1. Fruit. I love that I’m able to find seasonal fruit at Trader Joe’s. They even have organic apples year round.
2. Fresh veggies. Okay so there’s a picture of an avocado and tomato but you get what I mean. There’s a wide array of seasonal veggies available at Trader Joe’s. I love their organic carrots!
3. Blueberry Muesli. Their breakfast section never disappoints. Beware of their granola; you’ll find lots of extra sugar so just make sure you’re reading the nutrition labels and are comfortable with what you are purchasing. I’ve been really into this Blueberry Muesli lately. So good with vanilla almond milk!
4. Oatmeal! These gluten free oats are my favorite to enjoy in the morning or to bake with. I love how inexpensive they are too!
5. Almond Butter! It can be difficult to find inexpensive almond butters, right? That’s when TJ’s steps in. They’ve got some pretty great varieties including creamy, chunky, salted and unsalted. I love them all because I’m a nut butter addict.
6. Greek Yogurts! My favorite is the pomegranate because sometimes plain greek yogurt gets a little boring. This stuff is good as is for a snack or for breakfast spread on toast. Sometimes I’ll swirl in almond butter too!
7. Turkey bacon. I’m not a huge meat eater, but when Tony eats meat in the morning, I always end up wanting some. A good solution is turkey bacon. I love that it’s minimally processed and nitrate-free. Serve it with eggs, toast and fruit for a filling breakfast.
8. Peanut butter with chia and flax! Only $2.99 for this jar? That’s good because I tend to go through peanut butter pretty quickly. I love the crunchiness of this nut butter and how I get extra nutrition in.
9. Sprouted bread. If you love toast like I do, then you need to try this bread. It’s really only best when toasted. I recommend trying it with almond butter and banana slices.
10. Pure maple syrup. If I’m not buying maple syrup off Amazon, then I’m buying it from Trader Joe’s because it’s the least expensive I can find. I use this maple syrup in most of my baking recipes. It’s also great on pancakes and waffles!
11. Raw organic honey. Remember it’s best to buy raw honey because it has all the good for you minerals. Read more about honey in my unrefined sweeteners guide.
12. Organic unrefined coconut oil. It has great coconut flavor and is wonderful for baking, cooking and even using on your skin or hair. I even shave my legs with coconut oil! The benefits are beyond amazing.
13. Organic coconut flour. This is the coconut flour I use. It’s super inexpensive and a little goes a long way in baked goods. Try out my coconut flour banana bread or my coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.
14. Trail mixes. I try not to buy too much trail mix from Trader Joe’s because I tend to go a little overboard on shoveling them into my mouth. What works best for me is dividing it up into baggies for perfectly portioned snacking.
15. Candied Ginger. My mom actually got me into these little snappy bites. They’re slightly sweet yet intense from the ginger. They also help with tummy troubles. So if your stomach is ever upset, chew on a few of these and it should feel better pretty quickly.
16. Dried Sweet Pineapple (unsulfered). Mmmm this stuff is addicting! I love munching on these when I’m on a long car ride or taking them with me when I travel. Sometimes they curb my sweet tooth too.
17. Kind bars. They always have a full array of Kind bars that I love. The Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew is delish, but my goodness don’t ever try to make me choose my favorite.
18. Spicy Guacamole! I’m head over heels in love with guacamole. I personally think Tony makes the best spicy guacamole, but Trader Joe’s is pretty decent too. Use carrots or celery for dipping… or my favorite chips on the planet: Garden of Eatin’!
19. White Bean Basil Hummus. Probably my favorite thing at Trader Joe’s. I will never stop loving it. EVER.
20. Creamy Goat Cheese. INCREDIBLE spread on toasted french bread. Cheese lovers rejoice!
21. ALL THE BEANS. Make black bean burgers or a fresh salad. Delicious and cheap!
22. Vegetarian Tamales! These are so great and easy for entertaining. Whip up some Spanish rice, guacamole and beans to serve with these. Such a fabulous, easy meal to enjoy!
23. Chocolate Covered Bananas. The only thing that’s missing is peanut butter.
24. Olive Oil Popcorn. This one is great if you are looking for a light snack.
25. Dark Chocolate Bar (85%): Try this in cookies or straight from the freezer. It’s fairly low in sugar and rich like coffee. I need it right now.
26. Tomato-less Corn Salsa. I love serving this over salmon or grilled chicken. Try it!
27. Crunchy Pea and Bean snacks! Salty and more protein then your regular potato chip.
28. Brown Rice & Quinoa Pasta. Gluten free friends, rejoice! This pasta is delish!
29. Hemp Hearts! Try it on top of oatmeal or in baked goods.
I hope you love my Trader Joe’s round up. I’d love to hear what your favorite products are from TJ’s. Leave a comment below!
A lot of my favorites, too! Hemp seeds, beans, THAT chocolate, coconut oil, chia PB, and more.
