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Ten Minutes in Trader Joe’s


Well, I’m tired of going to the grocery store. I “pride” myself on the fact that I use Clicklist/Kroger pick up, and if I have to go in the store, I’m in there for 10 minutes or less.

Well, like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve had to restock our fridge + meal plan for lunches and dinners, so I’ve been in the grocery store more times than I’d like over the past week.

One of my grocery trips included going to Trader Joe’s for a few “staples” that needed replenished, and I thought I’d share with you what I picked up in only a few minutes in the store. Most of these things are items I get almost every time I go to TJ, so they are our “tried and true” must haves.

Well, flowers are typically something I pick up most times I go to Trader Joe’s in the spring and summer. I just love that they have quite the variety, and flowers are an easy way to freshen up the house.

These are two of our favorite chips to buy. The kids especially love the blue corn tortillas chips. I love the “dippers” with the buffalo chicken dip.

Hadley loves the cinnamon raisin bagels for breakfast. While I don’t eat breakfast, I love these “everything” bagels for a snack.

The bag of Honeycrisp apples are one of the main reasons that I went to Trader Joe’s this trip. Then, I went ahead and picked us up some strawberries and then a couple of avocados for my avocado toast that I like to make.

The Jasmine rice is probably the second most bought thing I get at TJ (besides the apples). Even though I don’t eat it as frequently, I usually have a box of the organic brown rice on hand as well. Hadley loves the white cheddar mac and cheese, so I always pick up a couple of boxes when I go. The buffalo dip is so good with veggies, crackers, or the “dipper” chips.

These “pickled pups” stopped me in my tracks, so I decided to give them a try. Newsflash: I had some for lunch on Sunday, and they were soooo good. I dipped them in some yellow mustard. The only negative is there were only nine in the bag! Travis wanted some too, so we split this pack. I will definitely buy them again.

St. Patrick’s Day:

While I’m talking about food…St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday which means I will be making corned beef, cabbage, and Irish soda bread this weekend. Here’s my recipe for both:

We actually don’t have school on Friday, so I think I will treat the kids to some fun green pancakes topped with Lucky Charms like I have the past couple of years.

What are your “staple” items you pick up when you go to Trader Joe’s?

11 thoughts on “Ten Minutes in Trader Joe’s

  1. I want to try the pickled pups in the airfryer! My new oven has an airfryer setting and Tom wants to try that, too. I will have to buy that bag of apples. Did you see the bag of teeny tiny avocados? Those are great for the toast, too, because you use up a whole one. I haven’t been in a while and probably need to go. I am on my third month of tracking expenses and it’s really kept me out of too many grocery stores, but maybe that’s not good because I’m just paying whatever Kroger tells me to pay!

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    1. I even ended up at Aldi’s last night 😆I’m over it. And I will have to pick up the corned beef last this week. I know going in to next week will be more normal. I haven’t seen them small avocados. I need to look for those. I did the pickle pups in the air fryer. Perfect 🙂


      1. Oh my! I bet. But, you lost everything! So, that is not usually acquired in just one trip. I guess it was a good opportunity for spring cleaning, but oh so expensive!

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  2. It all sounds delicious! I have been to a Trader Joes since my oldest was in a stroller…. but I always bought their hummus and some sort of new chip to try with it.


  3. Ok this post makes me want to go to TJ’s right now BUT we are in the middle of a snowstorm so that won’t be happening- I love their snacks and frozen apps to serve to guests- yes the buffalo chicken dip is amazing- big fan here too!


  4. I wish to heavens the folks at Trader Joe’s would realize that we eat food in El Paso, Texas and would open a store here. We are something like the 19th largest city in the country (probably in the top ten now with all the migrants) and we can’t get a name brand grocery store (Kroger, HEB) or Trader Joe’s. Would love to try those pickled pups!!


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