The 18 Best Trader Joe's Snacks to Try in 2021
Trader Joe’s is a beloved market chain that offers delicious and innovative foods at great prices. Now, we’ve never actually met this Joe guy, but he truly comes up with the most original snacks. Each season, TJ’s fans skip with glee to see what he has in store for us. And he never disappoints. Ever.
Snacks help fuel you before or after a workout, curb cravings, or simply satisfy your hunger if you didn’t eat enough at meal time. From protein-packed options to no-sugar-added or vegan treats, here are the best Trader Joe’s snacks in 2021 to satisfy all your cravings!
Vegan Trader Joe’s Snacks
For the snackers who opt for a plant-based option.
1. These Peanuts Go On A Date Bars
These gluten-free and Kosher peanut bars contain only five simple ingredients: dates, peanut butter, peanuts, flaxseed meal, and sea salt! Throw one in your bag for a healthy energy boost on your next hike.
2. Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip
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This is one of the best new Trader Joe’s snacks! Dip some crackers or fresh veggies into this 70-calorie, dairy-free, and vegan onion dip. It has no added sugar but is full of flavor! (Just make sure you grab some breath mints from the Trader Joe’s checkout line.)
3. Watermelon Jerky
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Think dried mango, but watermelon! This watermelon “jerky” is quite sticky and high in naturally occurring fruit sugar, but super tasty if you need a quick vegan energy boost or snack. And there are no added sugars!
4. Crispy Crunchy Okra
With just three simple ingredients: okra, rice bran oil, and salt, this crunchy okra snack is addictively tasty! And, you get a whopping 11 grams of fiber per serving, plus 5 grams of protein per package. It’s higher in fat (including saturated fat) than you might want for an everyday snack, so cut down the serving size or save it for a treat.
5. Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil
This vegan, Sugar Free-3-approved organic popcorn is popped with olive oil and only has 130 calories per serving. It’s only got 1 gram of saturated fat, and it’s one of the best Trader Joe’s snacks for big groups!
Trader Joe’s Snacks for Protein
Snacks that pack a protein-punch.
6. Natural Turkey Jerky
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With 11 grams of protein, 60 calories, and no fat, this meaty and tangy turkey jerky is the absolute best Trader Joe’s snack for bike rides, hikes, or on-the-go fueling! It’s minimally processed and has no added preservatives.
7. Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
Don’t let the name fool you. This Italian chicken sausage actually has 0 grams of sugar but 12 grams of protein per sausage! It’s only got 110 calories per sausage, making it a great lower-calorie snack!
8. Edamame with Sea Salt
This simple and healthy snack only has two ingredients: shelled edamame (soybeans) and salt! It’s got 9 grams of plant protein and 6 grams of fiber in each serving, without any added sugar or saturated fat. Punch up the flavor by adding in a frozen garlic cube from TJ’s freezer aisle, and sprinkling with chili flakes.
9. Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs
One of the best Trader Joe’s snacks for busy households, these hard-cooked eggs are so easy and convenient! Each pack has six eggs, providing protein without any sugar or carbs–and they’re already meal-prepped for you!
No Sugar Added Trader Joe’s Snacks
Because the best snacks don’t need additional sugar.
10. Savory Banana and Nuts Trek Mix
Made with seasoned green Saba bananas, pecans, and cashews, this Savory Banana and Nuts Trek Mix has no added sugar and only 1 gram of total sugars. It’s a perfect savory snack to take on hikes for a little pick-me-up! Keep portions in check though, because there are 6 grams of saturated fat in a serving (thanks to the coconut oil).
11. Trader Joe’s Organic Fruit Sauce Crusher
For a convenient, toddler-friendly snack, keep some of these Organic Fruit Sauce Crushers around. Not only are they gluten-free, vegan, and kosher, they come in several delicious flavors suitable for kids and adults alike. Plus, they’re Sugar Free 3-approved because there’s no added sugar!
12. 3 Seed Beet Crackers
Gluten free and vegan, these corn, beet powder, and chia-, flax-, and black-sesame-seeded crackers only contain 150 calories per serving but no added sugar whatsoever! Beet crackers are the perfect appetizer pairing for your favorite no-sugar-added dip.
13. Everything But The Gluten Cracker
Everything But The Gluten Crackers are a no-sugar-added snack with a hefty 4 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of saturated fat. They’re seasoned with a delicious mix that mimics the beloved Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, like white and black sesame seeds, granulated onion, dried minced garlic, and salt!
14. Keto Fudge Bites
With 6 grams of protein and 100 calories in every bite, these no-sugar-added keto fudge bites are an excellent source of fiber with 6 grams per serving. They contain almonds, inulin, whey protein, unsweetened chocolate chips, and organic cocoa. Plus the sweetener used is stevia leaf extract, not sugar!
15. Organic Freeze-Dried Berry Medley
This freeze dried berry snack has only 120 calories per bag, with no added sugars. Freeze drying offers a nice crunchy texture, making for a great snack on its own or thrown into a yummy yogurt bowl!
Sweet Trader Joe’s Snacks
For snackers with a sweet tooth.
16. Dark Chocolate Drizzled Plantain Chips
Sprinkled with sea salt, these dark chocolate plantain chips are a crunchy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. They contain only 4 grams of added sugar and 2 grams of saturated fat per serving!
17. 85% Dark Chocolate Bar
With only three ingredients, this 85% dark chocolate bar is a healthier way to satisfy your sweet cravings. It delivers 20% of your daily iron and 4 grams of fiber. Plus it only has 4 grams of added sugars per three-piece serving.
18. Bazaar Basket Snack Mix
OK, so this one is sweet, tangy, and salty! Inspired by the flavors found in a Middle Eastern market, this blend of almonds, sweet apricots, salty chickpeas, sour cherries, and pistachios offers healthy fats and fiber in every handful.