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{best of trader joe’s}

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Happiness is……

Trader Joe’s. I may have to wear a mask. I may have to wait in a line that wraps around the building. I may not be able to get everything on my list. But I still look forward to my weekly TJ’s trips.

I think it’s safe to say we’re all spending extra time in the kitchen + extra money at the grocery store. Today, I’m sharing Top 5 items of 2019. All my Trader Joe’s blog posts from the past. My go-to itmes that I buy over and over. New items I love + hate. Plus I’ve linked a shit-ton of recipes using Trader Joe’s items. Enjoy……

*Drumroll Please*

Without further ado, the most popular product at Trader Joe’s in 2019 according to customers…….

  • #1 Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • #2 Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • #3 Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • #4 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • #5 Unexpected Cheddar

And I could not agree more! All 5 are staples in out home!

I have many posts dedicated to Trader Joe’s. It’s equivalent to Target, almost.

I’ve rounded up all the things Fall {trader joe’s fall goodies}

You can find lots of festive Valentine’s Day goodies in this post {galentine’s giveaway}

Last summer I did a recap on {new trader joe’s items we’re loving}

February 2019 you can find {new trader joe’s finds}

September 2018 I shared my first ever {trader joe’s haul}

And my very first Trader Joe’s post of all time 2016 {20 trader joe’s products i’m obsessed with}

If you’re a TJ’s addict, like myself, then you’ve noticed they released so many NEW products the last couple of weeks. I follow Trader Joe’s List on instagram. You probably should too. She’s a TJ’s junkie too!

We tried the Watermelon Fruit spread here {spicy watermelon margarita | 14 taco recipes}

Pickle Hummus was a hard NO for me. I dig pickles too!

Synergistically Seasoned Popcorn. Say that 5 times fast! It’s a legit party in your mouth. So addicting.

Tomato Ketchup with Black Summer Truffle – coming from a gal that doesn’t LOVE truffle. I know, weird. This stuff is delish!

We also picked up the Ub Mochi Pancake Mix. These Sprinkles Walk Into A Sandwich Cookies. Jicama Wraps. Stay tuned – I’ll let you know asap!

Things that are ALWAYS on my list. Not each week, but these are the items that I typically always have on hand.

Flowers – if you know me, then you know – I buy them weekly

Cards – for 99 cents you can’t beat the quality


  • ground turkey
  • chicken tenders
  • beef burger patties
  • salmon – ALWAYS
  • spicy jalapeno chicken sausage
  • chardonnay chicken sausage
  • chicken sicilian sausage – perfect for {sheet pan sausage + veggies}
  • steak tips
  • pork tenderloin
  • balsamic vinegar cooked chicken


  • corn quinoa salad
  • broccoli slaw with kale salad + chicken
  • mirepoix
  • les petite carrots
  • butternut squash zig zags
  • persian cucumbers
  • arugula
  • cruciferous crunch salad
  • southwest chop salad


  • buffalo chicken dip
  • cashew fiesta dip
  • spicy hummus
  • olive tapenade
  • kettle cooked chicken soup
  • unexpected cheddar
  • fat free feta
  • marinated mozzarella
  • almond mozzarella
  • vegan kale cashew pesto
  • pizza dough
  • gluten free fettuccine noodles


  • ABC bars
  • peanut butter protein granola
  • french roast k-cups
  • savory thin crackers
  • elote corn chips
  • quinoa crisps
  • salsa verde
  • honey mustard pretzel pieces
  • peanut butter pretzels
  • chomp sticks
  • dijon mustard
  • soyaki
  • green dragon hot sauce
  • siracha ranch
  • hot + sweet jalapenos
  • polenta
  • sweet chili sauce
  • cookie butter
  • coconut oil
  • balsamic glaze


  • acai packets
  • hash brown patties
  • egg frittata
  • chocolate croissants
  • gone bananas
  • salmon burgers
  • quinoa cowboy burgers
  • chile lime turkey burgers
  • brown rice
  • cauliflower fried rice
  • fried rice
  • carrot spirals
  • cilantro won tons
  • orange chicken


  • Everything But the Bagel
  • Onion Salt
  • Everything But the Elote
  • Chile Lime
  • Umami Seasoning
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 21 Seasoning Salute


  • Bogle Chardonnay is $7.99 everyday!
  • Trader Joe’s Reserve Piont Noir – current fave red!

Recipes I’ve posted featuring Trader Joe’s finds + ingredients:

{chicken caesar salad pizza}

{chicken pesto lasagna roll ups}

{panko crusted salmon}

{sheet pan meatloaf dinner}

{arugula salad}

{shrimp + cauliflower fried rice}

Using GG crackers on {friday 5}

The salad topper…yumm {friday 5}

Roast carrots from {friday 5}

{thai coconut curry shrimp}

{teriyaki pork + pineapple salsa}

{shaved brussels sprout salad}

{sheet pan shrimp fajitas}

{watermelon bruschetta}

{foil packet cajun shrimp}

{turkey meatballs over sweet potato ribbons}

{15 minute beef stir-fry}

{halibut tacos + roast corn salad}

Actually making this tonight{sheet pan sausage + veggies}

Nicole’s Brie dish is a keeper {weekend notes}

Remember, you can now “Pin” to your Pinterest board for safe keeping.  Next time you plan a TJ’s trip – pull this up if you need a little inspo.  Text me.  I can’t wait to hear what you get or try!!  100% makes my day ♥

Happy Trader Joesing!

xoxo stacyb

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