Trader Joe’s Haul

This past Saturday morning, MT offered to stay home with Michael while I ran to Trader Joe’s.  This was an incredible blessing considering how Michael climbed into the back of the cart during our last trip and nearly scared the “you-know-what” out of me in the process.

I was a woman on a mission and was in and out of the store in 15 minutes.  It would have been even faster, but I was chit-chatting with the friendly checkout person.  His best friend and college roommate apparently plays for the Carolina Panthers.  I didn’t want to be nosy, so whoever that player is remains a mystery.

OK, enough about sports (a topic I know little to nothing about by the way) and onto food (something I could discuss for days).

trader joe's haul 1

Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette dressing (Even though I prefer to make my own dressings, it is always nice to have some bottled ones on hand.)

Almond Butter (for smoothies)

Grated cheese (I’m making homemade mac ‘n cheese this week and needed this as a garnish.)

Marinated mushrooms with garlic (I love adding these to my salmon salads.)

Yellow & red peppers (I add these to salads, wraps, and omelets.)

trader joe's haul 2

Coconut oil spray (It is so much cheaper at Trader Joe’s than anywhere else in my local area, so I always stock up when I go there.  I actually got two cans this time around.)

Butternut squash cubes (I add these to my omelets sometimes.)

Zico chocolate coconut water (obsessed!)

Apple cider vinegar (I go through a bottle of this every two weeks although I usually get the one by Bragg.)

Romaine lettuce (This has been my favorite salad base for awhile, but I am starting to grow sick of it and need to switch things up soon.)

trader joe's haul 3

Organic popcorn with olive oil (This was my first time trying this popcorn, and it makes for a pretty good snack.)

trader joe's haul 4

Just Grilled Chicken Strips (I buy these as something easy and convenient to throw in salads and wraps, but I’ll be honest… they taste kind of processed to me now.  I don’t think I’ll be purchasing them again.)

Turkey meatballs (These are kind of addictive.)

trader joe's haul 5

Sprouted rye bread (My favorite sandwich bread ever.  I bought two loaves and have one in the freezer as a back-up.)

Frozen raspberries (for my smoothies)

Organic butternut squash soup (This soup is really good, and it was actually one of my cravings when I was pregnant with Michael.)

And that’s my loot!  I might make it back there one more time before baby girl arrives, but I’m thinking this will be my last Trader Joe’s haul for at least a month or two.

 

Have you tried anything new at Trader Joe’s lately?  Please give me some recommendations for my next visit!

erin

9 Comments

  1. oh yes, love their almond butter! i need to buy that coconut spray!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    The coconut spray is great! I think it is like $2.99/can, and it is around $7/can everywhere else.

  2. Gosh, I wish we had a trader joe! You have some amazing stuff!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I think I’d be lost without it! I am going to pick up a few of my favorite products the next time I go and host a giveaway, so check on back. :)

  3. Love exploring TJ’s:) The TJ’s here has the best prices on nuts and a great selection to choose from too. I also love the cheese section. My ultimate LOVE is the dark chocolate peanut butter cups – to die for! Happy Hump/Bump Day:)

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I’ve seen those peanut butter cups, but I have never tried them. Next time!!! :)

    cravesadventure Reply:

    Really good PB cups and I usually can keep them around for a bit of time too – not eat them all in 2 weeks time:)

  4. Love that almond butter and the coconut spray. Looks like you got a lot of goodies. Have a great weekend!

  5. Perfect timing to read this post. I have been going to Trader Joe’s the past few weekends and I love seeing what other people are loving! I go to the one in Piper Glen on Rea Road. I am also preggo and I think there are so many temptations when I go there. Stay away from the dark chocolate sea salt and turbinado sugar almonds! They are dangerous! :)

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