I usually make my weekly Trader Joe’s haul and I’ve found some awesome products that we love. They’re flavorful, easy, international, and cheaper than traditional grocery stores and I play a little “Guess how much?” game with friends when I unload because it’s ALWAYS cheaper than what everyone guesses.
Must Try Products
- Flowers-I have fresh flowers in my kitchen every week and they make it a lot more affordable to keep the habit. I can get a beautiful bouquet for $5.99.
- Produce– All beautiful and reasonably priced. They also have bagged riced cauliflower and broccoli, precut butternut squash, and a great selection of fresh fruits and veggies.
- Tamari Flavored Mini Rice Crackers- salty, crunchy, and asian inspired. The serving size is 37 crackers and believe me, it’s hard to even stop there.
- Herb and Olive Oil Popcorn– flavored with olive oil, dill, and other spices, this popcorn is a satisfying salty snack.
- Peach Mango Salsa- The perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and smoky elevates your mexican meals.
- Creamy Almond Butter (no salt)– This is the creamiest version I’ve tried and I like to add my own salt to control it.
- Low Fat Tuscan style Marinara– big cans for just over a dollar and it’s great! I mean it’s not Rao’s, but it’s not $9 a jar either.
- Brown rice or red lentil pastas– A great way to get a healthier version of pasta without as much guilt
- Dried Mango– pretty much vegan jerky
- Hummus– there’s several varieties but my favorite is the original
- Organic tofu– firm or extra firm
- 3 Grain Organic tempeh– under $2 for a package and it makes the best “sausage” crumbles
- Animal crackers– a huge tub that make you feel 4 years old again
- 72% Dark Chocolate packs– perfect after dinner treat
- Simply Nutty Bars– nuts, dark chocolate, and sea salt
- fruit and veggies-mango, raspberries, peas, grilled cauliflower
- Brown rice – just microwave a bag and it serves two people
- Organic quinoa-did you know quinoa has a lot of protein?
- Shrimp or Veggie Gyoza- they’re so affordable and so delicious! Just a few minutes to pan fry then steam and it’s a quick weeknight delight.
- Japanese style fried rice– rice with seaweed and edamame with veggies mixed in.
- Mahi Mahi burgers– bought these last time but haven’t tried them yet!
- Vegan Tikka Masala- when you want quick Indian without the heavy cream.
And no, this is not an ad. I’m not famous.