I have SOOOO many Trader Joe’s products to rave about. So many in fact, that I even started a series on Instagram called #TraderJoes Tuesdays to spotlight new products each week. For this post though, I’d like to hone in on those products that make for excellent travel-friendly snacks. This is especially timely for me, as I just traveled to Mexico a few weeks ago. Before any trip, I always like to stock up on plenty of snacks to have throughout my travels so that I’m (A) not wasting tons of money on food at the airport and (B) guaranteed to have healthy options at my fingertips.
I like to look for things that have plenty of fiber and protein, as well as healthy fats. TJ’s sells a plethora of snacks, but be forewarned: many of them are far from healthy. Steer clear of anything that screams “empty calories,” like chips, sugary cereals and cute mini cookies. It’s important to read the labels too, because sometimes something as innocent as a granola bar can be more akin to a candy bar once you investigate the ingredients list and nutrition stats. (At that point, I’d rather just have an actual candy bar #thankyouverymuch. Preferably dark chocolate. 😉 )
The best bet is to start your TJ’s trip off in the produce section, then work your way to the nuts, then snack bars and finally, end near the cereal and snacks. Keep a special close eye out for these gems – my absolute favorite healthy snacks:
- Organic apples (I love honeycrisp or pink lady)
- Organic baby carrots
- Raw almonds
- Raw cashews
- In-shell pumpkin seeds
- Simply nutty bars (they have three flavors – the dark chocolate, walnut, peanut, fig and date one is my fave)
- KIND bars
- Cinnamon Puffins cereal
- Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Flakes cereal
- Lite Kettlecorn (6-pack of individual bags)
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#TraderJoes Tuesday >> simply nutty bars with dark chocolate, walnuts, peanuts, figs and dates: $4.99. Love these for a healthy snack. They remind me of KIND bars. Picked them up to have as a grab-and-go breakfast and travel snack during my trip to Mexico later this week. They sell two other flavors of these as well, but this one is hands down my favorite thanks to the dates and figs. 😍 Such a delish combo!
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