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.