These healthy Trader Joe’s products top our list for the new year
New year, new you! Whether you’re looking for a way to scale back on the junk, add in more nutritious snacks for kids, or kickstart a healthier lifestyle, there are plenty of helpful options at your fave neighborhood market. Fill up your cart in the fruit and veggie section and then throw in a few of our favorite healthy Trader Joe’s products to have at the ready. If you need some meal-prep help, check out our favorite Trader Joe’s meals you can make in 15 minutes or less.
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Healthy Trader Joe’s Breakfast Products
We love these wraps as a breakfast burrito tortilla alternative or topped with fruit for a sweet crepe breakfast. Kids won't be able to tell the difference, we promise! Bonus: there's 4g of protein in each wrap.
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.
Organic Rolled Oats with Ancient Grains & Seeds
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, and can help lower your cholesterol and improve blood sugar control. Plus, it's super tasty in homemade protein bars and in a smoothie, too!
Healthy Trader Joe’s Snacks
Roasted Seaweed Snack
Crunchy, salty, and easy to pack in your kid's lunch. We love this seaweed snack to top ramen bowls.
Veggie & Flax Seed Corn Tortilla Chips
You get the whole package with this bag of 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 and decreases risk factors for heart disease.
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. Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and helps lower cholesterol.
Crispy Crunchy Broccoli Florets
Forget waiting until dinner to enjoy broccoli; try 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.
Healthy Trader Joe’s 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 bowl.
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 make into overnight chia seed pudding.
Healthy Trader Joe’s 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.
Super Antioxidant Green Tea
Green tea is a must for healthy living: it helps regulate glucose levels, reduces bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, and might even help with aging and wrinkles.
Healthy Trader Joe’s Condiments
Trader Joe's salted and unsalted almond butter is great for protein: each serving packs seven grams. The spread is great for baking or a la carte.
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 and makes for an excellent Vitamin A source.
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."
Healthy Trader Joe’s Lunch and Dinner Products
Kettle Cooked Chicken Soup
One of the most popular healthy Trader Joe's products, this soup is all the rage these days as a serving will really fill you up with a whopping 16g of protein. Plus, it's pretty delicious.
Spicy Mexican-Style Riced Cauliflower
This little packet really packs a flavor punch and is a great addition to taco night. It has around 200 calories in the whole bag, which makes it an easy add-on to your weekly menu plan.
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 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 makes dinner and smoothies a breeze.
Frozen Brown Rice & Rice Medley
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 makes eating healthy a cinch––microwave for three minutes and enjoy perfectly cooked rice (and no rice cooker cleanup!). Try the Rice Medley when you want a little more texture.
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.
Additional reporting by Karly Wood