All of my current Trader Joe’s favorites – everything delicious from the freezer section, pantry staples and everything in between!
So, I recently had a memory on Instagram that popped up from two years ago. It was a post of myself out front of Trader Joe’s and it was letting my audience know I had a blog post of my current Trader Joe’s favorites! Well, a lot has changed since then. But, obviously what has not changed is my love for Trader Joe’s 😉
It seems like Trader Joe’s gets new products in weekly, which is what makes it so fun. I figured it was about time to gather up my current Trader Joe’s favorites in a one stop blog post. Since it’s Fall it seems like the best time to do this. There’s so many great seasonal products out now. So, go ahead and make a grocery list and head to your local TJ’s!
Sweet potato gnocchi – click here for my favorite recipe using this. It comes in a butter sage sauce that is unbelievable. Trust me on this one.
Cauliflower gnocchi – click here for my blog post for how to cook it (3 different methods) and all the recipes I use it with. This is such a cheap and easy dinner! I always have 1-3 bags in my freezer.
Mini cilantro chicken wontons – drop a few of these in some broth (the TJ’s miso ginger broth is best with these) for what I call “lazy wonton soup”
Red Argentine shrimp – the only frozen shrimp I buy anymore. They almost taste like lobster – AMAZING. some recipes to make using them: shrimp street corn tacos, shrimp waldorf salad, shrimp sushi bowls with cauliflower rice.
Cauliflower pancakes – a great addition to breakfast! We make them with eggs and breakfast sausage or turkey bacon.
Cauliflower pizza crust – not bad for a healthier pizza alternative. Try my shrimp scampi cauliflower crust pizza!
Butternut squash Mac n cheese – no it’s not healthy, but it’s freaking amazing.
Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry – this is a great healthy staple. I add coconut aminos, fried egg, and sometimes toasted sesame oil. You can even make it a full meal and add some protein like shrimp or chicken.
Gone bananas and gone berry crazy – perfect little bite to cure that after dinner sweet tooth.
Green tea mochi
Frozen fruit – so cheap and great for smoothies, I love the mango chunks and pineapple pieces for a tropical green smoothie.
Pumpkin butter – a Fall favorite! It’s so good and I could put it on everything. I have a pumpkin cinnamon roll mug cake recipe on my Instagram feed that uses this!
Rosemary marcona almonds – amazing in salads or a great addition to a charcuterie board. Along with every other nut, Trader Joe’s has the best deals!
Gluten-free Norwegian crisp bread crackers – I eat these for breakfast or a snack all the time. With some smashed avocado and everything seasoning, delish! You can even slice up a hard boiled egg and add it on for extra protein.
Coconut aminos – what I cook with 100% of the time when I’m doing homemade Asian inspired meals. A healthy alternative to soy sauce. It’s by far the cheapest at Trader Joe’s.
Natural peanut butter – it’s crazy affordable and ingredients are literally just peanuts and salt!
Toasted sesame oil – another item I use a lot when cooking Asian inspired meals.
Thai red curry sauce – this is what I use on my Thai salmon recipe.
Rice crumbs – a gluten-free alternative to bread crumbs! I love cooking with them.
Chili lime seasoning – great way to spice up some chicken or shrimp!
Everything but the bagel seasoning – duh! Check out my everything stuffed chicken and everything coated chicken fingers.
Balsamic glaze – affordable and delicious
Red lentil pasta
Tomato and roasted red pepper soup – add your cooked cauliflower gnocchi to this for a delicious and easy gnocchi soup!
Almond meal – what I use to coat my “everything” chicken fingers!
Almond flour & all purpose gluten free flour
Olive tapenade – YUM. I love this stuff on sliced cucumbers or pita chips.
Organic spicy taco sauce – I use this in my beef taco skillet and it’s so good. Also, great for quick marinade for shrimp or chicken tacos.
Fat free balsamic vinaigrette
Hot & spicy dill pickle chips – great by themselves or use them for my air fried pickles!
