Hearts Of Palm Pasta
If you’re looking for the best plant-based replacement for noodles, TJ’s Hearts of Palm Pasta is an amazing choice. In my opinion, it tastes better than zoodles or spaghetti squash or any other pasta alternatives I’ve tried. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and only 30 calories for half of the box. Try sautéing it with pesto, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes and spinach for an easy and delicious dinner. If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier but you love pasta like me, Hearts of Palm Pasta is the way to go.
Frozen Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
As someone who’s tried Cacio e Pepe firsthand in Italy and adored it ever since, this frozen dish blew me out of the water. The rich yet flavorful sauce and the al dente pasta makes a perfect comfort meal for the wintertime. Try elevating this dish with chicken and broccoli or TJ’s jalapeno sausage.
Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
These. Are. Addicting. The high quality, creamy chocolate balances perfectly with the salty pretzel and peanut butter. For people with a sweet tooth, these are dangerously delicious. Warning: Once you start munching on these, you may not be able to stop.
Blueberry Lavender Flavored Almond Beverage
Okay picky eaters, hear me out. This flavorful almond beverage may sound intimidating at first, but it’s actually really delicious. The flavors work in a way that’s a bit reminiscent of a blueberry muffin with notes of lavender. This is a great addition to coffee or overnight oats.
Cheese and Green Chile Tamales Wrapped in Corn Husks
Whether you’re a college student like me or always on-the-go, frozen meals are the perfect quick bite to keep you full for a long period of time. These tamales are gooey and flavorful with a little bit of heat, and have even amassed a cult following. These are super satisfying on their own but also pair really well with salsa and sour cream.
Hold the cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones
I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to ice cream, I have no self-control and will eat a whole tub of it if I go unchecked. These are amazing when it comes to portioning out how much ice cream you want. Also, everyone knows the best part is the cone itself with the little chocolate bit on the bottoms. The ice cream itself is also dipped in creamy chocolate, making it a delightful experience. They’re also only $2.99 for a box of 8 cones, which should be enough to get you to try them. These come in chocolate and vanilla, but TJ also offers seasonal flavors like peppermint and pumpkin ginger at certain times of the year.
For a bakery-quality breakfast, I always reach for TJ’s Chocolate Croissants. You do have to let these rise overnight, but the finished product is so worth it. The flaky yet soft pasty paired with TJ’s rich chocolate makes for the perfect breakfast that pairs well with coffee.
Elote Corn Chip Dippers
If you’ve been to Trader Joe’s recently, you’ve definitely seen their obsession with Elote, or Mexican Street Corn. These chips have a lot of complex notes that somehow harmonize perfectly to create the perfect bite. The habanero and buttermilk really shine through this Frito-like corn chip. These corn chips will add an immense amount of flavor and a little bit of heat to any dip. I LOVE eating these with guacamole, but these are definitely flavorful enough to eat by themselves.
Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeno Dip
This creamy and flavorful dip quickly made my all-time favorites list after the first time I tried it. This dip is made with cream cheese, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. It’s thick, not too spicy and not too heavy, making this dip addicting with chips or carrots.
Organic Roasted Teriyaki Seaweed Snack
This snack is the perfect quick bite for anyone who likes a lot of flavor for fewer calories. I crave these guilt-free snacks all the time, and they’re perfectly portioned into small packages if you’re on-the-go. Not only is it delicious by itself, but it also pairs well on top of fried rice or ramen to add an extra layer of flavor.