I have been eyeing those tamales…
Thank you Monique! This is THE guide to take with me when I shop at TJ’s from now on! Yay so excited to try out some new food!
You got most of my favorites in there too! That dark chocolate is seriously the BEST— and you can’t beat the price!
This is a wonderful list! I love the sprouted bread, chocolate covered bananas, dark chocolate, almond butter, raw honey, beans, coconut flour, and kind bars! Another great buy at Trader Joe’s is their bananas, but that does fall into fruit 🙂
I am a super fan of Trader Joe’s as well. I wish I was not on the meal plan at college, otherwise I would be doing my grocery shopping there. I am a huge fan of their pesto pizza, cookie butters (duh), and their frozen mac n cheese. Everything is so delicious. I especially love geniality from their employees. I always feel like an old friend when I enter their market!
Great post-it makes me want to drive to TJ’s right now. I am obsessed with that flax, chia, peanut butter!!
Trader Joe’s is seriously my happy place – I’m looking forward to trying some of the products you recommended, especially the almond butter! Some of my favorites (that weren’t on your list) are their organic ketchup (it’s less sweet than Heinz, which I find overly sugary and a bit too runny), their steamed lentils, and their fat-free crumbled feta.
Yes to the ketchup! I don’t know how many friends I have finally switched over from Heinz! Best ketchup:)
I love almond butter! How much is it at TJs? Unfortunately we don’t have those here in Canada but I’ve tried their cookie butter and it really is delicious (not quite suitable for this list however haha).
Oh my gosh, the prices! In the UK these items are double the price, 3-4 times the price in the case of coconut oil! So jealous! 😉
So sad to say that in Canada there is no Trader Joe’s 🙁
Not healthy…but their orange chicken is awesome! I live in a small town where chinese food isn’t available so its nice to buy a bag when I go through the cities. I usually serve with a bag of frozen broccoli mixed in with the orange chicken, and then a quinoa fried rice on the side, and maybe some Szechuan green beans. I try to make as many veggies with it as I can so I have enough for leftovers!
Totally agree on the GF oats…but the dark chocolate peanut butter cups are dangerous for me!
I love TJ’s dried ‘Just Mango Slices.’ They’re addicting! I totally agree with the coconut oil–it’s a great price too! Looking forward to trying the dried sweet pineapple and brown rice and quinoa pasta.
They have the best prices for butter and cream cheese compared to any grocery near me. And I love their cheese selection because there are so many varieties. I also buy their frozen fruit, almond milk, canned light coconut milk and coconut cream, quinoa and black bean chips, dark chocolate peanut butter cups, pound plus chocolate, and frozen pot stickers.
mmm…Trader Joe’s…love that store! Plantain Chips and dried bing cherries, roasted not so salty cashew pieces and 50% less salt dry roasted almonds, mini peanut butter cups!!
I love their “Ménage A Trois” of pre cut, frozen peppers and their frozen Brussel sprouts! I also love all their flavors of tamales
I love their slivered, toasted almonds. They are an amazing price and eliminate the need to toast them on my own (which is great because I always seem to burn them!)
A very loved family member forwarded your list of favorite foods from Trader Joe’s. She knows that, I, too, really get excited to shop at my local TJ. Thank you.. , for bringing new ideas, to try. How may I be added to your email list? I’m hoping by leaving this message, I’ll receive your next list.
You did ask for our favorite find.. huh.. I’ll narrow to two: 1. Trader Joe’s Black Bean Dip is one I really never want to run out of.. I cook with it, add it to veggie soup, spread it on crackers, dip blue chips.. scramble eggs.. the list goes on… love that wide mouth stubby glass jar, I clean it when empty, and reuse this jar for left overs (I have eliminated plastic).
2. I’ll go with Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Oil. I hesitate to promote this.. as many times it is SOLD OUT.. now, I’ve learned to always have a second one waiting in the pantry. If you’ve not read the list of use for this product, I’ll suggest you use Google, It’s a wide variety!
Thank you.. and I’ll be hoping I’m included in your next favorite food list from Trader Joe’s.
St Louis, MO.
Love your list and i buy the snack sized bags of omega 6 trail mix. Its pretty much the same price (nominally more expensive) than loose bag
I love your list! Going there tomorrow and will try the ones I haven’t bought including the hummus and turkey bacon. I love their almond mik which doesn’t have carragen, and their dark roast coffee is rich and flavorful at an incredible price!
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I love the almond butter and the frozen steel cut oatmeal.
Almost every product they chose for this collection of products should not be eaten by
diabetics. I’m looking for
stuff I can eat with a low glycemic index, low carbs and low sugar. I know, I know. Boring.
But I didn’t ask to have diabetes, and when I make the wrong choices I pay, like I can’t
see well enough to read Time Magazine. I find a lot of foods at TJ that I can eat. I’m not
complaining……but a list would be nice. There are a lot of labels to read.
Food at trader joe’sgreat and prices good the staff are super nice hanover massachusetts store