Healthy Trader Joe's Food Finds: Frozen Fried Rice, Plant-Based Gluten-Free Fried Fish, Mixed Nuts with Olives

Sep 6 2023
We all know that Trader Joe's rarely misses when it comes to churning out tasty food products, which is why it's time for a brand-new haul for the Hungry Girl podcast! There were SO many great finds in this haul. Read up on three of the best now, then listen to the full episode here or on your phone’s podcast app…

Trader Joe’s Bulgogi Beef Fried Rice with Kimchi

1 1/3 cup frozen (1 cup cooked): 250 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat. fat), 720mg sodium, 38g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g total sugars (3g added sugars), 7g protein
WW Points® value 8*
This tastes so much like restaurant fried rice, it's truly hard to believe it was frozen and came out of a bag! The little bits of marinated beef and kimchi give it great flavor, and the overall taste and texture really blew us away. We might super-size a portion with some riced cauliflower and bonus protein. Throw a bag in your freezer ASAP for the next time you need a fried rice fix.

Trader Joe’s Battered Plant-Based Fish Fillets

1 fillet (90g): 190 calories, 11g total fat (2g sat. fat), 420mg sodium, 19g carbs, 6g fiber, 0g total sugars (0g added sugars), 4g protein
WW Points® value 4*
Good news for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten avoiders—fish 'n chips are back on the menu! The "fish" is made from a blend of jackfruit and mushrooms, delivering a phenomenal flaky texture, and the batter is made without gluten. It tastes delicious and completely satisfies that need for fried fish. (And we promise you’ll love it even if you generally eat fish.) Find it in the freezer aisle!

Trader Joe’s Olive & Herbs Mixed Nuts

1/4 cup (30g): 170 calories, 15g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 105mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g total sugars (<1g added sugars), 5g protein
WW Points® value 5*
How unique is this snack mix? There are little dried Kalamata olives alongside the seasoned mix of pistachios, almonds, cashews, and pecans. The herby blend is very slightly sweet and would add a lot of flavor to a green salad. Fingers crossed that this mix sticks around for a while—it would be perfect for snacking during the holidays! (Hmmm, maybe we should stock up just in case.)

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