My favorite Trader Joe's finds of 2018

All too often I hear people argue that eating healthy is "just too expensive," but anyone that shops at Trader Joe's knows that simply isn't true.

I ball on a budget every week, yet enjoy delicious, healthy and decently priced meals, snacks and desserts, all from my favorite grocery store.

Whether you're a Trader Joe's regular, or have never shopped there, here's a list of my favorite 2018 finds at TJ's to help you discover how awesome their products are:

Fresh produce

  • Zucchini packs

  • Trader Joe's and the organic carrots of many colors

  • Cruciferous crunch salad mix

  • Jicima sticks

  • Baby avocados

  • Heads of cauliflower and lettuce

  • Pre-diced celery, carrot and onion

  • Butternut squash zig zags

  • Spaghetti squash

  • Any melon in season

Frozen finds:

  • Riced cauliflower stir fry

  • Cauliflower gnocchi

  • Edamame

  • Organic superfood pilaf

  • Organic brown rice

  • Steelcut oatmeal

  • Fully cooked organic quinoa

  • Frozen Mediterranean veggies

  • Fire roasted bell peppers and onions

  • Delicata squash sliced and roasted

  • Sriracha shrimp bowl

  • Chicken tikka masala

  • Seafood paella

  • Cauliflower pizza crust

  • Mildly spiced organic vegetarian burrito

  • Organic blueberries

  • Pineapple tidbits

  • Unsweetened organic acia packets

  • Just coconut chunks

Vegan and vegetarian protein sources:

  • Steamed lentils

  • Beefless crumbles

  • Organic canned beans - garbanzo, black beans, kidney

  • Cage-free, vegetarian fed organic eggs

  • Organic sprouted tempeh

  • Frozen fully cooked falafel

  • Frozen meatless meatballs

Poultry and fish:

  • Frozen sockeye salmon filets

  • Frozen tilapia filets

  • Frozen shrimp

  • Frozen chile lime chicken burgers

  • Frozen chicken and green chile tamales

  • Organic boneless skinless chicken strips

  • Organic free-range chicken breast strips

Salty and sweet snacks:

  • Roasted plantain chips

  • Dried unsweetened mango slices

  • RX bars

  • Cinnamon apple snack sticks

  • PB&J bars

  • Organic chia bars

  • 3 seed beet crackers

  • Inner peas

  • Ranch seasoned roasted chickpeas

  • Soy and flaxseed tortilla chips

  • Vegetable root chips

  • Organic popcorn with olive oil


  • Mango sorbet bon-bons

  • Thai tea mini mochi

  • Birthday cake bar

  • Peanut butter Joe-Joe's

  • Classic lemon bars

  • Brownie crisp ice cream sandwiches

  • Chocolatey cats cookies

  • Half moon cookies

There you have it! All my favorite TJ finds from 2018 (and some OG staples like chocolatey cats cookies). Happy shopping!