Trader Joe’s Pantry Favorites


Would you believe I made it another whole week without going food shopping?! I’m all excited about this ridiculously minor feat in my life but I remain convinced that getting myself down to one good food shop a week will save me some money and free up my errand-running time for other things.

I am also learning how much I need to buy so that we can get through the week. Like, make sure to overbuy the frozen vegetables (I eat more than I think), overstock the apples (I eat more than I think), never assume you have enough sweet potatoes and always make sure to fill the pantry.

While I normally share our dinner plan on Friday for next week, I am skipping it today because next week is looking a little hectic. We won’t be home Sunday night (Islanders game!), Monday is a day off (we may be out?) and I will be in the city for an event one day as well. Along with all of that, it’s a taper week for me which means routine meals with lots of potatoes.

So instead of selecting recipes that I know I won’t make, let’s talk about my Trader Joe’s Pantry Favorites!

Since my Trader Joe’s Frozen Favorites post was so widely appreciated, I put together my Trader Joe’s Pantry Favorites which includes a good chunk of the food in our house.

Trader Joe's Pantry Favorites

I tried to keep this post to what I typically purchase; there’s so much good stuff at Trader Joe’s that it can be hard to narrow down to a list!

Sauces, Soups & Oil:

  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce
  • Island Soyaki
  • Organic Ketchup
  • Tomato sauce < – I play around with which I buy
  • Organic Tomato Paste
  • Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes
  • Low Sodium Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
  • Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
  • Olive Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Peanut Butter & Jelly:

  • Apple Cranberry Butter
  • Organic Raspberry Preserves
  • Chia & Flax Crunchy Peanut Butter


  • Organic beans (kidney, black beans, chick peas, white beans)
  • Green Lentils
  • Tri-Color quinoa
  • Pasta (whole wheat & regular)
  • Ezekiel bread
  • Whole Wheat English Muffins
  • Mini Whole Wheat Pita Breads

Chocolate, Candy & Cookies:

Dark Chocolate Pound Plus Chocolate Bar From Trader Joe's

So many chocolates to choose from!

  • 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars
  • Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Semi – Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Semi – Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • Cocoa Powder
  • European Sipping Chocolate
  • Midnight Moo < – Chocolate Syrup
  • Organic Jelly Beans
  • Chocolate Cat Cookies
  • 100 Calorie Pack Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies < – Haven’t seen recently?
  • Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Flour
  • Organic Whipping Cream

Dried Fruit & Nuts:

They have a great nut section but I don’t really buy the nuts. I buy the dried cranberries and raisins.


  • Organic Popcorn kernels
  • Kettlecorn popcorn (small bags)
  • Honey wheat pretzel sticks
  • Peach Salsa

Oatmeal/Cereal Section:

  • Organic Steel Cut Oats
  • Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Oat Bran
  • Chia Seeds



  • All the Spices
  • Coffee K-Cups
  • Almond Milk
  • Quest Bars

Other Trader Joe’s posts of interest:

Trader Joe’s Frozen Favorites

Trader Joe’s Favorites For Runners

Trader Joe’s Grocery List


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