This month I’m sharing a few essentials as my favorite Trader Joe’s items of the month. While you could find similar items to these at your local grocery store, the TJ’s varieties have a great twist or price tag!
1 | Simply Nutty Bars: Dark Chocolate, Walnut, Fig and Date Bar
These snack bars beat all others in my book. They taste similar to a KIND bar, but are better! The combination of nuts with the chewy figs and dates is delicious. They almost feel a little bit like dessert, too, because they are dipped in dark chocolate. This sweet and savory bar is a great snack before I head to the gym.
2 | Bananas
While you can find bananas at any grocery store, Trader Joe’s bananas make my favorites list because they are only $0.19! I buy a bunch of 3-4 every Sunday and eat them with breakfast throughout the week. If they get brown before you can finish them, freeze them and use in banana bread. Top with peanut, almond or cookie butter for a snack!
3 | New Mexico Pinon Coffee
Trader Joe’s has a huge selection of coffee and tea, but after trying out a few roasts, I’ve come back to this one as my favorite. From the minute I open the seal and smell the aroma of the blend, I want to brew a cup! It’s mild, a little nutty and aromatic.
4 | Organic Blue Agave Sweetener
For the last few years I’ve switched from sweetening my coffee with sugar to agave. I love that it’s all-natural and concentrated so we don’t use that much. Trader Joe’s agave is affordable at less than $5.00! It’s also a great staple to have to sweeten yogurt, peanut butter toast, smoothies, oatmeal and more.
5 | Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Sometimes I refrain from buying these chips because I want to eat them up so quickly. The multigrain adds great texture to the tortilla chips, but doesn’t sacrifice one bit of flavor. My favorite part of these chips: they are dusted with just the right amount of salt. Scoop up some salsa with them and you’ll have a perfect little appetizer.
Have you tried any of these items? What Trader Joe’s finds would you recommend?
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