The 10 Trader Joe’s Items You Need in Your Kitchen

For many CHAARGies, it may be your first time living on your own without home cooked meals, your first apartment, or you just started shopping at Trader Joe’s + are looking for some inspo! Trader Joe’s is the perfect place to do weekly grocery hauls as a young college student cooking for one or as a recent grad! Here are some goodies sure to spice up your pantry:

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning: This stuff is incredible. Need to spice up eggs? Check. Want to add some flavor to your Avocado Toast? Perfect. It’s the perfect combo of salt, garlic, onion + poppy seeds that is bound to make your meal so much more delicious.

Dark Chocolate Batons: These are a great way to #treatyoself after a long week + are the perfect way to satisfy that chocolate craving without accidentally eating the entire carton of ice cream [we’ve all been there! ; )]

Ricotta + Spinach Tortellini With Red Pesto: This quick meal is perfect to keep on hand in the freezer for when you are running short on time but want something satisfying! With lots of goodies like zucchini, bell peppers + cherry tomatoes, you’re going to want to try this one out!

Vegetable Radiatore Organic Pasta: This pasta is made with spinach, beets, + red bell pepper – but you would never know it! It’s the perfect substitute to regular pasta + its DELICIOUS!

Sparkling Lime Mineral Water: This sparkling water is the perfect substitute to sodas or other sugary drinks + is a great way to quench your thirst or when you want a little treat.

Turkey, Tuna, Or Salmon Burgers: Trader Joe’s has some of the BEST burgers! They are so quick + easy +  to make, especially when you are just learning how to cook meals for yourself. They are a classic go-to that is sure to become a staple!

Coconut Aminos: Similar to soy sauce, but with less salt + is soy-free ++ gluten free!

Cauliflower Rice: Cauliflower rice is a great swap for your typical white or brown rice! Heat the bag up in the microwave or cook on stovetop to have an easy side to any dish. You can even freeze it + add it to smoothies ; )

Classic Greek Salad:  Trader Joe’s has the BEST pre-packaged salads that are perfect to toss in your lunch box! Filled with yummy veggies + lots of color, these salads will become a staple in your fridge.

Fresh Flowers: Of course, no trip to Trader Joe’s is complete without adding some sunshine to your dorm or apartment with their selection of beautiful fresh flowers — you deserve it!

Get shopping! Don’t forget to share your own grocery hauls on your #inCHAARG insta using #CHAARGEATS.

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