When I need to grab a few grocery items and don’t want to battle the crowds at Target or Cub, I go to Trader Joe’s. Last time I went was to grab the items I needed for the awesome Nectarine Pizza. I usually don’t buy produce there unless I’m going to use it soon because it seems to go bad really quickly.
My favorites are the lemon chicken & arugula and peanut noodle. They are pretty tasty and SO easy to grab for a work lunch.
Chips and Veggie Straws
The quinoa and black bean chips are good for salsa and guacamole dipping, while the veggie straws are a greasy snack that satisfies my salt craving after a sweaty work-out.
I don’t know much about cheese types, other than I like them all. So, I usually grab a few while I’m there. This last time I just grabbed plain goat cheese and some mini-babybels lights to toss in my lunches.
Wine (not pictured)
Gone are the days of drinking 2-buck chuck, but there are some cheaper wines they carry that I enjoy. I like to grab a few I know are good and a few unknowns. I know it sounds wasteful, but if I buy a $8 bottle and I don’t like it, I don’t hesitate to pour it down the drain. Life is too short to drink bad wine.
Some other great staples:
Frozen Spinach Artichoke Dip
My friend turned me on to this- it’s a super easy and delicious appetizer if you don’t have time to make something homemade.
Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzels
They were out the last time I went!
Coconut Oil and Creamy Peanut Butter
I always longingly look at the flowers too, but I’ve never purchased any. I love the idea of fresh flowers but when I’m home only a few hours every day I feel like they are a waste. Maybe I should buy them and bring them to work…