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Trader Joe’s Favorites Part 3

May 15, 2015

In honor of the weekend I thought I would share some Trader Joe’s food items I am loving. 

It has been forever since I did a Trader Joe’s Post and time for a new update!  Here are some new favorites of mine and I would love to hear yours!

Horseradish Hummus

This stuff is so tangy and good.

Sweet Sriracha Bacon Jerky

I mentioned this before, but if you love jerky please try this. 

Mini Ice Cream Cones

We all love these mini ice cream cones.   Best part they are only 70 calories if you want a little bite of dessert.

Brie with Wild Mushrooms

This stuff is so darn good.  Super creamy and flavorful.  Try it for your next cheese plate!

Coconut Chips

These are slightly sweet and slightly salty and addicting!  

Vegetable Birds Nests

These frozen nests are actually pretty tasty.  When you cook them they crisp up and the dipping sauce is delish.  A healthy quick dinner option.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

My kids love these.  I use them when I want a quick easy dinner.

Inner Bean Black Bean Crisps

These are like the snap pea version but with black beans.  Frances loves them.

Israeli Couscous

I always stock up on this when I go.  It is great to have on hand for lunches.


I love their 10 minute barley and farro.  Also great for lunch salads or dinner sides.

Have a great weekend!



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  1. kimm atwood says:

    We love trader joes!!! My kids could eat only pirate booty and be completely content !

  2. I'm dying reading this post b/c everything looks/sounds amazing and we DON'T have a TJ's! šŸ™ šŸ™

  3. Julie says:

    I love everything about Trader Joe's. They have a great white table wine by Green Fin and you can't beat their flower deals.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. yum! i want the mini ice cream cones + chicken pot pies šŸ˜‰ xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  5. Sharon says:

    OMG!!! I love the TJ jerky!!! Because of your recommendation I bought it and ate the entire bag in one day! #fatkid #notashamed

  6. I love those mini ice cream cones for my girls, too, but if I eat one I can't stop. My girls love their mini pancakes. So easy for breakfast. They also love the mini peanut butter crackers. A great snack!

  7. I love those mini ice cream cones for my girls, too, but if I eat one I can't stop. My girls love their mini pancakes. So easy for breakfast. They also love the mini peanut butter crackers. A great snack!

  8. Hollins slipped some of that jerky in the cart without my knowing!! Maybe I'll give it a try! šŸ™‚

  9. Ally Harding says:

    Those mini ice cream cones are the cutest! I really don't go to TJ's enough!
    Ally – Life as I know it

  10. Stephanie says:

    Love to see TJ reviews. I was disappointed to open the mini ice cream cones to find them so small! They are yummy though. Also, I went home with the same brie (not b/c I like mushrooms) b/c my 2 year old ran into the store, picked it up and took a bite! šŸ™‚

  11. Renee says:

    The pesto with quinoa -http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/2156. I put it over TJ's cheese tortellini and my 3YO gobbled it up!

  12. I MUST try those bacon things and of course the ice cream! I love the pea version of the black bean things!! šŸ™‚ YUm.

  13. Yup! I love all of these that you covered, but haven't tried the hummus yet.

  14. Leslie says:

    This post has made me hungry! I will have to stock up at Trader Joe's this weekend. Those mini ice cream cones are too cute!

  15. Jen Watts says:

    Awesome! TJ's gives me major anxiety! There's so many choices. I need a mini ice cream cone stat.

  16. I have been LOVING their coconut creamer. It is dairy-free and 5 calories a tablespoon. It has replaced sugar and half and half every morning. It's awesome! I can't wait to try the Hold the Cones and Veggie Nests. šŸ™‚

  17. I've never seen the bird's nests before, will have to look out for them!