My top ten favorite items from Trader Joes

I love Trader Joes! Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways:

1. They are inexpensive

2. They carry a wide selection of healthy, organic and fresh foods

3. Their Trader Joes brand is high quality

4. They sell grass-fed beef and chicken with no antibiotics or hormones

I shop at Trader Joes weekly and I have many favorite products, so I wanted to do a series of my top ten favorite items from Trader Joes:

10. Fiberful Ends and Pieces – These flavorful, sweet dried fruit strips are delicious and full of fiber. The perfect food to throw in your purse for a day full of errands.

9. Just a Handful – Cashews – Two words – Portion Control

8. Organic Sorrento Mix – You can’t beat $1.99 for a fresh, organic blend of fresh salad greens.

7. Trader Joe’s 0% Greek Yogurt – I use Greek Yogurt in everything! I use it instead of sour cream, I use it in place of oil in my baked goods, I eat it with berries, I use it in cooking. Yum! My favorite way to eat Greek Yogurt is by mixing in frozen blueberries and a drizzle of honey and then stirring until combined. It tastes like ice cream!

6. Almond Butter with Flaxseed – This is the best of both worlds. Healthy almond butter, rich with vitamin E, and flaxseeds full of lignans, which protect against breast and prostate cancer.

5. Pre-sliced mango – Have you ever tried to slice a mango? It is not easy because of the big pit in the middle of the fruit. Watch this video made by SparkPeople on how to slice a mango, it definitely made it easier, but it is still much easier to buy pre-sliced.

4. Chicken Eggrolls – My kids love having Chinese food night, but most commercially made egg rolls are full of fat, sugar and oil. Not the Trader Joes version! You can have one of these heathfully packed egg rolls for only 150 calories. Not bad!

3. Strawberry Keifer – My daughter is allergic to milk and I was getting concerned with her calcium intake until I found Trader Joes delicious strawberry keifer. My daughter loves it and it also makes a great substitute for butter and oil in baked goods.

2. Organic Free-Range Whole Chicken – I love that Trader Joes sells organic, free-range, antibiotic-free chicken. I feel better knowing that I’m not pumping my kids full of unnatural ingrediants. I usually roast the chicken on Sunday and serve half of the chicken on Sunday night. I make homemade chicken stock with the carcess and then add the leftover chicken, veggies and brown rice for a filling soup to eat for lunch for the remainder of the week.

1. Melange a Trois – This trifecta of red, yellow and green peppers makes eating veggies easy, delicious and fast! I add these frozen peppers to everything from my eggs in the morning to my chicken fajitas. Even my kids will eat them! The best part – no cutting or mess!

What is your favorite Trader Joes product? Would love to hear from you!

7 thoughts on “My top ten favorite items from Trader Joes

  1. I agree 100% on your favs list. Well 98% since I don’t like mango. I think I discovered their almond butter before you! Their pepper strips are the BEST deal! I use them in almost everything.The reasonable price on healthy foods is fantastic.

  2. I love Trader Joe’s too! I especially like the one located in Midtown right outside of downtown Charlotte. I like a lot of your favorites as well as their BREAD! I absolutely love their bread! They have so many different types that you cannot find anywhere else. I also treat myself to Trader Joe’s mozzarella ball, fresh basil leaves, tomato on a piece of sourdough bread drizzled with olive oil cook for 10 min about 425 it is yummy! The people that work there are very nice and polite too.

  3. I love Trader Joes! I confess, my most favorite item is the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cups– I save those as a special treat. My favorites: nut packs, frozen brown rice, blue cheese dip, and the frozen chopped peppers– great for stir frys!

    • I’ve never had those, I’ll have to give them a try! I love the brown rice also! Makes it super easy to throw dinner together!

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