Last Sunday, I drove over to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few things for the week. I love Trader Joe’s because they have hundreds of store brand products that are absolutely amazing. The closest store to my house is 10-15 minutes away, so I try to go at least once or twice a month and stock up on my favorites.
Today I’m sharing with you 5 products always in my cart at Trader Joe’s.
1. Broccoli Florets, $2.99
You’re probably asking yourself, what’s so special about Trader Joe’s broccoli? Well my friends, I am lazy and hate chopping heads of broccoli. In my experience, broccoli florets in bags can be moldy and gross. I’ve never had this problem with bags from Trader Joe’s. It’s always super fresh! I love adding them to salads or roasting them in the oven.
2. Cod Fillets, priced per pound
When I want to get a small portion of frozen fish, I go to Trader Joe’s. As you see in the above photo, two pieces of cod only cost me $3.91! I made it for dinner last night, topped with thyme, black pepper and roasted tomatoes. Absolutely delicious and simple to make.
3. Frozen Mango Chunks, $2.50
I love frozen mango chunks, and I’ve tried so many different brands. By far, Trader Joe’s has the best. They don’t taste fake or waterlogged, and they don’t have a strange aftertaste (some brands do!). There was a shortage of mango crops last year and Trader Joe’s didn’t have any in stock for at least a few months. Since then, I’ve learned my lesson – stock up! I love eating them plain or with yogurt and seeds on top.
4. Butternut Squash Triangoli, $2.99
I was introduced to Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Triangoli a few years ago. A woman I used to work with would eat them cold for lunch. First, I thought she was downright crazy. However, once I tried them, I understood the obsession. They are so delicious! I’ve boiled them in water and had them hot, but they are so much better cold.
5. Punjab Choley, $1.99
Mmm, Punjab Choley. Bryan makes fun of me when I make this for dinner, because I have a whole song and dance dedicated to Punjab Choley. This stuff is the bomb. It’s a blend of tomatoes, chickpeas, onions and ginger, in a spicy sauce. I love eating it on top of pasta or rice. Indian food has my heart.
Talk to Me
- What are your favorite Trader Joe’s products?
- Do you enjoy Indian food? If so, what’s your favorite dish?
- How often do you go grocery shopping?