I had 2 patients in one week ask me what we buy at Trader Joe’s. Great question.
Honestly though, I haven’t been to the grocery store in months thanks to our CSA, the local farmers markets and a teenager that now drives (gulp!) and gets the privilege of doing it for me.
I sent my latest TJ’s list I created for my 16 year old and thought I would pass it along to everyone else. Trader Joe’s can be tempting so best to head with a list! While there are many healthy options you have to pass a lot of unhealthy ones along the way. Like any other grocery store, including healthier ones like Whole Foods, you really have to watch the types of oils they use in their food. While TJ’s has a non-GMO policy (yeah!), they still use many different inflammatory oils like canola, in their foods. And don’t go there hungry, you’ll end up with items you don’t need… trust me:-)
How we shop:
We start the week with a Monday delivery from Fire Ant Farms. They deliver CSA bags to everyone here at the office. We can get extra bags if anyone is interested ($20/bag). We get our meats delivered to our front door from Keegan-Filion Farm and Pastured Pantry each month. On Saturdays, we will hit the Sea Island Farmers Market for some fresh seasonal veggies. Some Sundays we’re hit the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market on James Island. And of course, we get our eggs from our own little flock of lovely ladies.
Then, here are our go-to’s at TJ’s. Do you have any must-haves from TJ’s? I would love to know about them.
Here’s our TJ’s list:
- Raw nuts mixed bag, raw almonds, raw cashews, and Macadamia nuts
- Nut and seed butter
- Organic European yogurt whole milk
- Vegan kale cashew basil pesto
- Wild frozen blueberries
- Blue Corn tortilla chips
- Frozen wild salmon (sockeye and coho)
- Wild alaskan cod
- Wild Argentinian red shrimp
- Grass-fed New Zealand sharp cheddar
- Wild salmon lox
- Cauliflower tabouli
- Marinated artichokes in a jar
- Kalamata olives in a jar
- Sprouted organic California rice blend
- Gluten free Norwegian crispbread crackers
- Frozen organic rainbow cauliflower
- Frozen Broccoli kale pizza crust
We keep our shelves stocked at the office with TJ’s canned dolmas, artichokes and olives in a jar and crispbread crackers for our Friday night Jam sessions. Pam Wiley comes to our office at 6pm to lead a kids jam session for stringed instruments. We offer it free to the community!
Many of you have asked about Mom’s TEDx Talk and I am happy to tell you, it was finally uploaded to YouTube. My mom, Debra Nelson, is a self-employed financial planner with 35 years of experience. She is like me, blessed to have found a profession she loves. Proud of her for getting on stage to share information she is so passionate about. Check out her TEDx Talk: What’s Your Exit Plan? | Debra Nelson
Pavan, our receptionist and yogi extraordinaire, is teaching Kundalini Yoga classes here on Saturday mornings at 9am and on Wednesdays evenings at 7pm. Consider taking a yoga class on Saturday and head to the Sea Island Farmers Market afterward. Find out more about Pavan on her website: PavanRaviKaur.com
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We have so much going on these days. Stay tuned for more.
I hope to see you soon but in the meantime, take care of yourself.