Although I always strive to eat a whole foods no-oil vegan diet, I do love to stray every so often with packaged items from Trader Joe’s. As you may know, Trader Joe’s is extremely vegan-friendly. They carry a wide assortment of clearly marked “vegan” items, including frozen foods, cookies, and other goodies. I’ve blogged in the past about things I like to buy at Trader Joe’s, but I thought it would be fun to talk about today’s purchases.
Today I spent a total of $37.37 for my vegan items. I made these particular purchases because I was feeling lazy, and I wanted quick and easy meals and snacks on hand. So, what did I buy?
WHAT WAS IN MY CART TODAY AT TRADER JOE’S ?
1. FRESH GINGER ROOT AND TWO LEMONS
I felt a bit “under the weather” this week, so I made some fresh ginger tea with lemon. This always seems to make me feel better. I think it worked!
2. TRADER JOE’S VEGAN TIKKA MASALA WITH CUMIN RICE
Trader Joe’s was offering free samples of their Vegan Tikka Masala today, and it was surprisingly very good! I bought a box to have on hand for a speedy meal when needed.
3. TWO BOTTLES OF TRADER JOE’S ALKALINE WATER WITH ELECTROLYTES
I really don’t believe in buying bottled water, but I did it anyway. I don’t know why!
4. TRADER JOE’S SMOOTH AND CREAMY CLASSIC HUMMUS
If you are vegan, do you ever leave a supermarket without hummus? Neither do I.
5. TRADER JOE’S TAHINI SAUCE
Tahini sauce always comes in handy!
6. TRADER JOE’S HEALTHY 8 CHOPPED VEGGIE MIX
I never leave Trader Joe’s without buying their Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix. I use it in salads, sautés, sandwiches, and wraps.
7. TRADER JOE’S RICE MEDLEY (BROWN RICE, RED RICE & BLACK BARLEY)
8. TRADER JOE’S ORGANICS BABY ROMAINE IN A BAG
9. ORGANIC BROCCOLI FLORETS (12 OZ BAG)
10. TRADER JOE’S REDUCED CARB WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR TORTILLAS
Although I believe that the low carb craze is way overrated, I’ve been eating Trader Joe’s Reduced Carb Tortillas for years. I like them and they’re vegan. You can make cute little wraps filling them with hummus, Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix and Baby Romaine. How easy is that?
11. TRADER JOE’S FULLY COOKED FALAFEL
I’ve been buying these frozen falafels for years too! Just heat & eat. Need I say more?
12. TRADER JOE’S VEGETABLE FRIED RICE
Another handy frozen foods item which is great as a side dish to any vegan meal.
13. TRADER JOE’S SPECULOOS COOKIES
I’ve been enjoying these crisp caramelized cinnamon spiced Belgian cookies with my tea for quite some time. And yes, they’re vegan!
And since we’re talking about tea, I’m now hooked on this tea after it was recommended to me by my good friend, Helen. However, this recommendation has nothing to do with Trader Joe’s. Just a little bonus for you, you lucky devils!
I hope you enjoyed a peek into my excursion today at Trader Joe’s!
Click here to read Things I Buy At Trader Joe’s
Click here to read Great Vegan Frozen Foods
Click here to read Things I Buy At Whole Foods
Click here to read How To Make Ginger Tea And The Health Benefits Of Ginger