Trader Joe’s Finds: December

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Trader Joe’s is my second home.  How could it NOT be, with its amazing prices, quality food options and delicious snacks?  Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I find something new and exciting to try, so I thought I’d share some of the fun foods that I found there this month.

 

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I am 100% aware that I can make zucchini spirals on my own at home, but when time is limited these are a super convenient option.  Trader Joe’s also has carrot spirals!   They make a great healthy/low-carb alternative to regular pasta.  Not that I’m not into regular pasta, but sometimes it’s nice to lighten up typical pasta dishes and get in an extra serving of veggies.

 

 

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I’m really into these crackers.  The ingredient list isn’t super long – they’re made from corn, beet powder, sesame seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds and some spices.  They taste pretty great with some hummus!

 

 

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One word: YUM.  Once again this jackfruit curry with jasmine rice is a dish you can make on your own, but if you need something healthy & convenient, go for it!  If you don’t know what jackfruit is: it’s a fruit that’s used as a “meat alternate” in many vegetarian and vegan dishes because of its similar texture.  So good.

 

 

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Who doesn’t love some creamy, decadent gnocchi?  This sweet potato gnocchi from Trader Joe’s is delish, especially during the cold winter months when you just need some warm comfort food.

 

 

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These veggie burritos are one of my favorite pre-made options from Trader Joe’s.  They’re the best.

 

 

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Salsa is my jam – I love adding it to eggs and dipping veggies & chips in it.  This harissa salsa has a nice little kick if you’re into that…otherwise Trader Joe’s has plenty of other salsa options that you can choose from!

 

 

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Cauliflower pizza crust!  I’ll be honest and say that the pizza fell apart when I used this crust, but it still tasted good so that’s all that matters.  This is a great option for those of you who eat gluten-free, or for those who need some creative ways for getting extra veggies into their diet.

 

 

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Dark chocolate covered espresso beans are a must-buy if you go to Trader Joe’s!  YUM.

 

 

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Another one of my favorite Trader Joe’s treats: brownie crisp coffee ice cream sandwiches.  I just love that coffee + chocolate flavor!

 

 

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I was so excited when I found out Trader Joe’s started to carry kombucha.  This mint lime flavor is delicious…great for replenishing those healthy gut bugs after the holidays!

 

 

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Mmmmmm, while I’m not a huge fan of nonfat yogurt (there’s nothing wrong with eating full-fat yogurt!), this stuff hit the spot.  Icelandic-style yogurt is similar to Greek yogurt, it’s just strained a bit more and is therefore more thick AND higher in protein (score).

 

 

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These coconut sesame clusters are amazing!  They’re a tasty & satisfying snack, and you can also use them as a topping for salads, smoothies or yogurt.

 

 

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I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s pre-prepped veggie section and I was happy to find these fully cooked/ready to eat baby golden beet wedges!  You can eat them plain, add to a salad or use as a side dish.

 

 

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I looooooove snacking on almonds, but sometimes get bored of eating plain almonds.  Why snack on something if it isn’t tasty or enjoyable?!  That’s why I’m obsessed with these Thai lime & chili almonds!

 

 

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Purple cauliflower is always a fun find!  When I took this home I roasted it with some olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper.  That extra color means that it’s higher in anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help protect against a number of diseases.

 

 

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I mean, I can’t really write a post about Trader Joe’s without featuring their Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend. This stuff is AMAZING – I add it to everything from eggs to avocado toast to roasted veggies.

 

 

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I can never leave Trader Joe’s without grabbing some hummus.  They have so many options.  This time I decided to try the white bean & basil hummus, which is a nice flavor change-up from traditional hummus.

 

 

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Ending with this, because granola, especially protein granola, is always a fun treat.

 

What are YOUR favorite foods to buy from Trader Joe’s?

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