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going2bskinny
07-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Hey everyone not sure if this was done yet but I love Trader Joe's I was wondering do any of you shop there and if so what are some of your best favorite finds for weight loss! Here are some of mine:

This has to be the best condiment ever for me! Goes great on everything really but it can also double as a salad dressing I put a little bit of trader joes ranch and just a spoon full of this and mix it up and it really adds to the flavor!

http://glutenfreeislife.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/018_thumb.jpg?w=467&h=319

nutritional info

http://glutenfreeislife.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/019_thumb.jpg?w=470&h=344

I love Ak Mak crackers they are great with some low fat cream cheese deli meat and lettuce and even can use some of the red pepper spread also or purple onion. Whatever you like a serving size is 5 crackers but you really only need 2 to make a great crunchy sandwich substitute, try egg salad and alfalfa sprouts also yum, or some chicken salad on top possibilities are endless :D

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zztJlWAZWvM/RloLlQWybQI/AAAAAAAAAJM/Q53UgNQun-M/s320/ak-mak.jpg

This garlic mustard is really good on sandwiches it is very strongly flavored of garlic though and just a strong taste overall I wasn't impressed enough to repurchase this until I tried it in some chicken salad adding a small spoonful to the recipe made the best chicken salad I ever had lol. Have yet to try it in egg salad but something tells me it will be good too.

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I'll add more as I think of them and if you guys like this thread ;)


sawyouwearingflares
07-27-2010, 10:09 PM
there are a few things i get at TJs.

the Better N' Butter Peanut Butter (lower sodium). (2 Tbsps for 2 points on ww!) Delish! I will not eat any other pb now!

Pineapple salsa. Great on chips or obaked with chicken.

Various types of hummus!

those are the main staples. :)

going2bskinny
07-27-2010, 10:29 PM
there are a few things i get at TJs.

the Better N' Butter Peanut Butter (lower sodium). (2 Tbsps for 2 points on ww!) Delish! I will not eat any other pb now!

Pineapple salsa. Great on chips or obaked with chicken.

Various types of hummus!

those are the main staples. :)

I almost purchased that peanut butter yesturday heard it was good still have yet to try it. I had the pineapple salsa it is really yummy I liked it too. I like the hummus but it goes bad too fast for me may need to learn how to make my own.

Thanks for your picks!


going2bskinny
07-27-2010, 10:34 PM
That garlic aioli mustard is really good. I looove their rosemary marcona almonds (omggg). I have a bunch of TJ's frozen chicken breasts. Ohhh and I looove the frying cheese.

I haven't gone in a while since I quit my job that was near it 3 months ago :-/

Oh wow those almonds sound good thanks for your picks. I never heard of the frying cheese will have to check it out. Sorry to hear about your job :hug:

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 12:10 AM
Oh great I just bought the mayo yesturday was going to try it to make chicken and egg salad because I was using light miracle whip and didn't want the sugar or hydrogenated crap in it so good I hope I like it! I don't usually like mayo in general but I'd rather have that then sugar.

I got a can of the coconut milk the first time I went there but haven't tried it yet will have to give it a taste :D

I got the sesame and cinnamon raisin ezekiel bread also do any of you know of a good substitute for butter I might want to try it on the cinnamon raisin bread or any other healthier alternatives to put on that one.

Also thought I would add I love these veggie and flaxseed tortilla chips

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5N64iu7HEe0/S-r7vg1EY9I/AAAAAAAAAHQ/ohCIE2_bmLY/s1600/tjs-veggie-chips.jpg

usually chips and pizza are my downfall but I don't know what it is about those specific ones I can just eat a couple with some salsa and be done. And it totally cures my cravings for other bad chips. And makes me feel satisfied for hours after probably the flax seed and fiber. I have a great salsa recipe I will post soon its really low salt and so good! Sometimes I have some of that salsa I made with a little hummus on those so good.

Me also not sure if everyone can have all this stuff on your diets just some good ideas for people thanks for your picks! :D They are great!

chouchoubou
07-28-2010, 01:03 AM
Oh I love this thread! I can inhale that garlic mustard. No joke. I eat it with just rolled lettuce leaves, as a snack sometimes....it is so good

chouchoubou
07-28-2010, 01:27 AM
Oh I forgot to share my staples!!:dizzy:

UNCURED TURKEY BACON
Applewood-smoked
No Nitrites or Nitrates added
Not Preserved
Below 40% Fat all times
30 cals per slice
(and not even that high in salt! <3)

Trader Joes Non Fat Plain Frozen Yogurt (don't let the word 'Plain' fool you, it is GOOOOOD. Damn Good.) about 1/2 cup 110 calories per serving.
http://theskinnyplate.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/picture-027.jpg?w=225&h=300

In addition to garlic aioli, I also buy their brand of whole grain mustard because it is so much more cost effective ($1.99) than the Classic Maille brand. (and time effective b/c i'm not about to start making my own whole grain mustard!)

