I’m switching it upwardly today, folks. We’re talking the best 21 items to larn from Trader Joe’s!
If you’ve been next my weblog for whatever amount of time, yous likely know past times at nowadays that I lovvveee Trader Joe’s. Like, I could wander the aisles at that spot for days. There’s ever something fun/different/new to sweat – together with they receive got SAMPLES. Not simply pre-determined samples, though. You tin receive got whatever especial inward the store (except raw meat/alcohol) upwardly to an employee together with they’ll bust it opened upwardly then yous tin sweat some! Amazing.
Plus, their prices are pretty reasonable (they’re owned past times the same fellowship equally Aldi), they’ve got lots of freh produce, organic options, together with the friendliest employees ever!
So, hither are our (my + Grant’s) exceed 21 picks from Trader Joe’s!
(Note: this transportation service is non sponsored.)
1. Opal Apples
By far my favorite diversity of apple! They’re sweet, crisp, together with juicy. Absolute perfection!
Use it inward this recipe: Gluten Free Apple Crisp
2. Pre-Cut Butternut Squash
Because cutting together with peeling butternut mash is the WORST. I shout out upwardly struggling SO HARD to cutting a dang butternut mash inward college – all my roommates + I had at our menage was a semi-dull knife set. But, perchance this merits some other try? I mean, nosotros DO receive got a expert laid of knives now. But when I’m crunched for fourth dimension – this is a winner!
Use it inward this recipe: Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole
3. Caramel Sauce
Ok, exercise I fifty-fifty require an explanation for this one? Caramel is life! For those times when yous don’t experience similar making homemade caramel sauce. Dip your opal apples inward it, bake amongst it, pour it over H2O ice cream! You can’t larn wrong.
Use it inward this recipe: Skillet Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie
4. Peanut Butter Cups
These are the BEST PB cups I’ve ever had. Hands down. Perfect for baking or for simply acre ‘ol snacking. They conveniently sell mini bags of these past times the checkout for 99 cents. ix times out of 10 they halt upwardly inward our cart at checkout.
Use it inward this recipe: Giant Chocolate Chip together with Peanut Butter Cup Cookie
5. Maple Leaf Cookies
In college, I had an amazing professor who brought us snacks from Trader Joe’s to degree – literally every. single. time. (And she was amazing for her abilities equally a professor – non simply for her mightiness to render the BEST snacks!). She brought these i solar daytime – I was forthwith obsessed. I think they sell them year-round now, too, non simply inward the fall!
Use it inward this recipe: Take cookie together with identify inward mouth. Enjoy. Repeat.
6. Meyer Lemon Cookie Thins
These are some other cookie that I was introduced to past times that wonderful professor! So good, non overly lemony, together with then pocket-size that yous tin hardly experience bad nearly having 5…or 10!
7. Dark Chocolate Bar w/ Caramel + Black Sea Salt
SO DANG GOOD. Get laid upwardly to live hooked. The black chocolate is black plenty without beingness totally bitter. The caramel is non overly sweet, either. Great for snacking! I similar to receive got a foursquare of black chocolate afterward dinner most nights together with this fits the pecker perfectly.
8. Three Cheese Pomodoro Pasta Sauce
Grant LOVES this sauce! TJ’s was sampling a pasta dish i solar daytime when nosotros were grocery shopping together with they used this sauce. Needless to say, it shortly industrial plant life its means into our cart.
9. Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken together with veggie fried rice are freezer staples for us! I ordinarily don’t purchase a lot of pre-made/freezer repast type things but Trader Joe’s consistently has construct clean ingredients inward all their products then I don’t experience bad nearly buying these AT ALL. Perfect for those nights when there’s no nutrient inward the fridge! Grant is obsessed amongst these.
10. BBQ Chicken Teriyaki & 11. mandarin Orange Chicken
Another cracking freezer staple! BBQ Chicken Teriyaki is my favorite, together with Grant’s fave is the mandarin Orange Chicken. Pair amongst their jasmine rice or i of the fried rice options inward a higher identify for an slow meal!
12. Roasted Potatoes w/ Peppers & Onions
This saved my butt inward college then many times when I had no nutrient prepped! Just throw it – frozen – inward a skillet, oestrus it up, add together some eggs, together with you’ve got a big murphy + veggie scramble! Throw inward some bacon or sausage, too.
13. Party Size Mini Meatballs
Because every political party needs mini meatballs, obviously. These are a cracking quick appetizer – oestrus them upwardly inward a crock pot amongst your favorite sauce!
14. Republic of Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
Grant together with I both dear these! They’re some other cracking freezer staple, together with they’re fifty-fifty Whole30 compliant! They exclusively receive got a few minutes to cook, together with larn cracking inward a lettuce wind or on a bun.
15. Organic Superfood Pilaf
Sooo, clearly this is my secret-freezer-meal-stash department because this is withal ANOTHER freezer go-to. Lots of yummy veggies together with hearty grains to fill upwardly yous upwardly when you’re brusk on prepped food!
16. Gnocchi Gorgonzola
This i is a total comfort nutrient together with nosotros LOVE it. It’s creamy, cheesy, fast, together with who doesn’t dear gnocchi?? I sometimes add together some spinach to this to larn far into to a greater extent than of a balanced meal. So good.
17. French Brioche
This brioche makes the BEST french toast! Like, the best. Seriously. Hopefully I’ll receive got a recipe for french toast on the site old inward the close future!
18. Garlic Naan
This is the best store-bought naan ever! I similar to lightly toast it together with spread it amongst avocado together with a sprinkle of tabular array salt together with pepper for a quick together with filling breakfast.
Because nosotros all require some gnocchi inward our lives. It’s simply amazing together with yous tin exercise it inward then many ways!
20. Caramelized Onion Dip + Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip
Perfect to receive got to all your summertime bbqs, picnics, together with Packer parties! I’m partial to the caramelized onion, together with Grant loves the bacon cheddar ranch.
21. Scandinavian Swimmers
I saved the best for last! These are similar Swedish fish, but amongst a cleaner component list. These buddies are my best friend on route trips! I’ve been known to sneak them into movies inward my purse, too. No shame inward my gummy-candy-game!
Bonus Item: The Biggest Chocolate Bar Ever
Ok, it’s genuinely called Pound Plus Chocolate, together with it comes inward lots of varieties similar Milk, Dark, together with I think there’s a few varieties amongst nuts. Great for baking or simply acre munching. I won’t tell.
Honorary Mentions: The Liquor Section together with their Greeting Cards
We’ve gotten some good-quality liquor hither for a pretty expert price. We bought bourbon hither around Thanksgiving for my Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie, together with their Peach Moscato is the ONLY vino I’ve ever tried that I genuinely similar – I exercise it inward these Peach Moscato Cupcakes together with inward Peach Strawberry Wine Slushies – then YUM!
TJ’s also has the BEST greeting cards – they receive got tons of fun together with serious designs for all occasions together with they’re exclusively 99 cents. Amazing for the frugal ones (ME) who simply can’t deport to pass $5 (?!?) on a uncomplicated card.
Well, that’s it! Our favorite items from Trader Joe’s. There’s likely to a greater extent than but I mean, I had to narrow it downward some, right? Do yous store at Trader Joe’s? What are some of your favorite items? Let me know if there’s anything that yous experience is a must-try that isn’t on this list!
Happy shopping + happy eating!