My Trader Joe’s Picks

My Trader Joe’s Picks

I honestly love Trader Joe’s because they have unique items that you can’t find at your typical grocery store. I shared a few of my favorite items on Instagram and received some DMs asking for more recommendations, so I put together a list of my current “must-have” items. 
1. Cauliflower Gnocchi I feel like everyone is talking about TJ’s cauliflower gnocchi right now but it really is as amazing as people say! I cooked mine in a saucepan with water over the stove and added olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, cheese and asparagus. I can’t say enough good things about it! 
**Current Favorite**
2. Shells with Brie and Asparagus– Trader Joe’s frozen meals are always a win for me. I like to try new ones every so often because they’re usually delicious and good if you’re on the go. Other than TJ’s, I rarely buy frozen meals at the grocery store. 
3. Riced Vegetable Medley- This is a really great side dish that is quick and easy (just add a little EVOO and seasoning if you like).
4. Blueberry Lavender Almond Beverage This beverage tastes exactly like a blueberry muffin and I’m here for it. I use this flavored almond milk in my coffee, hot chocolate, and event tea lattes. I haven’t tried it yet, but I want to use it in a blueberry muffin recipe. 
Other items I usually pick up each TJ’s trip but not pictured:
*Teeny Tiny Avocados
*Organic Lemons Bag 
*Mahi Mahi Burgers
*Strawberry Probiotic Yogurt 
*Argentinian Red Shrimp
*Asparagus Risotto
Head to Trader Joe’s to check out these products for yourself. Let me know your recommendations below!
XOXO,
Gee Nicolette
Blueberry Lavender Almond Hot Chocolate

Blueberry Lavender Almond Hot Chocolate

Looking for a delicious drink to help you warm up during the crazy winter weather? After taking a trip to Trader Joe’s, I found this Blueberry Lavender Almond Beverage. I typically use almond milk in my coffee, but today I was craving chocolate (but then again, when am I not?), so I opted for a hot cocoa drink instead. 
You will need: 
Hot Chocolate Mix
Saucepan 
Mug
Any toppings you typically like add to your hot chocolate
Directions:
In a saucepan, add Blueberry Lavender Almond Beverage (1 cup per serving). Once the almond milk is heated, add in hot chocolate mix and stir well. Serve in a mug and add any additional toppings! 

Stay warm and enjoy!
XOXO,
Gee Nicolette