Once a month or so, I like to find time to drive over to our Trader Joe’s and stock up on some of our favorites…wanna see what we love?! Two of my girlies have Celiac disease, so I appreciate the many gluten free options at this yummy shop, too! (NOTE: I make substitutions and monitor my daughter’s diets – I realize a few suggestions here are not gluten free, but just know…I got it covered on my end! 🙌🏼) Here are a few of our must-grabs in different categories – get your shopping list ready, and leave your own faves in the comments for my next trip!
First and always first…flowers. Trader Joe’s has such a beautiful selection for pretty cheap, and their tulips are some of my very faves. A bundle (or three…..) usually makes it’s way home with me. Fresh flowers are never a bad idea!
Many, many (most!) things we buy nowadays are gluten free, and here are a few of our favorite swap-outs or snacks for the kiddos that make the cart each trip! Clockwise from top:
-Trader Joe’s has a whole section of bread products all grouped together and easy to find: HOLLER. It gets exhausting searching and hunting and trying to find those GF labels in every store, so to have it all together in one little corner is so helpful to this mama!
-The kids love pizza, and a healthy GF alternative are these cauliflower crusts for build-your-own pizza nights at home!
-For Asian-inspired dishes, we’ve switched to coconut aminos from TJ’s and haven’t skipped a beat. Who would have thought soy sauce had wheat? Boo.
-Mochi is a new frozen treat to our fam, and we are loving this little bites of yum! We love the green tea and chocolate.
-Another GF snack for the kids are these apple cinnamon sticks…and maybe Mommy sneaks a handful or seven, too. 😉
Let’s just be real. This is why we all go to TJ’s, okay?! Get three of each and never look back. 😂 Pro tip: use the cinnamon roll bread to make French toast! Holy moly, so so good. I use GF cinnamon raisin bread for my gluten free babies, and this has made Saturday morning breakfast that much yummier!
The kids love these lemonades, limeades and Italian soda’s for an afternoon sip, and Mom and Dad like to add a little coconut rum or lemonade vodka for a sparkly evening sip. 😉
For a quick dinner, I like to toss the greens with that DELISH dressing and add grilled chicken and veggies. We also load up on the tamales for a dinner option, too! And that lower cal dip is…..👌🏼
Hubs loves him some tea tree tingle, and this inexpensive body wash is one of his faves! The other two come HIGHLY recommended by my friends, and they were spot on! Try really hard not to eat the blueberry scrub, k? 😍
For quick munching options, the girls love dried berries, TJ’s greek yogurts (so thick and creamy!) and these fruit and nut chews. So many healthy snack options for all of us!
Love adding these acai puree packets to my smoothies to bump up all those healthy yummies. We use this riced cauliflower stir fry to change things up at home, and I also love adding these rainbow cauliflower florets to dinner….because who DOESN’T love colorful food?! I know my four girls love these colors for sure!
Feeling snacky? Try these faves! I could literally eat all forms of okra all day long, so these crunchy yummies are some of my favorite snacks. The girls looooooove Trader Joe’s kettle corn bags for an afternoon quick snack, too!
IF YOU ONLY BUY A FEW THINGS…
…then get these!!! OBSESSED with TJ’s “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning, especially on eggs, chicken, avocado toast….all the things. 😍 Their dark chocolate peanut butter cups are the stuff of dreams, and our Saturday’s are no longer complete without cinnamon roll bread French toast. YUM!!
Now I’m hungry, y’all! What are some of your favorites from Trader Joe’s? Any of our faves make your list, too? Let me know what else I should try next time I’m there!