Trader Joes Questions
Typically, if something sounds too good to be true, it is. For the budget-conscious among us, Trader Joe's seems to be just that. They've got 85/15 grass-fed beef for about $6.75/lb at the one near me. It is labelled "grass-fed" on the... (more)
Ok. I admit. I was a PB fiend pre-paleo. I ate Crazy Richards which ahs ZERO sodium, all natural, nothin but peanuts. Now that I've been consuming almond butter instead, I've been having difficulties finding the right brand and the right kind.... (more)
Is it possible that Trader Joe's Coconut Milk have some type of stabilizer added even though nothing is listed? My stomach can not handle any type of gums, and I drank some TJ coconut milk yesterday and I had the worse stomach pain. Another... (more)
Anyone have a good recipe for a curried chicken salad? I love the one at Trader Joes....ingredients are -Grilled Chicken Breast (water, isolated soy protein, salt) -Curry Dressing (mayo from soybean oil, whole egg, cider vinegar, egg yolk,... (more)
I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (more)
I know all the oils in the store bought mayo are pretty bad, but if someone is only using a minimal amount of 2 T a day, do you think it would have a negative affect on trying to get a lean body composition? I love the one from Trader Joes.
80/20 rule comes to mind. If that is your own vice? Go for it. As an aside though it is REALLY easy to make. Like, less than 2 minutes. Great way to use up extra bacon fat. Hence, my screen name.
Alrighty, so just as a disclaimer, before I started making my switch over to start becoming more of a strict primal eater (def more primal than paleo), the majority of my fridge already made up of mostly nearly paleo/primal foods (meat, fish,... (more)
Going to to the "big city" tomorrow and thought I'd squeeze in a visit to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Anything in particular there that I should stock up on that are otherwise hard to find in average grocery stores? I might just go marvel at... (more)
My wife and I have been paleo for 7 months and 90% of our grocery shopping is from TJ. One of our favorite products is the Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon. We eat maybe 3 to 4 packages of this stuff a week but something recently has been concerning... (more)
I am traveling to an area that has naught for restaurants except for chains, but they do have a trader joe's. Being in the Fresh Market/Whole Foods dominated area of Tampa Bay, I've not dealt with them - but I am going to utilize my hotel room... (more)
I don't often go into TJ's due to the mayhem and length of checkout line but recently screwed up the courage step in and, as I fully expected, found that their coconut oil is about $5 less than elsewhere. I've since discovered that they ran out... (more)
A lot of Trader Joe's cheeses are imported, and I assume that some are grassfed regardless of whether or not the label says so because there are different regulations and husbandry practices in other countries. How do I figure this out? Cheese... (more)
I've been hearing recently that Trader Joe's now sells coconut oil. Has anyone tried it yet? Thoughts? How does it compare to the other coconut oils that you normally use?
Get it! IMO tastes and operates the same as Spectrum, etc. And hello.. half the price and organic? A win for sure. I had been asking forever, obviously not the only one, and I have to say they actually do kind of listen to the masses.... (more)
Pretty much downing a can every two days; I know anything canned is pretty much post-agriculture and post-industrial but it's sooooo good! Seriously look at these specs: (more)
It's wild caught, has bones (calcium), tons of protein and omega 3s, and comes in a bpa-free can. It also costs under $3 for a can. I go through millions of these
I'm not a fan of drinking coconut milk, so any recipe's? It says I have to use it within 10 days. http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=198 UPDATE: I made some ground beef curry. This stuff isn't real coconut milk... (more)
I've never used the carton coconut milk, so am unsure of the fat content comparison to tinned, but would think that you could use it quite easily. Off the top of my head: Curried veggies: saute onion garlic, turmeric, curry, ginger, coriander in... (more)
I pick up a produce CSA once a week, a meat CSA once a month and go to the farmer's market every week. I find myself at Trader Joe's at least twice a week and at Whole Foods a few times a month. A run of the mill standard grocery store is within... (more)
I am interested in taking a multi-vitamin, and wonder what you all think of TJ's brand of vitamins? They claim to be fairly (mostly?) pure, without a lot of fillers, but that still leaves it wide open in terms of quality. The price is certainly... (more)
I just noticed in the last few weeks that the Whole Foods nearest to my house has dropped its per-brick cost of Kerrygold to $2.49, which beats the $2.69/$2.79 that I see at Trader Joe's in the region. In fact I haven't seen Kerrygold cheaper than... (more)
Yep, I saw a special deal in Whole Foods at the end of April. Also, to my surprise, my local Wegmans droped the price to $2.79 after I complained to them. They used to sell it for $4.99 / 8oz.
Why is TJs brand of cocnut milk bad? I know it is a light version --is that the reason why it is not liked? TJs brand is the only one I can find in my area that is 1) cheap $99/can 2) does not have any additives at all. All the brands FULL fat... (more)
I recently purchased Niman Ranch uncured applewood bacon at TJ and taste pretty grade. I visited their website and they claim their animals are raised humanely with 100% vegetarian diet (beef, lamb pork etc). Question is, is their bacon live up... (more)
Does anyone out there eat Greek food? I love greek but obviously will be skipping the pita bread. Is tzatziki a good condiment for greek food -- I saw one nutritional label for a Trader Joe's tzatziki sauce and it has 1 gram of sugar, 2 carbs per... (more)
Hi all - I'm very new to the Paleo lifestyle (in the middle of our first 30 days & loving it). I have two littles - my son, 3, drinks (store bought original/unsweetened) Almond Milk a couple times a day. My daughter is 13 months and we're in... (more)