Trader Joe's Favorites!

May 7, 2024
If you're on the lookout for some palate-pleasing, unconventional treats, look no further than Trader Joe's. From their Sparkling Strawberry Juice Beverage to their Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto, we've rounded up a list of products that are truly Trash Panda approved.

Sparkling Strawberry Juice Beverage

Picture this: a sparkling spring day, a sweet, strawberry daydream in hand, and not a single added sugar in sight. Trader Joe's Sparkling Strawberry Juice Beverage is like a sip of sunshine with its not-from-concentrate strawberry juice and plenty of bubbles. Whether you're picnicking, packing lunches, or just need a sweet treat, this beverage delivers. And at just 60 calories per can, you can indulge guilt-free.
For an extra kick, try it chilled straight from the can or over ice. Feeling adventurous? Create a signature cocktail by mixing it with vodka and muddled basil. Or indulge in a dreamy strawberries-n-cream float by adding a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream. Let your imagination sparkle!

Vanilla Overnight Oats

Gone are the days of cooking oats in hot liquids. Trader Joe's Vanilla Overnight Oats offer a no-cook, no-fuss solution. Rolled oats are soaked in almond beverage until they reach a rich, pudding-like texture, then enhanced with dates, sea salt, and vanilla extracted from vanilla beans. The result? A ready-to-eat breakfast treat that's truly tasty anytime, anywhere.

Cauliflower Gnocchi

Cauliflower lovers, rejoice! Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi is about to gnoc your socks off. Made in Italy with about 75% cauliflower, along with cassava flour, potato starch, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt, these soft-textured bites are a healthier twist on the traditional Italian dumpling. With fewer carbs and significantly less fat and calories than potato-based varieties, these gnocchi are a guilt-free indulgence.
Prepare them by sautéing and crisping them up in a stovetop pan for a crisp, never-overcooked texture. Alternatively, boil or microwave them for a more tender presentation. Toss them in butter, fresh sage, and Trader Joe's Shaved Parmesan Reggiano, or with Pasta Sauce and fresh basil for a delicious meal any way you dress them up.

Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto

Who needs Parmesan when you have Trader Joe's Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto? This simple blend of kale, cashew butter, and basil mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and water, and seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, is a flavor powerhouse. The kale adds depth, the basil infuses freshness, and the cashew butter lends creaminess, making this pesto a must-have pantry staple.
Versatile and delicious, this pesto is perfect for tossing with your favorite pasta, using as a dip for chips, crackers, and crudités, or spreading on a sandwich or in a wrap. Whether you're vegan or not, Trader Joe's Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto is a winner. Omnivores can even use it as a marinade for chicken or a topping for fish.
So, next time you're at Trader Joe's, be sure to grab these Trash Panda approved products for a culinary adventure you won't soon forget! And don't forget to scan with the Trash Panda app while you're shopping to check those ingredient labels!
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