Last week on Instagram, I shared an impromptu series of new scores from one of our favorite stores, Trader Joe's. The feedback was overwhelming and when I asked if anyone would like a post rounding up our tried and true favorites, I received a unanimous Yes!
Olivia and I usually head to TJ's once a week. There are tons of organic options and the prices are so great. We have found so many staples for our home over the years that we keep stocked every week and it seems we are always finding new faves, too.. A reminder that Olivia and I are vegetarian, so these items are too. I'm sure there are lots of great meat options, I'm just not familiar :) Chris does enjoy their frozen Italian meatballs.
So, without further ado, below are our fave finds from Trader Joe's. I have them categorized to help keep things a bit more organized since there are 35! We have some seasonal items we love too, but I have left those off for obvious reasons. If you have any favorites that aren't on my list- please share them in the comments! We always love trying new things!
IN THE FREEZER:
Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes: These guys are so good. They are one of Olivia's breakfasts of choice. And since they're organic, I feel a little less bad they are frozen. She eats them plain but they're great with fruit and syrup too.
Mini Frozen Bambino Pizza: These are perfect for an easy lunch or dinner. I add fresh basil to ours.
Penne Arrabbiata: Chris loves this for an easy dinner. He usually adds siracha.
Mac and Cheese: It's an individual serving-- I don't get the reduced guilt- it's not near as delicious!
Vegetable Masala Burgers: These are a recent find and they are so good! I eat them with a sauce I tried in store-- mix two parts vegan spread dressing to one part Zhoug Sauce.
Chocolate Croissants: These are sooo good. You set them out the night before and bake in the morning for a Parisian breakfast.
Carrot Spirals: I love these cooked with their peanut sauce, topped with cilantro and crushed peanuts.
Mango Sorbet: It's so refreshing and flavorful.
Mini Ice Cream Cones: These are perfect when you want just a few bites of something sweet.
PANTRY + SNACKS:
Organic Vegetable Radiatore Pasta: Olivia affectionately calls these the color noodles and we love them.
Organic Toaster Pastries: We love the Cherry Pomegrante. They're like a healthy pop tart :)
Veggie Sticks: Our whole family loves this chip alternative.
3 Seed Beet Crackers: These are delicious on their own or with cheese.
Organic Tortilla Chips: Perfect for your queso!
Just Mango Slices: I love these for a snack. Be sure you don't get the ones with added sugar.
Dill Pickle Popcorn: This stuff is addicting!
Everything Crackers: Olivia loves everything bagels and these crackers are so tasty plain or with cream cheese.
Organic Fruit Pouches: Olivia loves the apple strawberry and the mango.
Organic Fruit Leathers: I always have a couple of these in my bag. We love all the flavors.
Sea Salt Brownies: These are so good. They taste so fresh. The only thing I don't love about them is that I can never have just one!
DIPS, SAUCES, + SEASONINGS:
Gyoza Sauce: We love this on our postickers (I prefer the ones from Whole Foods)
Organic BBQ Siracha Sauce: This is delicious on so many things. I think we always have an extra bottle on hand.
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning: Olivia loves this on just about anything. It's so flavorful- great on avocado toast, pasta...the possibilities are endless.
Spinach and Kale Yogurt Dip: This is so flavorful, and I love that it's yogurt based and relatively healthy. I love veggies and crackers with it.
Cilantro and Chive Yogurt Dip: Another great options-- I love it on carrots.
Organic Pure Maple Syrup: Really nice and light.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: We have a few that we use, but this one is really nice and the price is amazing.
Queso Dip: Enough said.
Peach Juice: Their peach juice is incredibly delicious. I do half water half juice for Olivia and she loves it.
Dolmas: I'm the only one who eats these at our house, but I love them. They're great on their own, or with hummus or tzatziki sauce.
Super Greens Salad: This salad is packed with goodness and it's great to have on hand when I need something quick and easy.
Bahn Mi Noodle Bowl: This is a new find for me but I love it and will definitely be adding this to the rotation.
Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros: These are a fun and easy treat.
Fresh Flowers: You can't beat the prices.