Trader Joe's Finds: Protein Pancakes, Mini Wontons, Vegan Crab Cakes

May 13 2019

Spotted on Shelves…

Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix

1/3 cup dry mix (makes two 4-inch pancakes): 140 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 260mg sodium, 23g carbs, 3g fiber, <1g sugars, 10g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

This high-protein pancake mix is one of the best we've ever tried! The buttermilk flavor is PERFECT, and the pancakes cook up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Just add water! They even inspired a creative new 3-ingredient recipe… Coming soon!

Trader Joe's Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

4 pieces: 50 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 150mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1*

Bite-sized dumplings filled with perfectly seasoned chicken? We could eat these all day. And since you can have four for only 50 calories, we just might! Cook some in a pan, or microwave them for about 2 minutes. Savory deliciousness in a flash. Such a great snack to keep in the freezer at all times!

Trader Joe's Vegan Jackfruit Crabless Cakes

2 cakes: 150 calories, 6g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 470mg sodium, 21g carbs, 6g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Major meatless find! We haven’t been super impressed with the other jackfruit products we’ve tried in the past, but these babies change everything. Found in the freezer section, these vegan patties truly taste like high-quality crab cakes. Lisa’s (non-vegan) breakfast trick: Top ‘em with a sunny-side-up egg! Everyone should give these a try…
HG FYI: Trader Joe’s stock varies by location… Give your local TJ’s a call before shopping to confirm availability.

New Podcast Episode: What to Eat if You’re Always Hungry!

Whether you’re already a fan of the Hungry Girl podcast or you’ve never listened to a podcast before, this all-new episode is a MUST-LISTEN! Lisa and the team are serving up loads of satisfying food ideas and indispensable advice, including…

⭑ The most filling breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks & desserts
⭑ The truth about foods with added fiber (courtesy of a special guest expert!)
⭑ Genius tips & tricks to outsmart hunger once and for all
… and so much more!

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And that’s all we’ve got. ‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Today, May 13th, is National Fruit Cocktail Day! You could have canned fruit cocktail… or you could have a cocktail filled with fruit. Your move.

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