Now that I am budgeting and trying to do better money wise, I have been doing more grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. They seriously have some great prices. It can be really overwhelming there so I always appreciate recommendations from others. These are some new items that I have tried lately and love. They all seem to make their way to my basket every time I am in there!
PARMESAN PASTRY PUPS
These are the best pigs in a blanket ever. I love the puff pastry aspect it pairs so well with the hot dogs. I seriously prefer them to regular pigs in a blanket. Perfect easy app for entertaining or meal for your little one, Sterling gobbles these up.
SPICY BLACK BEAN DIP
This literally cost a $1.50 so I figured why not try it out. It was way better than I expected it to be, even Matt loved it. It has incredible flavor. I served with sliced fresh veggies and lavash chips. A great healthy snack to keep on hand.
WHOLE WHEAT LAVISH CHIPS
If you are getting tired of pita chips try these out. They are thinner with great crunch and salty flavor. I dip them in hummus or the black bean dip.
I have to admit I am not a big frozen meal person. Most are disgusting and I can easily whip together something way tastier. However enter pregnancy number two and I am just plain exhausted come dinner time, I just can’t cook every night. I decided to give these a try- I liked that they were vegetarian, frozen meat grosses me out (I have meat issues). They were actually really good. Filled with lots of cheese and the salsa on top was very flavorful. I did have to add more salt and hot sauce. But overall a great easy meal and only 350 calories. I would make them again.
I got sucked into tasting this last time I was shopping and I loved it. I have been on a real lemonade kick and this hit the spot with pulps of fresh lemon and not too sweet. Sterling loves it too, great for kids.
SPINACH KALE BALLS
My mom and sister raved about these and for a long time our store didn’t have them in stock but they are back in and so good! A great meal served with a side salad or as an appetizer. They are delicious served with marinara or roasted red pepper sauce.
MAC AND CHEESE BITES
I don’t think I even need to describe these. Mac and Cheese Balls enough said.
TEMPTING TRAIL MIX
Thanks to my sister I am addicted to this trail mix. I keep a bag in my purse or car at all times. It is the perfect combo of salty and sweet filled with nuts, dried cherries, chocolate chips, and pb chips. Such a great snack.
I mentioned this the other day but wanted to add it to my list. This salsa is only $1.99 and I buy several each time I am at Trader Joe’s that is how much I am addicted to it. I heard the Salsa Verde is great too so I need to try it next time.
MARINATED FRESH MOZZARELLA BALLS
With cherry tomatoes in prime season right now, I have been really into caprese salads. This small mozzarella balls cost a small fortune at other grocery stores but at Trader Joe’s they are $4.99. You really can’t beat any of the cheese prices at Trader Joe’s. I love that they are already marinated with tasty spices. I use them in pasta salads, to snack on, or caprese salads.
What else should I add to my Trader Joe’s shopping list?