For those of you who’ve never heard of Trader Joe’s or you don’t have one close to where you live, you’re missing out. While this is another neighborhood grocery store chain, it has a lot of unique things to offer. For instance, this store has a reputation for maintaining affordable prices.
But you can also buy multiple products that are both healthy and delicious with the Trader Joe’s label. While a little on the quirky side, including employees who don Hawaiian print shirts, this is a fabulous place to shop for groceries. To prove it, here are 30 of the healthiest products you’ll find at Trader Joe’s.
1. Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds
That’s right, if you’re vegan, you can still enjoy cheese. These mozzarella-style shreds are so yummy. And one-quarter cup is only 90 calories.
2. Butternut Squash Zig-Zags
Even people who don’t care for butternut squash can’t resist this Trader Joe’s product. For one thing, they taste amazing. For another, they come in a zig-zag shape that makes them fun to eat.
3. Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes
It doesn’t matter what you serve for dinner … everything’s better with sweet potatoes. But for the best meal, you can’t beat this product. It’s fast and easy to make and the flavors are amazing.
4. Organic Spaghetti Squash
Don’t turn your nose up if you don’t like spaghetti squash. Why? Because the Trader Joe’s brand is mouth-watering delicious.
5. Sprouted Whole Grain Pizza Crust
This whole-grain pizza crust is low in fat and only 90 calories per slice. One bite and you and your family will be hooked. You’ll probably never go back to regular pizza again.
6. Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs make a delicious snack and they’re great in salads. But no one likes standing around waiting for while they boil, let alone peeling them. Well, with this Trader Joe’s product, you simply remove the number of eggs you want from the bag … it’s that easy.
7. Cauliflower & Broccoli Vegetable Patties
Every kid, and most adults, loves chicken patties. Unfortunately, the majority of them sold in supermarkets or at fast-food restaurants are anything but healthy. Here’s an alternative that’s so good, no one will even realize they’re eating a plant-based patty.
As a frozen product, you can pull this out of the freezer and have it ready on the table within minutes. Trader Joe’s organic quinoa is loaded with protein, fiber, manganese, and iron. At just 140 calories per serving, it tastes so good.
The great thing about this kale is that it’s awesome raw or cooked. That means you can serve it as a healthy salad or include it as an ingredient in the main dish. Either way, it’s always fresh and ready to enjoy.
10. Melange a Trois (red, yellow, and green pepper strips)
If you love making stir fry, you need to buy this Trader Joe’s product. The three peppers add incredible flavor to any dish. Although frozen, you can still use the thawed strips in a salad or with a favorite dip.
These carrots are delicious straight out of the bag. But spiraled, they’ll enhance the appearance of any dish you add them to. So, if you want to impress your in-laws, this is the product to buy.
If you don’t care about impressing anyone, you can always go with Trader Joe’s shredded carrots. Although these won’t make a meal look fancy, they will make it taste yummy. Eaten fresh or cooked, these are the best.
This mix of sweet corn, soybeans, and red bell peppers is downright delicious. Instead of boring vegetables, this will spice things up at the dinner table. And at only 80 calories a serving, you don’t have to worry about limiting yourself.
As a frozen product, this will last longer than oatmeal stored in the pantry. But that doesn’t compromise its flavor in any way. You can enjoy it plain or add fresh berries and a drizzle of honey to give it a morning kick.
The next time you make spaghetti, try this Trader Joe’s product. Seriously, instead of guessing they’re eating meatless meatballs, you’ll receive rave reviews for the dish. Best of all, a single serving, which consists of nine meatballs, is just 150 calories.
Brown rice makes a great side dish. Not only does it take a long to cook but it’s also hard to get the texture right. With this medley from Trader Joe’s, you’ll enjoy the fantastic flavors of long-grain parboiled brown rice, daikon radish seeds, and black barley in a matter of minutes.
What an incredibly smart idea. With Trader Joe’s cooked white meat chicken, you can fix dinner in a snap. This is perfect for single parents or those with impatient kids. The chicken is tender, juicy, and healthy.
With this, Trader Joe’s customers get only the best. This organic fruit is freshly picked, carefully packaged, and then frozen for convenience. That makes it ideal as a snack, in a salad, or for making a delicious smoothie.
For the freshest Brussels sprouts, turn to Trader Joe’s. These are fantastic when drizzled with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese and then baked in the oven. This could easily become your favorite vegetable.
Do you have trouble getting your kids to eat their vegetables? If so, consider this Trader Joe’s product. Along with being tasty and healthy, the fun colors might be enough to encourage your children to at least try them.
21. Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin
If you’ve never had broccoli and cauliflower gratin, you’re in for a real treat. Made from fresh vegetables, whole milk, mozzarella cheese, butter, and other healthy ingredients, it’s amazingly good. Even with all that, a single serving only has 130 calories.
This dish is something you could eat over and over again but without getting tired of it. Enjoyed as is or as a side dish, Trader Joe’s took the pain out of making vegetable fried rice. The flavors are incredible.
For people who love traditional brown rice, Trader Joe’s made it easy to enjoy at any time. After taking it out of the freezer, you can have this cooked in minutes. And, one serving is just 200 calories.
Cauliflower rice has become a popular dish in households across the country. But to make it at home, you have to spend a lot of time cutting the cauliflower into rice-size pieces. Thanks to Trader Joe’s, you don’t have to do that anymore.
25. Green Vegetable Foursome
A lot of people struggle to use more than one vegetable in a dish. After all, it’s important to create the right flavor and texture. With this Trader Joe’s product, cooks have everything they need in a convenient bag.
For people on the go or those who need a boost in between meals, this product is perfect. And made with roasted salted almonds, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, walnuts, roasted salted pecans, and dry roasted salted pistachios, it’s bursting with flavor. This is an amazing treat.
As with all Trader Joe’s vegetables, these snap peas are super fresh. You can snack on them, add them to salads, or use them in a variety of recipes. Regardless, these are incredibly flavorful.
Here’s another great snack from Trader Joe’s. Many people love granola but being a gluten intolerant, they can’t eat them. Now they can … and these are both healthy and low in calories.
One cup of traditional potato gnocchi has 250 calories. But this cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s … only 140. Along with being low in calories, this is a much healthier alternative but without missing any flavor.
30. Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix
Packed with flavor, this would perfectly complement any meal. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a blend of broccoli, green and red cabbage, carrots, radish, green bell pepper, celery, and jicama? The answer … you can’t.