A Trader Joe’s paleo shopping list has been in the works for a minute now, and I’m proud to finally share some of my favorite paleo-friendly staples with you that I pick up from Trader Joe’s on a regular basis.
Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite grocery stores for a few reasons. They carry all the products you could imagine to keep your house stocked with healthy food, clean beauty, household products and other popular items at reasonable prices. I also enjoy the fact that Trader Joe’s stores usually aren’t too overwhelming in size, so you can find what you’re looking for in a reasonable amount of time. They have a great assortment of organic fruits and veggies, as well as other pantry staples that I keep on hand.
The staff at Trader Joe’s is always so helpful, from helping you find what you’re looking for to walking your groceries to your car. In the refrigerated section you can typically find them sampling the latest products (kids love this!) and I know with my local Trader Joe’s they always have some sort of fun game going on for the kids while mom and dad shop.
Tips and Tricks for Shopping at Trader Joe’s
Before you print out the Trader Joe’s paleo shopping list and make your way over to the store, here’s a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up I thought I would share:
- Trader Joe’s are typically very busy on Wednesdays and Sundays. I typically do my grocery shopping on Sundays, so try to make it to the store right when they open at 8am.
- ALWAYS check the labels! While Trader Joe’s is a great resource for healthy food staples, there are also a lot of foods there that have a lot of hidden sugars and inflammatory ingredients. The “Just Chicken” product has an ingredient list a mile long, when it’s advertised as being just chicken. Check the labels for hidden sugars, canola oil, preservatives and other fishy ingredients, or opt for sticking with the products that don’t come with a nutrition label.
- Bring your own reusable vegetable bags if you can. These are the ones that I use from Amazon.