Trader Joe's Must Haves

If you're like me, you've probably spent many afternoons wondering through the glorious aisles of Trader Joe's. And rightfully so-- it's a GOLDMINE of delicious, healthy, and affordable food. In all my visits to Trader's, I've discovered a ton of products that have now become my go-to's. That's why it was super easy for me to come up with my top ten Trader Joe's must haves!

1. Frozen Cauliflower Rice- Apparently cauliflower rice is all the rage these days, and I for one love it. It's super easy to saute with some veggies for lunches throughout the week, or you can use it as a base for a Chipotle inspired "burrito bowl." It's an easy way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet.
2. Handful of Roasted and Salted Cashews- These are my absolute favorite snack to take to school. When I'm running out the door, this is a healthy pre-packaged option that I can just grab and go!
3. Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs- If you are serious about your dark chocolate, these will become your new obsession. I love throwing them on top of granola, eating them with nuts or raspberries, or just snacking on them plain.
4. Raspberry Lime Spindrift- As a die-hard La Croix girl, I can't even believe this is on my list. But, I recently tried Spindrift when I bought it on a whim at TJ's, and I LOVE it. It's a bit more flavorful than La Croix and I can't get enough.
5. Everything but the Bagel Seasoning- This is THE best. Sprinkling it on avocado toast has been taking my breakfast to the next level. I also love it with ghee (which TJ's also sells) on a bagel.

6. Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter with Flax and Chia Seeds- I eat this crunchy PB by the SPOONFUL it's so delicious. Plus, it packs a punch of omega-3's with the flax seeds and fiber with the chia seeds. 
7. Microwave Oatmeal Cups- These are a Godsend on busy school mornings and I know I'll love them in college, too. I always buy the cherry pumpkin seed flavor!
8. Scandinavian Swimmers- Just like Swedish Fish without all of the artificial-ness!
9. Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate- This is my summer go-to, and the cheapest cold brew concentrate I've seen! You can dilute it for iced coffee or blend it with ice and milk for a frappe. 
10. Super Seed and Ancient Grain Blend- I love sprinkling this on top of oatmeal and cereal for an extra crunch and nutrients. It has seeds chia, flax, and hemp, red quinoa and amaranth, and sprouted grains like buckwheat and millet. 

My wonderful friend Nicole rounded up her favorite Trader Joe's buys too, you can check them out here! I totally recommend reading some of her other posts while you're on her page, she's wise beyond her years when it comes to food and eating!

Leave your favorite things from TJ's in the comments so I can try them!

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1 comment

  1. Great list- I love some of these, too. Some of my favorites are plantain chips, chicken burger patties, and the dark chocolate covered almonds.


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