Trader Joe’s Green Grocery Haul

Trader Joe's Grocery Haul

I went to Trader Joe’s on Saturday, March 8th and had to hold myself back from going hog wild.  I enjoy perusing their aisles because you always find interesting things there like their habanero soft taco shells.  FIYAH!!!!  Literally and figuratively.  They are so good with refried beans!

I had a good time there and highly recommend everything I bought to you.  Check it out.

Raw almond butter (creamy)

Raw Creamy Almond Butter

This is excellent with apples, in smoothies or alone.  It is simply fresh and delicious!  This delicious treat has some pretty good health benefits to boot such as:

  1. Rich in monosaturated fat which is good for the heart
  2. Helps to lower blood pressure
  3. Controls blood sugar
  4. Rich in antioxidants
  5. Helps with weight management

There’s not much about this NOT to love!

Organic Tuscan kale

Dino kale

I sautéed this baby with some sliced red onions and a little bit of olive oil.  To die for!  It was very crisp and fresh.  This is a nutrition powerhouse too.

  1. It is low in calories
  2. High in the nutrients factor
  3. High in iron
  4. High in calcium, Vitamin K, A, C,  flavonoids and carotenoids.

Have you ever made kale chips?  This bag will have you chomping on them all night long.

Green Cruciferous Crunch Collection (with kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage)

Mixed Greens

Plan to sautee these with onions in olive oil.

I haven’t tasted this yet but I plan to prepare this by sautéing in a pan with a little bit of sesame oil which will give it a nice nutty flavor.  This is just a green bounty of goodness.

Grape tomatoes

Mini grape tomatoes

Not green I know but these looked so plump and juicy they found their way in my cart.  These will be perfect in a salad or tacos.  These are an outstanding source for lycopene and have a high antioxidant content (helps to slow the aging process ladies).  These puppies are also excellent for maintaining a healthy heart.  I can’t get enough of these.

Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables

Stir fry vegetables

I have prepared this before and it is awesome!  Once cooked, doesn’t taste “frozen” and is excellent with a protein such as chicken or shrimp.  This is definitely one of my favorites as it is quick and easy to make yet nutritious.  This is always a hit with the family.

So there you have it, my haul from Trader Joe’s and it all came in under $21 bucks!!!

What is your favorite grocery store?  What is your favorite item to purchase from there?


2 Replies to "Trader Joe’s Green Grocery Haul"

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    yumyum March 13, 2014 (12:52 am)

    Ugh traderjoes will be the demise of my finances. I absolutely love thos store. Fresh produce and somewhat healthy snacks are the reason why I constantly visit this store. Have you tried the reduced guilt spinach and kale dip?

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      DSTPRL March 13, 2014 (5:45 am)

      I have not but I will definitely plan to check it out.