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January Trader Joe’s Favorites

January 13, 2017
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Although the chocolate peppermint almond milk is no longer on the shelves, there are still some delicious things you can pick up at Trader Joe’s.  I can’t wait to share my monthly Trader Joe’s favorites with you every month in 2017.  Here are my picks for January.

Southwest salad

Trader Joe’s has the best grab and go salads of any grocery store.  My current favorite salad right now is the southwest salad.  It has 200 calories, with dressing, and is packed full of delicious veggies. I love to add avocado to it for a bit more protein.

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Chocolate chip waffles

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I think every month will include a chocolate treat, because I love it so much.  The frozen chocolate chip waffles are no exception.  They taste like dessert for breakfast, but they can also be eaten as dessert. Honestly, these would make the perfect bottom to an ice cream sundae.  All you have to do is pop them in the toaster.  I topped mine with bananas and maple syrup.

Chocolate coconut milk ice cream

If you are a vegan, you will love this ice cream alternative.  Who am I kidding? I am not vegan and I love this stuff.  It’s the perfect pint to keep in your freezer and take a couple of bites when you need that chocolate fix after dinner.

Tarrazu coffee

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Although I don’t drink coffee, Colton does.  Now that he works from home, we keep it stocked at our house to get him through the day.  Trader Joe’s is the perfect place to find coffee, since they have flavors from all across the globe.  You can even grind your beans right in the store, so it stays fresh.  The Tarrazu is a delicious Costa Rican medium-dark roast full of flavor and perfect for your morning coffee fix.

Lavender hand and body lotion

One of my parents gifted me the lavender hand and body lotion for Christmas and I have been obsessed with it ever since.  I put it on before bed because lavender is relaxing.  My skin feels incredibly soft when I wake up in the morning.

To read previous Trader Joe’s favorites, check out the archive.

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Have you tried any of these January Trader Joe’s favorites?  Leave me a comment below.

  • Nora Spaulding January 13, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Those waffles look GOOD! And the salad I’ve heard is amazing too. Great picks! Have you tried their veggie chop salad. I love just putting some Italian dressing on it and eating the whole container!

    • Jessica January 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Yes! It’s so good. I haven’t had very many salads from there that I didn’t like. The waffles are wonderful. It’s all I can do to not eat them every day.

  • Julie January 13, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a Trader Joe’s. But this post has me wanting to stop in soon. I didn’t know they had fresh salads. They look delicious. TJ has a great selection of trail mixes. And I love their cheese and cracker options. If I venture out in the subzero temps this weekend, I’ll definitely find my way to a Trader Joe’s.

    • Jessica January 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Yes! They have the best cheeses! I love doing cheese platters for my parties.

  • Sophie Gillum-Webb January 13, 2017 at 5:53 am

    MMMMMhhmmm Chocolate chip waffles sound amazing!! We don’t do waffles much in this house but now I have a taste for them!! So much to the diet haha!!

    Sophie xx

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

      They are so very good.

  • Lauren January 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Ohh how I miss Trader Joe’s! All of this looks amazing. We used to live 5 minutes from one, but then we moved. Now the closest one is 45 minutes, but I may just have to take drive down there some time.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Oh no! I would be devastated if I lived that close and had to move. Ours is about 7 minutes from my house and I swear, I will not put more distance between me and TJ if I can help it.

  • candy January 13, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I miss not being close to a Trader Joes and all the great buys and different and unusual products they carry.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Me too! It’s so good!

  • Belle January 13, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Those chocolate chip waffles look really good! I’m going to visit the nearest Trader Joe’s.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

      They are great with peanut butter too.

  • Sarah Jean Althouse January 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Every time I go to Trader Joe’s there is something new and awesome I need to try. (And add to my ever-growing list!)

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Haha. I know! Me too!

  • Kim January 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    We don’t have one close to us, but now I want to go! Those waffles!! The coffee!! I may have to make a trip this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Of course! It’s totally worth a little drive once a month to grab some yummy goodies.

  • Michelle - Lillian Abbey January 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Oh I wish we had a Trader Joe’s! These all look great!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:38 am

      I wish everyone had one. It really is the best thing.

  • andrea January 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love Trader Joe’s; they have the BEST healthy snacks. That Southwestern salad looks amazing. TJ is also so much cheaper than WholeFoods too.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

      I am a huge fan of Whole Foods, but yes, TJ’s is much cheaper. I actually have the SW salad again for lunch today

  • Chrissy January 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    You had ma at chocolate chip waffles! Goodness they look so good!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

      They are incredible!

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons January 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Trader Joe’s is such a fun place to shop! They have a healthy guacamole I love!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Yes! I haven’t had that in a while. I need to pick some up the next time I am there.

  • Laura Rike January 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I love that salad, too!! It’s delicious and have that crunch to it! 🙂

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Yes!! So creamy and delicious.

  • Kristine-Bites of Flavor January 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Great picks!! I love Trader Joe’s prepared salads. Perfect for a grab and go lunch.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Me too!! They are delicious. I am eating one for lunch today.

  • Cassandra January 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Trader Joe’s has some really good things. I stop by there every so often and I may have to try that lavender lotion. Thank you. -Cass from

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      It’s really great! You’ll love it!

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    We buy that lavender lotion also!! It’s so soothing to put on after I shower!
    I haven’t seen those chocolate chip waffles, but I’m heading there tomorrow so I will probably pick up a box if I do. They look great!!!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Yes!! Were you able to find the waffles?

  • Kim January 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Haven’t tried any of it, but if I did, I’d be making a ice cream sandwich with the ice cream and waffles 🙂

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      That sounds SO GOOD right now.

  • Rachel January 14, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I’m sorry, WHAT!? Chocolate coconut ice cream!? I’m dairy free right now (damn baby) and have been desperate for an ice cream alternative!!! Ahhh!! MUST get it!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      IT is SOOO good. SImilar to a Wendy’s Frosty. 🙂

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health January 14, 2017 at 7:08 am

    i havent been to TJ’s in a long time. will be keeping my eyes out for these products.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      You should!! It’s so wonderful.

  • Rebecca Hicks January 14, 2017 at 9:03 am

    That salad sounds delicious! I love southwest flavored everything, so I’m sure I’d be all over this salad. And those. waffles. look. amazing! You had me at chocolate, and I can’t wait to see what other chocolate goodies you share from TJs. 😀

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      It’s so good. I actually just ate one for lunch today.

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen January 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    All of these look amazing, especially those waffles! I would love to go to a Trader Joe’s someday.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      If you ever make it to Dallas… 🙂

  • Rachel @ Kitchen Cents January 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I lived in Arizona for a time and had a Trader Joe’s 5 minutes from my house. I loved it! I would shop there all the time. Great products. This salad sounds amazing!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      It’s my second home. haha.

  • Krysten January 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I am a caffeine addict and a trader joes addict, but I haven’t tried Tarrazu yet. I really want to try it now!
    I am in love with that Southwest Salad, it’s so fresh and amazing.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I’m sure all of their coffees are great!

  • Harmony, Momma To Go January 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Need to try that lotion!

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      It’s awesome!

  • MK January 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    How did Colton like this coffee compared to their other beans? You should have him do a comparison! The way TJ’s does their packaging, I’ve always had a hard time selecting a coffee there, unless I want to just do a random buy.

    • Jessica January 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Great idea! I am sure after he tries a few more to compare them too, he will have a great post I’ll get back with you. 😉