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Easy Lunch Idea

Y’all, it’s no secret that my love for Trader Joe’s runs deep! I put together some of my favorite ingredients with my Kroger staples and made this easy and healthy lunch that I now eat a couple times a week.


  • Jasmine rice (Game changer for me. I’ve just discovered this rice and LOVE it) There are three microwaveable bags in this box.
  • Sweet potato (I cut into small bites, drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle with TJ Chile Lime seasoning. Then I roast the bits in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes)
  • Black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Feta cheese (I’ve used other cheeses before as well like shredded mozz)
  • Protein (I use this short cut with Perdue Carved Chicken Breasts from Kroger and cut them into bite sized pieces) You could use steak or shrimp too, I’m sure.
  • Sriracha Ranch (or a drizzle of regular Ranch would be good too) Also, I’m not a fan of spicy food, but a little bit of this goes a long way and is delish!)


  • Roast the sweet potatoes.
  • Cook the bag of rice in the microwave.
  • Cut the chicken into small pieces. Then, I warm up the chicken and the beans in the microwave together.
  • Mix rice, sweet potatoes, beans, and protein together.
  • Top with Feta cheese.
  • Drizzle with Sriracha Ranch.
  • Enjoy!
Looking pretty!
Mixed up….how I eat it ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I make this, I can actually get about three meals out of it. So I make one serving in a bowl and divide the other ingredients into Tupperware for other meals. Then, when it’s time to enjoy those, I heat up the ingredients and top with Feta and the dressing.

What do you love from Trader Joe’s?? What are some of your go to lunches?

Happy eating!

5 thoughts on “Easy Lunch Idea

  1. This is the best rice Iโ€™ve ever had and I was just thinking I would brave the line at TJs today or tomorrow! This recipe is right up my alley and I struggle with lunch ideas so I was thinking about a lunch idea post. I like to always have this rice in my freezer. Do you make Andrea of Momfessionals southwest bowls? I use this rice and add lime and cilantro. Thanks for the idea!

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      1. I do all shortcuts! That rice, rotisserie chicken or crockpot chicken, frozen corn, canned black beans, etc. They are a hit with my family. The dressing makes it – mayo, lime, water, cilantro. My husband thinks better than Qdoba naked burritos.

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      2. Ok! The Mayo freaks me out. My least favorite food ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™d like the dressing because of the other ingredients but I may have to make my husband make the dressing ๐Ÿ˜‚

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