Healthy Trader Joe's Fall Food Finds: Pumpkin Gnocchi, Spaghetti Squash in Seasonal Sauce, Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

Sep 28 2022


It's a very special time of year: time for healthy Trader Joe's fall food finds! TJ’s knocks it out of the park every year, and this year is no exception. We're shouting out three of our favorites right now…

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Gnocchi

3/4 cup: 240 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 760mg sodium, 53g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g total sugars (2g added sugars), 3g protein
WW Points® value 7*
Is it any real surprise that pumpkin gnocchi are delicious? Even so, it bears stating… WOW! These doughy dumplings contain pumpkin, but they’re not “pumpkin spiced," making them super versatile. They’d be great in a creamy sauce (like the one in this recipe), but we'd also enjoy it with a slightly sweet marinara. Really, really yummy… Find it in the refrigerated section.

Trader Joe's Harvest Spaghetti Squash Spirals

3/4 cup: 100 calories, 4g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 210mg sodium, 11g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g total sugars (0g added sugars), 5g protein
WW Points® value 3*
The name of this product totally undersells how good it is—it tastes like Thanksgiving! It comes frozen in a bag, with the squash and sauce frozen together + a cheese packet. And that sauce? It's AMAZING. The stats are so reasonable (290 calories per package) that we'd easily eat the whole bagful in one sitting. Get this immediately.

Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

1.5 pieces: 160 calories, 8g total fat (4.5g sat. fat), 40mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 7g total sugars (4g added sugars), 4g protein
WW Points® value 7*
Surprise: This is the greatest thing! We didn't expect it either. The bark is like a dense granola bar with a thick layer of chocolate—it's pretty substantial. And as an added bonus, the oats in the granola are officially gluten free! Don't pass this treat by…

Listen to The Trader Joe's Pumpkin Haul (& More)!

Lisa, Jamie, and Mikey had a blast getting into all the seasonal goodies they brought back to Hungryland. You have to listen to this episode as they taste-test…

⭑ the seasonal milk beverage that Lisa's obsessed with
⭑ one of the best cream cheeses we've ever tasted
⭑ a canned pumpkin spice coffee drink (with a cautionary tale!)
… and so much more!

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Chew on this:

Happy National Good Neighbor Day, September 28th! It's also National Strawberry Cream Pie Day. If you want to be an EXTRA good neighbor, bring over these Personal PB&J Pies.

Pass along these finds so your buddies can get to Trader Joe's ASAP!

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