Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul- July 2016

It’s that time again. Time for a Trader Joe’s grocery haul where I show you what I bought at Trader Joe’s. Personally, I love grocery shopping as well as seeing what other people buy. Yes, grocery hauls are a thing! Just Google search it, and you will see.

Trader Joe’s is one of my all-time favorite stores for several reasons:

  • Great quality food
  • Low prices (I shop smart and save money here)
  • No artificial preservatives, colors, GMO’s, ect.
  • Exciting new items each month
  • Quality protein, fresh and frozen
  • Healthier snack options
  • Lots of vegetarian and vegan items

Seriously, I should be a spokesperson for Trader Joe’s. If you are reading this Trader Joe’s, email me! Make my nerdy dreams come true.

These are some of the items I bought. I have tried and loved most of them before, but there are a couple of new items as well.

Snacks: We love chips. That’s all I have to say about those. The baked ones are really good. Tommy likes granola bars, so those make an easy snack at work for him.

Protein: The eggs are a great price at Trader Joe’s sometimes I get the more expensive ones, but these are only $1.29.

Tommy loves these frozen turkey meatballs, and the ground turkey is great quality so I get that for him as well.

Dip: THIS DIP IS AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. Green Tajini Dip & Sauce. You need it! Dip veggies in it, dip chips, dip crackers, put it on salad, fish, chicken, whatever. It is so good. It’s $2.99, and I wish I had gotten three of them.

Vegetarian Protein: Since I eat mostly vegetarian I always buy a few meat replacement items. I love Quinoa Cowboy veggie burgers. I eat them with just a side of veggies or veggies and rice for a healthy and easy meal.

I’ve never tried baked tofu, but this looked good to me so we will see how I like it.

Frozen Items: The frozen hash browns are $1.69, and I love them. A lot.

I’ve purchased the frozen brown rice before, and it’s a good way to have an easy side and save time cooking it.

Extras: Almond butter is expensive. This was the most expensive item I bought, but I find it to be cheaper that at most stores. It’s $7.99, but it lasts us a long time. I use it for almond butter and jelly sandwiches, or I put it on top of my oatmeal .

Fresh Fruits & Veggies: I didn’t need much, because we are already stocked up on produce. I only got carrots and bananas.

I LOVE fresh fruit and vegetables. What are your summer favorites? I am currently loving watermelon and cucumber.

Smoothies: I like buying frozen fruit at Trader Joe’s for making smoothies. The pineapple tidbits are a must.

 Pantry: Spices are also a great deal here. I use the taco seasoning mix on the ground turkey for Tommy.

That is everything I got this trip. If you want to see more good items to buy at Trader Joe’s be sure to check out my older Trader Joe’s Grocery Hauls.

Let me know what your favorite Trader Joe’s goodies are. 

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Trader Joe’s Haul

DSCN4585 Hello Friends, I’m back with another Trader Joe’s grocery haul!

I have a love for grocery shopping. Like, let’s be real… my husband, Tommy, could take me on a date to Costco, and I’d be a happy girl. Today I’ll show you what I got at Trader Joe’s AKA my favorite grocery store last week.

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Thanksgiving Trader Joe’s Haul

 

So I know it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and food bloggers everywhere have a million and one perfect recipes to share, but I don’t. Not this year. Maybe next Thanksgiving I can be a magical food blogger and have a ton of yummy fall dishes one after the other. For now, I will just be real and chat with you about my latest Trader Joe’s buys. I will also include some of the ingredients I’m using for the Thanksgiving dishes I am cooking for my family.

My husband and I have two Thanksgiving dinners every year, one at my parent’s house and one at his parent’s house. Twice the fun and twice the love! My mom and mother in law make their own main dishes, so I don’t ever make the turkey or ham. I am more of the fun and tasty side dish girl. I got your stuffing, green beans, stuffed mushrooms and cornbread or biscuits covered. Oh, and usually a dessert too. I love being the side dish girl. Is it weird that I just made up that title?

Well, weather you are in charge of the main dish, side dish or no dish, I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I went to Trader Joe’s about 2 weeks ago so I will show you guys what I bought for our everyday food, but I also went yesterday specifically to get the ingredients I still needed for my Thanksgiving dishes. Let’s get to it.

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Frozen green beans, cream of portabella mushroom soup and fried onions will go into my green bean casserole along with sautéed mushrooms and some parmesan cheese.  Continue reading “Thanksgiving Trader Joe’s Haul”

Trader Joe’s Haul- Late September

So yes, I went to Trader Joe’s again.

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I usually don’t go to Trader Joe’s more than once a month (sometimes less than that), but I have been liking it more and more lately. It is becoming one of my favorite grocery stores. The variety of products they offer is great because you find some really unique items. Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Haul- Late September”

Sam’s Club Mini Haul- September

In our home it’s just the two of us, but I still love shopping at Sam’s Club and Costco. I know everything is made to feed a family of 10 or something, but whatevs.

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This week we went to Sam’s Club mostly for fruits and vegetables. Look at us, being responsible adults. We got avocados, oranges and bananas as usual.  Tommy will eat whole avocado with just a little salt on it. He loves them! The little cherry tomatoes looked good too, so we picked those up and have been eating them in salads. The plums were sweet and firm. And my dates, ahhh… I am obsessed with dates for smoothies. Natural Delights Medjool Dates are my favorite! Continue reading “Sam’s Club Mini Haul- September”

Trader Joe’s Haul- September

Grocery shopping makes me happy, and I LOVE going to Trader Joe’s!

It’s exciting to go out and find new items to bring home and make great food with. Trader Joe’s is really nice, because they have so many items that are natural and organic for a good price. Here are some of the items my husband and I picked up during our last visit. Some of the items are favorites that I get almost every time I go, but most of them I am trying for the first time. I was feeling adventurous!

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