We aren’t quite sure why, but the release of new Trader Joe’s products brings real joy into our lives. The masterminds behind them are marketing geniuses, and somehow they always know what we need before we do. Here, seven new products to add to your cart over the weekend, from the latest in seltzer to new versions of cauliflower rice and beyond.
Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry
Yes, Trader Joe's. Yes. We know we should be making completely non-processed foods from scratch, but whenever we intend to do so, we end up with a fridge full of wasted produce. So, we're happy to keep these inventive TJ's frozen alternatives handy as the next best thing to homemade. To make a full-on meal from this new mixture—which is somewhat akin to a healthy fried rice—we suggest adding egg (scrambled or fried) and avocado.
Seed & Bean Medley
We're always on the lookout for healthy work-friendly snacks, so we'll be testing out this legume medley next week for certain. It's made up of roasted and salt-tossed pepitas, large corn kernels, chickpeas, fava beans and edamame and is sure to curb those cravings for a little 4pm crunch.
Peanut Butter Protein Granola
Protein at breakfast time is important, as it helps you stay full longer, which results in better food choices throughout the day. This new granola has protein, of course, from both peanut butter and actual peanuts, but it's also got pea protein to up the total to a whopping 11 grams of protein for each 2/3 cup serving.
You know how we feel about fruity seltzer water—it's our number-one addiction. Trader Joe's clearly knows this and has taken pains to get creative with this new concoction, using puree of the calamansi, a slightly sweet and also sour fruit popular in the Philippines. We don't yet know this for certain, but we have a feeling this cooler will serve as the perfect mixer with white wine or vodka.
If you're not from the South, you might not be super familiar with the deliciousness that is cornbread; however, you are about to be, as Trader Joe's has taken the actual bread, flattened it and baked it in the oven to make it oh so snackable. Serve it with chili for fall—here, our favorite turkey and sweet potato chili recipe.
Organic Reduced Sugar Cherry Preserves
This dreamy treat has 50% less sugar than regular cherry preserves and is made with—gasp!—actual cherries. TJ's suggests you spoon it into your smoothie mix, which is a use we hadn't yet imagined but will now be trying ASAP.
Mango & Sticky Rice Spring Rolls
Excuse us while we gain 10 pounds by exclusively snacking on these for the rest of 2017. They're made from rice, coconut milk and Nam Dok Mai mangoes—Thailand's most famous variety of the fruit—and as people who order a version of them with their Thai delivery on the regular know, they're inevitably delicious.