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My Trader Joe’s Favorites <3

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Other than the obvious ( fruit, arugula, rolled oats, eggs, blah, blah, blah ) I definitely have some serious favorites from Trader Joe’s.

Here’s five ways to keep these staples clean & skinny:

1.} Quinoa: instead of eating boring, old quinoa try making quinoa oatmeal. Use almond milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a packet of Stevia, & throw some blueberries on top! This is one of my favorite AM staples. If possible, eat your carbs early as opposed to at night!

2.} Cornichons: I love using these sexy little pickles for this egg salad recipe. They’re also the perfect GNO ( girl’s night out ) treat. Lay these on a platter with some celery sticks ( + soy nut butter ), a handful of raspberries, & a few slices of light cheese. Enjoy with chilled white wine! Cheers!

3.} Hot & Sweet Mustard: ummm…this is amazing for turkey roll-ups ( this way tastes delish ). Hot & sweet mustard is also fab on scrambled eggs, turkey burgers, & veggies burgers.

4.} Salsa Verde: the best salsa ever! So delicious with blue corn chips & skinny street tacos. This particular kind has no preservatives & it’s all-natural.

5.} Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix: the best find ever! I discovered this from my friend, Lindsay’s blog– you can mix into an arugula salad, enjoy it with chopped watermelon, &/or add to any chicken dish. It’s literally.the.most.perfect.mixture ( esp to take to the workplace ).

What’s your favorite TJ find?


Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

  1. That veggie mix is so great! Use it in salads when I prep my lunches for the week 🙂 Other fab finds at TJ’s:

    + Guilt Free Yogurt Kale Dip w/ carrots, cherry tomatoes, ok mok’s, you name it
    + Salmon fillets with citrus butter – easiest thing in the world to cook and SO yummy
    + the Trail Mix aisle – so many options!
    + Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips – the perfect partner for your Salsa Verde
    + Frozen Steel Cut Oats w/ Frozen Mixed Berries – by far my favorite oatmeal

  2. I definitely I have to give quinoa oatmeal a try. I started eating it earlier this year, and have yet to get sick of it. I LOVE it! I’m always trying to find new ways to make it. So oatmeal…. yeah… gonna have to try that.

    & Salsa verde is my fave! I love putting it on tortilla chips, sprinkling white cheddar cheese on it and then throwing it in the microwave just long enough to melt the cheese. It’s so delicious.

  3. I love Trader Joe’s! And quinoa oatmeal! 🙂

    My favorite products are their organic pea shoots (I usually use this in quinoa salad or a veggie rice-paper wrap), apples, greek yogurt kale dip (I use this as dressing), red organic quinoa , psyllium husk (I add this to baked goods, oatmeal, protein pancakes and smoothies) and dried wild blueberries. I’ve heard great things about their salsa and aloe vera juice as well. Will have to pick some up next time.

  4. mmmm. I love cornichons 🙂 you told me about them YEARS ago and I’ve been snacking ever since. I also love Trader Joe’s gluten free granola (my go-to sweet treat) and the organic tofu veggie burgers. They are seriously TO DIE for… and I don’t even like burgers .

    I know they are burgers, but I like to throw it on a bagel and top it off with a fried egg and some sriracha. Yummmmm.

  5. I love so many things from TJ’s. It’s my fave store right after Westerly Natural Market (NYC). I love their soy chorizo (so does my carnivore hubby), jalapeno-cilantro hummus (best hummus ever), indian flavored veggie patties, meatless meatballs and so many more.

  6. Right there with ya sista! LOVE LOVE the salsa verde there. I pour it on everything! Ha

    That oatmeal sounds good, I will need to give that a try!

  7. So funny! I literally spent half my day ranting about how much I love TJs. I like their shredded brussels sprouts and pineapple slices (not together of course)

  8. We are Bigtime TJs fans! Love the~Coconut Oil:magic for oh so many uses-cooking oil, moisturizer, and more!
    ~RAW Almond Butter! Only in stock once in awhile and it flies off the shelf.
    ~Whole Wheat pizza dough
    ~ditto on the Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
    ~Peanut Butter: the salted version has only 2 ingredients! No junk there

  9. Another cheer for the Healthy 8 veggie mix!! Just discovered it and it’ll be in my cart every time I hit TJ 🙂
    Other Favs…
    Oatmeal Complete- instant with flax, folic acid, 35% of daily calcium, and soy protein. Besides breakfast, I also put this into my lentil veggie loaf
    Asian Stir Fry Veggies-right by the Healthy 8 in the produce section. Perfect for a quick, healthy weeknight dinner. Just toss a protein in
    Small Whole Green Lentils-amazing in my veggie loaf and meatballs, also soups
    White Quinoa-for my morning coconut banana breakfast quinoa
    Light Coconut Milk(can) for my breakfast quinoa
    All the frozen fruits-smoothies!!!
    Reduced Guilt Fat Free Brownies-you can make these individually in the microwave. 45 seconds to chocolatey bliss!
    I also just discovered this blog and am glad I did!

  10. I love that I found this! I am heading to TJ today so PERFECT! I also love their quinoa and black bean tortilla chips – SO good.

    I posted the best Mexican Quinoa recipe here if anyone is interested!

  11. I Love TJ’s!!! I have a major list of must haves but my top picks are:

    • Power to the Greens! -organic baby kale, baby chard and baby spinach

    • Vegetable Masala Burgers- so good on a bun or by themselves!

    • Coconut Oil Spray, Coconut Body Butter, and Coconut Oil in the jar- I’m obsessed.

    • South African Smoke Seasoning Blend- I put this on EVERYTHING. Try it if you love smoky flavors like chipotle!

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