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Trader Joe’s Staples

โฃI get it, grocery shopping can be overwhelming, especially with all of the options. The one thing I always get asked about is what I buy at Trader Joeโ€™s so I wanted to give a breakdown of my go-to Staples. โฃ
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๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ: always check the ingredients list. The shorter the list the better, and try to go for ingredients you understand & can pronounce. โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ ๐จ-๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ: โฃ
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๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ณ๐ž๐ง ๐•๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ:โฃ
Organic Riced Cauliflower โฃ
Bell Pepper Trio โฃ
Mexican Cauliflower Rice (๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต) โฃ
Colorful Carrot Coins โฃ
Rainbow Cauliflower Florets โฃ
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๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐•๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ: โฃ
Jicama Wraps โฃ
Fresh greens (๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ & ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด) โฃ
Broccoli Slaw, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, & Green Cabbage for stir frys โฃ
Cherry Tomatoes โฃ
Mini Purple Sweet Potatoes to roast in the Air Fryer โฃ
Petite Rainbow Carrots โฃ
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๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ฌ: โฃ
Pre-grilled or roasted chicken breast โฃ
Liquid Egg Whites โฃ
Turkey Breast โฃ
Almond Milk Mozzarella Shreds โฃ
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๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฌ: โฃ
Cauliflower Gnocchi โฃ
Coconut Whipped Cream โฃ
Pre Cooked Rice
Seasonings (๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜น, chili lime & ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ) โฃ
Mini Corn Tortillas (๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ & ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด) โฃ
Frozen Shrimp Stir Fry (๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ) โฃ
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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ ๐จ-๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐๐ž๐ซ ๐‰๐จ๐žโ€™๐ฌ?! ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ? โฃ
Trader Joe's Must Buys_

Meal Prep Monday with some of my Trader Joeโ€™s favorites. ๐Ÿ›

A huge bulk of this was simply prepping some of my favorite frozen staples ahead of time.
And that is one of my biggest tipsโ€ฆ
I used to be so guilty of letting fresh veggies go to waste, sitting on my countertop waiting to be cooked during the week.
Youโ€™ll be ten times more likely to eat your veggies if theyโ€™re easy to grab and go AND you have a plan to make them taste great. Keep it simple, convenient and ready for the week.
โ–ถ๏ธ Frozen turkey burgers cooked on the stove
โ–ถ๏ธ Japanese sweet potatoes (microwaved for 4 minutes & cooked in the air fryer
โ–ถ๏ธ Broccoli Slaw & Mushrooms cooked in a skillet with Braggs Aminos
โ–ถ๏ธ Trader Joeโ€™s Mexican Cauli Rice mixed with a bag of frozen broccoli, frozen Cauli rice, & frozen bell peppers
Whatโ€™s your favorite veggie right now?
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Meal Prep Monday

๐๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ โฃ
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And even more exciting ๐Ÿ˜‚ I finally got an air fryerโ€ฆ What’s your favorite thing to make in there?! Help me out! โฃ๐Ÿ—
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I wanted to share one of my favorite hacks for meal prep… stop overcomplicating it.
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It doesnโ€™t need to be fancy or elaborate. This whole prep took me under an hour and now I have all of my veggies ready for the week. I can mix and match with seasonings and flavors depending on what Iโ€™m craving each day. โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž: โฃ
Mexican Cauliflower Rice โฃ
Mushrooms โฃ
Zucchini Noodles โฃ
Sautรฉed Broccoli Slaw & Green Cabbage โฃ
Cauliflower Rice โฃ
Jicama Fries โฃ
Butternut Squash Fries (๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐Ÿถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ) โฃ
๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค?
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Meal Prep Orange Chicken

๐Ÿด Meal Prep Monday๐Ÿด

This was so easy and now dinner or lunches are done for the week.

๐ŸŠ Orange Chicken ๐Ÿ—

All I did was cook boneless chicken breast in a skillet, mixed in braggโ€™s aminos, & sugar free orange marmalade, portioned out and served over green beans and cauliflower rice.

Took me under 30 minutes.

I also prepped some ground turkey for taco salads and have plenty of options on hand for yogurt bowls, oatmeal, eggs, rice cakes, smoothie bowls, and mug cakes.

Whatโ€™s on your menu for the week?

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Meal Prep Monday

Meal Prep Sunday!! I am NOT PERFECT nor do I aim to be but this helps me find a healthy balance. Are my weeks perfectly prepped and planned out all the timeโ€ฆABSOLUTELY NOT.
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BUT I do make an effort to get a head start on the week, do what I can to eat healthy the majority of the time, and set a good example for my challenge ladies. But, itโ€™s also important to note that there are plenty of spoonfuls of peanut butter, meals eaten out, and chocolate during my weeks too.
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Life is about BALANCE!!!!
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Do you follow a super strict diet, or try to find a HEALTHY balance?! Comment below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ

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