Trader Joe's is one of those places where you can shop for only those specialty items that make you happy. Or, you can do all of your shopping here and it's still a win-win.
When I go, there are always go-to items that I never leave without. Here's my top ten Trader Joe's finds:
1. Goat Cheese Medallions
2. Baby Beets
3. Pomegranate Seeds
4. Salad Dressing
This dressing is delicious and low fat. It is great as a dressing or as a marinade.
5. Persian Cucumbers
These tender cukes are perfect as rounds topped with goat cheese or in lieu of potato chips when you want something crunchy and salty. 6. Pumpkin Pancake Mix
This blended grain cereal (rye, barley, oats and wheat) is perfect for chilly mornings or for when you're craving warm, comfort food. It's also great mixed with egg whites for a protein packed pancake that you can top with berries, yogurt or syrup of your choice.
8. Pineapple Salsa
It's sweet and hot...perfect on salads or with nachos.
9. A great produce and prepared foods section for picnics on the go.
10. And of course, Two-Buck Chuck...
Given the price, you may expect to drink vinegar, but it's not bad. Really. It might be Three-Buck Chuck now, depending on your location, but nevertheless, it's a bargain.
Trader Joe's has so much more to offer. We don't do all of our shopping at there, and the closest one is more than a half hour away; but when we do, we get the items we love and always try one or two new ones as well. With good quality items and wide availability of specialty and gourmet items, Trader Joe's makes it a worthwhile trip.