I don't know how I lived without Trader Joes a majority of my life, it's the SH*T! A ton of healthy and organic options, at such an affordable price. Don't get me wrong, I still do love Whole Foods and there's certain brand name things I still go there for but I do MOST of my household shopping at TJ's.
It was hard to narrow down the list, there's a lot of things I get there because it's so well priced but here are a few of my favorites! BT-Dubs, they're not all pictured. :)
Organic Cauliflower Rice
ALWAYS have a bag or two of this in the freezer that I use in smoothies to add creaminess/extra nutrition or for easy throw together meals. My turmeric broccoli cauliflower rice is a go-to for me!
Organic Lemon & Ginger Water
Got hooked on these after seeing them on the IG! It's a very subtle taste of flavor and a great alternative to just plain old boring water.
MY FAV BOOCH! It's only $2.99 at TJ's which is amazing and cheapest around.
Nut & Seed Butter
The selection of nut butters at TJ's is incredible! My favorites are the creamy almond butter, sunflower butter (unsweetened), and the mixed nut butter. I also always grab my tahini at TJ's, it's organic and cheap! What to do with all these buttahs? Make cookies. :P
Organic Coconut Milk & Cream
ONE INGREDIENT - Coconut milk (or cream). No gums or additives, organic, and just under $2! I use coconut milk in smoothies and my caffeine free latte. Coconut cream can be used as an alternative to heavy cream in recipes, including whip cream!
I'm a total basic b*tch and sucker for chia, flax, and hemp seeds. I love that they boost up my vitamin/mineral intake and it's as easy as blending them in a smoothie. I also dig hemp milk because you don't have to strain it, just blend 3 TBSP of hemp seeds with 2 cups of water in a high speed blender. TJ's superfood seeds are too cheap to pass up.
Organic Acai Packets
Because who doesn't love a thick AF acai bowl!? These packs from TJ's are unsweetened which is a huge plus. Acai is high in antioxidants and makes a great base for a smoothie/smoothie bowl.
If you follow me on IG, you know I'm all about the TJ's 21 Seasoning Mix! I do a dry rub on chicken wings with it and they are out of this world! There's SO many different options for seasoning mixes, I've yet to try them all but will certainly report back when I do. ;)
Whenever I don't know what I'm going to make for dinner or don't feel like cooking, I always seem to gravitate towards chicken sausages. SO easy to just heat up in the oven or on the grill since they're already cooked. The TJ brand is great quality with no sketchy ingredients! My favorite flavor is the jalapeño.
For my soy-free friends, this is a great alternative to soy sauce. You won't know the difference and I actually like the flavor better! Use the same way you would soy sauce in any recipe.
I do have a spiralizer at home so there's no excuse why I should buy these BUT I did and they're amazing. Sautéed them up with some of the jalapeño chicken sausages and tossed in a homemade sauce of tahini, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, salt/pepper, and water. Another quick and easy throw together dinner! Just a note, they're in the freezer section. :)
This blend packs of shredded kale, broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts packs a TON of nutrition and I love its crunch. I've eaten as a salad and used it as a coleslaw but my favorite is tossing it with dairy free tahini caesar dressing.
Canned Wild Salmon
Salmon salad has been my newest lunch addiction and this canned skinless/boneless version is so easy to throw together. Wild salmon is high in omega-3's which do wonders for the brain and gut. I was so happy to find it at TJ's over a dollar cheaper than at Whole Foods!
Salmon Jerky Dog Treats
Bentley goes WILD for these!! A lot of dog treats can have additives and chemicals but not for my baby! These jerky treats are made from salmon raised without antibiotics and salt, THAT'S IT!