Trader Joe’s Best Snacks Shopping List (Kid Friendly Favorites)

There are so many fun things at Trader Joe’s and I am going to share our favorites with you! It is a great place to shop for unique grocery items! While I do not do all of my shopping at Trader Joe’s (I also love Aldi’s!), I do like to pop into it once or month or so.  My kids LOVE when I make a Trader Joe’s run because the snacks and treats are the best! When I come home from Trader Joe’s everyone volunteers to help bring in the groceries and to be the first one to check out all the goods! We have so many favorite Trader Joe’s snacks.

If (or more like when) your kids come home hungry after school, these Trader Joe snack ideas are great options! I’ve rounded up over 25 of our Trader Joe’s favorites that are perfect for kids and adults! Be sure to grab the free Trader Joe snack list printable at the end of this post!

Healthy Snack Ideas

I try to pack as much punch into our after school snacks as possible. Depending on what time the kids come home and when we plan to eat dinner, will dictate what kind of snack we have. If it were up to my kids, they’d probably eat an entire box of crackers or multiple bowls of cereal! But I offer them healthy snack options that will fill them up but not too much so that they don’t eat dinner.

Trader Joe’s has a lot of healthy snack options including some that are a little different your usual choices.

Trader Joe’s Favorite Healthy Snack Options Include:

Organic Low Fat Yogurt Squishers (we like to freeze these and make more like a popsicle treat!)

Fresh Fruit (they offer a lot of pre-sliced produce for extra convenience)

Unsweetened Applesauce

String Cheese

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Nuts and Seeds (Prices are a little higher than Aldi but still a good deal.)

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Dried Fruit (Mango, Banana, Apples, ect)

Mini Bagels and Cream Cheese

Veggies and Hummus (so many good varieties)*

Frozen Fruit –for smoothies!

*Although I love making my own hummus and Trader Joe’s has a great tahini dressing to use to make it.

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Packaged Favorites

My kids’ favorites snacks are some of Trader Joe’s boxed varieties. These snacks don’t go very far in our house, so I have to pace my crew:) I like that most of their snacks have healthier ingredients that your typical kid snack options.

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Some of the kids’ favorites include:

Cheddar Rocket Crackers

Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

Mini Cheese Sandwich Crackers

Fruit Cereal Bars

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Kids Z Bars

Cinnamon Alphabet Letter Crackers

Cereal including Cinnamon Squares and Fruity O’s

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks

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Soft Pretzels

Pretzel Rolls

Frozen Waffles (top with peanut butter for an afternoon treat!)

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Fun Treats

There are so many fun treats at Trader Joe’s! My favorite treat is their roasted plantain chips with guacamole. We always come home with a chocolate treat or two! These chocolate covered blueberries are a new favorite of mine!

 

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Mom Favorites

It is fun to pick up a few things for my husband and I that usually my kids will not eat. This last trip to Trader Joe’s I discovered this Green Goddess dressing and it is SO good! I used this dressing on top of their bagged kale salad and I can’t get enough. YUM! My Trader Joe’s cashier said it is an extremely popular item! I can see why. I love that the ingredients are clean and all natural.

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Also, I love these beet crackers (the kids love them too!) paired with hummus. This buffalo style hummus is so good too! Their kalamata olives are a great deal and I love them on salads and also for snacking.

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Shopping List

There are so many fun products at Trader Joe’s that it is easy to fill a cart and rack up a big grocery bill. However, as I mentioned, I can not do all of our family’s grocery shopping at TJ. I find that some of their prices are a little higher on things like meat and produce. Once a month or so, it is fun to mix up our snack routine with these Trader Joe’s options!

What are some of your family’s favorite Trader Joe’s snacks?

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Do you need a Trader Joe’s snack list for your next shopping trip? I’ve created a free printable Trader Joe’s Snack Shopping List! Click HERE to download the free printable Trader Joe’s Best Snack List. I recommend printing out this list out and sharing with your kids! You will be all ready for your next Trader Joe’s trip!

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10 Comments

  1. February 27, 2019 / 7:19 am

    WOWZA! What an excellent haul from Trader Joe’s! I love shopping there and I wish we had a TJ’s closer to my home. You picked up some fantastic things. We might just need to make a drive over there this weekend.

  2. February 27, 2019 / 7:59 am

    I love Trader Joe’s and also tend to go about once a month. These are great snack ideas. I’m going to look for that Green Goddess dressing.

  3. February 27, 2019 / 8:07 am

    Great suggestions! I am such a fan of Trader Joe’s and Aldi. Thanks for helping to narrow down the search for yummy goodies!

  4. February 27, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    I love Trader Joe’s so much! When we lived in Charlotte I loved shopping there. Unfortunately, the city we moved to a few months ago doesn’t have a TJs which makes me so sad. Their snacks are the best!

  5. February 28, 2019 / 8:14 am

    This is an awesome list! I only get to Trader Joe’s when I’m visiting my family! It’s the closest one – 2 hours away! So I like to make a good long list ahead of time 🙂

  6. February 28, 2019 / 8:15 am

    We freeze the yogurt squeezers too! I love their chick peas also. Maybe we will try some of your snack recommendations!

  7. February 28, 2019 / 9:04 am

    Believe it or not, I have NEVER shopped at Trader Joe’s!! I’m going to have to try it out soon!

  8. Bailey
    February 28, 2019 / 9:21 am

    I love these ideas! I’d never seen the big pretzels before. Definitely keeping my eyes out for those next time!

  9. March 2, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I guess I really need to try the Green Goddess Dressing. Everyone loves it, but the look just freaks me out. HA! I love that Cruciferous Crunch Salad. YUM! Great list.

  10. Ttrockwood
    March 2, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    I buy multiple bags of cruciferous crunch! It’s my favorite salad mix maybe ever.
    I really wish TJs would offer more options with less packaging, i hate buying a plastic bag full of more plastic bags! It’s like they think parents don’t own tupperware or are incapable of figuring out an individual portion- and it’s kinda killing the environment

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