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Old 01-05-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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I am thinking of making a trip to a nearby Trader Joe's. What do you suggest I add to my list?? What do you love there??

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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Hey Jenn
I love their Balsamic Chicken In the Fresh case/aisle so good and takes only a min or 2 in the micro
Greek yogurt or The TJ Brand whic I believe is European Style
Let us know how it goes
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I love their Buffalo Burgers (frozen section), all natural peanut butter, roasted almonds, freeze dried strawberries, sweet potato fries, frozen all-natural blueberries, jars of pesto (next to the spaghetti sauce), and 2 buck chuck (of course ). They have a lot of really nice fresh produce that I love to buy. In the refrigerated section they have this 3 layer hummus dip that's really good...I could shop in there all day!
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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great suggestions guys! Thanks. I wanted to go armed with a list... it has been A LONG time since I have been there!!
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Frozen whole wheat pizza dough is great. Love the TJ Greek yogurt and almond butter too. I use the bags of Toasted Oat Bran to make my hot cereal instead of oatmeal. I don't live near a TJ but my daughter in Twin Cities does, so I always have her pick me up stuff when she's coming home for a visit.
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Stuff we get at TJ's typically because it is cheaper and/or healthier and/or tastier than at the big grocery store (Safeway):

-- Baby spinach
-- Baby carrots
-- Avocados
-- Grapefruit
-- Tangerines
-- Whole-wheat bread
-- Organic, nonfat, plain, European-style yogurt in 32 oz tubs
-- Frozen blueberries
-- Nuts of all kinds
-- Olive oil
-- Frozen shrimp
-- Fish oil supplements, vitamins
-- Fruit spread (like jam but it has no sugar, only fruit)
-- Natural peanut butter
-- Protein powder
-- Ground flaxseed
-- Agave syrup
-- White whole-wheat flour
-- Dark chocolate (huge bars of 72%)
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I love Trader Joe's and am lucky to have two in pretty close proximity. My staples are -

Trader Joe's plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Just The Leaves (romaine lettuce)
mini bell peppers
lowfat goat cheese
concentrated savory vegetable broth
low sodium Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
refried black beans
nuts
frozen fruits
dried apricots
frozen vegetables
frozen shrimp
Trader Joe's Green Tea w/Jasmine
Trader Joe's Chamomile Tea
whole wheat pasta
trail mixes
unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Goddess salad dressing
and whatever else catches my eye.
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I also LOVE their brown rice pasta!!! Lots of great frozen fish and meats too!
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I forgot about their premade frozen brown rice packets...they're great!
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i LOVE the TJ's taztiki(sp?) sauce. I also get the NSA fruit leather, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dried fruits, diff. cheeses, unsweetened almond milk, salsas, and whatever else catches my eye. The one by me always has new stuff everytime I go so I'm always adding to the list. I'm actually taking a trip there tonight(if it doesn't snow). I'll post my full list tomorrow if I go.
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Thank you all so much!! WOW! What a response! I am hoping to swing by there Sunday when I am in that area. I have been making notes from all your posts!
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Me too! You convinced me to go on Friday when DW gets paid
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and you convinced me to go this weekend even though it's an hour and half away! what's with all this talk about the yogurt? sounds tasty!
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Thanks again for sharing with us who have not shopped at Trader Joes--yet. About two years ago, one opened less than a mile from where I live but I just haven't gone there yet. Other things were occupying my attention. I hope to go there soon and report back my "favorites".

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Thanks again for sharing with us who have not shopped at Trader Joes--yet. About two years ago, one opened less than a mile from where I live but I just haven't gone there yet. Other things were occupying my attention. I hope to go there soon and report back my "favorites".

Thanks again...

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