Plant Based Vegan Trader Joe’s Haul : The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show

Plant Based Vegan Trader Joe’s Haul : The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show


[music] Welcome to the Whole Food Plant Based Cooking
Show. Today, I’m going to show you my massive Trader
Joe’s Haul. Now this Trader Joe’s Haul is from Chapel
Hill NC. So a shout out to them because I love that
store and I love their employees. They’re always so nice and so helpful , I
just love going there. So this, what I’m going to show you will probably
last us 2 ish weeks. Some of this will last longer because you
know you use some of it quicker than the other. Obviously the produce within that two weeks
and I spent $250. That does sound like a lot but we are a family
of 4 and we eat a lot. We don’t go out to eat very much. I have 2 teenagers that are home, one is homeschooled
and one is at Community College, so she’s still home and my husband and I both work
from home so we eat a lot here. We need this much food. We are just going to start over here. They have these wonderful bags of organic
Kale that is already prepared and washed and that I make my Kale chips with, if you ever
saw my kale chips show. There will be a link below for that. We have 4 spaghetti squash, yes 4 spaghetti
squash. This is my husbands latest favorite thing. He eats one of these every day. He is just hooked on squash, which is really
great, they are really affordable and it’s a whole meal. You know you can just bake them up, I will
also have a show on that that you can check out in the link below also . You can add any
old sauce to it. If you have left over spaghetti sauce or a
left over curry. Pour it in the bowl , you know in the , not
the bowl but the half of the squash that you have baked. Eat it right out of the skin. It’s great, it’s it’s own bowl. Green beans, because I love to cook green
beans and they’re organic. I steam them and then I put some braggs liquid
amino acids on it and that’s about it and I like to add them to stir frys and curries
and stuff like that. This is one of lates favorite things because,
I don’t know if you watched my last haul but I was still hooked on corn chips , I just
love them bu they’re cooked in oil . So not good for you. These are just beets just like it says, Just
Beets, that’s it they are just dehydrated beets and they are super crunchy super delicious,
I love to eat them with hummus which is great with our hummus recipe in the link below also. I’ve got some cocoa powder here because we
are chocoholics. We like to eat our Frosties every night, chocolate
brownies, chocolate everything. I love it. Here’s some dried mangos and it says just
mangos and that’s all it is. Just mangos, no sulfur , no preservatives. Very tasty. My kids, one in particular loves them. Some thompson, organic seedless raisins, cause
we go through quite a few raisins too. I like to put them in some of my salad dressings
just to give it a little bit of sweetness. All of these wonderful avocados because we
love to have avocado. I probably eat 1/2 an avocado a day myself,
my husband eats probably a whole because he’s a lot bigger than me. Roasted Seaweed snacks. My kids love these. I’m not a huge fan of Nori because I don’t
like the fishy flavor of it but my kids love it. Almond meal. This is the only place I buy my almond meal
because it is so affordable. If you buy this almond flour in the grocery
store, it’s like $10 and this I get for, I think it was $3.99 or something like that. Wonderful deal and it’s the same amount. And then bananas. We always have lots and lots of bananas. I’ll probably buy another pile like this in
another week. This will probably last just one week. And then tofu. I always buy organic , non-GMO tofu. Very important because soybeans are one of
those mono crops. I’m from Nebraska so I know about the mono
crops, the corn and the beans. It’s huge so you really need to buy organic. Pumpkin seeds because they go in one of my
granola recipes and then on oatmeal in the morning or sprinkled on soups and stuff like
that. Same with almonds. Great snack. Roasted almonds. Cashews, raw, unsalted cashews because I put
that in a lot of my salad dressings. It makes it really nice and creamy. Soy milk, we normally get almond milk but
Trader Joe’s does have an organic Soy milk. They don’t have, as far as I know, an organic
almond milk. So very affordable and it’s unsweetened. Here we have medjool dates, I have found that
Trader Joe’s is one of the most affordable places to get medjool dates. This package, I can’t remember how much it
was, but I’m thinking it was 5 something and this is a pound so normally at the grocery
store the bulk ones are $6.99 a pound so that’s a pretty good deal and we go through a lot
of dates. That’s my only sweetener. I don’t use refined sugar, I don’t use maple
syrup or any of that stuff. I use dates because it is the whole fruit,
dried and all of the fiber is intact so you don’t get such a blood sugar rush. Celery, again we just snack on it with hummus
because it is a great, real quick snack. Organic apples, red peppers , curries again,
salads. Organic chick peas because I like to make
our homemade hummus and I’ll give you that recipe in the link below. These are organic chopped tomatoes. I get these because there’s no salt added. A lot of the canned tomatoes you buy in the
grocery store have salt added and we’re trying to keep everything low sodium. Green chilis, there’s a mushroom butter chicken
recipe that I make that this is what spices it up.It’s really nice. Coconut milk. I like to buy my coconut milk from there because
it is also organic which is kind of hard to find and it is very affordable. Oats, oats, oats, oats . I have oats in almost
all my desserts that I make and I like to eat oatmeal in the morning and it’s the old
fashioned organic oats. The real whole part. You don’t want to use the quick oats because
it’s already ground down really fine and it just goes strait to your blood sugar. liquid coconut aminos. I usually use Braggs liquid aminos but I’m
trying everyones different types of coconut aminos just to try them out for a different
flavor. And I found this today. I’ve never seen this before. Organic pomegranate vinegar. We love vinegar, usually balsamic or while
wine vinegar but I’m going to try this. Pomegranate sounds really delicious. And mustard and mustard, and mustard. We love mustard. It’s a great flavoring for sauces and for
salad dressings. It gives you a nice punch of flavor and they
have so many different types. I just love it. Cauliflower, organic cauliflower. Again, we use it in curries, and stir fries,
it’s a very versatile vegetable. Lemons, I have two bags of regular lemons
mainly for our hummus and then I have a bag of Meyer lemons which have a much much nicer
flavor and the smell is just amazing so I’m going to try some different lemon recipes
because I really don’t have that many lemon recipes so you might see that soon. Organic carrots, I have 3 bags. 3 – 1 pound bags of carrots and 1 – 4 pound
bag of navel oranges. And then I have salsa, we love salsa because
we eat lots and lots of beans. I get my dried beans from another company
called Rancho Gordo so I’ll give you a link in the details below for that but you can’t
do it without salsa. So there’s regular salsa and tomatillo salsa
which is my personal favorite.Pickles, because we do sandwich night once a week and you can’t
have a sandwich without pickles. And tahini. Again for our hummus, I’m always talking about
hummus. So Trader Joe’s carries an organic tahini. It’s pretty affordable in comparison with
other brands. And then I have some almond butter cause I
like to have it on apple slices, on celery sticks sometimes on a piece of toast even
though we don’t eat bread very often. So that’s it folks. That’s our grocery haul for 2 ish weeks and
I’ll give you links for some of these companies that I talked about and some of the recipes
in the link below and I’ll see you next time.