Healthy Trader Joe’s Finds: My Honest Reviews

Hey guys!

I loooooooove that your love for Trader Joe’s runs just as deep as mine.

I’m having so much fun making honest TJ’s reviews videos on TikTok, so I wanted to put a bunch of my reviews in one place so it’s easier for you to check them out next time you’re headed out to do some shopping!

Note – some of my must-haves like Ube Ice Cream and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning aren’t on this list… but you know those are hands down 10/10s for me 😋

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Jicama Wraps

These are actually pretty good! But here’s the thing – the package comes with a lot, and they get moldy in like 2 days if you can’t finish them all. Sooo because of that I’m going with a 8/10.

Green Goddess Dressing

Yikes you guys. Some of you are really passionate about your Green Goddess dressing! I just found it to be really boring and flavorless…and too watery. TBH I’m kinda confused about why people rave about it so much? 4/10.

Cauliflower Gnocchi

A TJ’s staple. This one get’s 2 reviews, because it’s alllll about how you prepare it. If you follow the package directions, it’s kinda mushy and meh – 5/10.

BUT if you follow a food blogger’s recipe, it’s crispy perfection on the outside and just a bit gummy on the inside, making it a solid 10/10 🙌

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Rice Cauliflower Stir Fry

Hands down a 10/10 on this one. And I’m a tough critic when it comes to Asian food! BUY THIS!

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Vegan Banana Bread


This is better than any banana bread I’ve EVER had, vegan or not. Seriously. It’s moist. It’s sweet. You need this. 10/10.

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Vegan Chicken-less Seasoning Salt

Meh. No flavor profile. Too salty. 4/10.

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Everything But The Elote Seasoning

This needs to be in EVERYONE’s pantry. It’s my favorite seasoning everrr and I stock up every time I go on a Trader Joe’s run. There’s a little cheese and sugar in it but whatever, it’s WORTH IT and has 0 calories per serving. 20/10

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Vegan Shredded Mozzarella

Sorry but this sucks. It literally tastes like nothing. Go grab Daiya instead. 2/10

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Zucchini Spirals

I’m allll for lazy hacks for eating healthy, but this is a no-go. Just go buy a zucchini in the produce section and make your own zoodles. 4/10

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Watermelon Jerky

This is suuuuper sweet, but so tasty! Bonus – it’s vegan. I’d give it a 10/10 if it wasn’t for the fact that there’s probably an entire watermelon in the one teeny bite I’ll eat in about 5 seconds. So let’s say 9.5/10

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Watermelon Spread

Watermelon Jerky is a yes…. Watermelon Spread is a no.

I had realllly high hopes for this! But sadly it fell flat and it tasted more like a refurbished Jolly Rancher. I gave it a 3.5/10 and honestly, the .5 is just for the cute packaging.

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Umami Seasoning


This just makes everything taste good. I like to put it on my meat and pretty much all of my veggies. 10/10

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Açai Bowl

I have to admit my expectations were kinda low for this… but it’s actually pretty good! But the key here is honey.

If you don’t add honey – 5/10

If you add honey – 9/10

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Cottage Cheese

Just…. no. Didn’t like this AT ALL. 1/10

Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing

Okay… so this one surprised me a little! It’s not AS boring as I thought the Green Goddess dressing was (sorry). Buuuuut it’s still not as exciting and flavorful as the Kefir dressing. So this gets a 6.5/10

Very Cherry Plums

Hmm… these don’t really taste like cherries. They just taste like plums that LOOK like fat cherries. Not bad…just nothing special? So 7/10

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Strawberry Oat Ice Cream

CANNOT contain my excitement about this. You know how I’m obsessed with the Ube Ice Cream? Well… this might be even BETTER.

It’s creamy perfection, with little bits of candied strawberries and brittle inside. YUM. Buy this. 1 MILLION/10.

Riced Cauliflower Bowl

Love my cauli rice… definitely DO NOT love this bowl. It’s seriously disappointment in a box. Zero flavor. Skip it. 2/10

These reviews are SO MUCH FUN. Plus it gives me more excuses to go to TJ’s 😉

I have another review video of Trader Joe’s desserts, and some Costco finds on my TikTok and Instagram – check those out too!

Any other ideas for some things I should try/review?! Lemme know in the comments!

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  1. FAITH says:

    Omg please review the dried fruits like dried mango, banana, and apples! I like those but was wondering if they were healthy as a snack?

    1. blogilates says:

      OOOOOH good idea! I love the dried mangoes at TJs. They’re healthy but because they are dried, you feel like you’re eating less of the fruit so it’s easy to consume more of it, which means more sugar. So of course, everything in moderation. And just make sure that you’re buying dried fruit versions without added sugar!

  2. Sandy says:

    I mix the Green Goddess dressing with some ranch (about 4:1 or 3:1 ratio). I think it helps with it being watery, and it works great on salads that already have lots of flavor. I love me some red onion!

  3. Jody says:

    Love these reviews!!! Please keep them coming! I’m not sure why but I keep forgetting about Trader Joe’s and it is only 10 min. away from me! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

  4. Jenna says:

    Keep these reviews coming! I’m surprised they have so much falvorless, disappointing stuff. Everything looks good there, I never know what to buy. I have a limited budget so I appreciate these honest reviews!!

  5. Krysta Williss says:

    Thank you so much for the reviews! I looooove trader joe’s but have definitely been disappointed about some things that people rave about. This helps so much!

  6. Christina Garcia says:

    Thanks for the reviews! They really help

  7. Ann Allen says:

    more of these reviews please!

  8. Carmen says:

    Trader Joe’s is the best! These are some of my favs at Trader Joe’s if you haven’t tried them already! Elote corn chips, pepperoni Mac & cheese, black bean & cheese burrito and rolled lime tortilla chips

  9. Erin Styles says:

    Haha so funny how everyone’s opinions differ. I basically survive off of the riced cauliflower bowl – one of my all time favorites. I add hot sauce and I’m good to go!

  10. This was really fun to read! I’d love to see a Walden farms version xD and wait…watermelon jerky is a THING?!

  11. Jake paul says:

    I agree with cbunz you don’t have the slightest clue of what you’re even talking about. You’re probably preparing all of these dishes wrong.

  12. Stef says:

    What do you like to put the Elote seasoning on?? I just bought it but idk what to use it on

    1. blogilates says:

      Everything!!! Zucchini, bell peppers, and shishito peppers are my go to.

  13. Lili says:

    i dont have any TJ in my country and I am so jealous hahaha ;-;

    1. Me neither! I’m in Canada. Whereabouts are you?

  14. Liz says: maybe this won’t go bad as fast as jicama wraps?? but it has some cheese in there. there is also a cauliflower jalepeno dip!

  15. Tough but Trying says:

    TJs black bean chips are seriously what keeps me going throughout the week! You should definitely try them if you get the chance!

  16. Robert Popielarz says:

    Love trader’s Joe I like the spinach Greek pie ,orange chicken and many other foods

  17. Emily says:

    I absolutely LOVE TJ’s roasted plantain chips!! They are dangerously delicious!
    These tiktok reviews are so fun! Xx

  18. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the reviews!! Will definitely add these to my TJ shopping list 😁