My new test product.... that I tried recently - is their canned roast beef $2.49... I've never seen that (just beef) in my local area supermarkets...usually they have Dinty Moore with potatoes, spam, and other creepy things tossed in but I can't eat any of that on my regimen (high protien complex carb) and honestly those things r not the most appetizing anyway. So.... for ez fast meals I say thumbs up to their canned roast beef. It's not filler/processed meat or anything, just pure beef cubes packed in water. Low in salt too. Love it, add it to your own stew, chili or soup..


Ive been curious to try other things, but for now until I reach my goal I'm super happy with my faves! Can't wait to try those nuts one day!

healthyliving
07-28-2010, 01:39 AM
Trader Joe's Mango And Cream Bar - only 60 calories per bar. They are so good!
Zen bakery fiber cake - 13 gm of fiber in each little muffin.

Alma4343
07-28-2010, 12:05 PM
The egg white salad is great. I can't remember the calories but really low. they have regular and spicy.

Suzanne 3FC
07-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Looks like the nearest location is 115 miles away. But you guys are making it sound worth the trip :lol:

nelie
07-28-2010, 02:31 PM
Actually, I live fairly close to one and I rarely shop there. Suzanne, I think your Green Life is much better (although I heard Whole Foods bought them out!)

I buy a couple things occasionally from Trader Joe's
Sprouted grain bread
Raw almond butter
Fair trade dark chocolate bars

glassbutterfly
07-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Trader Joe's Mango And Cream Bar - only 60 calories per bar. They are so good!
Zen bakery fiber cake - 13 gm of fiber in each little muffin.

The Raspberry and Cream Bar is really good too! I also like:

Marinated Mahi Mahi
Sliced ham and herbed turkey breast
Freeze dried blueberries & strawberries
Dried apricots that are sulfur dioxide free
Yellowfin tuna* (canned) & Pink Salmon
Stone Ground Mustard (great on ham)
Chicken Breast Multi-pack
Frozen fruit (mango & pineapple)

*I love tuna salad. I stopped buying Bumble Bee because their tuna looks shredded instead of chunked now. It's horrible. TJ's tuna is yummy.

Heirloom tomatoes mix. Basically I love all of their produce. I tasted the best peaches in a long time at TJ's. You get them from the supermarket and they are either watery and tasteless, powdery or rotten around the pit core. I pretty much buy all my produce from Trader Joes now.

There's a lot of frozen stuff I like but my favorites are:

a quinoa vegetable mix and a green veggie mix that has peas, green beans, romanesco, broccoli and cauliflower in a garlic butter sauce. It's only 70 calories a serving.

I really missed having bread a couple of months ago so I couldn't resist their french country loaf. To keep myself good and honest, I took it home and stuck it in the freezer (I LOVE french bread!) I take out one slice at a time on Sunday if I'm not having the WS Hotcakes or a shake and toast it. Lovely and crusty with some butter spread or virgin olive oil and a cup of tea. Add it to my carb allotment and I don't feel deprived (I allow myself 90g of carb MAX. a day.) This time around I bought the Ezekiel 4:9 bread in cinnamon raisin. Their bread is made with a lot of sprouted grains and no processed white flour. Yummy stuff.

I can spend hours in Trader Joes.

nelie
07-28-2010, 02:54 PM
Heirloom tomatoes mix. Basically I love all of their produce. I tasted the best peaches in a long time at TJ's. You get them from the supermarket and they are either watery and tasteless, powdery or rotten around the pit core. I pretty much buy all my produce from Trader Joes now.


Which is strange because I generally tell people to not buy produce at Trader Joe's because it is crap. I've been burned too many times with their crappy produce.

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Which is strange because I generally tell people to not buy produce at Trader Joe's because it is crap. I've been burned too many times with their crappy produce.

:O really I love their produce too it does go bad a lot faster though because it doesn't have all the chemicals in it to keep it fresh so you have to eat it faster but I love the quality.

