Just The Tip Tuesday–Dark Chocolate Ginger

Happy happy! How’s it going?

Today was pretty busy with work and as soon as I was done I jammed out the door to meet my friend Becky for a walk. We haven’t seen each other in months and she just ran her first half at LB this weekend so we had a ton to catch up on! image

Ben cooked up turkey burgers while I was gone and I put one on a salad for dinner. (I stopped at Sonic on the way home for a Sprite Zero.)image

Just the Tip Tuesday: I LOVE chocolate. Love it love it love it. And I like to enjoy some every day, but it’s so easy to ‘over do it’ with my favorite food.

TJ’s has some good dark chocolate covered treats like edamame, nuts and ginger that help slow you down as you snack. tj's dark chocolate gingerWell, at least the ginger does because it each piece ends with a little kick so I can’t just shovel it in!tj's dark chocolate ginger

tj's dark chocolate ginger

Side note: Is it funny that I’m a ginger and I love ginger now?ginger juice

Side note part 2 – Growing up I NEVER heard the term ‘ginger’ to refer to red heads. I think I heard it somewhere in blog land at first. So, I don’t think of myself as a ginger, but every time I eat it I feel self conscious that there’s a little joke in there somewhere Smile ginger food


  1. says

    I saw the title of the post and thought you were writing about my kids wrestling. I was all, “I find chocolate covered ginger in my living room every day!” 😉

  2. says

    You do know Ginger from Gilligan’s Island, right? That’s got to be on Nick At Night or something …. Have you tried the Cheribundi Ginger Cherry juice? That’s a combination that will wake up your mouth!

  3. says

    You’re the Ginga Ninja! Cute last pic of you too… and if fro yo is ginger juice, I want to be a gingie too! I’ve dyed my hair red before, does that count?

  4. Bree ltc says

    Have you heard of Tim Minchin? If you have extra time, you should youtube him in search of his song, “Prejudice”. It’s a bit relevant to your topic today.

    Also, I really, really enjoy reading your blog. You’re so not pretentious and you don’t get all defensive when people say stuff that’s not so nice in the comment section. You may use sarcasm (which is awesome btw) but that’s how you role. I think you’re a dang clever writer and just someone who people would love to have hanging around.

  5. says

    love the ginger nickname… I was at a mls soccer game in Vancouver a few weeks ago and the crowd was screaming ‘ginger ninja’ at this one player and I loved it (not too sure why), anyways one of my best friends is a ginger and she is now referred to as ginger ninja by all of our friends

  6. says

    Ever heard the phrase “only a ginger, can call another ginger ginger!” Actually its a song LOL…anyway that is my dumb humor. I have a ginger and I love her :) She is 3.5 and I think she has the most beautiful red hair, she says its yellow. We are working on it.

  7. says

    What about ranga? Short for orangutan. Is that just Aussie slang? I don’t know, but I love it. I went rang for a couple years, so now I feel like I’m allowed to call people that!

  8. says

    I LOVE ginger candies! One of the little health food stores here sells bag of them. I have to avoid that place otherwise I come out of there with more than one bag!

    I’d never heard of a red head being called a ginger until recently – I think I first saw it on my youngest sister’s FB page – She kept referring to herself as “ginger.”

  9. says

    I blame South Park for introducing the “ginger” phenomenon! Kudos to you for embracing it…I know a few friends with red hair that just HATE the term, which of course makes people tease them more :)

  10. Meg says

    Are you still following a meal plan from that nutritionist person you talked to via the internet? I could have sworn it was something to do with your thyroid or something?
    Just curious and how you were feeling and doing weight loss wise!

    • says

      She didn’t give me a meal plan as she is more of a holistic health coach and not a nutritionist. Yeah, I was talking to her as a way to naturally help my thyroid. We basically were working on tweaks I could make to my diet for that… I’ve stopped eating so much soy and cabbage (and related veggies).

      It’s indirectly related to weight loss so that hasn’t really been my focus (I was just hoping one would help the other). I didn’t weigh myself last Wed because I didn’t want that to be on my mind while I was running the marathon – I should have weighed in today though. Busted. I’ll do it first thing tomorrow :)

  11. says

    What’s the red stuff you put on that salad? Is it ketchup? I MUST know…too funny. Yeah, kinda sad about the ginger thing though because I’ve been hearing red headed kids are getting bullied at school by being called gingers in a bad way. Kids are so cruel. Love your ginger hair though, always wanted a pretty shade of red.

  12. says

    I was an adult the first time I heard the term “ginger.” Most of my family is a ginger, and if I try to go blond my hair will turn orange. I may be a brunette, but it’s hiding deep within my genes. My husband’s biggest fear is that we will have an orange-headed child. I think they’d be adorable either way 😉

  13. says

    Thanks for that just the tip! Will be picking some up on my next Tj’s trip. I first heard the term ginger for redheads on Southpark. Also, I’ve been highlighting my hair since I was ohhh 16, and decided to grow out my natural color a few months ago – turns out I’m part ginger (strawberry blonde-ish,) too! haha

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