What I’m Cooking This Week- Trader Joe’s Edition

My love for Trader Joe’s runs deep.  I recently joined a Facebook group- Trader Joe’s Meal Ideas for Busy Moms- and panicked thinking that they might not approve my request to join because I’m not a mom.  Luckily it’s open to anyone and there are SO many members posting ideas for meals, snacks and such daily. We buy a very large majority of our groceries at Trader Joe’s so I figured I’d go ahead and share two meals made with some of my favorite TJ’s finds .


1.  Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto

I love this combo and the pesto can also be swapped for regular tomato sauce.  This is such a quick meal to make BUT if you haven’t made the cauliflower gnocchi yet I have to warn you- DON’T follow the cooking instructions on the bag.  I typically heat oil in a skillet and then cook the gnocchi in that- no water as the package suggests.  I’ve also heard of people baking them but I haven’t tried that yet.  After cooking the gnocchi just toss in some of the Vegan, Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto and you’re done!  I’m making this tomorrow or Tuesday and I’m thinking of adding in some sautéed spinach so I can’t get some more greens in.  Super simple!


2.  Cauliflower Stir Fry

Just realized as I’m typing this that I’m having a very cauliflower themed week.  Just missing the good ole cauliflower pizza crust.  Maybe I’ll share my recipe for cauliflower pizza another week! Anyways, I wasn’t a fan of the plain riced cauliflower but this stuff is GOOD.  I cook it according to the package instructions- just a few minutes over the stove.  I typically add in these shelled edamame and some snap peas.  I actually just made this tonight but subbed broccoli for snap peas and added cubed chicken.  I toss in a few tablespoons of the coconut aminos and it tastes like a healthy fried rice (you can also add egg)!  I use coconut aminos as a sub for soy sauce and it honestly tastes the same.  


I’ll do a dedicated post to share ALL my favorites from Trader Joe’s in the next few weeks.  Who else is a huge TJ’s fan?!


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