Shopping at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places to shop for groceries. You are always greeted by a wall full of gorgeous flowers and check out the great prices! You can see them in the picture. 🙂 I mean it lifts my spirits and they know what they are doing because it is rare that I ever walk out without a bundle or two.

I shop here every 10 – 12 days. I stock up because it’s about a 30 minute drive so I plan my trip ahead. I would be in serious trouble if we lived any closer. Especially when they come out with something new and it’s really good and I wish that I had bought a dozen more. Like these new little puffy churo bites that I don’t have a picture of because I ate them on the way home. They are full of cinnamon and sugar and make you drive real fast and get home quickly. Serious.

Here are some of our favorites that are always on the list.

My daughter always says, “just buy one of everything.” 🙂

My daughter eats these like candy. She has since gotten me addicted to blue chips. Not sure if they are better for you, but they are organic so that’s gotta count for something. 🙂  ~Chips $2.99

Of course, you have to have the salsa to go with the chips. I was always a fan of PACE brand, but this one has converted me.  ~Salsa $2.99

The produce is always fresh. Most everything is pre-washed and once again I try to always buy organic when it comes to my veggies.  ~Organic Spinach $2.29  ~Organic Persian Cucs $2.99

The frozen chicken is all flash frozen in individual pieces. This is so convenient when you just need a few pieces at a time.  ~Chicken Thighs $6.99

I like to keep sauces on hand for when I need to make a quick dinner. These are some that go into my basket each time so that I make sure they are always in my pantry.  ~I couldn’t find the prices on these…I’ve had them in my pantry since the last shopping trip. They range in price from $2.99 to 4.99

When I have a cup of coffee this is what I keep stocked up. I also use pods, but this is great when I need to brew more all at once. They just lowered the price to $3.99 which is quite a bargain for almost a pound of coffee! They have a dark roast also if you prefer.

These are freezer staples that I keep stocked for my son. With our schedules going in different directions we don’t always eat together and these are quick and easy meals for him to cook or bake real quick when he gets home. Add a salad and you have a great meal. Also, not pictured is a Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo that is a favorite. ~Pepperoni Pizza $4.99  ~Brie & Tomato Tart $3.99  ~Potato Fries $2.49  ~ Sweet Potato Fries $1.99  ~Mandarin Orange Chicken $4.99  ~Pot Stickers $2.99

We probably eat bacon almost every weekend. It is a treat to go with our eggs when we can slow down and enjoy breakfast together. This has been a family favorite for sometime now. I usually buy 3 – 4 at a time and keep them in the freezer.  ~Uncured Bacon $5.49

My husband was on a quest sometime ago to find the best olive oil (did you know a lot of them are just part olive???) and lo’ and behold it was Trader Joe’s California Estate Olive Oil. At $5.99 a bottle another great price!

I seriously could share so much more…like, organic half and half, yogurt and milk. Don’t even get me started on the candy, desserts and ice cream. If you are a TJ shopper leave me a comment and let me know your faves!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Shopping at Trader Joe’s

  1. I don’t shop at Trader Joe’s very often but I once found some chocolate chip meringue cookies that were to die for. Perfect for gluten free eating. If you could call something made of solid sugar, perfect.

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