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Old 12-06-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
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The Trader Joes in my area is opening today! Any recomendations on what to shop for there?
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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Mmmmmmmmmmm yummy stuff
I love their bacon. The nitrate free natural smoked one is delicious.
Lets see, what else. The dry roasted cashews are yummy too.
I guess a lot of that answer depends on what kind of eating plan you are on.
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I buy nuts there, almond meal, and sometimes flaxmeal, though Whole Foods is cheaper.

Their butter and heavy whipping cream are very good.

We get many of our supplements there too.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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I also like their almond meal, it is finer than the bobs red mill. They have out of this world greek yogurt. I can't wait until I move up on the carb ladder and can have some.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:19 AM   #5
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Check out their nut section. You will be in awe.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #6
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I buy organic produce, wine, nuts, cheese, butter and organic 1/2 & 1/2. We like their frozen boneless, skinless chicken thighs and frozen fish. The fish sausage gets mixed reviews around here.
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I like to buy their steel cut oats, raw almonds, heavy whip cream, chocolate ice cream, almond meal, veggies, low sodium turkey deli, cajun salmon, peanut butter, wine, chocolate, olive oil....lol

I have 3 TJ's in my vicinity and love it

Have fun!
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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I'm so jealous.......

I've only been once but it was great and I just wanted to look and take my time. So do that, for me........

The cheese is fabulous, the veggies too. So many nice things. You are so lucky.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #9
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Carnitas, salmon, raw almonds, HWC, veggies to nuke, salad greens, tea - love TJs!!
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They sell LC tortillas!
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Their almond butter, nut flours!!! love T.J.
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If you are eating grains. Their sprouted breads are really good. 4 carbs per slice. Make sure you get the Trader Joe Brand as thats the one that is lowest in carbs, the other sprouted bread is much higher in carbs. If you can tolerate malitol, they have Simply Lite Sugar Free Chocolate. 2 blocks is all I eat at a time when I want some chocolate and I don't have any adverse effects.

Although I rarely use it, I've also bought their peanut flour.

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:14 PM   #13
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CHEESES! And Italian meats. Nuts! OMG - marcona almonds. They have great cream cheese. Very inexpensive jumbo eggs for hard boiling. Just avoid the cookie aisle.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:03 AM   #15
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Well I went and browsed last night... Didn't buy anything, but WILL go back in the near future!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:01 AM   #16
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Oh my gosh, I get so much stuff there. It is a low carber's paradise!

On my regular shopping list:

*Unsweetened cranberry juice (2.25 carbs per oz, I have 1 oz mixed with water every morning as a "cleanser")
*Pre-cooked, nitrate free bacon
*Pre-cooked meats (the pot roast and carnitas are cheap and delish when zapped in the microwave. I pour their green salsa and some sour cream over the carnitas and have that for lunch a lot)
*Free range eggs
*Cheese (especially their cheese curds-- little chunks of cheese I add to tuna salad, etc., and the mozarella balls in salt water)
*Frozen stuffed fish (just check the carb counts, they have two stuffed salmons, one high in carbs and one low. They have a crab-stuffed white fish that is amazing)
*Frozen regular fish (I like to sear their tuna steaks, or bake their white fish with mayo and herbs on top. The great thing about their fish is they have a wide variety and they've promised to switch over to all sustainable sources/types in the next year)
*Frozen cheese souffle (easy to make and relatively low in carbs)
*Organic 1/2 & 1/2 and HWC
*Diet Hansen's sodas

In addition, a lot of their pre-prepared deli-type foods are also surprisingly low in carbs. They have a couple types of egg salads that I run to when I am hungry and on the go, or they have pre-cooked chicken breasts in various flavors (rosemary-balsamic vinegar, lemon pepper, etc.).

Edited to add: Their coffee is great, and they've got a huge selection. I buy 1 can regular and 1 can organic decaf and mix them. Also, a lot of their frozen vegetable medleys are pretty LC and have terrific flavor. They sell LC chocolate but beware of the maltitol!


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Old 12-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #17
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Olive Oil , pizza sauce, pasta sauce, fresh veggies, nuts, almond flour, sprouted grain bread and salami/cheese packages are always on my list at TJ's.

I love the cheese curds, but my store rarely has them.

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #18
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Tuna - my DH works for Trader Joe's and that has always been one of our main staples that is not only cheapest but yummiest from there.

Cheeses, HWC, eggs, nuts (they have prepackaged smaller snack bags if you like that for portion control), some of their frozen pre-made meals are lc and delish!, salad stuff, and more.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #19
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Whaaa I'm so jealous! I write them every 3-6 months to get them to open a store in my STATE! (I'm willing to drive! lol)
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