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Favorite healthy Trader Joe’s items

March 28, 2017

I love to read through lists to get ideas for new items to try at Trader Joe’s and getting a glimpse into what other people eat 🙂 TJ’s has a lot of great healthy products (just be sure to read the labels), and they’re always coming out with new healthy Trader Joe’s items. There are […]

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I love to read through lists to get ideas for new items to try at Trader Joe’s and getting a glimpse into what other people eat 🙂 TJ’s has a lot of great healthy products (just be sure to read the labels), and they’re always coming out with new healthy Trader Joe’s items.

There are a few items I won’t list out since they’re well known Trader Joe’s favorites, like 19-cent bananas, wine, fresh flowers and cheeses, but they’re definitely favorites of ours too.

If you love Trader Joe’s too, here are all of my Trader Joe’s favorite items posts all in one spot! Freezer items, seasonal favorites, staple items!

Here are a few of our favorite healthy Trader Joe’s items and how we use them:

Toasted Plantain Chips

I love that these have just three ingredients and I feel like I’m indulging because they crunch like chips and they also have a subtle sweet and saltiness to them. These are delicious with mashed avocado, or instead of chips in a taco salad.

TJs Staple Items: Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara Sauce
Trader Giotto’s Traditional Marinara Sauce

I recognize all the ingredients in this tomato sauce and it has no added sugar, win, win. We use this as pizza sauce for our homemade pizzas, or with added veggies with whole wheat pasta.

Pineapple Juice
TJs Staple Items: Trader Joe's Pineapple Juice

This one is made from 100 percent fruit and not from concentrate, both really important to me when it comes to picking a juice. Every morning, I fill a small glass with about 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup pineapple juice and chug it. The pineapple juice masks some of the intense vinegar taste, but still gives me the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar. This definitely takes some getting used to but I notice an immediate burst of energy after drinking it.

Clarified Butter (Ghee)

This has become my butter substitute, for toast or on top of pancakes, and it has a richer taste, more buttery than the regular block butter. Because of that, you use much less ghee than you would of oil or butter. It’s also preservative-free.

TJs Staple Items: Trader Joe's 72percent Cacao Dark Chocolate
72% Cacao Dark Chocolate

Some dark chocolate can have a bitter taste, but this one is the perfect sweetness. I like how the serving size is the full 1.65-ounce bar, so I feel better about indulging if I eat just a few squares after dinner. Yum. And it’s especially good with a spoonful of peanut butter. 🙂

Ready-to-eat veggies

I love their selection of some of the harder-to-prepare veggies. My favorites are pre-cooked and peeled beets and cut butternut squash. Both are great roasted for a side of veggies, and the beets taste delicious in salads.

Corn and Wheat Tortillas

These little guys are perfect size for tacos and they’re soft like flour tortillas. I use these also for enchiladas, egg tacos and kiddo quesadillas.

Unsweetened Organic Acai Puree Packets

I’ve found it tough to find acai berry juice that isn’t sweetened so when I found these I had to give them a try. They’re great for making your own acai bowl or smoothie at home.

These are just a few of our favorites. You can see more of my favorite Trader Joe’s items roundup posts HERE!

Have you tried any of these items? What are some of your healthy TJ finds? 

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  1. KT says:

    Probably not the healthiest but everyone is raving about Trader Joe’s frozen naan. I haven’t tried it yet but that’s what everyone is suggesting to me lately!

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