If you were hoping for a little #Paleowalmart action today, I apologize.
But can you blame me for hitting up Trader Joe’s a few times this month?
In fact, I couldn’t help but trickle in while in Knoxville seeing as one of the YMCA locations just so happens to be a stone’s throw away from a Trader Joe’s.
After scoping out what was new and fresh at the Knoxville Trader Joe’s, I naturally had to visit one in Dallas just to be sure what was found in Tennessee could also be found in Texas. Purely for research purchases.
And, at least as of this week, these goodies can be found at nearly any Trader Joe’s.
But, in typical Trader Joe’s fashion, if there’s something here that piques your interest, you’d better get off your fanny and skididdle-daddle on over. Like now!
So let’s now waste any more time and get to my Paleo(ish) round-up of Trader Joe’s finds for this month
1. Island Colada Sparkling Water
Crisp, refreshing, and ever so effervescent this sparkling water gives the Coconut LaCroix a serious run for its money. No sugar, no added sweeteners, and no calories, this sip is delightful on its own or mixed in a mocktail or cocktail (a lil coconut rum, lime juice, and perhaps pineapple juice would be AMAZING).
2. California Black Figs
As someone who has purchased MANY a fig this summer, this is a solid deal. Black figs are just a tender as their green counterparts that we find in Texas, these figs are just a hair sweeter. Try them on a salad or atop my Goat Cheese+Proscuitto+Fig pizza.
3. Capital Lime Mint Kombucha
Take a refreshing glass of iced mint tea and kick it up a notch, and that’s what you’ve got here. Loaded with gut-friendly probiotics and a hint of caffeine, this slightly sweet kombucha is the perfect sip for a hot summer day.
4. Sweet Potato Ribbons
While I haven’t made my own sweet potato ribbons, I foresee a fabulous dinner consisting of brussel sprouts, chicken sausage, carmelized onions, goat cheese, and these sweet potato ribbons. Autumnal bliss is almost here!
5. Butternut Squash ZigZags
Aren’t these stinkin’ adorable?! As someone who ate a TON of seasoned crinkle fries as a child, I see these as a healthy yet kid-friendly alterative to French fries.
6. Smoked Rainbow Trout
If you’re a smoked salmon fan, this smoked rainbow trout is for you! With a little milder flavor than smoked salmon, this trout is still bursting with smoky flavor, heart-healthy fats, and protein. Pair it with chopped hard-boiled eggs, dairyfree cream cheese, capers, and rice crackers for a simple lunch or snack.
7. Pour Over Coffee
This would be PERFECT for camping, backpacking, or glamping trips (glamous camping). In the past, my husband and I have brought our own coffee grounds, a camping French press, and put in a load of effort to get our coffee fix in the great outdoors. This would make the process a load easier and faster.
8. Go Macro Bars
While I don’t eat a ton of bars, sometimes I'm desperate for some portable and nonperishable source of protein, healthy fats, and whole foods nutrition. I keep one of these in my purse or McNugget’s diaper bag. My favie is the protein purity bar, which has sunflower seed butter and chocolate. Y'all know I'm a SUCKER for nut butter and chocolate.
9. Roasted Cocoa Nibs
Crunchy and chocolately and slightly sweet, these roasted cocoa beans remind me of a less coffee-flavored espresso bean. While they’re a yummy snack on their own, they would be tasty on top of smoothies, swirled into yogurt or oatmeal, or mixed into cookies and brownies.
10. Organic Dried Turkish Figs
Loaded with fiber, iron, magnesium, and calcium, dried figs make for a tasty and nutritious snack. No sugar or preservatives added, this is a clean burst of energy when you're feelin' that afternoon slump. Try them paired with a few dark chocolate almonds or walnuts for a healthy treat.
11. Mocha Nut Latte
Premade paleo/vegan latte? At first I was taken aback by the price, and then I considered how much a cashew and almond milk latte would cost at a specialty coffee shop, and it would be waaaay more than $4.49. Plus, there's no added sugar. Score!
12. Goat’s Milk Gouda
Just as buttery and nutty as the traditional with a hint of tang from the goat milk, this cheese would be fabulous shaved on a beet salad, grated on my easy peasy Paleo lasagna LINK, or served on a cheese plate with gluten-free crackers.
LET'S CHAT: Any of these goodies pique your interest? Have you already tried some of these and already crazy about one? Let me know! I ALWAYS love hearing from you!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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