With back-to-school approaching, we asked our team to share some of their favorite go-to’s at Trader Joe’s. From microwaveable brown rice to yummy dark chocolates, this list will inspire you (and save you some money) on your next grocery run. We would love to hear your favorites in the comments below!
Frozen chocolate covered bananas – I love these frozen treats because they are a quick yummy frozen dessert for kids and adults!
Cranberry-orange iced scones – These yummy treats only come out during the fall and I love them! They are great with a cup of coffee.
Cauliflower rice – The cauliflower rice is an easy substitute for normal rice and it tastes delicious.
Pizza sauce – We make homemade pizza every Sunday and we discovered that TJ’s pizza sauce tastes the best to us!
Chocolates – Trader Joe’s is my go to for my favorite chocolate fix. I love the cocoa powdered almonds and the dark chocolate peanut butter cups! Healthy antioxidants right?
Flower department – It’s a great place to pick up a fresh potted succulent.
Birthday cards – There is a great selection of greeting cards that are only 99 cents.
Baby beets – Found in the produce section, the roasted beets are great for salads and juices.
Mini Brussel sprouts – These are found in a bag in the frozen section. The perfect size for roasting!
Wine – Trader Joe’s has a great wine selection that is very reasonably priced. Perfect for your next party!
Produce – The organic strawberries are much less expensive than at other grocery stores – as are the naval oranges and bananas, my kids’ favorites. I always grab some avocados as well.
Organic Brown Rice – This rice is found in the frozen section and is easy to add to a quick family meal – usually fish and salad.
Frozen Turkey Bolognese with Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Pasta – I tried this not too long ago in the back tasting section of Trader Joe’s. Great for a quick meal that is always on hand and something the whole family will love. (I add sauteed onions and garlic to the bolognese) Include a green veggie or a salad and you have a 10 minute meal.
Mini Ice Cream Cones – My daughter and her friends have loved these tiny chocolate dipped cones as their summer treat. They think they are great because they are so cute and I think they are great because the portion size is much smaller!
Dark chocolate – You cannot beat their Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt covered almonds, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cups and dark chocolate covered mints. They all are to die for!
Fresh Flowers – Trader Joes has the best deals and their variety is always beautiful and fresh. I love treating friends with an occasional vase full of flowers and Trader Joe’s allows me to do that without spending a fortune.