Trader Joe’s Holiday Desserts


It’s that time of year again – jingle bells are ringing, menorahs are being lit, and best of all, Trader Joe’s seasonal desserts are in stock!

Trader Joe's Holiday Desserts

Check out the full list of Trader Joe’s seasonal dessert reviews here, and let us know what you think!

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe


Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins





  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Combine eggs, oil, and water in a mixing bowl. Stir and add mix. Fold together for a minute or two until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice, stir for another minute.
  4. Pour into lighlty greased muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.


Makes 18 muffins

Trader Joe’s Snack Recipe: Blue Corn Chips & Tahini Sauce

This one goes out to everyone who likes their snacks simple but filling, wholesome yet delicious. Are you ready for the long list of ingredients included in this one? Here goes…


Trader Joe’s Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips with Sprouted Amaranth, Quinoa, and Chia Seeds

Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce


Open chip bag. Enjoy the satisfying tear of the package as the delicious scent of chips wafts out. Grab handful. Dip into Tahini sauce. Place in mouth, and let out a satisfied sigh.

Trader Joe’s Balsamic Chicken, Broccoli, & Mashed Potatoes Recipe



1 package of Trader Joe’s balsamic vinegar chicken

1 cup of Trader Joe’s broccoli florets (could use frozen or fresh bagged)

1 package of Trader Joe’s frozen  mashed potatoes

Trader Joe’s garlic salt



Cut up balsamic vinegar chicken into pieces of desired size and stir-fry with broccoli florets, sprinkling a pinch or two of garlic salt in the pan. Serve over heated mashed potatoes. Bon appetit!


Serves 2-3

Trader Joe’s Summer Favorites


Cool off this summer with these seasonal favorites.


Trader Joe's Sunscreen Spray Reviews
Trader Joe’s Sunscreen Spray Reviews

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 Organic Tea & Lemonade
Trader Joe’s Organic Tea & Lemonade

Trader Joe’s Organic Tea & Lemonade is perfect for sipping in the shade. Or the sun, if you use the sunscreen spray above!












Trader Joe's Lime Fruit Floes
Trader Joe’s Lime Fruit Floes

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!

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


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.

Serve with a crusty piece of french bread!

Makes 2-3 servings.

Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Chicken and Asparagus Recipe





  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



Serves 2-3