We love Trader Joe’s for its inexpensive groceries, healthy frozen finds, and the store’s commitment to reducing plastic waste. So we are always scanning the Fearless Flyers—Trader Joe’s monthly newsletter—at the beginning of each month to find the latest and greatest products highlighted in the store.
Here are 11 things we found from this month’s Fearless Flyer. Best part? All of them are pretty healthy, and under $7! Talk about a steal.
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Inspired by everyone’s favorite summer wine, this organic dressing is, according to the grocery store, “light, tangy, and slightly floral with notes of fresh herbs and garlic.” It’s delicious on everything from a simple green salad to pasta salad. And it’s much cheaper than the bottle of wine—at only $3.49, it’s a bargain.
Sweet Potato Frites
Every once in a while you have a major craving for fries, and that’s okay! These sweet potato fries are healthier than restaurant versions because they get baked in the oven, instead of being fried. Plus they don’t have any weird ingredients, and even pack 10% of your daily potassium. Each one-cup serving has 160 calories, 8g of fat, 1.5g of sat fat, 140mg of sodium, 19g of carbs, 2g of fiber, 7g of sugar, and 2g of protein. Each bag is just $1.99, too!
Simply Seasoned Tuna Burgers
Looking for an easy, delicious, and less expensive way to eat more seafood each week? Try one of these tuna burgers (they’d be delish with some sweet potato fries…just sayin’!) Each burger has 150 calories, 7g of fat, 2.5g of sat fat, 290 mg of sodium, 4g of carbs, and 18g of protein. Best part? A four-pack is just $6.99, so you easily can get your weekly dose of omega-3s!
Organic Tropical Fruit Blend
We’re big fans of frozen fruit because it’s frozen at peak ripeness (translation: you can eat your favorite fruits year-round, even when they’re not in season!) This tropical blend is made with organic pineapples, mangoes, strawberries, and bananas from South and Central America. Add to your morning oatmeal, or throw into a smoothie to be instantly transported to the tropics. Each 16-ounce bag is just $3.49.
Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa
We love quinoa, but it can be time-consuming to whip up on a weeknight. Each box comes with two 8-ounce packages of quinoa inside and heats up in under four minutes in the microwave. And at $3.99 each, we’ll definitely be using these for easy meal prep!
Cold Brew Coffee Bags
When the weather warms up, there’s nothing better than an icy glass of cold brew. But it can get expensive if you’re going to Starbucks every day. Enter these cold brew coffee bags. They’re basically giant tea bags filled with 100% Arabica coffee. You just toss two of them into a pitcher of of cold water overnight and wake up to perfect cold brew. Each four-bag package sells for $5.99.
Organic Coleslaw Kit
Green and red cabbage, carrots, and sweet and creamy salad dressing makes this salad kit all you need for your next backyard BBQ. Coleslaw can be high in calories and fat, but this one passes muster—it has 130 calories, 9g of fat, 1g of sat fat, 140mg of sodium, 12g of carbs, 2g of fiber, 10g of sugar, and 1g of protein. And you can’t beat the $2.69 price tag.
Organic Mediterranean Style Salad Kit
We love salads for weekly meal prep, and this one would be a good lunch option (especially since it’s only $3.99!) The kit comes with romaine, shredded broccoli, radicchio, celery, seasoned flatbread strips, and roasted chickpeas. Each serving has 110 calories, 7g of fat, 1.5g of sat fat, 290mg of sodium, 9g of carbs, 2g of fiber, 3g of sugar, and 2g of protein. To bulk up the calorie and protein for lunchtime, top it with some rotisserie chicken or canned tuna.
Mint Watermelon Black Tea
Take your iced tea up a notch this summer with this cool and refreshing watermelon version. This tea gets incredible flavor from black tea, spearmint, licorice, and dried watermelon. Since the tin comes with tea bags, you can drink it hot or cold. Each tin sells for $4.99.
Almond Butter Granola
Oats, whole almonds, and creamy almond butter make this granola a nutritional powerhouse—it has 5g of protein and 4g of fiber per serving. And for a granola, it’s pretty low in sugar (9g). To keep fat and sugar in check, sprinkle a bit over plain Greek yogurt for a satisfying breakfast. Each 12-ounce bag is $3.49.
You’ve probably had freeze-dried strawberries, but we bet you’ve never tried freeze-dried grapes! We love this version, because they’re free of added sulfur and added sugars. They’re great for snacking, or for putting into cereal or trail mix. Each 1.2-ounce pouch is just $2.99.
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