9 Vegetarian Recipes To Try On The Grill

Summertime grilling vegetarian recipes to try, and you won’t miss the meat!

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If you’re a Trader Joe’s fan like me, I have a fun free download for you! One that will also make dinner time a little easier too! 🙂 5 of our favorite simple dinners that use Trader Joe’s items! These are delicious and they include some of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds, like their Frozen […]

5 Simple Dinners Using Trader Joe’s Items (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

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Stock up on these Trader Joe’s items to make healthy meals.

Favorite Healthy Plant-Based Trader Joe’s Items


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It’s no secret I love Trader Joes. 🙂 I have a whole page HERE with TJ Favorite posts like my favorite Trader Joe’s Fall items, staple items, freezer items, cheese plate goodies. So much good stuff at Trader Joes! 🙂 It’s holiday time and Trader Joe’s is filled with fun goodies. Here are 5 of […]

5 Favorite Holiday Trader Joe’s Goodies

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One of my favorite home date nights with my husband or easy lunches for myself or girls is a Snack/Cheese Board. Especially filled with yummy goodies from Trader Joe’s. 🙂 This is also our go-to lunch/snack to bring to a picnic at a park or a winery. [Check out other favorite Trader Joe’s items posts […]

Favorite Snack/Cheese Board Items from Trader Joe’s

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We made these Loaded Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Fries the other night and my girls LOVED this dinner. So did Alex & I. All of our plates were cleaned! Not only that but it was easy! And pretty hands-off. And so good! This will become a go-to dinner for us, I can already tell. 🙂 So […]

Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

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It’s fall at Trader Joe’s! I love shopping at TJs because they have good prices, fun products and some really great items made from real ingredients. And really unique & delicious seasonal goodies! You can also see my favorite Trader’s Joe’s staple items HERE. These are the items I buy every time I go to. […]

Favorite Trader Joe’s Fall Items (Fall 2020)

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5 Easy Trader Joe's Dinner Ideas

If you love Trader Joe's too, these are my favorite dinners using TJ's items. Kid- and husband-approved, delicious and healthy.

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