To say that I love Trader Joe’s is an understatement. TJ is also a fan but more so because he happens to share the same initials. LOL. But in all seriousness, we both love Trader Joe’s and I do the majority of my grocery shopping here. Not only do that have great prices, but they also have a ton of unique and delicious products that you can’t find at just any grocery store.
In addition to buying produce, chicken, fish, and other fresh items at Trader Joe’s, there are some TJ’s brand products that I make sure to always have in stock in my kitchen. Here’s a roundup of some of my faves!
Vegan Salad Dressings
If I don’t make my own salad dressing, this is the only kind I use. It’s made of all natural ingredients, they’re dairy-free, gluten-free, and are low in calories. And, they’re so much more than just salad dressings! I use them for cooking chicken, on zoodles, and more. Stay tuned for a post with my favorite recipes. My favorite flavors are the Green Goddess and Almond Turmeric but the Carrot Ginger is good too. Honestly, each one has a unique and delicious flavor!
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
This seasoning is LIFE!! Being a Jewish girl, I love a good everything bagel with shmear and lox. 1-I’m not very religious and 2-I know being Jewish doesn’t make me love bagels, but it’s my comfort food and makes me nostalgic of Saturday mornings growing up. However, I can easily eat 2 bagels in one sitting which is not only bad for my waistline but terrible for my gut. Way too much gluten and it’s like the bread just turns into a paste in my stomach. And then the carb coma hits and I get very sleepy…
One day I discovered Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning and it was life changing!!! Sprinkle a little on eggs and it gives you the same yummy taste like a delicious everything bagel. I’ve also made sweet potato toast with this sprinkled on top and it’s delish. So many different ways to use this. There’s actually an awesome Instagram account I follow called everything_but_the_bagel and she shares only recipes that use this seasoning. It’s genius and I love it.
I also recently discovered that you can buy this seasoning on Amazon!! Now I’ll never run out of this seasoning and I find comfort in knowing I’ll never have to live without it 🙂
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These are one of the best products from Trader Joe’s ever! In fact, they’re so delicious that when they first started carrying this gnocchi, they were sold out almost all the time. But no need to fret, I haven’t had that issue in a long time. These little bites of heaven are a much lighter and gluten-friendly option than traditional gnocchi. They’re great with marinara, pesto, green goddess dressing, and more. So many different ways to dress up this delicious product as a side dish or even a main course. I always keep a bag of these in my freezer.
Frozen Acai Packets
If you love smoothie bowls then you need these! These are great because they don’t have added sugar, they’re organic, and it’s really just pure acai in four individual packets. I also use this in smoothies with banana and almond butter which is such a yummy and healthy combo.
Jarlsberg Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese Slices
I typically stay away from dairy because it’s not good for my gut health and I notice that it often makes me break out. But, these swiss cheese slices are lactose and gluten free and my stomach seems to be able to tolerate these. I more so buy them for the hubs because they’re great on turkey sandwiches!