Trader Joe’s Frozen Foods You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Trader Joe’s Frozen Foods You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

December 3, 2019 14 By Ewald Bahringer


Trader Joe’s has lots of ready-made foods
that make preparing dinner on busy nights much easier, from bagged salads to pre-made
sushi and heat-and-eat soups. But one of our favorite places to scout for
breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert is the Trader Joe’s frozen aisle. Waking up in the morning isn’t always easy,
but with a warm almond croissant in your hand and a steaming mug of coffee, things are a
lot more tolerable. Making croissants, however, is a days-long
process, and thankfully, Trader Joe’s has a solution. Trader Joe’s Almond Croissants come frozen,
in a box of four. To make them, you let one or more sit, covered,
at room temperature overnight, so the dough can thaw and rise. In the morning, you pop the croissants into
the oven, and a few minutes later you’ve got croissants that are at least as good as, if
not far better than, the kind you can get from your grocery store bakery. The frozen aisle in grocery stores across
the country has become the home of a new type of treat, light ice cream. In fact, Halo Top, a low-cal, high-protein
ice cream brand, became the bestselling pint at grocery stores around the nation, which
might be why Trader Joe’s has introduced its own Light Ice Cream. They started with two flavors to choose from:
Joe-Joe’s Cookies & Cream Light Ice Cream and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Light
Ice Cream. They’re both around 350 calories each, give
or take, and low-cal ice cream? Sign us up. One benefit of choosing Trader Joe’s Light
Ice Cream over Halo Top? The kind from Trader Joe’s isn’t sweetened
with a food additive known to cause some people to experience gas and bloating. “I like ice cream a whole lot. It tastes good when days are hot. On a cone or in a dish, this would be my only
wish.” Making traditional pizza crust from scratch
takes a lot of time, and who really wants to take all the time to make pizza crust when
they’re craving a quick weeknight meal? Enter Trader Joe’s Broccoli and Kale Pizza
Crust. Unlike Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza crust,
the broccoli version definitely has a distinct vegetable flavor, but one that plays well
with tomato sauce, cheese, and other toppings. It’s made of mostly broccoli and black kale,
and it’s healthier than traditional pizza dough, too. Any way you look at it, it’s a total win. Unless you’re not a broccoli fan…and in
that case, you’ll just want to pick up one of Trader Joe’s other varieties. Gnocchi is a classic Italian dish, made from
potatoes and flour, sometimes from ricotta, and other times, even has butternut squash
thrown into the mix. But making it yourself can be a pain, and
most versions are loaded with carbs. Luckily, we have Trader Joe’s and their Cauliflower
Gnocchi, made with cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt. You can boil them, but according to Trader
Joe’s the easiest way to cook the cauliflower gnocchi is to saute them and crisp them up
in a skillet, so they get nicely golden brown on the outside and stay tender and slightly
chewy on the inside, like the real thing. It’s fast enough for a weeknight, fancy enough
for a date night, and if you decide you like them, Trader Joe’s carries other tasty varieties,
too! One of the best parts of eating Thai food
is getting dessert, but when we’re craving the same dessert at home, there’s no need
to turn on the rice cooker or head to the store on the hunt for the perfect mango, because
now, you can get your fix with Trader Joe’s Mango Sticky Rice Spring Rolls. The spring rolls come frozen, with five to
a bag, and you cook them either by baking them or pan-frying them. The rolls are so delicious, they were even
named one of Trader Joe’s 50th Anniversary Best Products. They’re delicious on their own, but for a
real treat, try serving them alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Have you ever wondered, nestled among the
Cornbread Crisps, Unexpected Cheddar, and Cookie Butter, what the most popular Trader
Joe’s product of all time is? Look no further than the freezer aisle, where
Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken has held that title for years now. Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken was introduced
in 2004, and it’s still a favorite. It tastes just as good as delivery, but is
ready in a fraction of the time it takes for food to reach your doorstep. Bake the chicken pieces, heat the sauce up
in a hot pan, then stir them together until the tangy-sweet sauce clings to each and every
crispy chicken morsel. Chicken isn’t your thing? There’s a meat-free version of them available
now, too! There are a million ways to use it. You can serve it with Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower
Stir Fry and some steamed broccoli, or add it to a wrap with a scoop of Trader Joe’s
Sesame Crunch Chopped Salad Kit for a flavorful lunch. Dinner just got easier. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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