Trader Joe’s Shopping + Lunch At The Little Beet


I’m making it a point to take pictures of my Trader Joe’s shopping cart every few weeks so that I can share what I’ve been buying (and eating) lately.

Here’s a look at my Trader Joe’s shopping cart from a couple of days ago. It’s really just a bunch of my weekly staples plus some odds and ends that I noticed were running starting to run low (like oatmeal and ketchup!).

trader joe's

Fresh Produce:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Baby Carrots
  • Grape Tomatoes

Forgot to buy apples. Ugh!

Frozen Fruit & Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • String Beans
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Roasted Peppers & Onions
  • Blueberries < – I love frozen blueberries in my oatmeal. I stopped eating fresh blueberries so long ago after a stomach virus!


  • Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • Organic Ketchup
  • Organic Fair Trade Columbian Coffee K Cups
  • Organic Chick Peas
  • Organic Tomato Paste
  • Organic Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Oregano
  • Balsamic Dressing

I’m scared because I didn’t see the everything but the bagel sesame seasoning on the shelf with the other spices and seasonings. I actually read on Instagram that other people haven’t seen it either. Have you seen it recently?!


  • Ground Turkey < – For my son. I will probably make this into taco meat or chili. 
  • Skim Milk
  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

My grocery shopping would probably have better structure to it if I were a more meal planner. But I’m not. A friend of mine is looking to get into some meal planning though and asked me for a few plant-based recipes, among other meal planning ideas. I know how to meal plan so I can advise on it, I just don’t do it myself. 🙂

I thought maybe you would be interested in the recipes I shared with her from here on the blog!

Black Bean & Quinoa Chili < – Love this recipe. Will probably make it this week! Also, for my son, I would make his turkey chili basically like this recipe, only with the addition of ground turkey. He likes quinoa now so this meal comes out terrific.

Eggplant Cacciatore < – This was always so easy and good! Definitely considering an eggplant as part of my grocery shopping list for later this week.

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers< – I loved making these burgers and keeping a bunch in the freezer.

Oh! And I had lunch from The Little Beet yesterday. I hadn’t had The Little Beet in a really long time!

I created my own bowl which contained a brussels sprouts salad, a cucumber and greens mix, roasted green beans, and a delicious avocado white bean dip. I really liked this lunch!

the little beet

Have a great week!

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  1. Lauren says

    Going to TJ”s later this am–and I will look/ask about the seasoning. I am making Lisa’s lentil soup–never got around to it when you first posted:)

    I went to a candy store this weekend (6000 square feet of candy)–so sadly the best thing I ate was random candy!!!

  2. says

    I love balsamic so I’ll have to pick up that dressing next time I’m at TJ’s to try out.
    I loosely meal plan for the week. Mostly because my boyfriend has some nights where there are work events so he’s not home. It helps save money and prevents us from staring at the fridge/freezer thinking about what to make after work.

  3. Anne says

    They are definitely still carrying the Everything Bagel Seasoning–they had a ton of it at the Trader Joe’s I shop at here in the DC area yesterday! I got 2 jars!