19 Real Moms on What They Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

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Grocery shopping fatigue is real, which is why we turned to moms (and a couple of dads) to pick their brains about the crowd-pleasing items they buy on repeat at Trader Joe’s.

1. The Butternut Squash Ravioli

“It makes me feel like a real home cook—especially when I pair it with a jar of TJ’s pesto.” — Jenna

2. The Honey Sesame Almonds

“Perfect for semi-healthy snacking.” — Mary

3. Seltzer

“The store brand seltzer options are delicious—and I love the flavor variety.” — Kym

4. Sweet Potato Frites

“These cook up so well. A perfect side for dinner.” — Sarah

5. The Kids Yogurt Selection

“Our kids love the mango/peach, strawberry/banana or blueberry/vanilla, depending on the day.” — Carolyn

6. Freeze Dried Fruit

“We leave with bags of it, especially the dried strawberries and mango. It’s a great on-the-go snack.” — Amy

7. Hedgehog Cookies

“They’re so good and individually packaged. My daughter loves them.” — Stephanie

8. Frozen Scallion Pancakes

“Tastes like the real deal.” — Christine

9. Orange Peach Mango Juice

“It’s my daughter’s absolute favorite.” — Katie

10. Bambas

“My toddler could eat a whole bag in one sitting. They’re also just 99 cents.” — Alyssa

11. Frozen Macarons

“They’re surprisingly delicious and so cheap.” — Brynn

12. The Spicy Lime and Everything But the Bagel Seasonings

“I put these two spices on everything.” — Cristina

13. Chili Lime Chicken Burgers

“It’s the perfect quick meal without any fillers.” — Katherine

14. The 100-Calorie Chocolate Bars

“As long as you can eat just one.” — Gabrielle

15. The Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

“These are so so good. They also feel like an indulgent treat—but not too indulgent.” — Laura

16. The Nut, Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Trail Mix

“Just be sure it has the chocolate chips. There’s one that doesn’t and I accidentally bought it and my kids revolted.” — Christine

17. Balsamic Tri-Trip Steak

“My kids and husband both love this. It makes it look like I prepped a gourmet meal from scratch.” — Angela

18. Guiltless Mac and Cheese

“I always have this on hand.” — Jennifer

19. The Frozen Pain Au Chocolats

“My friend—who’s Parisian, which makes her a pastry expert—turned me on to these. They’re the bomb!” — Alex

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