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Our 11 Favorite Trader Joe’s Finds

 Trader Joe’s Finds
Trader Joe’s Finds

If Trader Joe’s isn’t already your go-to market, it probably should be. With the best customer service, amazing prices and samples (!!!) Trader Joe’s makes grocery shopping an enjoyable activity. And behind all of their fun perks is something even better: delicious products. More than 80% of Trader Joe’s products are their very own brand, which means you’re going to find grocery items there that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. We love so many of their innovative products, but we picked just 11 of their cleanest, most delicious goodies to share with you:

1. Cauliflower Gnocchi

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

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This has already received a ton of hype, but deservedly-so. If you’re an Italian food junkie or have an insatiable craving for carbs at all times, this may be your new best friend. Made with 75% cauliflower, cassava flour and potato starch, this 5-ingredient frozen food is super clean, and tastes dangerously close to real-deal gnocchi. Plus, a whole bag is only $2.69 and takes 10 minutes to whip up. We love you, TJ’s!

2. Pound Plus 72% Dark Chocolate

This one should be self-explanatory. A full POUND (plus!) of chocolate?! A product of our literal dreams. It’s top quality, super dark and only contains four ingredients. Your sweet tooth is set for like, the next month. 

3. Jerk Plantain Chips

Jerk Plantain Chips at Trader Joe's

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You’ve heard of plantain chips. You’ve probably heard of jerk chicken. But have you heard of them… combined? These clean chips are seasoned with the perfect mix of savory and spicy, with a hint of sweet from the plantain. The perfect thing to crunch on when you’re craving processed potato chips (honestly, they may be even better).

4. Organic Cold Pressed Green Juice

Okay, so as much as you love to get your greens in, you don’t always have time to liquify your produce. So TJ’s did it for you; this juice is made out of 100% fruits and vegetables with nothing else added. The sweet taste of grapefruit juice contains much less sugar than apple and a plethora of greens and fresh mint rounds out this refreshing juice blend!

5. Vegan Kale, Cashew and Basil Pesto

Vegan Kale, Cashew and Basil Pesto

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The title basically gives it away, but to sum it up, this pesto puts all other pestos to shame. Chock full of awesome ingredients like kale, cashew butter and healthy fats, this pesto is amazing on pasta (especially on aforementioned Cauliflower Gnocchi) or even as a dip.

6. Hi-Protein Veggie Burger

Trader Joe's Hi Protein Veggie Burger

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A vegan burger with 26 grams of protein, that actually tastes great? Enough said. Whip it up and toss it on a salad for a quick healthy meal (all it needs is a quick nuke or bake in the oven), or grill it up at your next barbecue to impress even your non-vegan friends.

7. Organic Unsweetened Coconut Chips 

The secret to a good smoothie bowl? It’s all in the toppings. A handful of gr8nola, some fresh fruit and these coconut flakes are the perfect toppers to make your smoothie bowl instagrammable and super flavorful. Plus, they add a great crunch!

8. Organic Olive Oil Popcorn

This popcorn’s ingredients consist simply of organic popcorn, organic extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. It’s the perfect stay-at-home movie night snack, or after school snack for kids.

9. Nut Butters

Trader Joe's healthy nut butters 

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TJ’s has no shortage of nut butters. Like, every single kind of nut butter you could imagine: the standard peanut and almond, sunflower seed butter, tahini and even Mixed Nut Butter which is a delicious combo of almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts and pecans. The best part of TJ nut butters? They contain the most minimal ingredients -- just the nuts and sometimes salt (in the salted versions). Clean and delicious AND nowhere near as costly as most nut butters on the market!

10. Chile Lime Seasoning Blend

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Blend

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This seasoning blend is the perfect mix of zest and spice. It’s the perfect topping to add a little something to your avocado toast, or bring some spiciness to sweet fruits like watermelon or papaya. Careful -- it’s pretty addicting!

11. Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

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If you are someone who cares a lot about “clean eating,” you probably have steered clear of packaged salad dressings in the past. But Trader Joe’s may just be your haven for a premade dressing that doesn’t contain 1000 unnecessary ingredients. The Green Goddess Dressing gets its creaminess from avocados and is packed full of delicious flavor from basil, chives and garlic. Perfect on salad, pasta salads, or even on top of the veggie patty, this dressing just made your life a lot easier -- and more flavorful. 

Next time you’re roaming the aisles of Trader Joe’s aimlessly while admiring their funky packaging, we hope you’ll pick up some of our favorite finds.