Cool off this summer with these seasonal favorites.
Trader Joe’s Sunscreen Spray is awesome. Not only does it help you avoid sun burns (and skin cancer), but it sprays on easily and isn’t as greasy as a lot of sunblocks out there. At 50 SPF, it also packs a punch.
Trader Joe’s Lime Fruit Floes (aka popsicles!) are, like any popsicles, a great summer choice. But these ones go above and beyond when it comes to delicious flavor – they taste even better than mainstream competitor Dreyer’s Outshine lime popsicles, and are cheaper, too!
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 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 & 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 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.
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 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 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 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-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.
Light and tasty bean and tuna salad – perfect as a quick-fix side dish or main course on a lazy summer day!
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
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.