Trader Joe’s Greens, Beans and Grains. Trader Joe’s does a great job catering to the vegan and vegetarian demographic. Just walk down the food aisles and ponder the plethora of options. This is especially true in the frozen section. Vegetarian pizza, vegan hot dogs, chickenless chicken strips. The list goes on for a long time and vegans every where rejoice at shopping at trader’s. Why not? The prices are good and they have a great selection if prepared foods to cater to vegetarians. For full disclosure, I am not a vegetarian but I do eat a wide variety of food and do enjoy many vegetarian/vegan meals.
As with most of the best vegetarian food at Trader Joe’s, this is in the freezer section with the rest of the vegetarian food. I was intrigued by it because it wasn’t your typical Indian dish but supposedly inspired from West Africa. It contains kale, garbanzo beans and peanuts over couscous. I saw some tomatoes in there too.
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Trader Joe’s Seasoned Kale Chips. We all know that Kale is now a pop star in the so called Superfood category. Kale is an ancient green vegetable that has been cultivated for thousands of years in Europe. It is a Brassica which is in the same family as cabbage. Genetically it is very similar to cabbage, but the leaves don’t form a head. I can’t remember the first time I ate Kale, but it didn’t really gain popularity until just a few years ago and now you see it in various forms in all the healthy grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. My wife is always looking for ways to get more into our diet and I have been growing it in our garden for years.
A couple of years ago I review the original Trader Joe’s Kale Chips and gave them 9 out of 10 bells. I really liked them as a snack. My wife liked them. I thought they were a great way to snack on Kale, albeit kind of expensive as a snack. You can make your own Kale chips pretty easily Kale: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Superfood (Superfood Series) and cheaply compared to store bought ones.
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Trader Joe’s Meatless Breakfast Patties (Formerly known as Veggie Sausage Patties). I’ve probably mentioned it before but I am not a vegetarian, but I know that many, many of you loyal Trader Joe’s fan are. So, if I want to get any hits on this website, I need to review as many vegetarian/vegan/gluten free products as I can. So, I review these things for you all! Also, as my wife calls me, a dumpster diver because I will eat just about anything once.
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