1. I love these ideas! The orange chicken from TJ’s is a go to for us. I have to cut out dairy while nursing since my 8 week old can’t tolerate it and Trader Joe’s has a LOT of options, especially totally vegan, that I can have!

  2. Jackie says:

    Thank you!!!!!

    I love TJ’s but I always get so lost wandering around picking up anything and everything with no plan. This is extremely helpful!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Love TJ’s! Some things I always have in my kitchen from there are:
    – Bruschetta Sauce, Burrata cheese, and Avocados on toast or sliced Italian bread.
    – Frozen roasted corn – use with everything, soups chili’s etc
    – Frozen Edemame Fried Rice – so healthy and my 2yr old loves it
    – Frozen Spanakopita – easy and so yummy

  4. Heather Chase says:

    Thank you for this. I shop at trader Joe’s every week, but this gave me a few more ideas to add into my repertoire. I know this must have been time-consuming. I also love seeing other readers comment about what they buy from TJ’s.

  5. Gina says:

    I love this post and am always curious what other people’s TJs go-to items are! I always stock the orange chicken and frozen jasmin rice. I love the seasonal harvest salad in a bag topped with the roasted chicken strips or frozen breaded chicken. I love your idea of the pulled pork over sweet potatoes- I’ll have to try that next. I also just discovered their gyro meat…I bought it with the Mediterranean flatbreads and tzaziki and can’t wait to try it:)

  6. Sam says:

    My family LOVES the veggie fried rice! Had it for dinner tonight actually . I usually scramble an egg and toss it in or add salmon or chicken. We also love the frozen roasted corn, everything Crackers and cheddar rockets, the cowboy corn salsa and the artichoke bruschetta. Certainly the wide selection of treats (almond biscotti and specaloos cookies ) but my favorite indulgence is the cowboy bark….my pregnancy craving!

  7. Ilona says:

    Somebody already mentioned and I want to second the frozen vegetable fried rice! And they also have coconut sauce which uses like soy sauce but is healthier. We sampled this combo in store and I immediately grabbed both!
    One more thing that I LOVE from TJ’s is their Tuscano marinara, canned. Paired with gluten free pasta… yum!
    And also their pre-packed salads in produce section. I like broccoli cole slaw and spinach mix.

  8. Yvette Rosso says:

    You’re so amazing or posting this! Thank you for taking the time to do this for us!

  9. Allison Vanderberg says:

    THANK YOU FOR THIS!! Life saver today when I ran out without a shopping list. Had the pulled pork & sweet potatoes for dinner, yum!

  10. Natalie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! When I click Print Meal Plans, the shopping list pops up again…

  11. Vicky says:

    This is Incredible!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Bethany Allen says:

    Do you by chance remember what the cost of this all was?

  13. Carrie says:

    2 more dinners:

    Ginger Miso Broth
    Cilantro Chicken Wontons
    Bag of spinach

    Summer all 3 together until spinach is cooked

    Cauliflower friend rice
    Frozen shrimp

    Cooked until heated. Sometimes I add extra peas or shelled edamame.

  14. Phillyb says:

    Thanks, i know this was a job. MaY i add fettuccIne alredo and chicken Fried Rice and chicken lo mein and, on and on.

  15. Alana says:

    I plan to try it today. Thank you for the recommendations!

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  17. Jackie says:

    Thank you very much for this information! We are new trader joe’s shoppers who will definitely use these sheets.

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