20 Healthy Trader Joe's Snacks You Can Literally Take With You Anywhere
The beloved affordable grocery store continues to be a go-to for good reason: Not only does it stock all your necessities, it also manages to offer a ton of items you never even knew you needed. And while it's tough for most people to pinpoint the exact category they love shopping for there the most, it's safe to say that Trader Joe's snacks are always a hot commodity.
Sure, TJ's is clutch for scoring shockingly good beauty products for those on a budget, as well as quick and easy dinner solutions and freezer section essentials for those days you just don't feel like cooking, but the snack situation is not to be overlooked by shoppers — and one main reason is the fact that there always seems to be something new to tempt your tastebuds besides the tried-and-true favorites. And what's even better, you can find a ton of healthy options, too. From raw almonds to veggie-infused crackers, there's a little something for everyone with every type of hunger pang.
That said, if you're looking to stock up for your next road trip, something to nosh on while you watch your favorite shows, or anything in between, the 20 snacks ahead are so tasty, they might just put your meals to shame.
Jerk-Style Plantain Chips
The Jamaican spice rub, which consists of allspice, peppers, garlic powder, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, and ginger, is most often used to flavor meat, but on these crispy plantain chips, it's the perfect vegetarian-friendly snack — especially when served with guacamole.
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Sometimes a sweet treat is the perfect snack and these bit-sized dark chocolate cups filled with creamy, salted almond butter will totally satiate your sweet tooth.
Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks
These crunchy, lightly sweetened sticks are perfect for dipping. Try them with honey mustard sauce for a tangy treat.
Freeze Dried Seedless Grape Slices
For a sweet snack with no added sugar, try these dried grape slices. They're delicious by the handful, or you can add them to cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. And pro tip: they happen to be a dynamic duo with the next snack on this list.
Bamba Peanut Snacks
These peanut butter-flavored puffs are beloved by adults and kids alike. It's practically impossible to eat just one.
Chili & Lime Flavored Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips
For a zingy, spicy snack, these rolled tortilla chips flavored with chili and lime will pack a punch. If you're someone who likes to dip, try them with whatever you normally dunk your chips in, like guacamole or black bean dip.
Crunchy Red Dragonfruit Chips
Light, crunchy, and ever-so-slightly sweet, these freeze-dried dragon fruit slices make a perfect healthy snack on their own, but you can also try them sprinkled onto a smoothie bowl or yogurt parfait. Plus the vibrant color makes them perfect for food pics.
Corn, Pea, Bean, & Quinoa Crisps
Simply seasoned and starring nutrient-packed ingredients like corn, peas, beans, and quinoa, it's hard to believe these yummy chips do the body good.
Featuring fiber-filled figs, these cookies satisfy your sweet tooth and your digestive system.
If you're giving Keto a whirl, these protein-packed snacks are ideal for those mid-afternoon snack sessions.
Organic Raw Almonds
Nothing makes for a convenient snack like some almonds, which satisfy hunger and feature a hearty earthy flavor. Keep a bag in your purse to nibble on on-the-go.
Organic Hemp Seed Bars
Cashews, almonds, and blueberries ... oh, my! This is an elevated and healthier version of those sugary granola bars you ate as a kid.
Soft & Juicy Dried Mango
Vitamin-packed mangos to go? Check!
If you're in the market for a light snack, these petite air-popped wonders are the way to go.
These Peanuts Go On A Date Bars
Just five ingredients make up these sweet and filling bars, perfect for those with an uncontrollable sweet tooth.
Greek Lowfat Yogurts with Toppings
Skip breakfast? Throw one of these bad boys in your bag on your way out the door.
3-Seed Beet Crackers
Crackers, but make them beet-y.
Breakfast Trek Mix
Not just for hiking, trail mix can also save the day when you're having a strong case of "hanger."
Cultured Coconut Milk
If you're on the dairy-free train, try this coconut milk take on classic yogurt.
Crunchy Nutty Rice Bites
Don't let their bite-sized stature fool you ... these snacks are addictive.