I get asked all the time what I bought at Trader Joe’s. I thought a blog post was the easiest way to show you!

Before the Trader Joe’s arrived in Dallas, I really never understood the hype. But I have to say that I love buying five bags of groceries for $150! When you love to cook and you mostly eat fresh food, it can get expensive. Especially if your family likes fruit the way mine does!

Here is the listing of the staples that I buy at Trader Joe’s on almost every visit:

Fresh flowers

Lots of organic produce: arugula, romaine hearts, tri color carrots, edamame, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh basil, avocados, heirloom tomatoes in season, organic cherry tomatoes

Wright’s of Texas Fresh Salsa,  TJ’s Hot and Sweet Jalapeños, TJ’s Salsa Verde, TJ’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips, organic chicken stock, Miso broth

In the frozen section:

Chili Lime Chicken Burgers, Turkey Burgers, Egg Frittata, Tamales (in the fabric bag), frozen mango, pineapple, mixed berries, raspberries and blueberries

Dry Goods: Gluten-free Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix (I buy 4 boxes at a time!), Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, TJ’s Caramel Cheddar Popcorn, Individual bags of Kettle Corn, Inca Corn Nuts, Tapas Style Artichoke Hearts, Italian Chicken Sausage (It’s so good and freezes well, too. Made with no casing!), Balsamic Glaze, Garlic Aïoli Mustard Sauce (great as a dip or baked on fish), Pesto and Quinoa (a nut-free pesto for pasta and also great for a dip!)

There are always lots of great seasonal items as well. All of the fun fall items including salted caramel sauce and everything pumpkin are coming soon I will share those favorites in just a few weeks!

Hope you enjoy this post. I’d love to know your Trader Joe favorites also! Please leave them in the comments at the bottom of the post.



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