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Those are great picks everybody keep em coming :D I live pretty far away from Trader Joe's as well so its really hard for me to get up there so I try to stock up each time helps to know what's good there so I know what to buy. Already see a few I wish I would have known about on Monday lol

That turkey bacon sounds so good I have been buying the stuff at walmart and its so salty and I just know its pretty crappy quality I have to get alot of my produce at walmart or cub also wish I lived closer to a trader joes I'd shop there for everything.

nelie
07-28-2010, 03:09 PM
:O really I love their produce too it does go bad a lot faster though because it doesn't have all the chemicals in it to keep it fresh so you have to eat it faster but I love the quality.

The quality here just isn't good. I buy my produce at an all organic market and it is so much better quality. And it wasn't like I tried to keep the things at Trader Joe's a week and then eat them, it was within a day or two and the texture/taste just wasn't there.

glassbutterfly
07-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Which is strange because I generally tell people to not buy produce at Trader Joe's because it is crap. I've been burned too many times with their crappy produce.

Wow. I guess it depends on which one you go to. I usually go early in the day too, just a few hours after they open, that might be a factor too. The major problem I have is since they're organic, they don't last as long as the supermarket ones. I try not to buy too much at one go cause they are spoiled by the end of the week.

nelie
07-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Wow. I guess it depends on which one you go to. I usually go early in the day too, just a few hours after they open, that might be a factor too. The major problem I have is since they're organic, they don't last as long as the supermarket ones. I try not to buy too much at one go cause they are spoiled by the end of the week.

Not all Trader Joe's produce is organic. Actually they used to not have a lot of organic produce here at all. Now I've noticed they have started adding some more organic produce but still less than half of their produce here is organic.

glassbutterfly
07-28-2010, 03:29 PM
Not all Trader Joe's produce is organic. Actually they used to not have a lot of organic produce here at all. Now I've noticed they have started adding some more organic produce but still less than half of their produce here is organic.

I noticed that too. I bought zucchini Saturday and I noticed that the organic ones were sitting right next to ones that weren't labeled organic. You have to really pay attention and look.

tommy
07-28-2010, 03:30 PM
I can bike easily to my Trader Joes. The only item I buy on a regular basis is their brand of corn tortillas (99 cents/dozen). They are very "corny", and sturdy. I bake one and break it up to eat with beans and salsa for a snack or light meal. I do like their frozen artichoke hearts- good value and no chemical taste. When corn is not in season their frozen fire roasted corn kernels are really good- I use them in limited quantities as an accent. In a pinch their frozen tuna and mahi mahi are consistent in decent quality. The DANGER of the place is impulse shopping both to my eating plan and my wallet. Lots of things look interesting, but do I really need them? Is it something I want in the house or will portion control be a factor?

going2bskinny
07-28-2010, 06:31 PM
Not all Trader Joe's produce is organic. Actually they used to not have a lot of organic produce here at all. Now I've noticed they have started adding some more organic produce but still less than half of their produce here is organic.

I noticed it wasn't all organic also but for me it's better than crappy walmart lol our farmers market here is a joke really bad I wish there was a really good one I could go to I'd go there instead.

Thanks everybody for your faves again sounds great :D

chouchoubou
07-29-2010, 12:59 AM
i didnt know that all their produce wasn't organic. i just learned something...

SCraver
07-29-2010, 12:57 PM
I am SO jealous of you all... I love TJ, but there aren't any conveniently located for me to get to on a regular basis...

My favorite thing from TJ... is.. Charles Shaw Wine. :o

chouchoubou
02-07-2011, 06:53 PM
Hello! Just wanted to add the Awesomeee

Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed snacks. They are 99 cents a pack at my trader Joes, and they are 60 calories per pack! (Supposed to be 2 serving per package)

Nutrition summary: (via fatsecret dot com)
Calories30
Fat2g
Carbs1g
Protein1g
There are 30 calories in 1 serving of Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snack Packs.
Calorie breakdown: 69% fat, 15% carbs, 16% protein.

Product Features (via Amazon)
Crunchy, a little salty and surprisingly nutty, Trader Joe's Seaweed Snacks are an intriguing change of pace in the snack lane. Enjoy them as a snack or break apart the pieces and sprinkle them over a salad for a twist on the ordinary.
Ingredients: Seaweed, expeller pressed canola oil, sesame oil, sea salt. V (Vegan) Symbol on each package indicates this product is free of all animal products and/or by-products including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, diary, honey, gelatin, lanolin and confectioner's glaze.

