Trader Joe’s Faves

My parents are currently both here visiting me (yay!) and this means that 1) I am trying to spend as much time with them as I could (this, plus my annual vacation to the Philippines last month, my unfortunate bout with extreme allergies, and a very bad cold, explains my lack of blogging lately!), 2) I am their only child here in Boston (my two lovely sisters stayed in Manila) so I am pretty spoiled pampered while my parents are here (heehee), and 3) there is lots and lots of eating involved. And food shopping too!

Last week my mom and I went to Trader Joe’s and I turned into a kid in a candy store. Seriously, I. bought. so. much. candy. Haha. I love Trader Joe’s (not as much as I love Whole Foods, but it’s up there) and I have a list of faves that I tend to buy over and over again. Not only are these items affordable, I don’t feel guilty buying them because they’re all-natural and organic! Here are some of my favorites, all Trader Joe’s brand:

– dark chocolate covered blueberries

– 100 calorie milk chocolate bars

– Swiss milk chocolate bar

– plain pretzel thins

– mushroom risotto

– mushroom turn-overs

– italian meatballs

Plus the “basics”: organic fruit (bananas, strawberries, oranges), veggies (pre-packaged broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus), bread, cheese, steak, sausages, milk, and wine (yes, I consider sausages and wine as basic items). Trader Joe’s is actually about a mile away from my apartment but I don’t mind the long walk (and the exercise) to go there since everything is so cheap and affordable, and best of all, delicious!

Do you have any Trader Joe’s faves? Share them with me!


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