Hi-ya friends! I promised this post to you and finally got it put together for your next Trader Joe’s trip! I only make a trip to Trader Joe’s every other month or so because we don’t have one near us so when I go there, I always want to make it worth it. Here are a few of our must grabs in different categories – jot them down for your next trip and leave a comment with your favorite finds at TJ’s!
I absolutely love the fresh flowers there! They have every variety possible and the prices on them could not be any better. They’re a must have when you go there!
Can we be honest for a second? I base my trips to TJ’s around how my sweets stock is looking. 😉 But it’s true! The sweets they have there are to die for.
-The Nutty Chocolate Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars are fantastic and taste way better than other granola bars.
–Chocolate Coconut Almonds. My absolutely favorite of all of these treats. Get them now.
–Gone Bananas are chocolate covered frozen bananas and they’re a real yummy sweet bite after dinner especially for little kids. My youngest adores these banana bites.
-I’m sure y’all have heard people rave about the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites but if you haven’t yet, they’re about 20 times better than Reeses peanut butter cups.
–Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. The whole container is gone within one week. Nuff said?
CONDIMENTS & SPICES
I love adding these spices to dinners and the sauces to chicken or bagels (for the fruit spread)! Another idea for the Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread is with brie cheese and crackers. It makes for a really great late night snack.
For a quick dinner, I always stock up on these. The Mandarin Orange Chicken is so good with plain rice and roasted broccoli and the Shrimp Stir-Fry is so good just by itself. The meals are fast and so simple.
I really love to make the Quinoa Duo on Sundays and eat it throughout the week for lunch. My favorite way to make it is to add in salsa, feta cheese, craisins, and sesame sticks. It’s really good and really filling.
-The Spinach Tortellini is one of my kids favorite meals with a side of vegetables and marina sauce on top.
-I am OBSESSED with the Unexpected Cheddar Cheese. I feel like it’s almost my mission to get all my family and friends hooked because my god it’s amazing on everything.
The Plantain Chips weren’t there but they are a fantastic alternative to regular chips and the Veggie Chips are as well. I eat the Roasted Coconut Chips on top of my yogurt in the morning and the Just Mango Slices are good for an on the go snack. My girls really like the Organic Fruit Wraps and they seem a touch healthier than regular fruit snacks (not sure by how much though!).
IF YOU CAN ONLY BUY THREE THINGS…
…these are them! Unexpected Cheddar Cheese goes good with everything (sandwiches, cheese and crackers, shredded on salads, all by itself!). The Chocolate Coconut Almonds are to die for and the Mandarin Orange Chicken tastes just like a chinese restaurant plus kids love it so you can’t mess with that. SO GOOD!
I’m getting so hungry now! So now I’m curious, what’s on your list of favorites from Trader Joe’s? Is there anything from our list that you love? I always love trying new things from there so let me know in the comments!