Trader Joe’s Must Have’s

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Good morning – happy Friday! I truly had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a LONG time and feel like I got so much done.. I was honestly feeling very uninspired the other night but after spending time with my day diary, I am back and have all of my creative juices flowing again once I’ve gotten myself and my priorities in order!

Anyways, today I’m sharing a post I’ve wanted to do for at least a year or so… a Trader Joe’s haul. If you want the full list of my faves, just scroll down, and if you want to see my weekly hauls head to my Instagram Highlights! It’s always changing a bit and growing so I’ll be sure to do an updated list once true fall rolls around. Want me to do an IGTV video of some recipes?

Top 5 I Always Reach For:

Chicken Sausage Burrito I came across these about a year ago and I am hooked! As someone who is NOT a breakfast burrito person, TJ hit it out the park with these ones – chicken sausage, eggs, potatoes…yum. I put mine in the oven on 350F for 22 mins.

Southwestern Chopped Salad – My favorite TJ’s bagged salad – hands down. All the ingredients are so good and pair well together, I love adding fresh chicken breast and avocado to fill me up.

Orange Chicken – Oh boy, I could eat this stuff every day. Just try it and thank me later! Throw in an egg with vegetable fried rice and you’re good to go!

Vegan Pesto – I love this more than the regular stuff and it is so yummy! I use it the most with ground turkey, parmesan and brown rice, but it’s also good with chicken and pasta – just add some fresh lemon.

Go-Macro Bars – we all have those mornings or days where we are running around and don’t have the time for an actual meal. These are my absolute favorite bars I’ve found recently! Everlasting Joy is my current favorite flavor. I keep them in the fridge and prefer them cold, but you may not.

Trader Joe’s Shopping List


  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Bananas, Raspberries, Blueberries
  • Broccoli & Cauliflower Bag
  • Asparagus
  • Mini Potatoes
  • Pre-cut Brussel Sprouts
  • Pulled Chicken/Pork
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Fresh Chicken Breast (Colored Packet)

Canned Food

  • Tuscano Marinara Sauce
  • Black Beans/Corn/Garbanzo Beans
  • Cowboy Caviar
  • Island Salsa (on chicken — sooooooo good)


  • Rice Cakes w/ Almond Butter
  • Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil
  • GoMacro Bar in coconut
  • Mozzarella String Cheese & Turkey Breast
  • Avocados w/ ‘Everything But The Bagel’ Sesame Seasoning


  • Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
  • Chocolate-covered Strawberries
  • Chicken and Cilantro Wontons
  • Southwest Chicken Quesadillas
  • Guilt-Free Mac and Cheese
  • Brown Rice
  • Four Cheese Pizza and Organic Pesto Pizza
  • Cauliflour Stir Fry
  • Cheese Gnocchi

Other Faves

  • Spaghetti/Pasta w/ TJ Vegan Cashew/Kale Pesto Sauce
  • Kale Slaw Salad
  • Orange Chicken & Vegetable Fried Rice


  • Sparkling Water

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  1. 1.24.20

    The Vegan Pesto sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing these grocery items! 🙂

  2. 1.24.20

    trader joe’s is THE BEST. i loved this blog post and want to do something similar but in a video on my youtube channel. you inspired me! 🙂

    • 2.3.20
      Hannah Stabler said:

      Aww I love to hear this! You are so sweet – send me the link if you do!

  3. 1.24.20
    Natasha said:

    I swear I could spend all day reading people Trader Joe’s Hauls! Have you tried the cauliflower pizza? It’s amazing!

    • 2.3.20
      Hannah Stabler said:

      Oh my gosh me too! No, I haven’t but I was wondering if it was! Definitely picking this up and will report back on Instagram Stories!

  4. 1.28.20

    Sparking water and cauliflower stir fry are some of my favorites! I definitely need to try a few more of your items 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • 2.3.20
      Hannah Stabler said:

      YUM! I’ll have to try the stir fry next time I go to the store!

  5. 2.3.20
    Kelsey said:

    Love this and Trader Joe’s!! Their garlic herb pizza dough and pizza sauce is delicious too! Also, if you have a sweet tooth, the cookie butter ice cream is amazing!