Trader Joe's Food Finds: BBQ Jackfruit, Roasted Veggies, Pea & Chickpea Snacks

May 19 2021

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If you're anything like us, you can't get enough of Trader Joe's. The fan-favorite grocery chain consistently comes out with great new food finds, and our new haul is no exception. Check out today’s finds, and don’t dawdle — at TJ's, the goodies are here today, gone tomorrow…

HG FYI: Trader Joe’s stock varies by location… Give your local TJ’s a call before shopping to confirm availability.

Trader Joe's Pulled Jackfruit in Smoky BBQ Sauce

2/3 cup: 120 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 400mg sodium, 27g carbs, 6g fiber, 17g sugars, 4g protein — SmartPoints® value 5*

If you've been thinking about trying jackfruit but found it intimidating, this is a super-easy way to give it a whirl. Throw the whole pouch in the microwave… The meat swap is sauced up and ready to eat. The texture is meaty despite being plant based, and the sauce is sweet 'n smoky with a bit of heat! We like it better than most other jackfruit products we've tried, and it’s perfect for wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Bonus: The whole pouch has just 260 calories!

Trader Joe's Roasted Green Beans, Roasted Cauliflower, and Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Black Pepper

1/2 cup: 60 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 150–170mg sodium, 5–7g carbs, 2–3g fiber, 1–3g sugars, 2–3g protein — SmartPoints® value 2*

These three precooked, heat 'n eat veggie sides are as delicious as they are convenient. Find them in the produce section's refrigerated case with the prepared veggies, and stock up for those days where you don't feel like cooking… but you know you gotta eat some veggies. The texture is great — al dente and not overcooked. Prepared simply and so tasty!

Trader Joe's Crisp Crunchy Crisps Pea & Chickpea Snacks

1 oz. (about 17 pieces): 120 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 250mg sodium, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugars, 4g protein — SmartPoints® value 3*

Yes, Crisp Crunchy Crisps really is the name of this snack. (What's next? Sweetly Sugared Sweets?) We forgive the redundant name because they're really good and, thanks to the beans, they naturally contain fiber and protein. We love chips that won’t leave us hungry again 30 minutes later! Enjoy them with your favorite dips, or crispy-crunch on them plain. They don’t have a distinct seasoning, so they’ll go with just about anything.

Check Out the Whole Trader Joe's Haul on This Week's Podcast!

Lisa, Jamie, and Mikey taste-tested a slew of Trader Joe's finds this week — find out what else they tried! Tune in for…

⭑ a super-tasty vegan taco salad kit
⭑ Russian-style chicken dumplings (calorie bargain!)
⭑ vegan Bolognese with plant-based crumbles
… and so much more!

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) when calculating the value of a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder, not the calculator. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*The SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.


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