26 of the Healthiest Things You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

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New year, new you! Whether you’re looking for a way to detox safely from 2021 (because who isn’t?), add in more healthy snacks for kids or start a healthier lifestyle, there are plenty of choices at your fave neighborhood market. Keep reading to see some of the best Trader Joe’s products that are here for your New Year’s resolutions and beyond.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Protein Granola

While you have to be careful when consuming granola, since it's normally high in sugar and fat, this peanut butter protein granola has 11 grams of protein per serving! Enjoy in small amounts atop yogurt for that extra protein serving your body is craving. 

 

Rolled Oats

When it comes to a dense, nutritious breakfast, you can never go wrong with oatmeal. It packs a healthy portion of carbs and fiber, is rich in antioxidants, can help lower your cholesterol and improve blood sugar control. Plus, it's super tasty in homemade protein bars and in a smoothie, too!

Organic Rolled Oats with Ancient Grains & Seeds

A great source of protein, this rolled oats blend comes with the extra bonus of ancient grains and seeds like flax, chia, quino and amaranth. Added bonus: it's gluten free!

Snacks

Veggie & Flax Seed Corn Tortilla Chips

You get the whole package with this bag o' chips. Carrot, tomato, spinach, garlic, red beet and onion plus lots of omega-3's are all found in this inexpensive and flavorful snack.

Oh My! Omega Trek Mix

Trail mix has long been a go-to for healthy snacking, and when you grab the Oh My! Omega Trek Mix you're not only getting lots of fiber and protein, but also tons of ALA Omega 3s! This fatty acid promotes eye health, fights depression and anxiety and decreases risk factors for heart disease.

Dried Cranberries

These dried cranberries are perfect for snacking and are fortified with Cranberry seed oil. They have 200mg Omega 3ALAs per serving, and would be super tasty on a salad, in oatmeal or enjoyed by the handful!

Seasoned Kale Chips

We all need a snack now and then, even on a journey to eating healthy. The next time you have that salty craving, grab a bag of these seasoned kale chips, which are gluten free. The kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and helps lower cholesterol.

Crispy Crunchy Broccoli Florets

Forget waiting until dinner to enjoy broccoli, grab a handful of these crispy crunchy broccoli florets instead! Broccoli is packed with, vitamin K calcium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamins A and C––all nutrients vital for healthy bones as well. Plus, we bet these smell way better than your house does after steaming broccoli!

 

Add-Ins

Organic Acai Puree Packets

Acai is a superfood! These pre-made puree packets are loaded with antioxidants and are low in sugar (fruit is usually high in natural sugars). Perfect for that morning smoothie!

Whole Flax Seed

Flax Seed is easy to add to your yogurt, homemade protein bars and smoothies for a nice, nutty taste and texture. It's rich in Omega 3s, fiber and lignans, which block the effects of estrogen and could potentially help reduce the risk of hormone-associated cancers such as breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate.

Organic Chia Seed

Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids (that help raise your "good cholesterol"), fiber, antioxidants, iron and calcium. They also help with reducing inflammation and weight loss and are easy to throw in a smoothie.

Beverages

Just Beets Cold Pressed Juice

Get a sip of this: beets are a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamin C. They also contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. A great afternoon pick me up!

Kefir & Cultured Milk

This kefir and cultured milk combo has 12 live and active cultures, packs a lot of protein and is full of vitamin D. Kefir is a powerful probiotic, can improve bone health and can aid with digestive problems.

Kefir Water Tea

Meet kombucha's better-tasting cousin, Kefir Water Tea. It contains a greater number of bacteria strains than those found in kombucha, as well as grains that are known to contain a variety of bacteria and yeasts. All those things mean a healthier gut!

Super Antioxidant Green Tea

Anti-aging green tea is a must for healthy living! It helps regulate glucose levels, reduces bad cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps with aging and wrinkles.

 

Condiments

Organic Almond Butter

Trader Joe's new salted and unsalted almond butter is great for protein, where each serving packs seven grams. The kosher-certified spread is great for baking or a la carte.

You can find it in the condiment aisle for $7.99 per jar.

Organic Coconut Aminos Seasoning Sauce

Made with just coconut water, sap and sea salt, Organic Coconut Aminos Seasoning Sauce is the perfect swap for sodium-laden soy sauce. The gluten-free, kosher sauce contains no soy, but 13 amino acids that make this product a must for stir-fries, fried rice, veggies and more.

 

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Add flavor without all the carbs a tasty bagel usually brings when you use TJ's coveted Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. The blend is made with poppy seeds, minced garlic and onion, sea salt flakes and sesame seeds and is a great addition to anything! Try on hardboiled eggs, avo toast and even your fave dinners.

KerryGold Grass Fed Butter

Kerrygold grass-fed butter is not only better for baking, but it also possesses properties that are anti-inflammatory, is an excellent Vitamin A source, is energy-boosting and has appetite-suppressing MCTs. Perfect for bulletproof coffee!

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower butter is not only an alternative to peanuts, but is also an excellent source of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, and lots of other healthy fats. It's also great for kiddos who attend schools with a "no nut policy."

Dinner

Harvest Grains Blend

This hearty and healthy blend packs lots of protein and fiber. It's made up of orzo, garbanzo beans, red quinoa and couscous that can easily be paired with a meat to make a full meal.

Organic Green Vegetable Foursome

Whether it's the Organic Green Vegetable Foursome like pictured above or another bag of fruit or veggies, Trader Joe's has the market cornered when it comes to frozen foods. The grocery freezes at peak freshness which keeps vital nutrients intact, and make dinner and smoothies a breeze.

Frozen Brown Rice

Brown rice far surpasses its white rice cousin when it comes to nutritional value, but it takes forever to cook. This box of three frozen brown rice packets make eating healthy a cinch––microwave for three minutes and enjoy perfectly cooked rice (and no rice cooker cleanup!).

Organic & Sprouted TriColor Quinoa

Quinoa is referred to as a superfood and is higher in fiber than most other grains. It also has tons of protein, is low on the glycemic index and is gluten free!

Whole Green Lentils

Lentils are high in fiber and therefore lower your cholesterol and chances of heart disease. Toss into a soup, and enjoy increased energy, stabilized blood sugar and a healthy gut.

 

Riced Cauliflower Bowl

Cut the carbs by substituting cauliflower "rice" for its white counterpart. When you use this easy, pre-made version from Trader Joe's, you'll get all the benefits of cauliflower, like tons of fiber, cancer-fighting properties, improved blood pressure and kidney function and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

––Karly Wood

All photos courtesy of Karly Wood for Tinybeans/Feature photo: Trader Joe’s.

 

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