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The Healthiest Trader Joe's Products Your Kitchen Needs

By Rima Pundir
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The Healthiest Trader Joe's Products Your Kitchen Needs

For the people with little to no time on hand, and with plenty of mouths to feed, and we mean this literally; cooking can be quite a heavy chore.

From grocery shopping to meal planning, buying the ingredients fresh, and ensuring they don't go bad till it's time to cook them, meal planning can wreak havoc in your life.

This is why grocery chains like Trader Joe's, which offer plenty of self-labeled products are heaven-sent.

On that note here are some of Trader Joe's products we can't seem to do without. You?

1. Steamed Lentils

Lentils make for pure plant protein
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You have to know your lentils to cook them right. Each pulse or lentil demands its own cooking time, and some even need to be soaked for a few hours before you can get to cooking them. So what's the alternative?

Trader Joe's steamed lentils. These are ready to eat, in the way you want them. Add them to salads or stews, soups or just go Indian with them and make a meal out of them with rice and some poppadums.

Here's more Indian food from Trader Joe's.

2. Umami Seasoning Blend

The perfect savory blend
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Face it, many of us are choosing to make more and more meals at home because of the pandemic, especially if there are kids at hand. But how do you add taste to the bland dishes? Because if they are bland, the kids are going to reject it and then have a hangry meltdown.

Trader Joe's has a secret weapon. The Mushroom & Company Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend, guaranteed to make taste buds wake up and sing with joy.

As a taste/flavor enhancer, it goes on anything and everything. But there's plenty more.

3. Organic Popcorn With Olive Oil

Crunchy guilt-free popcorn?
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Movie nights mean popcorn but the ordinary microwave kind that we all gorge on seems to have some harmful chemicals in it. And not all of us are savvy enough to air pop ourselves some crunchy corn.

A happy and healthy substitute is Trader Joe's organic popcorn with olive oil that has only three ingredients: non-GMO corn, organic extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt.

Simple, easy, and effortlessly healthy. In fact, there are plenty of other snacks at Trader Joe's that nutritionists swear by.

4. Mini Dark Chocolate Bars

Time for some sweet
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We've talked about protein and taste, and healthy snacking. So now comes the sweet part, as in the dessert. But not just any old dessert, let's talk about the Mini 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bars that have us drooling.

It's the perfect little package and comes with just enough chocolate to leave satiated. The good thing is that dark chocolate is also pretty good for health, and with Trader Joe's, you know you got an authentic product.

The perfect guilt-free dessert. But can we also have this?

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