Happy Monday! Today I am going to be sharing my Trader Joe’s must haves & favorites. I recently went for a grcoery run and I thought I would share what I’ve been buying. Of course the LA lifestyle hit me and I too now shop at Trader Joe’s. I didn’t believe the hype at first but they do have some great products. I don’t always shop here but if I’m looking for some snack bits or easy to make lunches then this store is my go to. I know there are so many other products that I haven’t tried from people I follow and I have a lot to get through but this is my version of what I recommend. So keep reading to see what my Trader Joe’s must haves & favorites are!
My Trader Joe’s Must Haves & Favorites
Mac & Cheese Bites
These are my current favorites. I am obsessed with these and love them for a quick lunch in the afternoons. I pop a couple in my deep fryer machine for a few minutes and there you have it a quick and easy snack. I actually have a couple of boxes in the freezer now because they are that good. I give these a 10/10 and would recommend and would buy again.
Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
My second favorite at the moment. I shared these in another favorites video and couldn’t get enough of them. Again, great afternoon snack that I pop in the fryer for a quick lunch or whatever. I am all about these and they are great with ketchup and are super cheesy. Of course I recommend you buy these and give it a 10/10 in my book!
Roasted Potatoes With Peppers & Onions
This was the first thing I ever bought at Trader Hoe’s and still buy it. It’s a quick dinner by itself or it can be a side dish with some chicken or something. I do both and quite enjoy that I don’t have to cut my own potatoes this is already together and I can just pop it in a pot with a bit of my own spices and there a yummy dinner choice. I give this a 9/10 because if you don’t cook it right it can be cold inside and hard so make sure you cook it well.
Meatless Breakfast Patties
I only eat chicken and not many other meats so I prefer going meatless as much as possible. I really like these and are great for breakfast sandwiches and taste very similar to real sausage. It does’t have an unusual texture which I hate with some “fake meats” but this doesn’t. I’ve bought a couple of these and do restock them so I recommend them at a 8/10 for me.
Just Grilled Chicken Stripes
This right here is a must have in my freezer. I buy bags and bags of these. I hate handling raw chicken and I’m so afraid I might cook it wrong and not enough so this is just so simple I make it with other meals and just use it for everything I need to add protein to. I highly recommend this at a 10/10.
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Tater Potato Tots
These are the second things I picked up when I first shopped there. I am a big fan of tater tots and they are a great breakfast side. I like that they don’t adsorb oil when I deep fry them and when I cook them in the oven they are still crispy. I love these but give them a 9/10 which I still recommend.
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
A must have everyone seems to love and I am joining the hype as well because it is life changing. I eat bagels almost everyday and I just ate them plain with cream cheese but adding this makes it so much more flavorful. I didn’t think this would be good because everyone hypes it up but everything they say is true. I highly recommend it at a 10/10.
Garlic Spread Dip
This is a new purchase for me and again a hyped up product. I heard good things and it was finally in stock at my Trader Joe’s so I bought one. I thought it was more of a dip at first so I dipped the cheese stick in this and it was very garlicly. I didn’t like that so next I tried it on a tortilla and it was way better. I totally love this as a spread on breads. I would say I give this a 8/10.
Garlic & Herb Chicken Sausage
Another breakfast item and I do love my breakfast foods. As I said I only eat chicken so a chicken sausage is the one for me. I like the garlic and herb flavor as you can tell by my choices. This is the second time I am purchasing them and will do it again. The only downside is the extra skin layer you have to peel off before cooking but other than that 8/10 would recommend.
Chocolate Covered Wafer Cookie
This is the first time I purchased it as I was checking out and it caught my eye. Why do they always have some good products by check out? The cashier saw it and said great choice and she was right. They are amazing and are like a cheap Kitkat which is my fave. I am definitely going to buy more and out of all of these I think are my favorite so 100/10!
If you want to watch the grocery haul and see everything I bought then you can find it here or above.
Those were my Trader Joe’s must haves & favorites! I hope you enjoyed this sort of grocery haul and what I think of these items. I’d love to know your faves if you have one near you and if there is a product you can’t live without. I am always taking recommendations myself as I’m pretty new shopping there. Here was the outfit I actually wore to Trader Joe’s last week here. So there we have it a list of my Trader Joe’s must haves & favorites. Thanks for reading. xo
Excuse me? Mac & cheese bites? How did I not know these existed? They sound like a dream come true. Trader Joe’s trips have always been a bit of a trek for me because I don’t have one close by, but they’re getting ready to open one right outside my neighborhood in a month, so you better believe I’ll be doing tons of shopping there whenever I can! Good to know your favorites.
Thanks Stephanie! They are and I hope you get to try some when you go!