Blog Take Over – 5 Fall Items We’re Loving at Trader Joe’s!
Hi everyone! Tricia here, AKA your favorite Trader Joe’s Pre-Assembled Salad Fan Club President! I’m highlighting all the Trader Joe’s fall goodies that the girls at L*Space and I can’t get enough of! I was personally ready for all the fall food to be available the day after Labor Day, and even asked my local Trader Joe’s when we could expect all the goodness, even though he looked at me like I was crazy. Cozy up and get ready for the most basic list ever (still proud of it though).
1. Salad Palette Turkey Harvest
THIS IS MY FAVORITE TRADER JOES SALAD OF ALL TIME. I seriously cry once all the Thanksgiving salads (my name for it) have been sold through in January and I have to wait another 8 months to stuff my face with it again. This salad hits the spot without the Thanksgiving food coma but gives you all the flavors (cranberries with turkey, sweet potatoes) and crunch (lightly cooked brussel sprouts). I’m never not satisfied after I eat this salad, but still reap the benefits of a not-so-heavy lunch that doesn’t make me sleepy after my break!
2. Autumnal Harvest Sauce and Zucchette Pasta
Am I just buying the pasta because it looks like pumpkins? Yes queen. Will they fall apart once they’re cooked? Yes honey. Did the packaging just get me? Yes goddess. Do I care? Girl, no! The sauce is a perfect alternate when you want that veggie zest, as well as something different for dinner than just another spaghetti and meat sauce night. I’ve had this sauce with regular spaghetti noodles and chicken ravioli, and still doesn’t disappoint!
3. Pecan Pumpkin Oatmeal
This is another item on my list I had to get as soon as it was back! A pumpkin breakfast is essential for a fall morning. Just add your desired amount of water or milk, microwave for a minute and 30 seconds, and you’re ready to go! Little warning: this oatmeal is richer with sweetness than others, but still considered a healthy option. I take turns with the pecan pumpkin oatmeal and maple and brown sugar oatmeal so I don’t pumpkin overdose. #PleasePumpkinResponsibly
4. Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Ok, yes, we can technically get this year-round, but artichoke can still be a fall veggie! Serve in a bread bowl and cut up a baguette and you have the perfect Football game-viewing snack. Or don’t tell the guys, hide the smell, call your girlfriends, add a charcuterie board, and wine with friends! Great lazy weekend dinner idea too!
5. Turkey & Pumpkin Jerky (for da fur children)
Don’t forget your pupper friends! My son Winston loves to get in on the holiday fun too, and he loved the below treats. They’re grain free and shaped like a strips of bacon too, making it that much extra of a treat. Meat and fall-loving fur babies rejoice!
Thanks for reading, babes! Hope you can find some festive goodies next time you head to TJ’s.
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