Ya know, I never used to be that big into snacks… Then Trader Joe’s entered my life. Now I’m that person who carries food in her purse at all times. ?
I’m actually 100% in favor of my in-between meals because I’m definitely less hangry when there are snacks around, and because I try to keep them healthy (for the most part), they don’t obliterate my daily meal plan.
These Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks are my favorite snack right now.
I like the combo of salty and sweet, and crunchy foods are always so satisfying… Plus, they’re low-fat!
Speaking of crunches, sometimes I’ll add a handful of TJ’s (TJ’s’s?) Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola into some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, along with some blackberries or strawberries, and add a drizzle of maple syrup.
But if I don’t have time to actually sit down and have a snack, these One Maple Glazed Doughnut Bars are fab. They have 20 grams of protein, each! That’s like three eggs! Those things carry me for a few hours.
Oh, and the Matcha Green Tea Greek Whole Milk Yogurt is a revelation, as is the Golden Oolong Tea, which tastes like…my childhood. Totally brings me back to going to Chinese restaurants with my family on the weekends and sipping hot oolong tea from tiny cups.
Also, did I mention that I’ve been trying to eat more protein? Because this sliced Rosemary Ham helps with that! Unlike making a protein powder smoothie or frying a couple eggs, nibbling on a slice or two of this doesn’t feel like a chore. Sometimes I’ll just eat them plain with a stick of TJ’s Organic String Cheese.
(Those Sweetened Orange Slices, BTW, taste just like candy.)
Also good for when you’re in the mood to crunch: the 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers (dip them into the Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Hummus) or the Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers.
I crack up every time I see the phrase, “The Fancy Medjool Dates.” ?
Sometimes I slice one or two open, take out the pits, and then fill the insides with a dollop of peanut butter.
I’ve yet to have one of the Freeze Dried Raspberries because Connor always finishes the bag before I get my hands on them…
The crunchy Inner Peas and Pinks & Whites Cookies are bomb, by the way.
El Hub loves the Candied Ginger (they’re a little too spicy for me) and the Black Mission Figs, which totally taste like Fig Newtons.
Ah! Now I’m super hungry!
What are your favorite TJ’s snacks?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,