We have always loved shopping at Trader Joe’s, and we were thrilled when a Trader Joe’s opened up in our town.  The store is always busy, so it can make it tough to browse, but we have always had some favorites when we shop.

Olive Ciabatta or Sourdough

We always grab a loaf of bread to munch on that day, whether we eat it with butter, toast it, or make sandwiches with it.  These are tasty and a great price.

Tricolor Quinoa

Quinoa is so versatile, and good for you.  I love using it for this Mediterranean quinoa salad, and the tricolor adds a little pop of color. (Check out my recipe here).

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Smoked Almonds

What a great snack!  These are so flavorful and make for a filling snack.  I like to bring these to work or when we travel.  If the smoked flavor isn’t your thing, there are lots of other great nuts and dried fruits.

Tea Tree Shampoo

Tea tree is good for so many things, including skin and hair.  I have naturally greasy hair, and I just really like this shampoo.  It leaves my hair feeling clean but not over dried.

Inca Corn

These are big, crunchy kernals of corn that make for an awesome snack!  We had something similar when we traveled to Ecuador, and it is fun to find this snack at Trader Joe’s.

Goat Cheese

Trader Joe’s goat cheese is economical and tastes delicious!  Pair with Trader Joe’s crackers.. yum!

Chocolate Croissants

My kids love these as a treat.  You leave out overnight and bake in the morning.  These are AMAZING!

Roasted Corn

Trader Joe’s has some great frozen items, and this is a nice staple to keep in the freezer.  It has a nice roasted taste and it adds an extra element to dishes that use corn.


Some other favorites:

~ frozen tamales
~ fresh veggies like organic rainbow carrots
~ frozen artichokes (it is nice not having ones in brine!)
~ yummy tummy gummy bears (no dye!)