Favorite Healthy Options at Trader Joe's

Favorite Healthy Options at Trader Joe's

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Let's be real. Most of the food at Trader Joe's is not good for you. That frozen aisle is laden with high fat, high carb, high sodium, full of sugar junk - pizzas, ice creams, frozen goods - not exactly what I want my clients eating.

 

But you can find some great deals at TJ's that are delicious, healthy and affordable.

 

Frozen Rice - I love their jasmine and brown rice for quick meal prep. Store it in the freezer and always have healthy carbs on hand.

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Cottage cheese - a great source of protein - pick the lowfat version for a macro friendly snack.

Ghee - I love the flavor of the clarified butter. Mix up your fat sources with this addition to your pantry.

Tomato Sauce - a simple, basic tomato sauce with no added sugars - perfect for pasta or making a cauliflower crust pizza.

 


 

 

 

 

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Brussels sprouts - OMG. Just realized it's brusselS sprouts, not brussel sprouts. Tell me I'm not the only one!

Love these shaved sprouts for quick meal prep

Spanish cheese tapas sampler - this cheese sampler is one of my favorites, let the cheeses come to room temperature and the flavors will come alive. Perfect for a Low Day. (Or a party.)

Pomegranate seeds - ready to use - add to oatmeal, yogurt, protein pancakes, or make a bowl with fresh berries, fresh kiwi slices and a sprinkle of these for a delicious carb bowl.

 

 

 

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All the fixins' for delicious avo toast

Ezekiel bread - always a go-to for me

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning - this literally tastes how it sounds and it's one of my favorites to add to avo toast or eggs. Gives you that bagel flavor without 60g of carbs.

Eggs & avocado - basic and necessary

 

 

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Red split lentils - packed with carbohydrates and protein, affordable and easy to prep

Sun dried tomatoes - a delicious addition to avocado toast, eggs, pasta, veggies and savory bowls

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Instant coffee - Don't judge me but I kinda really like this instant coffee.

Half 'n half - a lil goes a long way!

Pure bourbon vanilla extract - Smooth and sweet, I love this vanilla for baked goods and no-bake snack balls.

 

 

 

 

 

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Salsa verde - yummy on eggs or on enchiladas

Salsa authentica - this is so simple but delicious on eggs, on burrito bowls, or with the occasional chips

Wrights of Texas - my favorite salsa brand, made locally outside of Houston, is carried in the Austin Trader Joe's - other people can order online at their website

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Snacks on snacks....

Epic Bar Chicken Sriracha - my all-time favorite, this is also delish cut into pieces and thrown in an egg or egg white scramble!

Fruit bars - no added sugars, just fruit, perfect for an all-carb sweet treat

Rx Bars - fats and carbs, great for a low day

Icelandic non-fat yogurt - if it's from Iceland, it has to be good, no sugar and high in protein

Iced Matcha Tea - no added sugars, perfect over ice for a mellow afternoon pick me up

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Ground turkey breast - great for quick dinners packed with protein

Spinach - I love the resealable bags of fresh spinach, they keep well in the fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rice cauliflower - so easy to throw together dishes like chicken fried "rice" (perfect for a low day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freeze-dried fruit - a great quick carb, especially for athletes fueling for a workout - these bags of fruit have no added sugars and provide a high crunch factor

Organic sliced apples - for some reason I much prefer apple slices to eating a whole apple - easy to dip into peanut butter or nonfat yogurt

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Argentinian red shrimp - I keep frozen shrimp in my freezer for super-fast dinners, especially great for shrimp tacos

Chile lime seasoning - I love this on shrimp or chicken. Yummmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dried baby bananas - no added sugar, but oh so sweet and delicious, I would take these to a movie theater with some popcorn if I wanted to have my own par-tay...oh and a sparkling water

Freeze-dried banana slices - but sometimes I want crunch and these banana slices are so fun to eat

What goes with banana? Peanut butter, duh.

Two good options, both without added sugar or oils:

Crunchy salted peanut butter with flax and chia seeds

Creamy unsalted peanut butter

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Chile Lime Shrimp Tacos

Chile Lime Shrimp Tacos

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