are the Chicken Tortilla Soup, the Awesome Turkey Chili and the Mexican-Flavored Beef Stew.  I appreciate the vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan recipes for when my friends who are following special diets come to dinner. ” Nancy C. “I am really enthusiastic about this cookbook. My family and I love the Mushroom Barley Soup, the Mediterranean Stew and many of the other vegetarian recipes. I have lost 20 pounds working with Jamie as my weight management coach and these recipes help me maintain my weight loss by having healthy meals ready when I get home from work.” Anna M.