Trader Joe’s Meal Ideas
Hey guys! HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m looking forward to this weekend because my parent’s dogs are coming to stay with us while they visit Layne + Marco in D.C. Yay for a house filled with pooches!
This week we did our grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and I wanted to share the meals we made.
I’m not sure who Zoey is…but Happy Birthday!
With a lack of appetite (yet non-stop hunger) that has come with pregnancy, if a meal isn’t easy to make…I’m not cooking and we’ll be eating out. I figured Trader Joe’s would be good for some quick meals that even pregnant me could handle making.
First up. I prepped enchiladas for my lunches. I can totally see myself making some version of these for lunches for the rest of my pregnancy lol. They were satisfying and filling regardless of what my appetite was saying.
These come together so quick. I brown ground meat in a skillet. Then I add in the cabbage mix + jar of salsa and cook until the cabbage mix softens. Then I wrap up the filling + some cheese in a tortilla. Top with salsa + more cheese and bake for 30 minutes. Done. These lasted for 4 lunches and I didn’t get tired of them. Fabulous.
Next. My favorite frozen meal at Trader Joe’s is their frozen sweet potato gnocchi. Have you tried it? I imagine in the future I’ll share a post showing all the delicious recipes we make with this gnocchi. It is one of my very favorite products TJ’s makes!
Here we sautéed asparagus + gnocchi + some pepperoni that we got to put on the below pizza. Came out great!
This week we also made pizza.
Just topped the crust with pizza sauce + cheese + salami type of meat + capers for me bc I’m feeling the salty.
Another night I made us stir-fry with Trader Joe’s Tempura Chicken that came with a sweet and sour sauce + some leftover broccoli we had in the fridge (I love that Taylor Farms sells mega, giant bags of broccoli. They last in our fridge for like 3 weeks and make for an easy stir-fry addition) + TJ’s frozen brown rice.
And the last meal we made was nachos!
Chips + cheese + beans. I ended up hating this bean dip because it was SUPER smoky. I hate smoky things. I like smoked meats, but smoky flavored things…gross. Like a smoked gouda…ew. It tastes like you’re chewing cigar smoke lol. I’m not a fan. I wouldn’t buy this dip again.
And those were some of our meals! If you’re in need of it, I hope that gives you some meal inspiration for next week.
I hope you make it a great weekend! See you back here on Monday :)