Can you be in love with a grocery store? I think it’s possible 🙂 Since moving to Fairfield and living 2 minutes away from Trader Joes, I’ve developed a great appreciation for the store and it’s unique products, great pricing, and stellar customer service.
I figured I’d share a few of my most favorite products and how I use them.
Starting at the front of the store and working my may through, this is what I grab each and every time…
Not pictured but always in my cart- inexpensive flowers, organic fruit and vegetables, nuts in large qualities, and frozen acai
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Mini Pancakes- these come in a pack of three and are one of my little one’s favorite breakfasts. I usually serve them with blueberries and strawberries and a bit of maple syrup.
Frozen Mangos- so delicious, right out of the freezer, as a healthy snack and perfect to use in smoothies
Zucchini Fries- these are my daughter’s go-to after school snack
Chocolate Covered Bananas- a perfect nibble when you want something sweet
Multigrain Crackers- We use these for blueberry cheese (more on that below) and hummus
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning- Can you say OBSESSED? I put this in my eggs, on toast, and sprinkled over avocado
Orange Blossom Hand Soap- I use this as my kitchen hand soap. It smells great but my favorite thing about it is how it feels; the oils in it make your hands feel super soft!
Lavender Scrub- great ingredients, amazing smell and my skin feels awesome after using
Coffee- just good coffee 🙂
Blueberry Cheese- someone recommended this to me and somehow, someway this has become my little one’s favorite snack (goat cheese is a bit of an odd choice for a three year old but it’s so tasty so I can understand why)
Spicy Hummus- WARNING! VERY ADDICTING if you like spicy things
Cereal- I always need to have on hand when my college- aged daughter is home. She like this one and the Banana Crunch Clusters.
Did you know Trader Joes has a website with amazing recipes using their products? Check it out!
Finally, here are some links to some incredible blog posts which feature more Trader Joes recipes.
Three Trader Joes Meal Hacks
23 Trader Joes Recipes Your Family Needs to Try
4 Easy Trader Joes Meals