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My Trader Joe’s food and beauty favorites blog post has been a long time coming. I’m so excited to finally share the items I consistently buy and love. I hope you’ll be able to add some new things to your shopping list! If you have TJ’s must-haves that I didn’t include please let me know if the comments below or via dm on insta!

Btw.. this post is dairy-free. I’ve been dairy-free for almost six years now so I’ve found some favorites through trial and error. I do eat a lot of vegan foods primarily because I know with confidence they don’t contain dairy. However, I do eat meat (I get asked that question frequently).

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I can’t get enough of this sweater.

trader joes food and beauty favorites
trader joes food and beauty favorites

BREAKFAST.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

Great if you intermittent fast. Low cal no sugar!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

This is a cult favorite and I believe the very first thing I ever purchased from Trader Joe’s. And it’s definitely worth the hype! I like to put it on top of cream cheese (see below) on a bagel.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

This is my favorite vegan cream cheese!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I love to pair these dairy-free yogurts with my safe & fair granola (10% off with PARDONMUAH) for a little crunch & texture. The yogurts are super smooth and don’t contain seeds or fruit pieces (which I’m not a fan of).

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I’ve tried two different syrups from TJ’s and honestly they both taste similar. Out of the two, this is my most used and I love that it’s bourbon barrel aged since I live in Kentucky.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

THESE ARE AMAZINGGG! Dairy-free or not they taste just like little buttermilk pancakes. They are mini sized (three to a pack) and heat up perfectly in a minute and a half in the microwave.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

These cinnamon rolls are scrumptious! I made them the other day and ended up eating all of them myself haha.

BARRE BREAKFAST & SNACKS.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

These peanut butter protein granola are a great snack to have on hand if you need a pre or post workout snack. They are quite filling and taste delicious!

I LOVEEE these kids Clif bars. They taste 100x better than the actual Clif bars (to me) and are less calories. I usually keep one in my bag or car to eat if I’m feeling hungry before or after a barre class.

I will admit I originally bought this because it was pink. And I love raspberry (it’s chocolate raspberry flavor). I don’t love the consistency of RXBARs since the base is dates, but the flavor is delish!

Frooze Balls and Granola Bites are awesome snack options. They are filling and easy to stash in your bag.

I swear these taste like candy! They are made with real fruit and not high in calories. I keep one or two in my car in case I need a quick snack.

trader joes food and beauty favorites
trader joes food and beauty favorites
trader joes food and beauty favorites

LUNCHES & DINNERS.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

My favorite salad combo! The grilled chicken strips are pre-made and so easy to place on salad. I particularly love the chili lime flavor with the southwest chopped salad.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

My favorite kind of dressing is balsamic and this fat free version is fab! It has a wonderful flavor and it a nice consistency for something fat free.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

There’s just something about a crispy noodle in a salad. These peanut salad kits are a great size and would def feed two.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I absolutely love these lunch salads! I like to throw them into a bowl and have them at my desk. Both are entirely addicting.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I originally picked this up because it said vegan (and I don’t eat cheese) but then when I was checking out realized it has a vegan meat substitute. And you would never know it! It tastes just like a regular taco salad and the dressing is fantastic!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

My favorite taco sauce! It’s not too spicy but has just enough tang.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I’m going to preface this by saying I don’t like red sauce or pasta sauce BUT this penne arrabbiata is fantastic. The sauce isn’t too thick and has a tangy, bright flavor. I like to add in some dairy-free cheese (see below).

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I get a lot of questions about cheese substitutes since I’m dairy-free and this is my current (and long time) favorite. It’s an almond mozzarella cheese and tastes delicious. It also has a real cheese texture while some substitutes do not. These cheeses also stay good for a long time.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I’ve been eating these chicken cilantro mini wontons for a long time now. I will heat up a couple at a time in the microwave and pair with coconut aminos (below).

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I was looking for a soy substitute and tons of y’all on Instagram recommended coconut aminos. It tastes just like soy sauce but sweeter!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

Trader Joe’s fried rice is one of their most popular items. My personal favorite is the Japanese Style Fried Rice. It sounds a little questionable but it’s so good! I pair mine with the coconut aminos.

trader joes food and beauty favorites
trader joes food and beauty favorites

SNACKS.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I go through bags and bags of these sliced apples. I know I could buy apples and cut them myself but I tend to reach for them more if it’s already done and it makes dipping into peanut butter quick and easy.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

An almond butter new to me, but I love all Trader Joe’s almond butter!

I’m not a big fan of spicy foods, but there is just something about these jalapeno seasoned corn & rice puffs. They have a muted bite and are super addicting.

These taste just like Pringles!

If you love everything but the bagel seasoning you will also love the chips. They sell out super quick so the last time I found them I bought two.

If you love cashews, you will loveee these!

Trust me, you’ll want to buy two bags!

Another everything but the bagel product. A nice light snack!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

Okay, these mango jalapeno apple fruit snacks are an acquired taste. A super strange combo.. but for some reason I keep going back to them time and time again! The regular apple fruit snacks taste just as you would imagine.

I love these for snacking or for pairing with salami (see below) and cheese!

Best salami I’ve ever had. I snack on these alone or paired with cheese and crackers.

DESSERTS.

This cinnamon Brooklyn babka is ADDICTINGGG. Seriously, if you buy it you will want to eat the whole thing in one sitting. And yes, it’s dairy-free.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I saw these cookies and almost passed them up assuming they had milk – but they are VEGAN! And super scrumptious. The sprinkle ones are my fav!

trader joes food and beauty favorites

Some dairy-free items taste questionable, but not these! These little babies are freaking delicious. They come packaged individually and are a personal size perfect for a dessert at the end of the day.

trader joes food and beauty favorites
trader joes food and beauty favorites

BEAUTY.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I’ve been using this to remove my makeup at the end of the day and it works like a charm! It’s great for the skin and so affordable.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

This marula facial oil is GREAT! I was super hesitant to purchase a “drugstore” facial oil but it gives the face a beautiful glow and it hasn’t irritated my skin and I have very sensitive skin.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I love trying eye creams. This one is a good option for different skin types and is definitely hydrating. I also like the packaging for ease of use.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I feel like I’m going to love this during the summer months. It’s a smooth, thin consistency body oil perfect for quick hydrated looking skin.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I don’t know about you, but I have the worst dry skin in the winter months so I’ve been using this on my elbows and knees before I go to bed at night. It’s also a great product to have on hand because it has so many uses.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I would closely compare this to the Loccitane cleansing oil, but without the almond scent. It’s luxurious and moisturizing.

trader joes food and beauty favorites

I changed over to this shaving cream several weeks ago and I’ll be a repeat buyer. It’s a nice smooth consistency and a great size!


I hope you enjoyed my Trader Joe’s food and beauty favorites! I also have most of these items listed on my Instagram (@pardonmuahinsta) food highlight.

Don’t forget to check out my blog post Affordable Spring Dresses!

XO Amanda

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