Try them! skinny snacks ftw :)

going2bskinny
02-07-2011, 10:39 PM
mmm i wanna try that thanks for sharing :D

LeslieWendy
02-10-2011, 10:27 PM
I love the 3 layer hummus, it is so good and it freezes well. I have to buy a couple at a time since I live about 100 miles for the nearest one.

lackadaisy
02-13-2011, 01:03 AM
My "favorite things" from TJ's aren't all virtuous - ha - but:

Sharon's Lemon Sorbet (1/2 cup = 110 calories, and I'm usually satisfied with 1/4 cup)
Sharon's Coconut Sorbet (1/2 cup = 140 calories. Utterly decadent, better than Skinny Cow ice cream for those cravings. Seriously, Haagen-Dasz is NOTHING to this.)
Mochi of all kinds -- but especially Mango and Green Tea flavors. (Notice a trend? I go to TJ's a lot in the summer.)

Lemon Thins. OMG.
Molasses Chews Not pretending this is healthy.
Pumpkin butter. I like getting this fresh from farmer's markets, but in the winter when I can't find my favorite local farm that has THE best pumpkin and apple butters (which are really just 'buttery' low-cal jams), TJ's has a close second. 35 calories per Tbsp, you'll never feel deprived of pumpkin pie (or peanut butter) again.

chickadee32
02-13-2011, 03:28 AM
I love TJs. Their prices are great on a lot of items, and I'm always finding new things I like. Some of my favorites:

-Roasted red pepper and tomato soup (I adore this stuff)
-Freeze dried fruit
-Fried pinapple chips (I don't eat these regularly, but they're a great alternative to potato chips for a party. Just pineapple slices and oil, nothing else in them.)
-Sweet potato sticks
-Frozen brown and basmati rice (each packet is the perfect size for 2 people for dinner)
-Another vote for the pineapple salsa
-Package of pre-chopped onions, carrots, celery
-Happy trekking trail mix (nuts = good fats, and the little bit of chocolate satisfies my cravings)
-Powerberries (these are NOT good for you, not in the least. They're chocolate covered bits of formed fruit. But oh my word are they delicious)

I'm sure there are a ton of others, but those are the ones that come to mind right now.

spixiet
02-13-2011, 01:31 PM
- bagged baby spinach (cheaper than elsewhere)
-1% cottage cheese (consistently good, unlike other store brands)
- balsamic vinegar (the Trader Joe's brand in the square bottle)
- candied pecans (just a small handful chopped in salads)
- Tapioca pudding (not low cal, but I love the stuff)
- Laughing cow cheese
- Crumbled gorgonzola (fantastic in a spinach salad with pears and previously mentioned pecans :))
- Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin bread (I mix plain laughing cow with a bit of splenda and cinnamon and use it as a spread...YUMMY - like cinnamon cream cheese)
-Shredded smoked cheeses mix (just got this, used it in an quiche - delicious!)
- Canned beans
- Frozen green beans, peas, pearl onions, edamame
- Frozen salmon patties (80 cals each)
- Frozen seafood mix with shrimp, scallops, and calamari - great in stir-fry
- Reddi-egg egg substitute
- Cinnamon grahams (I'm not going to pretend they're low sugar - but they are whole wheat, and the best graham crackers I've ever had)
- Dark chocolate caramel wedges
- Frozen fruit (cherry berry mix, mango, blueberries)
- Frozen fresh basil or garlic (kept in the freezer for when I'm feeling lazy - comes in little cubes)
- Punjab spinach simmer sauce (but I think they've discontinued it :()
- 0% fat greek yogurt - TJs brand or Fage

I just picked up a package of their Chicken Andouille sausage that I'm going to try with Louisana style red beans...I'll let you know :)

Edit: Oh, and Black Mango Tea!!! I love this stuff, so does my roommate - we go through tons of it :D

lackadaisy
02-14-2011, 01:00 PM
Quick note of thanks:

I just ran to TJ's this morning (only 1.5 m) and hiked back with the groceries, two huge bags. I get my veggies at a dining hall so I was just buying snacks, and I LOVE the suggestions you guys made for low-cal snacks! I chose Pineapple Salsa, Soy/Flaxseed chips, Better than Butter, and 3 Layer Hummus all based on your recommendations! :)

