Trader Joe's Complete Shopping Guide

Trader Joe’s Complete Shopping Guide

 

We love TJ’s at Malchar Wellness Center and we are extra spoiled because the only TJ’s in Rhode Island is located right near our office. Therefore, it’s safe to say that our staff members make a little pit stop on their way home to stock up on the most delicious, convenient and healthy food items on the market. Not to mention, TJ’s has some of the most affordable prices compared to other grocery stores.

Back in 2007 Trader Joe’s made a commitment to eliminate artificial trans fats from all private label products along with artificial flavors, preservatives and GMO ingredients. However, it is still important to always CHECK THE LABELS. TJ’s may consider itself a “health food store” but some of their products have undesirable ingredients that have snuck their way in. Always look for added sugars and vegetable oils in salad dressings, frozen foods, marineras, nut butters etc. If you do end up buying something that was not up to your standards, have no fear because TJ’s has a wonderful return policy. Just take that item back to the store and they will refund you or let you exchange it for something better! Couldn’t find your receipt? No problem, they’ll still do it.

Okay- enough about the history and health behind TJ’s- lets get to the good stuff and by good stuff I mean food!

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Nuts, Seeds & Cereals

·         Almonds

·         Cashews

·         Chia seeds

·         Pecans

·         Pistachios

·         Pumpkin seeds

·         Help seeds

·         Sunflower seeds

·         Walnuts

·         Ancient grain and super seed oatmeal

·         Oven toasted organic rolled oats

 

Rice/Pasta/Chips

·         Brown Rice Pasta

·         Organic red lentil pasta

·         Organic sprouted tri-color quinoa

·         10 minute farro

·         Plaintain chips

·         Just beets

 

Frozen Section

·         All fruits (organic is best)

·         Unsweetened acai packets

·         Just coconut chunks

·         Mashed sweet potatoes

·         Riced cauliflower

·         Frozen cauliflower pizza crust

·         Kale

·         Spinach

·         Alaskan cod- wild caught

·         Wild caught sockeye salmon

·         Organic chicken wing sections

·         Frozen root vegetables

·         Organic boneless and skinless chicken breasts

·         Ahi tuna steaks

 

Protein (organic is best)

·         Free range whole chicken,chicken breasts, drumsticks and thighs

·         Free range eggs

·         Grass fed ground beef

·         Alaskan wild caught salmon

·         Organic ground turkey

 

       Vegetables (organic is best)

·         Arugula

·         Asparagus

·         Basil

·         Bell peppers

·         Beets

·         Bok choy

·         Broccoli

·         Brussel sprouts

·         Cauliflower

·         Carrots

·         Collard greens

·         Cucumber

·         Eggplant

·         Green beans

·         Kale

·         Microgreens

·         Mixed greens

·         Mushrooms

·         Onion

·         Parsnips

·         Red potatoes

·         Romaine

·         Riced broccoli & riced cauliflower

·         All squashes

(yellow, delicata, spaghetti, acorn)

·         Sweet potatoes

·         Zucchini

Fruit (organic is best)

·         Apples

·         Avocado

·         Bananas

·         All berries

·         Grapefruit

·         Kiwi

·         Mangoes

·         Oranges

·         Tomatoes

·         Peaches

·         Pineapple

·         Watermelon

Canned Goods

·         Coconut cream

·         Coconut milk

·         Low sodium chicken broth

·         Stock made with free range chicken

·         Diced tomatoes and fire roasted with green chiles

·         Tomato sauce

·         Salsa verde

 

Chilled Section

·         Whole wheat pizza dough

·         Guacamole packets

·         Vegan kale, cashew and basil pesto

 

Pantry

·         Pink salt and ground pepper

·         Everything but the bagel seasoning

·         21 seasoning salute

·         Avocado oil

·         Organic coconut oil

·         EVOO

·         Organic nut butters

·         Almond flour

·         Coconut flour

·         Cacao powder

·         Maple syrup

Bars

·         Perfect Bars

·         Lara Bars

·         RX bars

 


Samantha Cole