August Trader Joe’s Favorites

August 18, 2017

It cannot already be mid-August. It seems like I just posted July’s Trader Joe’s Favorites, and now we are in August. Since this month is back to school for many of us, I am sharing some of my favorite quick snacks and meals with you. These are the perfect back to school goodies for students and teachers alike.

Peanut butter pretzels

These peanut butter pretzels are the perfect midday snack. Colton loves them and eats them by the handful during his work day. To be honest, I am not a fan of pretzels, but when they are stuffed with peanut butter, I can’t get enough.

Greek style chicken

Ever since we returned from Greece last year, I have been trying to incorporate more Greek staples. Fortunately, Trader Joe’s has several delicious Greek foods to choose from. Their Greek style chicken comes with orzo, spinach and feta. It microwaves quickly and makes a great dinner for two. I also like to split it up between two containers for easy lunches for two days.

Sparkling pink lemonade

Nothing says summer like lemonade. Colton and I have had such an obsession with sparkling water this summer. I found this sparkling pink lemonade last year, but have kept it stocked all summer. This makes a great cocktail mixer too, if that’s your thing.

Almond butter granola

This almond butter granola is my new favorite granola. It’s great on smoothie bowls, yogurt, and by itself with almond milk. Its full of flavor and perfectly crunchy.

Dark chocolate caramel wedges

It wouldn’t be a Trader Joe’s Favorites list without the typical chocolate item. These delicious little wedges are stuffed with caramel and slightly salty. I keep it at my desk at work and snack on one or two wedges after lunch.

What do you want to try? Let me know if you try any of these August Trader Joe’s favorites.  Leave me a comment below. 

  • Deryn | Running on Real Food August 18, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Alas, I’m in Canada so can’t check these out without a trip to Seattle! The exchange rate has improved though, so it might be time for a Trader Joe’s excursion. We have have a little shop in Vancouver called Pirate Joe’s where he brings things up from Trader’s haha…but I’ve never checked it out!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Yes! So worth the excursion. I love Pirate Joe’s. That’s adorable!!

  • D at Be you and thrive August 18, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Hi Jessica. This has nothing to do with your post (although it was great..I heart trador jose’s!). My dad is with hospice and I’m here by his side. His favorite thing to say is “I love you more”. SO, Your blog touched my heart in a deeper way this morning. Thought I would share. xoxo~D

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Oh my word. Thank you so much for taking time to leave this message. I am sorry I am just now seeing it. I love that my in-laws say that to each other and it’s carried over to our family. Prayers for you and your family. I can’t imagine how hard this time is for you. <3 hugs!

  • San August 18, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I’ve been meaning to try the Almmond Butter Granola… I am glad you’re giving it a good review! 😉

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Oh my goodness. It’s delicious!!

  • Beth Kondrick August 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I love the Peanut Butter Pretzels! Like you I don’t like regular pretzels that much, but stuff them with peanut butter and I can’t get enough!! I really want to get that chocolate now too, yum!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      It’s all so good. 🙂

  • Sheryl August 18, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Where was this post last night??? 🙂 I was at Trader Joe’s last night and kept thinking, I know there is more I should be getting! I’m thinking I need to go back and get the Almond Butter Granola!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Haha. You definitely should grab it the next time you are there.

  • Charlotte August 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    You know how much I love your Trader Joe’s favorites posts 🙂 I will totally have to look for some of these next time I’m in (which thankfully might be this weekend!). Those peanut butter pretzels and dark chocolate caramel wedges sound amazing… mmmm… Thanks for sharing, and hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you, girl! It’s one of my favorite series for sure, because it forces me to try new things.

  • ShootingStarsMag August 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Oh yum – those chocolates with caramel sound amazing. I’m curious about the sparkling lemonade too!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      It’s really good. The sparkling lemonade is perfection.

  • Kim August 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    YES to all of the above!! I LOVE their beet hummus, salt and vinegar chips….well, I just love everything at TJs.

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Yes. I do too! It’s all so good.

  • Harmony, Momma To Go August 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve never had any of these! I’m always looking for a new granola!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      They have some of the best granola.

  • Courtney A. Casto August 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    All hail peanut butter pretzels! At one of my previous jobs we kept a huge container of them under the front desk. From Trader Joe’s I love hummus and my husband wants to try their cookie butter. Someone also told me about feta sauce for sandwiches that I’m intrigued by. It’s had to go wrong at TJs!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Agree completely. Cookie butter is so good.

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms August 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Yum! I need to try that sparkling pink lemonade! Something about sparkling beverages just makes me feel spoiled!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Yes. That is how I feel too.

  • Sarah Althouse August 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

    The sparkling pink lemonade is one of my favorite items!!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      It’s delicious!

  • Alexa August 21, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Yum! At my Trader Joe’s they debuted pineapple sparkling water! So good! I buy that Greek chicken all the time too.

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      I drink that too! So good!

  • Rachel Ritlop August 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I absolutely love Trader Joe’s, I go there all the time! I’m definitely going to try getting some of that Greek Style Chicken next time for sure!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      You absolutely should! It’s so good!

  • Vicki August 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    The Greek Style Chicken looks good! We got a couple of new items yesterday….pepperoni pizza mac n cheese bowl and the half moon cookies.

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Yum! That sounds good. The half moon cookies are great!

  • Holly August 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Oooh these all look so yummy! I definitely need to make a trip to Trade Joe’s soon. They have such unique stuff I can’t find at my regular grocer. xx

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Yes ! And everything is so good!

  • neha August 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

    These are some really healthy snacking options that you have shared

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you, Neha!

  • Trisha August 22, 2017 at 7:40 am

    The pink lemonade has been one of my favorites for a while now! I haven’t bought any recently, but on my next trip to Trader Joe’s, I think I’ll buy a few bottles!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      It’s the best way to celebrate the end of summer. 🙂

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries August 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Those peanut butter pretzels are one of my favorite items at Trader Joe’s! I also really love their cowboy quinoa burgers – so good!

    • Jessica August 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Yes!! Those burgers are also delicious!

  • Erica @ Coming up Roses August 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Everything looks DELISH!!! I go to Trader Joe’s all the time and lovelovelove seeing what others get!