Trader Joe’s Favorites

Trader Joe’s Favorites

Everyone has their own long list of Traders favorites, but finally posting this here since it’s been on my phone forever… mainly to remind myself, but also to put out there for anyone else to glimpse a few they didn’t know about! Most of these are probably staples for many. It really is the best store, and I still don’t know how I lived abroad without it for a year.. ha! Now we live within walking distance again, and I could never live without it.

  • Unexpected cheddar cheese, hands down the BEST
  • Cosmic Crisp apples, when in season!
  • Honey greek yogurt
  • Sprouted flourless whole wheat berry bread (try the sourdough version!)
  • Mediterranean hummus + pita bite crackers
  • Cauliflower gnocchi (frozen…cook without water even though package says that, and crisp it up then drizzle with olive oil and sea salt or your favorite toppings!) Love the sweet potato gnocchi too.
  • Frozen unsweetened acai packets
  • Fire roasted bell peppers and onions (frozen, great for fajitas or Mexican bowls)
  • Bag of organic chopped kale
  • Sweet plantain chips
  • Honey pretzels
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Frozen roasted potatoes with peppers & onions (so good with eggs)
  • Goddess dressing – amazing on salads (not to be confused with Green Goddess which is good, but love the unique flavor of the creamy Goddess)
  • Teeny tiny avocados
  • Frozen beef tamales (cook in wet paper towel like package says, and they are so so good!)
  • Turkey burgers
  • Frozen garlic naan
  • Freeze dried strawberries – the best snack, or mix them into popcorn!
  • Chocolate dipped frozen strawberries
  • Hold to the cone mini ice cream cones
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning (for popcorn, avocado toast, etc)
  • French cultured butter (self-explanatory)
  • Southwest salad mix, add avocados, jicama, chicken, etc
  • Crispy crunchy chocolate chip cookies
  • Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels…dangerous
  • Chocolate coconut milk ice cream
  • Dark chocolate peanut butter cups, also the mini chocolate pb cups of course
  • Chocolate covered dried fruit colorful mix – so good!
  • Turkish dried figs
  • Strawberry licorice (and berry flavor which is available in the summer!)
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Persian cucumbers
  • Champagne pear vinaigrette salad dressing
  • ‘Restaurant style’ tortilla chips with lime and sea salt
  • Quinoa & black bean infused tortilla chips (dip in cottage cheese)
  • Soyaki sauce – love on salmon or in teriyaki bowls
  • Murasaki purple sweet potatoes when in season
  • Cara Cara pink oranges when in season
  • Salt & pepper pistachios
  • Seasonal candles (Mango Tangerine is a favorite, as well as the fall and Christmasy ones!)

Meals or combinations:

  • Cuban style black beans + chimichurri rice + Latin style black bean soup all simmered together in pan = YUM
  • Steamed lentils + bruschetta sauce + feta cheese for an easy amazing salad/dip!
  • Pom salsa: 1 jar of corn chili salsa, 1 packet pomegranate seeds, 1 can black beans, 2 diced avocados, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix!
  • Hawaiian Trail Mix: Macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, coconut cashews + roasted coconut chips
  • Cauliflower rice + Thai yellow curry + 2 cans coconut milk for yummy simple soup (can add any veggies or frozen Harvest Hodgepodge mix, chicken, or even frozen pineapple, etc if desired, but only need those first 3 things for a yummy quick soup!)

3 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Favorites”

  • Fun! From our family faves there, I’d add: cookie butter, tomato soup, creamy tomato basil pasta sauce, Israeli couscous, dark chocolate chunks, frozen mac & cheese, Almond Kringle, dark chocolate covered peppermint Jo Jos (seasonal), shelf stable boxed whip cream, and fresh flowers!

    • love your additions! funny because i just saw the boxed whipping cream yesterday and was so mad i just now discovered! need to add a few of the others to the list, all such good ones!

  • Check out TraderJoesList on Instagram for recipe tips / new products. She’s awesome and has helped me discover so many items that I now love! Faves from my pantry include : toasted coconut pancake mix, seeds & grains crispbread crackers (amazing for avocado toast), cauliflower gnocchi, and the (too sweet but delicious every now and then) chocolate salted caramel mug mix! :)

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