I know that many of you have been enjoying Trader Joe’s for years. Can you believe that Trader Joe’s just FINALLY showed up in Colorado in February??
After letting the crowds die down a little and the overall mayhem settle, I finally made my way there! OMG… so many yummy items to choose from!
Now, I don’t think I could really do all of my groceries here, but it’s perfect for picking up a few (or a LOT!) of specialty items. I’ve found quite a few over the past week that are SO GOOD that I had to share.
Check out this cart full of goodies that I picked up on Friday when I was going there for “soup”… please also note that there is no “soup” in this cart. Classic!
So… What did I buy and what did I love so far?
Arugula & Parmigiano Reggiano Ravioli
These ended up being an impulse buy. Again, I was looking for soup… and somehow I ended up with fresh pasta. Trader Joe’s has a wonderful selection of filled pastas to choose from – - everything from lobster to bolognese to arugula. I went with the Arugula version and cooked it up as an amazing Friday night dinner. Pairing it with a few other purchases.
Mini Heirloom Tomatoes and Organic Micro Greens
While the Arugula pasta cooked, I sliced a few mini heirloom tomatoes with a handful of organic micro greens and some basil olive oil. Adding a little salt and pepper, this dish was fantastic and incredibly beautiful. This is one to try. VERY little oil, and mostly veggies…
Mini Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches
And then…. I met these guys. These 70-calorie for two ice cream treats are AMAZING!
They’re very Oreo-like, and filled with minty chocolate chip ice cream. Try them….
Hold the Cone
These tiny chocolate-lined ice cream cones are ridiculous. They are tiny, but amazingly good. The chocolate coating is crunchy, revealing the creamiest of ice cream on the inside (even straight from the freezer!) Also, only 70 calories… yep, get them, too!
Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough
I bought the Garlic & Herb flavor upon my friend Tiffany’s recommendation. OMG… so good! I made a really decadent pizza out of it. And, actually split the ball of dough into 4 pizzas. While this stuff is amazing, be very aware of the serving size and the calories you’re taking in. It’s more than you’d think, unfortunately. But check out this pizza! AMAZING!
The flavor combination that I came up with was a little crazy… but so delicious. How about bacon, peppadew peppers, and fresh mozzarella? Amazing with that salty, sweet combo. I’m going to work to make it with a little bit of a lighter dough the next time, and I’ll share the recipe. Good stuff!
Coconut Oil Spray
I’m incredibly late to the coconut oil game, but better late then never…
I’ve started roasting and cooking veggies with this stuff. So good!
All The Sauces
I also feel like I bought all of their sauces. Here’s a little peek at a few that came home with me…
And, truthfully, there are quite a few more in my pantry. Barbecue sauces and curries, and so much more!
Since I am so new to Trader Joe’s, what other items do I need to try on my next TJ’s run?