8 Trader Joe's Must-Haves Under 200 Calories

Feb 9 2018
We love Trader Joe's, you love Trader Joe's, so let's take a look at our latest favorites from our pals in Hawaiian shirts…

Baked Churro Bites

9 pieces: 120 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 80mg sodium, 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars, <1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

We simply HAD to start this list with these tasty treats. We got chills the first time we tried 'em; they’re that good. They remind us a little of cinnamon-flavored cereal and a LOT of Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists. So much yum!

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

1/2 cup: 80 calories, 6g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 320mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Here's a new twist on the cauliflower rice trend! The flavor is terrific, and snacking on this is way more fun than eating plain veggies. We might have to take inspiration from this and create our own recipe... You never know when your favorite TJ's item is going to disappear!

Icelandic Style Nonfat Yogurt in Strawberry

1 container (8 oz.): 190 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 75mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 24g sugars, 20g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7*

Shake up your yogurt routine, and give this find a try! It's packed with protein and even thicker than Greek yogurt. Plus, the taste is perfection. By the way, the stats might look higher than your average fat-free yogurt, but that's because the serving is a full 8-oz. cup. Pssst... There's a Plain version as well!

Pistachio Pomegranate Crisps

11 crackers: 90 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat. fat), 130mg sodium, 17g carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

These crackers look like melba toast but taste like the best fruitcake ever! We love the little bits of pom and nuts. This flavor is the latest addition to TJs line of crisps, and it's perfect topped with a little light cream cheese.

Chicken Shu Mai

6 pieces with 1 tbsp. sauce: 140 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 740mg sodium, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 11g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Calorie bargain alert! In case you don't know, shu mai are like little meatballs in thin dumpling wrappers. They're excellent, in general, and this take is top notch! We could snack on 'em all day long...

Thai Sweet Chili Veggie Burger

1 patty: 150 calories, 6g total fat (0g sat. fat), 270mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 8g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

These yummy patties are unlike your average meatless burgers. The texture is lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and they're loaded with major flavor. Chop one up, and mix it into a stir-fry or salad; plop it on a light burger bun; or wrap it in lettuce leaves with your favorite toppings. Yummm…

Sweet & Salty Kettle Popped Popcorn Chips

28g (about 17 chips): 110 calories, 3g total fat (0g sat. fat), 190mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

Kettle corn fans, rejoice: These chips really do remind us of the classic state fair treat! They contain four kinds of seeds (chia, flax, quinoa, and sunflower), which give them a great crunchy texture. Fair warning: Portion them out ahead of time, because it's too easy to tear through the whole multi-serving bag in one sitting!

ABC + K Slaw

1 cup with 1/3 packet dressing: 100 calories, 5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 130mg sodium, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We've got a new go-to salad! The ABC stands for apples, beets, and carrots, and the K is for kale. Who knew this combo would be so darn tasty!? There's also an orange poppy seed dressing, which is sweet and delicious. (If you don't love sweet dressing or just want to cut calories, try using less and mixing it with apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar.) This stuff would be amazing with grilled chicken and sliced almonds... Is it lunchtime yet?!

Chew on this:

Not only is it Friday, but it's also National Pizza Pie Day, February 9th! Make our Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie pronto.

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