Trader Joe’s is hands down my favorite place to grocery shop. Before I started shopping at the budget store, I never thought I’d ever hear myself say “enjoy” and “grocery shopping” in the same sentence, but it’s true. I really love my weekly trip to meal-prep heaven.
Trader Joe’s is the land of endless possibilities. It has every ingredient you can dream of, from pesto-marinated chicken to gluten-free granola — I could spend hours in the frozen food section alone, and I definitely didn’t know how many ways there were to prepare cauliflower until I started shopping at the store — all at reasonable prices.
But with options comes responsibility. It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the different choices at TJ’s, especially when you’re trying to stick to your healthy eating goals and are tempted by delicious things like birthday cake popcorn and peanut butter cups. That’s why I’ve broken down a few quick and nutritious meal-prep ideas that use a few favorite Trader Joe’s finds.
Prices and products may vary by Trader Joe’s location.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano