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Trader Joes Shopping List and 5 Easy Meals

May 1, 2019

You guys are always asking for what I am eating or what I buy at the grocery store so I complied a list of my goto shopping list at Trader Joe’s alongside 5 easy meals with the ingredients I get. I also included some of your favorites from Trader Joe’s.

Freezer items:

Pre-cooked Turkey Meatballs

Cauliflower Fried Rice – sooo good! See recipe here

Riced Cauliflower – the frozen kind is a great alternative to the fresh cauliflower rice when you don’t plan to eat it right away

Veggie Fried Rice – add in ground chicken and use Aminos in place of soy!

Cauliflower pizza crust

Pancakes – for the kiddos

Green Beans – love these!

Roasted Corn (Michael loves this and a nice side to serve with Mexican dishes)

Rice in a bag – Organic Jasmine White / Brown Rice

Cauliflower gnocchi


Fresh herbs – cilantro, basil



Shaved Brussel Sprouts

Cherry Tomatoes

Bagged Argula

Shishito Peppers

Pre- Chopped Veggies – Fresh for easy grills or skillets

Carrot Ginger Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing


Fresh Silver-dollar Pancakes – the kids love these

Chicken Sausages

Ravioli – always trying new flavors-kids love cheese anything

Fiber Cereal

Dark Choc Covered Almonds with Sea Salt

Quinoa-organic blend

Dried Fruit – mango, blueberries, raspberries

Goat Cheese- love the crumble kind

Almond Shredded Cheese

Salsa- Green Verde and Corn are my fave!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Fresh Flowers- who can walk into TJ’s and not pick up some of their beautiful flowers?! It is a must every time!


Everything but the Bagel

Chilli Lime


Balsamic Reduction Syrup

Onion Salt

Island Soyaki Marinate

Reader Favorites:

Candied Pecans, Seasame Honey Cashews & Honey Roasted Almonds (great for salads & charcuterie/cheese boards!)

Cauliflower Gnocchi

Chicken Jalapeno Sausage & Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

Kids PBJ & ABC Bars

Berry Pie (Frozen)

Milk Chocolate Covered PB Pretzels

Cookie Butter

White Cheddar Corn Puffs

Yellow Curry Chopped Salad Kit

Mahi Mahi Burgers

Veggie Fried Rice & Frozen Cauli Rice

Spinach & Kale Green Yogurt Dip

Quinoa Black Bean Chips

Choc Chip Cookie Sandwich

Kale Pesto

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Frozen Mango Chunks for Smoothie & Bowls

Plantain Chips

Bird’s Nests

Brown Rice

Almond Croissants

Siracha BBQ Sauce

Air Dried Broccoli

Lemon Chicken

Mochi Ice Cream

Jalapeno Lime Almond Dip

Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacomole

Bibimbap Bowls (so good – very spicy!)

Bean/Rice Burritos

Vegan Kale Pesto

Organic Frozen Greens (kale, zucchini, peas, broccoli & onion)

PB Protein Granola

Coconut Cream Yogurt

Flax Seed Peanut Butter

Lemon/Ginger Seltzer

Rice Crackers

Smoked Salmon

Pickle Popcorn

Hot & Spicy Pickles

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Peanut Puffs

Pepita Salsa

Frozen Choc Covered Strawberries

Gorgonzola Gnocchi

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Tomato Feta Soup

Simple Recipes:

Cauliflower Fried Rice //


1 Bag of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice

2 Eggs

Sriracha and Low Sodium Soy Sauce


Use a medium sauce pan with cooking spray to cook the eggs scramble style. Set aside once cooked.

In the same pan add in bag of Cauliflower rice and cook until no longer froze.

Add in egg, soy sauce (as much to you liking) and sriracha.

So good and satisfies my craving for fried rice!

Meatball Ravioli //


Fresh Ravioli

Frozen Turkey Meatballs

Tomato Basil Marinara


In a large sautepan add 8 cups of Lightly salted water to boil. Add in the fresh ravioli. Return to a boil and let cook for 3-4mins. Drain pasta and to the a pan with meatballs.

For the meatballs I place a whole bag of meatballs (for the whole family) and microwave them for 2 mins so they are unthawed and then I add them to a pan on the stovetop. I continue to cook them until they are brown and I will add in spinach to sneak greens into my kids meals.

After I add the marinara sauce and then the ravioli.

Another options Michael and I will do is use spaghetti squash instead of ravioli.

Chicken Sausage and Penne Pasta //


Chicken Sausage

Penne Arrabbiata



Cut up the Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage and add it to a skillet. Then add the Penne Arrabbiata to the skillet (frozen) and then I like to add mine to a bed of fresh spinach.

Marinated Chicken //


Chicken Breasts

Island Soyaki Marinate

Jasmine Rice


Place however many chicken breasts you would like into a large ziplock bag and cover them with the Trader Joes Island Soyaki Marinate. I like to marinate mine over night but you can also do it for 1-2 hours if need be.

Then you can either cook the chicken breasts on the grill or in a skillet. This is super easy and has such great flavor. You can either pair it with grilled veggies or I will have mine with the Trader Joes Jasmine Rice if we aren’t grilling.

Cauliflower Pizza //


Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pizza Sauce

Fresh Mozzarella

Fresh Basil

Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs


Bake the Cauliflower crust first as instructed on the box. Then add your desired toppers. I like to add marinara pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and then add the Trader Joes Turkey Meat Balls. Place the pizza back in the oven for 10-15 mins or until your cheese is bubbly and the edges are a little brown.

Am I missing anything on my shopping list? Leave a comment if I am missing anything I have to try for myself or the kids!

Xx Becky

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  1. I love the sweet potato gnocchi with sage from the frozen aisle!
    Also I love making that cauliflower fried rice, but I heard they are discontinuing the frozen cauliflower veggie mix 🙁