If you’ve never experienced the paradise that is Trader Joe’s, we highly recommend you find the nearest one ASAP : ) TJ’s is full of great deals, healthy options + plenty of sweet treats. With a store full of so much *yum,* it’s hard to even pick what’s best, but we think we’ve got you covered with this list of eats + treats —
1] SEAFOOD PAELLA
Say buh-bye to boring frozen meals! TJ’s is the place to go for quick + healthy options. If you’re a seafood fan, this paella is for you. Filled to the top with shrimp, calamari + mussels, you’ll want to throw more than one bag in your cart.
2] SALMON BURGERS
These premium salmon burgers make for an easy, stress-free dinner. They can be grilled, baked or pan fried, making it that much easier for you. Serve with a side of veggies or brown rice for a meal that’s sure to make your stomach happy.
3] CHILE LIME CHICKEN BURGERS
Four burgers for $4 is too great a deal to pass up. These flavor-packed burgers are easy to cook + can be eaten with a bun or on top of a salad.
4] CHICKEN CHOW MEIN
Forget take-out, this Chinese dinner let’s you stay in, sweats + all! You’ll love the zesty sauce, not to mention the generous amount of chicken + veggies!
5] SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI WITH BUTTER + SAGE
Sweet potatoes + gnocchi all in one?! This dreamy butter + sage sauce will have you licking your plate clean.
6] SPROUTED 7-GRAIN BREAD
There are endless opportunities with this bread — avocado, peanut butter + TJ’s cookie butter can all help make this into a great breakfast.
7] WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH
Pizza party anyone? Load this dough up with sauce + toppings to have the ultimate [wholesome] pizza night.
8] BROWN RICE + QUINOA PASTA
Gluten-free girls, this one’s for you! This pasta tastes like the rest + pairs well with both red + white sauce.
9] ORGANIC RICED CAULIFLOWER
If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice, now’s your chance! This easy side-dish pairs well with about anything, making it your new go-to starch for dinner.
10] REDUCED GUILT CHUNKY GUACAMOLE WITH GREEK YOGURT
Although we should never feel guilty for having some guac, this Greek yogurt filled option tastes as good with half the calories. Packed with tomatoes, garlic + lime, it would be perfect with some pita chips or on top of those chile lime chicken burgers.
1] SPECULOOS COOKIE BUTTER
This is arguably the most delicious spread on the face of planet earth — including Nutella ; ) Cookie butter has the texture of peanut butter, with the taste of a ginger + cinnamon cookie. Try with apples or on top of toast for a yummy breakfast. Or, ya know, eat it with a spoon from the jar… #treatyoself!
2] CHOCOLATEY COATED CHOCOLATE CHIP DUNKERS
Anyone remember Dunkaroos? Grab a glass of milk or a bowl of ice cream + dunk these yummy cookies away!
3] MINI CINNAMON SUGAR CHURROS
These cute frozen churros are perfect paired with ice cream or even a little fudge sauce. A little indulgence can go a long way!
4] DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED POWERBERRIES
This combination of acai, blueberries, cranberries + pomegranates is hard to beat — especially wrapped in smooth, dark chocolate. These little bites are perfect when you want something sweet + rich.
5] BELGIAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Pair this one with some fresh strawbs + you’ve got yourself the perfect late-night snack.
6] JOE JOE’S
These *healthified Oreo’s* are sure to beat your cravings! Pro tip — keep an eye out for the candy cane version around the holidays.
7] PRETZEL SLIMS
As if pretzel crisps weren’t addicting enough, TJ’s went + coated them with dark chocolate. The crunchy pretzel pairs oh-so-well with the creamy chocolate for the ultimate sweet + salty treat.
8] COOKIE BUTTER CHEESECAKE BITES
Cookie butter + cheesecake, do we even need to say more? The name says it all ; )
9] SUBLIME ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Soft + chewy cookies paired with sweet, vanilla ice cream make this the treat of your dreams. Just when ya think it couldn’t get any better, they even roll the sides in chocolate chips — SWOON!
10] SEA SALT + TURBINADO SUGAR DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED ALMONDS
We can’t get enough of TJ’s dark chocolate-covered treats! These almonds give you yet another sweet + salty fix.
TJ’s is a CHAARG girl’s dream. Full of healthy options, but never lacking when it comes to satisfying our sweet tooth : ) What are your fave finds that we need to try ASAP? Tag us on insta @CHAARG!
++ Katie Kochanny [kk_inchaarg] // Michigan State University