Hot & sweet jalapeños
Blue cheese stuffed olives
Pumpkin cranberry crisps – one of my favorite Fall seasonal items. Needs to be on all of your holiday charcuterie boards.
Plantain chips – I get them every time I go to Trader Joe’s. The jerk ones are also great.
Organic elote corn chip dippers – they’re like healthier Frito’s with more flavor. OBSESSED.
Restaurant style tortilla chips – these are great for thick dips because they’re so sturdy.
Corn and Chile tomato-less salsa – with any of those chips above – YUM.
Tomatillo & roasted yellow chili salsa
Dried mango – I get the bag with no added sugar, such a delicious snack. I have a hard time not eating the whole bag.
Manuka honey – they have the best price here! So many benefits and it’s great for when you’re sick.
Maple pecan cookie mix – seasonal for fall/winter – SO GOOD. Stock up while you can.
Sprouted 7 grain bread
Biscottis – loving the pumpkin right now!
Pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds – fall seasonal item. I love them in salads or on top of my butternut squash & apple soup.
Dark chocolate peanut butter cups – they’re like little bites of heaven.
Produce & refrigerated items:
Teeny tiny avocados
Japanese sweet potatoes – my favorite potato to make fries with! Click here for my loaded air fried Japanese sweet potato fries.
Cubed butternut squash – makes life easier!
Brussels sprouts – ok I know every grocery store has brussels sprouts but Trader Joe’s are BIG! I looove big Brussels sprouts. Especially with my crispy air fried ones with dijon aioli dipping sauce. Yum.
Spaghetti squash – Trader Joe’s is the only place (that I know of) that sells spaghetti squash at a set (I think it’s under $3) price instead of by weight. Get the biggest one you can find and it’s an amazing deal. Click here for my jalapeño popper stuffed spaghetti squash.
Cauliflower rice – although most grocery stores sell this now, I love Trader Joe’s because it’s chopped so finely. What I use in my cauliflower cheese bombs!
Apple Cider Drinking Vinegar – I love the strawberry & basil one!
Pumpkin butternut squash bisque – fall seasonal item – one of my favorites for when I want a quick lunch.
Bagged southwestern chopped salad
Broccoli and kale slaw
Green goddess salad dressing
Reduced guilt spinach and kale dip
Chocolate hummus – so good with apples or strawberries.
Cashew fiesta dip – heat it up and eat with plantain or tortilla chips! Or make my dairy-free “cheesy” baked cauliflower!
Caramelized onion dip
Bacon cheddar ranch dip
Goat cheese – the cheapest here! I love the one with dried blueberries on it.
Chicken andouille sausage – what I use when I make my cauliflower rice jambalaya or gumbo!
Sweet apple chicken sausage – I use this in my sweet potato sheet pan meal
Peppered uncured turkey bacon – favorite turkey bacon ever!
Raviolis – I love the sweet corn, burrata and basil one in the summer (with some pesto and blistered cherry tomatoes) and the honey roasted pumpkin ones in the fall!
Pre-made enchiladas – if you don’t feel like cooking, these are such a great option. Just throw them in the oven and you have dinner.
Cauliflower gratin – this is only sold during the holiday’s but it is SO good. If you’re hosting, this is a perfect side-dish you can just throw in the oven.
Candles – I’ve loved every scent I’ve gotten so far.
Hair mask – a great affordable option!
Peanut butter dog treats – June loves Trader Joe’s too 😉
Flowers and succulents – like most things at Trader Joe’s, just straight up affordable!
Wine – I’m not really a wine snob (however, coffee .. I am as snobby as it gets) so their cheap options are good for me!
Apple cider hand soap – Fall seasonal! Stock up!
Well, that about covers my current Trader Joe’s favorites. I hope this helps you navigate through the store. I know it can be a bit overwhelming in there sometimes with all the new products. However, if you know what’s good I think it should make it easier! Comment and let me know your favorite products!