Trader Joe’s is an absolutely crucial part of my food life. Lots of people assume that because I’m a dietitian I eat “perfectly” (whatever that means). But to me, a healthy diet is flexible and includes all foods, even processed ones. After all, I’m busy (I’m sure you are, too) and my days are never predictable. That’s why I lean on TJ’s to help me make delicious, mostly-balanced meals when I’m crunched for time.
Whether I’m coming back from a trip, recovering from a cold, swamped with work, or just feeling lazy, here are my favorite meals to throw together from already-prepared ingredients from Trader Joe’s.