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The Best of Trader Joe's by Claudia

by Claudia, posted to Food & Drink

Here is a list of some of the best, (and sometimes healthy) tasty foods at Trader Joe's.

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Couscous, Black Bean & Corn Salad

A great spring and summer pick!

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Rice and Bean Chips


Light and crispy, these chips pair well with any salsa or guacamole! Love it :)

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Gazpacho is a tomato-based, raw vegetable soup that's popular in Spain...more

How did I never try this out! Works well with any chip, especially my new fave: Rice and Bean chips

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Tofu Edamame Nuggets


I just bought these on my last TJ trip looking for something without meat. Came across these in the frozen section and thought I'd give them a try. Not sure how to describe them but they are tasty! I've never been a huge Tofu can but these are great and can be cooked very quickly.

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Hold the Cone

Each easy-to-hold-in-your-hand wafer cone is filled with rich, creamy...more

An ice cream cone with only 70 calories? Oh yes!! At $2.99 you can't go wrong with this purchase.

Krista: Dying to try this! Next trip for sure.

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Chocolate Cheddar Cheese

Let yourself fall in love all over again at first bite, but hurry up...more

Not sure how I felt about this cheese but it was pleasant surprise with a great taste. Great combo!

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Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Sauce

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I'm always hesitant to try frozen meals that offer a "gourmet" taste but I was extremely satisfied with this dish. I've only tried it with the microwave and added some frozen vegetables. I can only image how much better is taste in a skillet.

cbg84: This is one of the only products that has been disappointing to me from TJ's.

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Bird’s Nests

The "nests" are made from carrots and zucchini and get deliciously...more

They make a great base that can be topped with a cooked shrimp or scallop for an interesting appetizer.

Claudia: The first time I tried it without the sauce. It makes a big difference in the taste. I'd suggest using some of the sauce, not the whole packet though.

cbg84: One packet of sauce is more than enough for the entire box. I think they're tasty, but a little too greasy.

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Flatbreads & Individual Chocolate Fudge cakes

Suggested by Meryl Neiman

All of their flatbreads are quite tasty. We like the mushroom one and the pesto one in particular. I also must plug the package of 4 (I think) individual chocolate cakes. I forget the name, but they have the gooey fudgy center that I love.

Claudia: Great suggestion, would love to see a pic :)

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Steamed Lentils

Ready to Eat Warm or Cold providing an excellent source of fiber and...more

I just bought these the other day and they taste great. Pair it with chicken, slice of bread, veggies etc. No need to add extra seasoning. I actually enjoy them at room temperature as well.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries


Forget about "French Fries"- try Baked Sweet Potato Fries instead.

Baking is a much healthier approach and taste just as great. I heat these up in the oven for a meal side or snack.

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Holiday Decor: Cinnamon Broom

Tis the season for great Holiday smells! At $3.99 your house will be...more

I bought this last week and love the smell it leaves in my house. Great for holiday parties!

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Spicy Chai Latte

The description says it all. Spicy Chai. Can be prepared Hot or Cold.

I enjoy my homemade Spicy chai lattes when I'm not in the mood to get my Starbucks fix. Taste great with their Trader Joe's vanilla soy milk.

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Pear Cinnamon Cider

Trader Joe's Pear Cinnamon Cider is about as warm and fuzzy as a pair...more

Mix things up a little with the flavor of pear in your cider. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy before you've even had a chance to drink it.

cbg84: I stockpile this stuff so I have it to drink all year.

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Chocolate Covered Panettone

Trader Giotto's Chocolate Covered Panettone is made exclusively for...more

A perfect treat to bring along at dinner parties!

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Multi Grain Croissants

Trader Joe's Multigrain Croissants are studded with sesame seeds,...more

I like that these croissants because they don't require any proofing-you don't have to wait overnight to let them rise. They taste great and even better with some Nutella.

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Reduced Guilt: Mac & Cheese

If you like Mac & Cheese search no more. This is a 270 Cal meal...more

I recently tried out and LOVE it. I've never been a big fan of the original mac & cheese. I tend to go for the mac & cheese with breadcrumbs and more "gourmet" cheeses. But this one is guilt free so you really can't go wrong :)

jess: This is also one my favorites! It's so easy to make and the perfect snack for when you're feeling lazy.

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The Best Trader Joe's Appetizers by Eden Godsoe

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Another great list to reference!

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Trader Joe's Guacamole

Absolutely delicious and borderline healthy - I'm a quacamole fiend & this tops the list! SFGATE even called it the best of the bunch!

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Trader Joe's Mini Tacos

Chicken or Beef mini tacos

A little taste of Mexico goes a long way with these mini tacos. They're always been a hit, and they're great with other small plates. Add in some sangria and you've got a fiesta on your hands!

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