Trader Joe’s Haul

There are two places in this world that I will drive out of my way to get something from – Chipotle and Trader Joe’s.


P.S. if anyone is looking for a last minute birthday gift for me, I want that shirt ^^.

Thankfully Green Bay has a Chipotle (albeit a verrrrrrrrry slow one), but there isn’t a TJs anywhere near so whenever I make a trip to Milwaukee, it involves a mandatory stop!

Trader Joes

Seriously, though. How is that $78 worth of food?! I think their prices went up 🙁

TJ Repeaters
These are the things I buy ALL THE TIME.

  • Arrabiata spaghetti sauce
  • (2) 99% Lean Ground Turkey ($4.99 compared to $6-7 here at Target or the grocery store)
  • (2) Chicken Tikka Masala frozen dinners
  • Masala Simmer Sauce (to make my own when the dinners are gone)
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Pizza Burgers
  • California Veggie Burgers
  • Mixed bag of veggies
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Almond Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Eggs
  • (3) Quest Bars
  • Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage
  • Chocolate Raisins (for my sister – they’ve been staring at me on my counter – she needs to come pick them up!)


New Things

  • Frozen Artichoke Hearts
  • Reduced Guilt Stuffed Shells (not that good – wouldn’t recommend)
  • Cookie & Cocoa Swirl Cookie Butter (OMGTHISISTHEBESTTHINGEVER)

What are some of your go-to items at Trader Joe’s? (or any grocery store)
Why am I the last person on earth to try this cookie butter stuff?!


  1. Liz says:

    I’m not a big fan of TJ’s. We have one near my house and I go occasionally to stock up on organic beans and black olives. Oh, and coconut/almond flour from there for sure. Also, their coconut cream is freaking delicious. I also LOVE their plantain chips (they come in a big, long purple bag), You HAVE to check those out. Their peanut butter cups are also super delicious. Other than that though, not a big TJ’s fan. Those are pretty much the only items I ever end up buying there. They don’t have enough food so even if I make a run there, I still have to go to the regular grocery store and Whole Foods is right next to TJ, so I try to hit them up in the same run and then can’t buy anything cold at TJ’s anyway. And that totally looks like my $78 grocery trips! I try to save anywhere but on my food. Just my eggs are like, $8 for 12 cause they’re pasture raised and organic, so it’s ridiculous. And $6 for 1/2 gallon of grassfed milk. And like, $2.39 for the teeniest, tiniest grassfed yogurt (that is delicious and totally worth it, though). I figure when I’m old, all these healthy foods will have evened out with all the unhealthy stuff I consume to keep my healthy overall. So I spend money to eat well and hope it pays off one day.

    • Jessie says:

      That’s so true! And honestly, it ends up being cheaper than going out to eat for every meal even though the initial shock is expensive!

  2. Jessica says:

    We don’t have a Trader Joe’s anywhere near us but my husband’s mom picked up the cookie butter cream cheese one day and oh my gosh it’s so delicious!!
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  3. Megan says:

    I really like Trader Joes but never really think to shop there! I already have to go to like three different grocery stores to get all of the stuff I normally eat, hah. You keep posting that cookie butter & now I really want to get some!
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  4. Morgan A. says:

    If I commented twice I’M SO SORRY. I still had this page open for some reason and saw it didn’t post so I wrote it again. WordPress is always playing games with me lol!

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