We asked wellness experts for their top cheap and healthy Trader Joe’s finds. From acai packets to black bean chips and organic tahini, here’s what you’ll always find in their shopping carts.
There was a time when following a dairy-free diet meant eliminating milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt altogether. Luckily, those days are gone. Thanks to the latest crop of coconut, cashew and almond yogurts, you can still savor one of the creamiest and most beloved breakfast eats.
Even the healthiest and most moderately-minded among us have those moments when we go a little overboard (ahem, Thanksgiving). Whether it was the quantity, quality or both, the next day, you feel the pain…bloating, fatigue, indigestion, irritability.
Fries—just the word conjures up a crunchy, salty indulgent treat. But what if we said you could have all that satisfying crunch and flavor, but also get your vegetables in and feel great after?
So, you want some noodles, but you have celiac, or you’re gluten intolerant. You could reach for a gluten-free pasta made from corn or rice—but they’re high in carbohydrates, and research shows they can cause blood sugar to leap even higher than wheat-based noodles. Bean pastas to the rescue!
There are many things to love about this creamy pasta recipe: It’s dairy free, rich and luscious, and vegetarian. But perhaps the best thing: It’s ready in 15 minutes.
When it comes to dinner, we’re all about fast prep with fancy results. After all, the meal has to be delicious and healthy, so we don’t just order takeout—but it also has to be quick and simple to make, because we don’t have time for elaborate kitchen acrobatics most nights, and we’re guessing you don’t, either.
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Roasted root vegetables are an ideal winter side dish, and when they become brown and caramelized, they have a sweetness that can satisfy your sugar cravings. Usually, it’s plenty to toss them with just olive oil, salt, and pepper, but when you want a bit more, this is your dish. The citrus adds brightness, the sage adds softness, and when are whole roasted garlic cloves not a good thing?
You can count the number of ingredients on one hand
While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, that doesn’t mean you mean you can forget about lunch. Unfortunately, for too many of us, our mid-day meal means a soggy sandwich—or worse, we skip it all together.
Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. These nuts are simultaneously salty, rich, crunchy, and deliciously complex, thanks to the rosemary. Keep them on hand for an easy, yet thoroughly enticing, snack.
These macaroons are neither a traditional version made with almond paste nor a straight-ahead coconut version; rather, a hybrid of the two, using sliced almonds and shredded coconut. They have the best characteristic of all macaroons, however—a chewy-crunchy outside that gives way to a soft inside. Bet you can’t just eat one.