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Must Buys from Trader Joe’s

June 23, 2022


Team LIY

If having an emotional attachment to a grocery store is wrong, I don’t want to be right. It’s no secret our love for TJ’s runs deep here at LIY. If you know, you know. If you don’t know, RUN to your nearest Trader Joe’s and experience if for yourself! By now, I think we all can agree the aisles of Trader Joe’s are stocked full with some of the tastiest treats, easy to make meals, and all sorts of goodies you didn’t know you needed. Whether you’re a TJ’s regular or a newbie in need of a shopping list, you’re in the right place. Today Team LIY is sharing a complete list of our Must Buys from Trader Joe’s!

Note: this post contains our favorite purchases for (including sweet treats!) – we previously shared our favorite HEALTHY Trader Joe’s finds here!

For the Freezer

  1. Mini French Baguettes
  2. Mac & Cheese Bites
  3. Asparagus Risotto
  4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi 

More for the Freezer

  1. Mexican Style Roasted Corn
  2. Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese
  3. Vegetable Fried Rice
  4. Mandarin Orange Chicken


  1. Everything But The Bagel Nut Duo
  2. Organic Naan Crackers
  3. Blue Corn Tortilla Chips [Pairs well with Organic Tomatillo & Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa!]

For the Fridge

  1. Strawberries & Cream + Bananas & Cream Yogurt
  2. Organic Tomatillo & Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa
  3. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  4. Mediterranean Hummus

Sweet Treats

  1. Stroopwafels
  2. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Joe Joe’s
  3. Dark Chocolate Banana Slices
  4. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  5. Chocolate Chip Hold The Cone
  6. Scandinavian Swimmers

Vegan + Gluten Free

  1. Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative
  2. Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn [Check your local Trader Joe’s!]
  3. Green Goddess Salad Dressing
  4. Vegan Buffalo Dip

Spices + Seasonings

  1. Green Goddess Salad Dressing
  2. Everything But The Bagel Seasoning


  1. Jalapeno Limeade (Drink it plain or use it to make spicy margs!)
  2. Absolutely Acerola Juice Shot
  3. Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix
  4. Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai 

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