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  • Writer's pictureLeslie - Practical Wifey

Trader Joe's Products I Swear By

Updated: Jan 14

Honestly, after I started drafting this list I thought that it would have probably been easier to list products I don’t like (that'd be a short list!). It seems like I love everything at TJ’s...probably because I do. The quality of Trader Joe's products is always outstanding, their branding is attractive and the prices are so reasonable!


While I could go on and on about my favorite Trader Joe's products, I've narrowed it down to the top picks that I try to always have stocked up at home. Let's start learning about the Trader Joe's Products I Swear By.


Trader Joe's Products I Swear By

FOOD

Cheese

I'm pretty sure Trader Joe's carries every cheese possible. It literally has it's own section. It's glorious.


Trader Joe's Products: Cheese

Pizza Dough

Yes, they sell one-pound bags of premade pizza dough and they're AWESOME. These bags of dough last approximately up to two weeks in the fridge. I always purchase this when I need a quick, cheap meal option. I've used it to make breadsticks, pizza, and calzones. I'm always experimenting with new ways to use it because it only costs $1.29!


Cooking Oils

Olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil - you name it! I really enjoy the 100% organic garlic-flavored olive oil and coconut oil spray.


Trader Joe's Products: Cooking Oils

Microwave Meals

It's hard to find microwave meals that you feel good about eating. Trader Joe's offers healthy options and they are cheaper than an average fast food meal. They have a few options, but Tiki Marsala is my husband's favorite!


Greek Yogurt

Are you a greek yogurt fanatic? You'll love the selection at TJ's. There are so many flavor options and they're almost all low-fat or nonfat! The price per yogurt cup is $0.99. My favorite flavor is Almond Butter Coconut. Soooo good!

Trader Joe's Products: Greek Yogurt

Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

The most notable seasoning that Trader Joe's sells. It's delicious sprinkled on any food, but I especially love putting it on avocado toast!


Pork Shu Mai (Pork Dumplings)

I can't get enough of these $2.99 dumplings!! You can find them in the frozen section. We like to eat them as an appetizer or part of our main course.


Trader Joe's Products: Pork Dumplings

Orange Chicken

Found in the freezer aisle, Trader Joe's orange chicken is easy to make and full of flavor. Plus, it goes great with the pork dumplings!


Salad

The selection of salad greens is phenomenal. They have all sorts of varieties and combinations - usually about $1.99 per bag.

Trader Joe's Products: Salad

BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

Made with aloe and green tea extract, this moisturizer always leaves my face soft and hydrated! I use it mostly in the mornings, but it says it can be used in the A.M. or P.M. There are no added fragrances, but the plain smell is pleasant! I did research on this product, that's less than $10, before purchasing and saw many comparisons to La Mer's face moisturizer.


Rose Facial Oil

My favorite oil to use when my face feels a little dry. It contains rosehip oil (good for scarring!) and has a nice rose smell. It costs $5.99 and a little goes a long way.


Trader Joe's Products: Rose Facial Oil and Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

This $8.99 serum is very hydrating and works hard to lock in moisture. It's my go-to serum to use before bed to rehydrate my skin!


ALCOHOL

Alcohol

Skip the liquor store & pick up your wine with your groceries! Trader Joe's offers all qualities of wine at all (reasonable) price points. Quality-wise, I recommend skipping the $4 wine and grabbing the $6-7 bottles. They also offer boxed and canned wine, as well as a few beer options.


Trader Joe's Products: Wine section

PLANTS & FLOWERS

Flowers

Introducing my FAVORITE section of the store! It's also usually the first thing you see when you walk into a Trader Joe's. There is always a gorgeous selection of plants, flowers and other greenery options available for purchase. Usually, basic bouquet pricing starts at $3.99 and goes up from there.


Trader Joe's Products: Flowers

GREETING CARDS

Greeting Cards

99 cent greeting cards. This is not a drill. All of the cards are unique. They have fun messages and art for any occasion. This is my go-to place for any greeting card needs. You really can't beat the price!


Trader Joe's Products: Wall of greeting cards.
 

Sometimes walking into Trader Joe's can be overwhelming because there are so many great products to distract you. I hope this list helps you narrow down your hunt!


Don't have a location near you? I've found some of Trader Joe's products on Amazon!

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