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Old 10-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default post your favorite Trader Joe's finds!

I love Trader Joes!

Just curious who goes there and what your favs are?
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Fresh corn tortillas
Shrimp gyoza
Enchilada Sauce - love it love it love it
Peanut Satay Sauce
Fresh Salsa & salt free tortilla chips
Greek yogurt
Trek mix bars
A lot of the nut mixes, "Just Cashews, Almonds & Cherries" is my fave
Dried hibiscus flowers

So many more things, I just can't think of them off the top of my head... I always come out with several bags...
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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I go every week on my home from work

Fresh Veggies - fresh and almsot always cheaper than my regular grocery store
Soy cheeses - no saturated fat
Canadian bacon cheaper than grocery store
Cottage cheese cheaper than grocery store
Roasted red pepper and eggplant spread - cant function without it
Frozen edamame
Morning star farms veggie burgers
Veggie potsticker
Veggie Egg rolls
Egg white in a carton - cheaper than grocery store
Fiber cakes - small cake. 80 calories, 13 g fiber
Canned beans - cheaper than grocery store
Mineral water - cheaper than grocery store
Ancho chil dark chocolate wedge - just disconitnued, but if you find any.. grab them!
Haricot Vert frozen beans
Salmon burger patties - 100 calories each

This is what comes to mind now.. always more
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
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Shannon, how do you use your enchilada sauce?
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Dehydrated Bananas- Think of bananas sliced and semi dehydrated! They taste like Bananas Foster!

TJ's version of Soy Vay Teriyaki Sauce
Figs
FF Plain Greek Yogurt
TJ's version of Oreo's (they have specks of vanilla bean and my girls love that!)
Seafood
Coffee Beans-cool cans with many varieties!
10oz water bottles- My kids waste water bottles...they never finish one-- with these I know they will finish them!
Raw Almonds
Dark Chocolate

Such a small store but you could spend a good hour or so in there!
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Toasted Oat Bran Hot Cereal
TJ crunchy almond butter
TJ fat free Greek yogurt
And for a special treat - their ice cream sandwiches with chocolate chip cookies are to die for.
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TJ's Greek 0% plain yogurt
Jalapeno chicken sausages (medium spicy, and the lowest sodium of those they carry)
Organic Chicken
Cuban-style black beans
cooked beets
cooked lentils
Joe's O's cereal
TJ's low sodium chicken broth (only 70 mg sodium/cup!)
salsas
some veggies--cauliflower, cubed butternut squash, shredded carrots, sliced portobello mushrooms
Veggie Masala Burgers
Tomato sauce
olive tapenade (great brushed on grilled chicken or fish)
lowfat mayo
frozen chicken potstickers

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Trader Mings Mandarin Orange Chicken!!!

having it tonight...one of my favorites!
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Default Fat Free Greek Yogurt

I'm a fan of the 0% fat Greek Yogurt. I mix in about a teaspoon or two of all natural peanut butter (I like the one they have with the flax seeds in it) and a couple packs of splenda and then use it as an apple dip.

I also tend to grab their frozen green beans, sliced meunster cheese, snack-sized Jazz apples, Masala sauce (which I simmer with Garbanzo beans), and their Graham crackers (okay, so there's still a good bit of sugar, but at least they're whole wheat)
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I love the plaintain chips and the 100 calorie dark chocolate bars.
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goat cheese!
Ahi fillets!
Chocolate covered raisins!
Macaroons!

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Just bought the salmon burgers (110 cals!) and sweet potato gnocchi (240 cals a serving) for dinner. I'm ready to eat!

Has anyone tried the butternut squash soup? Is it good/would it be good with cinnamon for a sweet fall soup?

I also want to try the macaroons! 2 for 90 cal!
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RUN to TJs right now and in the refrigerated section they have spinach pizza flats. Each is 140 cals, I weighed it and it came to more like 158 calories but topped it with a tiny bit of cheese and mushrooms and some pizza sauce and it was better than any frozen meal pizza, besides Lean Cuisines Garlic Chicken one. Soooo good!
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Their basic marinara is a huge thing for me, because I cook meals in 4-serving quantities, and they have a 4-serving jar! Plus it's only 50 cals a serving, which is on the low-end for bottled marinaras, and tasty (oh, and cheap! Where I live its 99 cents a jar).

I love the Lowfat Parmesan Ranch dressing, and put it in tuna or chicken salad, dip veggies in it, and of course use it as salad dressing.

Pumpkin butter is delicious. Seriously, seriously delicious.

I love the frozen berries because they are so inexpensive. Makes smoothies much cheaper. And frozen pineapple tidbits are a tasty addition!

The carton soups (Corn and Roasted Red Pepper and the black bean one) are great to have with a simple sandwich for lunch.
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Pre-made salads, esp. the Low Fat Shrimp Louie salad. A go-to meal for us when I don't feel like cooking.
  • Veggie masala burgers--another go-to meal when I don't feel like cooking.
  • Greek yogurt
  • Pre-cooked polenta in tubes
  • Frozen brown rice
  • Eggplant hummus
  • Lean beef stew meat
  • Cat cookies (for people)
  • Pre-cooked chicken sausage--yet another meal for when I don't feel like cooking
  • Egg-white salad
  • Fat-free balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Cinnamon almonds
  • tart frozen yogurt (although it is a little dangerous for me to have a carton of ice cream in the house)

According to the Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer, they also sell hard-boiled eggs. I know it is the ultimate laziness, but I think that would be so cool. I haven't been able to find them in the store yet, however.
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