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Best Trader Joe’s Salads

Trader Joe’s has a lot of prepared salads – so many that sometimes it can be hard to choose which one to try! Here’s our handy guide to the tastiest choices from one of the most popular TJ’s categories.

 

Trader Joe's Broccoli Kale Chicken Salad
Trader Joe’s Broccoli Kale Chicken Salad

 

 

 

Trader Joe’s Broccoli Kale Chicken Salad is, in a word, addictive. Even if you’re the type of person who thought they hated fruit in salads, you’ll somehow find yourself relishing the way the cranberries, chicken, and dressing blend together. The sunflower seeds provide the perfect crunch, and you’ll even get bonus trendy points for eating kale (which tastes great in the mix).

 

Trader Joe's Lemon Chicken & Arugulua Salad
Trader Joe’s Lemon Chicken & Arugulua Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trader Joe’s Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad is another widely-appealing favorite. You don’t have to live off Quinoa or chow down on arugula on the regular to love this salad – the taste when the ingredients come together sells itself. The lemon is very subtle, and the dressing adds the perfect splash of deliciousness.

 

Trader Joe's Citrus Chicken Salad
Trader Joe’s Citrus Chicken Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trader Joe’s Citrus Chicken Salad is a zesty classic. The citrus dressing has a nice kick and the papaya squeezed over it adds the perfect sweetness. The cabbage and radish are also amazing additions, which isn’t something you usually hear about those two.

 

Best Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Desserts

Trader Joe’s has a fantastic array of gluten-free products – but are all of them good? Like any brand, some are better than others. Below is a list of some of the best in the dessert category, for all of the sweet tooth Trader Joe’s lovers out there.

Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Cupcakes
Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Cupcakes

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Cupcakes are the leader of the pack when it comes to gluten-free desserts at Trader Joe’s. Delectable, moist, and beyond delicious, picking up a pack of these cupcakes is sure to make any gluten-free diet more than bearable. Certain TJ’s locations even have mint frosting cupcakes as well!

Trader Joe's Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies are another Trader Joe’s gluten-free dessert that are beloved by both GF-diet followers and free-for-all eaters alike. Perfectly crunchy with mouth-watering, rich chocolate chips, much like the cupcakes above, these taste as good or better than many high-end bakery goods – and with a lower price to boot.

Trader Joe's Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles
Trader Joe’s Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles

Trader Joe’s Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles are three surprising things: gluten-free, vegan, and with a taste that would never make you think either of the first two were true. They’re also free from the eight common allergens, adding to the mystery of their undeniable appeal. If you want to convince a friend (or foe!) that gluten-free and/or vegan desserts can be just as good as “regular” ones, these are your go-to cookies.

Trader Joe's Gone Bananas Chocolate Banana Slices
Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas Chocolate Banana Slices

Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas Chocolate-Covered Banana Slices are a unique treat that are perfect for cooling down with on a hot day – while getting a tasty sugar rush at the same time. Since they don’t need to be defrosted, you can have a mouthful within about five seconds of grabbing the package from the freezer – another bonus.

Trader Joe’s White Bean and Tuna Salad Recipe

Description:

Light and tasty bean and tuna salad – perfect as a quick-fix side dish or main course on a lazy summer day!

Ingredients: 

1 – 15-oz can Trader Joe’s White Kidney Beans  (Cannellini)

1 – can Trader Joe’s Solid White Albacore Tuna (in water)

1/2 – medium sized lemon

1 – bunch green onions

olive oil to taste

salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Drain and rinse the beans  thoroughly, then dump them into a large mixing bowl. Drain the tuna and flake it into the bowl using a fork to create medium-sized chunks. Chop up the green onions, and add them to the bowl. Drizzle in olive oil and toss until ingredients are generously coated (I typically use about 4-5 tablespoons, but you can use more or less, depending on your preference). Squeeze in juice of half a lemon (or to taste). Add salt an pepper to taste.

Serve with a crusty piece of french bread!

Makes 2-3 servings.

Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Set stove to low and heat 1 cup water and 1 cup rice in pot for twenty minutes
  2. Set another burner to medium heat and add olive oil to pan
  3. Cut up the lemon pepper chicken into desired size pieces, add to pan
  4. Cut up asparagus, add to pan
  5. Sprinkle garlic salt, herb salt, and onion powder as desired
  6. Cook on medium-high for ten minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. Put rice in bowls and add chicken/asparagus on top

 

Enjoy!

Serves 2-3