Other things I discovered today:
• TJ's Rice Cakes (these are AMAZING. 35 cals each, and they're huge. at 14 to a bag for $1.50, they're also pretty cheap.)
• Luna Bars (one @ 170cal satisfied me all morning -- and so yummy)
• FiberFul fruit leathers, 60cal/ea
• Triple Ginger cookie thins -- only 15.6 calories per cookie and pretty decent at 2g saturated fat per 9 cookies. YUM.
• Almond Breeze -- available everywhere, but still amazing: 40cal / 8oz and seriously more satisfying than skim milk or soy milk.

rainebrit
02-15-2011, 03:21 PM
i love trader joes. their edamame hummus is holywowamazingness.
while i prefer whole foods. trader joes is more affordable and closer to me. as a vegan i will drive an hour to whole foods once every couples months but its a lot of gad and they call it "whole paycheck" for a reason :(
other trader joes yumminess is their lentil wrap... i think it packs a lot of calories but its freaking delicious.
this has inspired me to take a trader joes trip on thursday when i get my paycheck. so easy to eat cheap and so fun to shop there.

tattoodles
02-26-2011, 06:40 PM
I live 0.6 miles away from a TJs and walk there for food about 4 times a week (my brother works there, so that's an added incentive for me).

Anyway, my faves are...

Tjs coffee a cocoa. It's coffee with a subtle chocolate flavor (from real cocoa, no sugar added)

Lemon chicken salad. It's 2 servings per container, but even if you eat the whole thing it's 400 cal. Skip the dressing and it goes down to 360. I also usually toss the two apple slices as well.

Chicken tikka masala with rice (300 cal) it's one of my favorite frozen meals

Tjs reduced fat Greek salad. The container is one serving and under 200 cal even with the dressing.

I also just had their pizza primavera which was super yummy. The whole pizza is 250 cal and has bell peppers, yellow squash, eggplant and zucchini on it (which I am not usually a big fan of). I did add a little bit of onion and a tiny bit of pineapple to it and it was delish. And only two dollars!

Laneyy
02-27-2011, 10:06 AM
It's over an hour drive to the nearest Trader Joe's from here, but when I do make the trip I make sure to stock up on their Pineapple Salsa. It's soooo delicious!

aimeebell
04-01-2011, 10:42 AM
I dug this thread up before I went to TJ's yesterday. I don't go to TJ that often, maybe 6 times a year, but it always makes my day when I go. From this list I added sprouted bread and pineapple salsa. I looked for the coconut sorbet, but had no luck, and I considered the seaweed snacks, but chickened out LOL Now, what do you do with the pineapple salsa?
The hard part is that I want to try all the yummy things I bought all in one day LOL I bought all my usual favorites, (pizza dough, fresh mozzarella, goat cheese with honey, trail mix, dark chocolate and cherry KIND bars, chicken eggrolls, Reduced guilt chips, Fage) and some new things to try too, dark chocolate covered ginger, sugar-free apricot preserves, brussel sprouts, pearl onions, and the reduced-guilt macaroni and cheese. Well.....I guess I did try almost all the new stuff yesterday, brussels, pearl onions, the ginger, the sprouted bread LOL At least I managed to stay in my calorie budget! BTW I had been really wanting to try the mac and cheese, but is was always sold out when I go on the weekend. It was very yummy, only wished there were MORE!

punkrprincessa
04-01-2011, 12:41 PM
I am OBSESSED with Trader Joes! My only complaint is that when I weigh their foods, they tend to be muccccch more than noted on the package (thus more calories!!!!!!! so be careful) That said, my favorites?
Pineapple salsa, lite kettle corn in individual bags (110 calories!), 100 calorie bags of cookies, produce, frozen puff pastry pizza (not too low calorie, especially when weighed, but a gooooooood treat!), premade southwest salad (so amazing, about 170 cals with dressing. I leave off the dressing sometimes, add more lettuce to make it a more filling meal, and top with pineapple salsa!), mochi, and I just bought chocolate covered frozen banana slices (20 cals each slice!)

tommy
04-01-2011, 12:56 PM
The frozen artichoke hearts are great to have in the freezer. They are IQF so you can shake out as many as you need. I often take some out and either just nuke them or nuke a bit, toss with tad of olive oil, roast till almost crunchy on edges. The nuked ones I dip in Dijon or honey mustard. The baked ones I toss when still hot with a touch of asiago cheese which melts and adheres. A great snack when you really need to fill up with something tasty but lo cal. Plus you get in a big vegetable serving.

aimeebell
04-01-2011, 02:33 PM
I just bought chocolate covered frozen banana slices (20 cals each slice!) >>>>

I bought those last time I went, but I still haven't tried them. Still in my freezer untouched. Probably because when I get a chocolate craving, I want pure unadulterated dark chocolate.
I liked the dark chocolate covered ginger, but really I'd rather have just plain chocolate, so I am thinking of making my kids cookies out of them.

aimeebell
04-01-2011, 02:35 PM
The frozen artichoke hearts are great to have in the freezer. They are IQF so you can shake out as many as you need. I often take some out and either just nuke them or nuke a bit, toss with tad of olive oil, roast till almost crunchy on edges. The nuked ones I dip in Dijon or honey mustard. The baked ones I toss when still hot with a touch of asiago cheese which melts and adheres. A great snack when you really need to fill up with something tasty but lo cal. Plus you get in a big vegetable serving.

I have never had an artichoke, but you made them sound yummy. I will try them out next time.

going2bskinny
04-04-2011, 09:54 PM
i never had artichoke either you are seriously making me want to try it lol

also i want to try the tikka masala never had that either but it looks good.

oh also I got the seaweed snacks from the recommendation here and wow I love them wasn't sure if I would I am going back tomorrow going to buy tons of them they are a really good chip substitute I think.

Dorian5
04-04-2011, 10:17 PM
I can't even pretend that I don't immediately go to the wines and cheeses. :O

Txalupa
04-04-2011, 10:26 PM
I can't even pretend that I don't immediately go to the wines and cheeses. :O

Ditto, sister!! :devil:

I also love their almond meal (so much cheaper than at the regular grocery store). I use it to make low carb pancakes.

I love their hygiene products as well! They have a great mint and rosemary shampoo/conditioner

dust2bunny
05-01-2011, 03:11 AM
I am going tomorrow, and will do a grocery haul of what I bought on the 20-something forum. YUM! Thanks for all the ideas! I am looking forward to trying the artichokes!

My personal favorite snack item is the plantain chips! But be careful they are tooo good!

rabidstoat
05-01-2011, 12:14 PM
Oh man, TJ's! It's about 20 miles away, wish it was closer, but I go a few times a month. Things I love include:


Mango sticky rice
Any of their Indian frozen meals
Most any of their Thai frozen meals
Chicken enchiladas
Grilled pepper strips (frozen)
Hummus wrapup sandwich
Sugar free, caffeine free black cherry soda (Hansen's, I think)
Frozen teriyaki chicken breasts
Individual snack pack of potato chips (Ingredients: potatoes, sunflower oil, sea salt)
Frozen shrimp stir fry
Some of their refrigerated dinner entrees, like the chicken marsala and the Greek-style chicken with orzo and feta.


Probably more I'm forgetting. I used to get some nice fish taco frozen bags there, but haven't seen them in ages. Oh, and I tried their lime salsa but didn't like it. Should've brought it back as I think they offer refunds if you try something and don't like it. Sounds like I'll need to look up the pineapple to see if that suits me better. I'm also not a fan of their pizzas, but that might be because I'm addicted to California Pizza Kitchen frozen ones.

One thing I do wonder about is sodium. My sister's about to have a baby and I was trying to convince her to use some of the convenience foods there. Problem is the sodium content, as her husband is watching her sodium. Anyone know any good and healthy, low (or at least reasonable) sodium convenience foods there?

Oh, and I love fish, and can cook fresh fish (well, tilapia), but their frozen fish scares me for some reason. Just not sure how to approach frozen fish.

JOLINA
05-01-2011, 03:49 PM
The 4 items I go Trader Joe's for are raw pumpkin seeds (Pepitas), crystallized ginger, roasted almonds, and canned red tuna for my cats.

* My cats love the tuna.
* I eat 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin seeds every day to give me energy, thick hair, and they keep my bowels regular. And they chase away wrinkles.
* The crystallized ginger helps with the stomach ailments I get occassionally, as I eat out often.
* I eat 4 roasted almonds after every meal as they prevent acid indigestion...Then I don't have to take chemicals like Tums.
:)

I used to get my blueberry juice, pear juice and cranberry juice there also, but I grow all my own fruit now and make my own juice. Saves me a lot of money. Fruit is going to double in price, so I am putting in more berry bushes and fruit trees this spring.