Food & Nutrition

10 Healthy Trader Joe’s Items That You’ll Love

Trader Joe’s is my favorite place to find unique and delicious items. It’s especially great because there are a bunch of healthy Trader Joe’s items that don’t cost my whole paycheck!

Another reason why I love this store is because the website is informative for each item and shares some amazing recipes. You can check out their website here:

There are so many things to try here, but the healthy food options are pretty endless and they aren’t just the basic fruits and veggies. Below I included the product and the nutrition label for you.

Here are some of my favorite healthy Trader Joe’s items:

1 – Organic Buffalo Style Hummus: $2.99

I went into trying this one with low expectations. I’m a fan of almost anything buffalo though, so I didn’t think it could be horrible. Honestly, I could have eaten this in one sitting. It’s so good! It’s amazing with pretzel thins, chips, celery, the list is endless.

2 – Beet Chips: $2.99

There is something about that earthy taste of a beet — I can’t explain it, but I love it. These beet chips are pretty addicting – once I start, I can’t stop myself from eating the whole bag. It’s the combo of the bold flavor of the beet and that crisp crunch when biting into them.

3 – Seasonings: $1.99

If you’re trying to cut back on your sodium intake, try the 21 Seasoning Salute. There is no salt in this which makes it a great choice while still adding flavor from the blend of spices.

I also must mention the Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. Although it does have sea salt, it’s the perfect seasoning for practically anything, but eggs and avocado toast is where it’s at right now.

4 – Steamed Lentils: $3.29

I was really hesitant of these but needed something to add onto my salads when I didn’t have any meat. They’re a great source of protein and fiber while being ready to eat right from the bag. You can also heat these up and have them as a side or make a dish as these as the main.

5 – Baby Beets: $2.29

Every time I get these, I always have high hopes of creating a really creative salad. I just wind up tossing them into my mixed greens with some feta cheese, which still is a great way to get these into a meal.

6 – Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto: $3.79

Pesto is such an underrated sauce that I think we need more of in our lives. I love this on some homemade zoodles with chicken or turkey meatballs and some cherry tomatoes. I also loved it on my homemade panini that had chicken breast, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and pesto spread on the bread. It seriously has such a good flavor that you’ll want to find more things to add it on.

7 – Maca Powder: $4.99

With tons of health benefits, Maca powder has become a staple in my morning meal. I like to add it to my oatmeal, but smoothies are also a good option. The flavor can be a bit much for some, so start with a lower amount than the serving size and add more if you’re into it.

8 – Green Goddess Salad Dressing: $3.99

I’ve tried to add salads to my lunch meals at least 3x a week. It’s one of the sure ways for me to get veggies into my daily intake. This salad dressing has a list of healthy ingredients and a unique flavor.

The shelf-life isn’t too long compared to other dressings due to it being packed with fresh ingredients. Then again that’s some inspiration to get the salads going once you open the bottle.

9 – Hi-protein veggies burger: $3.49

These frozen veggies burgers are great grilled. I like to eat mine in a lettuce wrap and add a bunch of toppings like jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, and a pickle on the side! However, only two come in a box which is disappointing because I could eat two in a sitting.

10 – Mixed Nut Butter: $5.99

From classic peanut to smooth cashew, you can never go wrong with nut butter. This mixed nut butter combines almonds, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and pecans into the perfect blend. It’s so good on toast with some fresh fruit or even as a dip for pretzels. Or with a spoon right out of the jar if you’re about it.

The Bottom Line

You can’t go wrong with things in this store. I feel like there are a ton of healthy Trader Joe’s items to choose from but listed are some of the staples I always have on hand.

If you’re trying to find healthy items here, be sure to check the nutrition labels first just to be sure it isn’t loaded with sodium or fat. I included them here for you to check out before you plan your next Trader Joe’s trip. These are pretty standard for them to have a high stock of on hand, but some others sell out quick!

What other healthy Trader Joe’s items do you love to buy? Share with me in the comments!

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