Friday, February 28, 2014

Trader Joe’s Favorites … My Recommendations

I have so many favorites at Trader Joe’s that I discover (and continue to discover) and re-purchase time and time again. I often get asked about products I would recommend to someone who is heading to Trader Joe’s to pick up some healthier-for-you or point friendly options.. Many of these items have been featured on my blog. If there is a related post to an item listed, I will link that to the original posts review.  I will update this list as I find/try additional products that I enjoy.

But without further ado … come do a little shopping with me! Here are some of my Trader Joe’s favs/recommendations:

Asparagus (fresh or trimmed package)
British Style Crumpets - Cinnamon
Broccoli Slaw (organic)
Brussel Sprouts
Fresh fruit (seriously, they have THE best apples, red grapes and nectarines etc)
Harvest Bagels (SEASONAL - WINTER) 
Multigrain Slims
Produce (I recommend purchasing their produce if you know prices of produce in your local shopping center)
Protein Power Chocolate Chunk Banana Muffins
Pumpkin Bagels (SEASONAL - FALL)
Trader Joe's The Bagel Spinoza Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
The Bagel Spinoza High Fiber Multi-Grain Bagels
The Bagel Spinoza The Works
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin British Muffins

Bacon cheddar ranch dip
Beet Hummus

Chipotle Pepper Hummus
Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip 
Cilantro Salad Dressing
Coconut Creamer
Cold Pressed Juice - Watermelon
Feta Cheese Spread
Garlic Hummus
Greek Nonfat Yogurt Blueberry
Greek Nonfat Yogurt Coconut Cream
Greek Nonfat Yogurt Mango

Horseradish Hummus 
Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip
Kalamata Olive Hummus
Organic Pea Soup
Pork & Red Sauce Tamales
Pumpkin Nonfat Greek Yogurt (SEASONAL - FALL)
Three Layer Hummus
Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie
Wine Country Chicken Salad

BUTCHER (Meats):
All Natural Uncured Chicken Hot Dogs
Boneless Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple and Almond Stuffing
Carne Asada
Chicken sausages: Sweet Apple, Spicy Italian, Roasted Garlic 
Classic Sliced Dry Rubbed All Natural Uncured Bacon
Curry Chicken Tenders
Healthy Canadian Style Bacon
Irish Bangers [SEASONAL]
Peppercorn-Garlic Boneless Pork Tenderloin
Zesty Southwestern Style Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken Asada
Chicken Breast Medallions with Coconut Red Curry Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Parmigiana with marinara sauce
Eggplant Parmesan Towers
Fully Cooked Season Pork Roast with Barbecue Sauce 
Grilled Balsamic Vinegar & Rosemary Chicken
Grilled Chicken Strips
Grilled Chicken Strips with Teriyaki Sauce
Low Fat Chinese Style Salad with Chicken
Stuffed Peppers with seasoned turkey & rice 
Traditional Meatloaf

99% Fat Free Bean and Rice Burrito
Assorted Macarons
Bambino Pizza Formaggio
Battered Fish Nuggets
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Belgian Waffles
Berry Cherry Blend
Black Bean & Corn Enchilada
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Wedges
Chicken Chow Mein
Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons
Chicken Eggrolls
Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Gyoza Potstickers
Chicken Shu Mai
Chickenless Crispy Tenders 
Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
Chimichuri Rice
Chinese Style Pork Buns Stir Fried Vegetable Rolls
Chocolate and Vanilla Macarons
Chocolate Croissants
Cookie Butter Cheesecake
Garden vegetable lasagna
Garlic Fries
Garlic Naan
Hold the Cone! Mini Chocolate Ice Cream Cones 
Hold The Cone! Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones
Kung Pao Chicken
Lemongrass Chicken Stix
Mandarin Orange Chicken
Mango & Cream Bars
Mashed Potatoes
Meatless Corn Dogs
Mini Beef Tacos
Mini Chicken Tamalitos
Penne Arrabbiata
Pizza Veggie Burgers
Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream
Reduced Guilt Mac & Cheese
Reduced Guilt Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells 
Roasted Vegetable Multi-Grain Lasagna
Scallion Pancake (Pa jeon)
Shepherd's Pie
'Spearean Risotto
Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream
Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Stir-Fry Vegetables
Tempura Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Turkey Meatballs
Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable Massala Burger
Vegetable Melange
Vegetable Samosas
Zucchini Fries

Coconut oil spray
Everyday Seasoning
21 Season Salute

Curry Simmer Sauce
Low fat marinara
Many clove garlic cooking & simmer sauce
Roasted Garlic Marinara

Cookie butter (original and crunchy)
Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces
Hot & Sweet Mustard
Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly
Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers 
Organic Sriracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce
Pumpkin Butter (SEASONAL - FALL)
Turkey Gravy
Yellow Cling Peach Halves


100 Calorie Pack Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amaretti Tradizionale Crispy Italian Amaretti Cookies [SEASONAL - WINTER] 
Baconesque White Cheddar Popcorn
Baked cheese crunchies
Baked Cheese Jalapeno Crunchies
Caramel Corn 
Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips
Chocolate Chip Brownie & Oats Bar
Coconut Bonbons

Cookie Thins Meyer Lemon
Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crunchy Black & White Rice Rolls – Lightly Sweetened
Dark Chocolote Covered Powerberries
Dark Chocolate filled with Speculoos Cookie Spread
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 
Dilettante Fruit Medley
Dried Baby Sweet Pineapple
Five Seed Almond Bars
Hickory Barbeque Baked Potato Chips
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Milk Chocolate Crisps
Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Milk Chocolate filled with Caramel
Milk Chocolate Jumbles
Mini Cafe Twists
Mini Gingerbread Men (SEASONAL: WINTER)
Ode to the Classic Potato Chip
OH Pumpkin Caramel Kringle
Organic Milk Chocolate Truffle
Peanut Butter Cup Trax Mix
Petite Cocoa Batons
Popcorn in a Pickle [SEASONAL]
Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs
Reduced Guilt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 
Reduced guilt pita chips
Reduced Guilt Wheat Crisps
Rolled Oats & Peanut Butter Fiberful Granola Bars
Salt Water Taffy (SEASONAL - SUMMER) 
Smashing S'mores
Soft & Juicy Mango
Sour cream and onion puffs 
Speculoos Cookies
Sunflower Seed Butter
This "Fig Walks Into a Bar" Cereal Bar
This "Pumpkin Walks Into a Bar" Cereal Bar [SEASONAL - FALL]
Triple Ginger Snaps
Valrhona LE Lait 29% Cacao Milk Chocolate [DISCONTINUED]


1 comment:

  1. Hello Shannon, I stumbled across your blog while crying to myself when I found out that Trader Joes discontinued milk chocolate jumbles and I was googling for the ingredients. First, congratulations on achieving and maintaining your weight loss. That's a huge accomplishment. Second I have a recipe to offer but ignore it if you wish since I don't see the item listed on your Trader Joes list. One bag trader joes quinoa vegetable melange, one lb ground meat(I usually do ckn), one cup salsa, 3 large peppers-color your choice, cheese if you wish, toppings as you wish. Brown meat, add frozen mix and salsa, heat through and place in halved peppers on rack in pan, cover with cheese if using,place water in pan to cover bottom and cover all with foil, bake at 350 for half hour to 45 minutes depending on how soft you like your peppers. Top with toppings as you wish( sour cream, avocado, cilantro).
    Much continued success, Lauryn