7 Products Always in My Cart at Trader Joe’s {Part 2!}

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Hey guys. If you follow me on Snapchat, you know that I made a Trader Joe’s run on Tuesday. It was basically the highlight of my week, because my love for Trader Joe’s is real {not sponsored AT all}. I love that they have so many unique products that you can’t get anywhere else. 

You must have loved my last Trader Joe’s post, because it had over 150 comments {!!!}. So today, my friends, I figured that I should do another one! 

Below are the 7 products always in my cart at Trader Joe’s. Don’t forget to let me know your favorite items in the comments section. 

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1. Steamed & Peeled Beets, $2.29

I never liked beets until I went to California last November and had them cold. Now I crave them all the time. However, steaming them myself would take between 45 minutes to an hour, and I just don’t have time for that! Let’s get real people. When I come home from work, I’m STARVING. The last thing I want to do is wait an hour for a side dish to cook. Nope. Not happening. So when I saw that Trader Joe’s has already steamed and peeled beets in the produce department, I knew I had to pick up a pack.

I’m excited to try a new recipe with them. You place the beets on a bed of arugula with orange and grapefruit slices, avocado, cracked black pepper, and lemon juice. YUM. 

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2. Dried Mandarins and Mangos, approx. $2.60 per bag

I could seriously eat a bag of dried fruit in one sitting. Is that bad? Probably. My two favorite kinds at Trader Joe’s are the mandarins and mangos. Holy moly, you guys. I always forget to get multiple bags, so I put a reminder in my phone to stock up next time.

Want to hear something funny? This morning when Pete woke me up to use the bathroom, I grabbed the bag of dried mandarins and had a few as a quick snack… at 4AM. Don’t judge me. I’m obsessed and can’t get enough of them. Plus, the dried mandarins are husband-approved! Bryan’s 100% on board with these and he even requests that I pick them up for him if I’m shopping alone. 

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3. Edamame, $2.99

I love edamame SO much, and always pick up a container when I shop at Trader Joe’s. They make for a great for a side dish, a snack for work, really for whenever. I’m probably going to have them tonight with the stir fry I’m making {see the last product in this post!}. I like adding a dash of salt, black pepper, and loads of red pepper flakes to make them super spicy. NO surprise there. 

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4. Beer Bread, $1.99

Ahh beer bread. Doesn’t that just scream “fall season” to you? Since Bryan is repulsed by pumpkin anything, beer bread is a great alternative for a festive carb. I’ve made beer bread from a box in the past, but haven’t tried this one yet. It looks promising though, and I’m sure I’ll snack on it until it’s gone. Bryan’s probably going to have to hide it from me. 

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5. Cheese and Garlic Croutons, $2.99

As much as I want to be all domestic and make my own croutons, realistically, I probably never will. It’s just too easy to pick up a box at the grocery store. However, I do try to buy brands that have a short ingredient list and ingredients that I can read and understand. I’ve tried other croutons from Trader Joe’s and they turned out great, so I have high hopes for these. 

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6. Goat Cheese & Sundried Tomato Ravioli, $2.99

If you’ve read my last Trader Joe’s haul post, you know that I am a huge fan of their ravioli dishes. I typically buy either the butternut squash or arugula ones, but this time I decided to get the goat cheese and sundried tomato to switch things up a bit. Their ravioli rock, because they can really be eaten hot or cold. I actually prefer to eat some of the flavors {i.e., the butternut squash} cold. I love adding the ravioli to a bed of arugula or spinach, and topping it with some parm cheese for a quick and simple dinner. 

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7. Asian Vegetable Stir Fry, $3.99

I love a quick and easy dinner, and this Asian Vegetable Stir Fry makes cooking a breeze. No joke. Inside the container are red and green peppers, red and white onions, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, bok choy, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, snow peas, sugar snap peas and baby corn. I’ve purchased this product MANY times, and I can certainly say with confidence that it’s so delicious and fresh. We’ll be eating this tonight actually with some soy sauce, rice and shrimp. 

// What are some of your favorite Trader Joe products? Comment below!


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