1.Murasaki Sweet Potatoes
Otherwise known as Japanese sweet potatoes, these tubers are sweeter, denser, and starchier than orange sweet potatoes, with some comparing their flavor to vanilla cake. Japanese sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods and definitely a staple for me.
2.Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets
3.Salad Mixes and Precut Vegetables
Make sure to get the salad mixes made of purely greens rather than the ones that come with premade dressings and toppings so you can control the ingredients. In addition to salad greens, Trader Joe’s also sells precut vegetable blends such as a stir fry mix, mirepoix(chopped onion, celery, and carrot), crinkle cut butternut squash, and sweet potato ribbons.
The Almond Butter Turmeric, Green Goddess, and Cashew Butter (unpictured) salad dressings are all great choices. The Carrot Ginger Miso Salad Dressing, however, may not be the best choice because of the canola oil.
5.Premade Juices and Smoothies
There is a large variety of juices and smoothies at Trader Joe’s, from ginger shots to celery juice to carrot juice to almond butter banana smoothies. My favorite is the organic coconut smoothie, which is made by blending young coconut meat with coconut water into a sweet, creamy drink.
With the proper marinade and seasonings, this is a great substitute for pulled pork in dishes like tacos and sandwiches.
6.Hearts of Palm Pasta
Made only of hearts of palm, a vegetable that comes from the core of certain types of palm trees, this product serves as a nutritious pasta substitute rich in fiber, iron, copper, and manganese, to name a few.
7.Whole Grain and Legume Pastas
From red lentil to black bean to quinoa to brown rice to whole wheat pastas, there is something for everyone, including gluten and grain free options. The legume based pastas are an easy way to get in protein as well.
8.Cauliflower and Kale Gnocchi
9.Cauliflower and Broccoli & Kale Pizza Crusts
In addition to dry whole grains, Trader Joe’s offers many varieties of frozen microwavable and quick-cooking grains, which are great if you are short on top.
11.Whole Grain and Gluten Free Crispbreads
12.Breads and Tortillas
Canned beans are a cheap and convenient protein source that go great in Mexican dishes, and you can get both plain varieties and those , such as fat free refried beans and cuban style black beans, neither of which contain any added oil.
16.Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains
17.Plant-Based Frozen Meals
These 4 frozen options below are great for quick meals when you don’t have time to cook.
18.Organic Date Syrup
Made from the fruit dates, this is a great natural sweetener for cooking and baking. In addition to date syrup, Trader Joe’s also offers other natural sweeteners like raw honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
19.Plant-Based Sauces and Dips
Trader Joe’s has a wide selection of different nut and seed butters, from peanut to almond to cashew to sunflower. Their roasted almond butter is my favorite out of all the almond butters I’ve tried.
Trader Joe’s carries a wide variety of nuts and seeds, from raw and unsalted to roasted, salted, and seasoned versions. Make sure to get a variety without added oils or refined sugars.
Made from wholesome ingredients and free of any oils or added sugars, this is a great way to satisfy your craving for a crunchy snack.
Crunchy and savory like potato chips but made of just dehydrated beets
24.Organic Dehydrated Carrots
25.Dried and Freeze Dried Fruit
With these treats, you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for candy because of the natural sugars and chewy (dried fruit) or crunchy(freeze dried) texture, all while getting in important vitamins and minerals. While not technically dried fruit, Trader Joe’s also sells medjool dates, a type of chewy, sweet fruit.
These fruit and nut energy balls are naturally sweetened with dates and make for a convenient snack.
Soft, moist, and perfectly sweetened from the dates, these are essentially Trader Joe’s version of Lara Bars.
Made from almonds, dried coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut sugar, tapioca syrup, chicory root fiber, coconut oil, and sea salt.
Trader Joe’s carries vanilla, almond butter chia, and seasonal pumpkin flavors. All are solid options for a quick breakfast on the go, but my favorite is the pumpkin, followed by vanilla, then almond butter chia.
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