So two days ago, I made Seared Ahi Tuna Steak on a bed of steamed kale, spinach & whole-wheat couscous.
(Yes, it was as good as it looks)
& I realized that every ingredient I used was from Trader Joe’s. I’m talking every ingredient.
Spices, tuna, produce, marinade & couscous. All TJ’s. & I drove 30 minutes through Brooklyn to get to the Trader Joe’s.
P.S. driving through Brooklyn is my least favorite thing to do in the world.
But it was totally worth it. & it got me thinking that I always talk about Trader Joe’s…I may as well dedicate an entire post to my TJ Favs!
Love you, Joe hold on, this might be a long one!
Crumbled Goat Cheese – super cheap & excellent mixed in eggs, a salad, couscous…the possibilities are endless.
Whole wheat couscous – cooks really fast & I’ve used it for bulking up soup or as a side dish.
Giant bags of Spinach or Kale for super cheap, already chopped. Easy to add to smoothies, soups or make kale chips (my fav!).
Super Spinach Salad – comes with cranberries, edamame, quinoa & carrot ginger dressing. Please try this!
Edamame Hummus – a little lower in calories than regular hummus & tastes great with Pretzel Crisps. Got my dad obsessed
TJ’s Almond Milk is just as good as Silk & tends to be cheaper. Why not?
Big bags of produce – typically cheaper & better than any where else I have purchased produce. I always get the organic Pink Lady apples & organic pears because they are my fav & they are a part of the dirty dozen
Roasted Wasabi Seaweed – I really like them but I think they may be an acquired taste
These remind me of those old fashioned fruit roll ups but just bits and pieces.
Sunflower Seed Butter – my favorite nut butter! I bought some while I was staying with my parents & my little brother took the jar to work with him. He was a big fan. It is a little thinner than regular PB & spreads easier which I really like.
I’m normally not a big fan of instant coffee but this is very good! I bring it with me every where, especially traveling.
Quinoa is my favorite grain but it is normally kinda pricey…not so at TJ’s. This is what I used in my Spicy Vegetable and Quinoa soup last night!
Yum! These are the only tortilla chips I buy. & what are tortilla chips without…
Salsa! I put this salsa in eggs & salads & of course, pair it with chips.
I used to buy Fiber One when it was on sale but this is just as good…if not better..& less expensive.
Whole grain mustard – really good in homemade salad dressings.
They kinda fall apart when you cook them in marinara sauce but they taste good!
Just made an excellent recipe with tempeh – really good & will post it sometime soon!
By far my favorite non-meat product! Try it in eggs or in tacos. Sooooo good & spiced to perfection.
BLC loves this dressing. I like adding some Frank’s Buffalo Sauce & goat cheese on my salad with this dressing. Mmmm.
Yes. I have bought numerous jars of Cookie Butter. It is good. Try it. NOW. (Tip: put it in a smoothie with almond milk, frozen banana & chocolate protein powder)
Bok Choy – grilled it with a soy sauce marinade & some Sriracha. OMG.
Greek yogurt. 1 buck. Always & just as good as Chobani IMHO.
Tastes like legit orange chicken. I swearsss.
Recommendation: undercook slightly. These are heavenly.
Tart. Excellent low cal substitute for ice cream. Yum-o.
I buy my dog food & treats here for Freckles. It is all natural & she seems to love it.
All their spices are super cheap! & the 21 seasoning salute is my go to for everything.
BLC read somewhere that the honey that most grocery stores sell is not actually honey..or bee pollen. You can read more about it here if you are interested. Needless to say, TJ’s honey is the real deal.
Ridiculously indulgent but really good. But, duh.
My new favorite snack. Super filling, & very tasty. Love <3
And now that I have listed every product Trader Joe’s sells, I’m gonna go for a run. It is National Running Day after all.
What do you run for?