Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul + Party Favorites

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Hey, hey! Happy Sunday!

Just popping in to share this week’s grocery haul and some party/entertaining favorites from Trader Joe’s!


  • Bananas – thankfully, they’re not “trick” bananas
  • Green bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Potatoes – for breakfast potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • Mixed greens
  • Organic milk
  • Unsweetened soy milk
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Baked beans
  • Canola oil
  • Liquid egg whites
  • Ketchup
  • Apple-Carrot and Apple-Banana Crushers – Quinn loves these! He even ate two in the store!
  • Salsa
  • Dijon mustard
  • Vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • Greek yogurt
  • Shelled edamame
  • Eggs
  • Cod filets
  • Shredded cheese


  • Chocolate chunks
  • Chicken breasts
  • Bacon
  • Hashbrowns
  • Superfood pilaf – quinoa with sweet potatoes, kale, and carrots
  • Chicken drummellas – Mal loves these!

On the menu this week:

  • Chicken quesadillas
  • Cobb salads
  • Cod + brown rice and broccoli – is there a cod recipe you love? Please share! 🙂
  • Tuna melts with salad
  • Soup + grilled cheese sandwiches

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We had some friends over yesterday afternoon for a play date + drinks and apps, so I also wanted to share some of our favorite party/entertaining favorites from TJ’s. 

  • Assorted crackers
  • Dark chocolate peanut butter cups – everyone loves these!
  • Peanut butter filled pretzels
  • Pita chips with sea salt
  • Green olive tapenade
  • Mini pizzas
  • Spinach & kale bites
  • Vegetable medley of broccoli, cauliflower & carrots
  • Various cheeses – love the selection at Trader Joe’s!
  • Roasted red pepper hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Pastry bites with feta & caramelized onions – not pictured because we almost always have a box or two in our freezer. They’re so good!


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