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5 Trader Joe’s Frozen Foods Perfect for Valentine’s Day at Home

January 30, 2023

A romantic dinner out on Valentine’s Day isn’t always as great as it sounds. Reservations can be hard to get – especially for the most coveted spots – and restaurants can be rushed, crowded, and noisy on such a busy night. A great alternative is planning a dinner at home. You can make it special and romantic without spending hours cooking and cleaning, especially with these Trader Joe’s frozen foods, here to save the evening,

These foods are quick and easy to prepare, and surprisingly healthy, too. Save yourself time and money without sacrificing quality with these selections – and use the time you save to work on setting the mood.

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1. Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

To get things started, steam or pan-fry these tasty little Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons. They’re flavorful thanks to garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper. Plus, their small size means they won’t be awkward to eat.

Follow these with a simple stir fry – you can make it yourself, or lean on another frozen option from Trader Joe’s.

2. Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts

Pizza can be a fun and indulgent dinner, especially if it’s your Valentine’s favorite. Start with these cauliflower- and chickpea-based Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts, and top them with whatever suits you. Traditional tomato sauce and cheese, a white Caprese-style pie, ham and pineapple, pesto and veggies – you can make it your own, and show your sweetie you were paying attention to their pizza order.

3. Frozen Cauliflower Gnocchi

TJ’s Cauliflower Gnocchi is a perennial favorite, and there are several ways to cook it, depending on whether you prefer it soft and pillowy or crisp on the outside.

Plus, because it’s neutral on its own, you can toss with it any sauce you like. Marinara, pesto, meat sauce, even a plant-based Alfredo, it’s delicious and satisfying with any pairing, and sure to please.

4. Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin

Yes, more cauliflower – but this is in a completely different form. This rich, cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin is rich and cozy, made with a few wholesome ingredients, such as two cheeses and olive oil. Serve it with a salad (we’d love something bright with this, like endive and green apples with toasty walnuts and a lemon vinaigrette) as a vegetarian entree, or pair it with simply roasted salmon or a steak for a heartier meal.

5. Chocolate-Covered Banana Slices

Dessert is a must on Valentine’s Day, that’s a given. Though we love chocolate-dipped strawberries, we also think Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas chocolate-covered banana slices are a fun option. Enjoy them alongside the berries, or on their own, or with some cookies – gingersnaps would be a fun twist.

Read next: 8 Costco Foods Nutritionists Love for Valentine’s Day

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