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Here Are The Best Trader Joe's Snacks According To Nutritionists

There are many reasons to love Trader Joe’s and their extensive snack selection is one of them.

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Snacks are a great way to stay energized and satisfied between meals. If you’re trying to eat in a balanced way, picking the right snacks can be key. That’s why we reached out to several nutritionists and dietitians to ask for their favorite healthy snacks from Trader Joe’s. Find them below!

1.

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels


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“When snacking, I always want a combination of macronutrients so I don’t find myself hungry again five minutes later. So rather than just carbohydrates, I look for snacks that also have protein and fat so they have more staying power. My absolute favorite Trader Joe’s snack is their peanut butter filled pretzels! They are delicious and crunchy and, thanks to the addition of peanut butter, one serving contains 5 grams of protein.”

Anne Mauney, MPH, RD, founder of fANNEtasticfood.

2.

Organic Dehydrated Carrots

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Rachel Beller

“I love this snack because it’s got two simple ingredients: organic carrots and sea salt. It’s minimally processed and high in fiber, coming in at a whopping 11 grams, which is great for gut health and general well being. It’s portable, versatile, and you can eat it on its own, or dipped in hummus, cashew cream, guac, salsa… the sky is the limit!”

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutritional Institute and author of Power Souping

3.

Avocado’s Number Guacamole to Go

4.

Gluten-Free Protein Maple Muffin

5.

Pitted Salted Manzanilla Olive Packs

6.

Corn, Pea, Bean and Quinoa Crisps

7.

Jicama Snack Wraps


Rachel Beller

“I’ve been loving these jicama wraps all summer long! Jicama is high in fiber and has a low glycemic load. That means it doesn’t have much of an impact on your blood sugar, which is important when it comes to our health. It also contains prebiotic fiber that can help restore good bacteria in the gut, and it’s rich in vitamins B6, C, E, and beta-carotene. The wraps are also super versatile: I fill them with hummus, chunky guacamole, TJ’s pico de gallo salsa, and top them off with fresh veggies. So refreshing yet so filling!”

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutritional Institute and author of Power Souping


Rachel Beller

“I’ve been loving these jicama wraps all summer long! Jicama is high in fiber and has a low glycemic load. That means it doesn’t have much of an impact on your blood sugar, which is important when it comes to our health. It also contains prebiotic fiber that can help restore good bacteria in the gut, and it’s rich in vitamins B6, C, E, and beta-carotene. The wraps are also super versatile: I fill them with hummus, chunky guacamole, TJ’s pico de gallo salsa, and top them off with fresh veggies. So refreshing yet so filling!”

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutritional Institute and author of Power Souping

8.

Avocado Tzatziki Dip

9.

Crispy Crunchy Okra and Freeze Dried Fruits

10.

These Peanuts Go On A Date Bars

11.

Heirloom Popcorn

12.

Roasted Seaweed Snack

13.

Turkey Jerky

14.

Crispy Broccoli Florets

Picture of a bag of Trader Joe's crispy crunchy broccoli florets


Rachel Beller

“These broccoli florets are great because they have a lot of fiber, a solid amount of protein, and are low in sodium. Plus, it only has three ingredients!”

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, Dietitian Nutritionist, CEO of Beller Nutritional Institute and author of Power Souping

15.

Peanut Butter Protein Granola

16.

Nuts and Dried Fruits

17.

TJ’s Multifiber Bowl

Multifiber bowl


Rachel Beller

“This is one of my go-to recipes, which I also recommend to my clients. Trader Joe’s sells all of the ingredients and it’s super quick and easy to make. Here is what you need:

1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 cup plant milk

1 tablespoon of slivered almonds (optional)

Mix everything in a bowl and enjoy it like cereal. It’s the perfect snack because it’s very rich in fiber, which supports things like gut health and heart health. A lot of my clients also enjoy this recipe as a breakfast. I recommend boosting the antioxidant value by adding various spices such as Ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and even cacao powder. Enjoy!”

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, Dietitian Nutritionist, CEO of Beller Nutritional Institute and author of Power Souping



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