Trader Joe's Food Finds: Frozen Side Dish with Butternut Squash, Easy Veggie Rice, PB-Stuffed Dates

Jan 27 2023
We've been super busy lately—January problems, right?—but we had to make time for a brand-new Trader Joe's haul! Read on for some highlights, then listen to the latest Hungry Girl podcast for the full haul…

Trader Joe's Bulgur Pilaf with Butternut Squash & Feta Cheese

1 cup: 200 calories, 10g total fat (3g sat. fat), 380mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g total sugars (0g added sugars), 6g protein
WW Points® value 6*
STOP EVERYTHING. You need this freezer find immediately—it's total comfort food and an unexpected smash hit! The texture is mind-blowingly satisfying! This inventive combo is sure to blow your mind and would be perfect paired with your favorite protein. Get it NOW.

Trader Joe's Riced Hearts of Palm

1/3 package (85g): 20 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 0mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g total sugars (0g added sugars), <1g protein
WW Points® value 0*
If you're a fan of TJ's Hearts of Palm Pasta or Palmini's products, this will be a familiar concept. For the uninitiated, these are tender hearts of palm that have been blitzed into rice-like bits. The texture is very similar to actual rice, and this product isn’t as tart as some other hearts-of-palm products. Dress it up with cheesy sauces, marinara, and just your favorite seasonings. It's shelf stable, so stock your pantry!

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Royale

3 pieces: 140 calories, 6g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 0mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g total sugars (4g added sugars), 2g protein
WW Points® value 6*
We love the whole chocolate-covered stuffed-dates concept, and these treats are total winners! They're like truffles, but most of the sugar is naturally occurring as opposed to being added. These pitted dates are filled with peanut butter and coated with chocolate… What could be better? This is a top-notch swap for standard candy.

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

Listen to the Whole TJ’S Haul Episode (and MORE)!

We’re going to take this moment to say, HEY, if you haven’t listened to the latest podcast episode, do it now! It’s packed to the max with amazing Trader Joe’s finds, plus Lisa, Jamie & Mikey having a good time joking around while they taste-test the new foods. And if you’ve never listened to the podcast, there’s no time like the present! Start with whichever episode you like: the most recent one, the first one from way back in 2018, or just click whichever topic strikes your fancy. (“The Beat Burnout & Boost Your Energy Episode,” anyone?) Pro tip: Cue up a ‘cast, then head out for a walk—it’s like strolling with friends!

And subscribe so you never miss an episode.

Chew on this:

Sound all the alarms: It's National Chocolate Cake Day, January 27th! Make our fan-favorite Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake at your earliest convenience.

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