Hello. My name's Nathan, and I love Trader Joe's. My wife Sonia does too. She's a great shopper, has excellent taste and knows good value when she comes across it. As many of you know, Trader Joe's is unsurpassed in the world of good-value grocery stores, so we spend a lot of our time and money there. Although the store fairly consistently delivers great taste with its own unique line of food products, there are definitely some big-hits, and unfortunately, there are some misses...

After doing a couple of internet searches for reviews of TJ's food items, Sonia discerned an apparent dearth of good, quality reviews for the store's offerings. So, at her suggestion, we decided to embark on a journey of systematically reviewing every Trader Joe's product, resulting in the blog you are about to read...

A couple of months into our Trader Joe's rating adventure, an old college friend, Russ, who unbeknownst to me had been following our TJ's blog, decided that I had been slacking in my blogging duties (which, of course, I was) so he decided to contribute his own original TJ's reviews to the blog, thus enhancing it, making it more complete and adding to it a flavor of his own. He and his wife Sandy are also avid TJ's fans and, as you will soon discover, he is an excellent writer and is nearly as clever, witty and humble as I am.

Seriously though, Russ: You go, boy!

So here it is: "What's Good at Trader Joe's?"

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Podcast Episode 17: Favorite Healthy Products

Is your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? In this episode we share our favorite healthy Trader Joe’s products.

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  1. one of my favorite healthy TJ's items is the Greens, Beans and Grains. (frozen) It's based on a West African peanut stew, although it's mostly chickpeas, and is paired with couscous. It's vegetarian, loaded with flavor and has a bit of heat to it. Tasty, healthy, filling and $2.99? Give it a try if you haven't.

  2. TJs has so many healthy products! Right now i'm loving the canned cuban black beans. All the prepped raw veggies are great for snacks and the various frozen fruits i buy for smoothies.
    Agree with above poster, the beans and greens is delicious! I like even more greens so i serve it over a bowl of spinach that wilts with the hot beans over it

    1. We'll have to check out the canned Cuban black beans as well. Thanks!

    2. Oh jeez! You haven't tried those?? They're really delicious and stupid cheap- perfect for anything from beans and rice to breakfast tacos with an egg...