Gluten Free Trader Joe's Treasures
Whether you’re gluten free because you fear you have a wheat/gluten sensitivity like me, you just want to cut gluten out of your life, or have Celiac Disease, Trader Joe’s is your absolute bestie for all things alternative!
There is very little I can’t find at Trader Joe’s, and the finds I do discover always make me smile. Trader Joe’s has managed to make even the laziest of us on our sleepiest day able to go into our freezer and make up a delicious meal in minutes.
Literally everything on this list takes less than 20 minutes to make.
Trader Joe’s has perfected their own brand of products that range from pre-made curry to their own tortilla chips. Their wine selection is offfff the chain (yes, I’m a 90s baby), and their staff is always super nice and efficient. The only negative I’ve ever had in there is when they’re out of my favorite cauliflower gnocchi! I now buy it in bulk whenever I see it available.
Since gluten free doesn’t always mean healthy, I wanted the list below to reflect both. Yes, there are brownies listed on here, but it’s all about balance guys!
Aye, this does not taste like cauliflower. I swear.
Make this baby according to the package directions and don’t be afraid to put the frozen pieces directly on that hot skillet, they know what they’re talking about. I make this with either my favorite marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, or with TJ’s pesto.
Same exact thing I have to say about the gnocchi with the very same additives. For this one I also just did it with olive oil, garlic, sliced olives, and parmesan cheese. You can also add these babies to a simple miso soup for added veg and texture.
I want to say portion out onto a bowl but you’ll just go back for more. Make sure to have a nice side of guac or hummus with that.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Rewarding yet tricky. The pizza crust needs to be baked on both sides before you top it, and flipping this baby over has been… interesting. My trick - after the first bake, take the whole thing out of the over and put a baking sheet on top of the crust and flip over.
Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
I love these. The ingredient list is honest and good - my two favorite things. Bake these per the package directions and add some roasted veggies on the side for that green power.
Gluten Free Brownie Mix
I said balance now didn’t I? Sometimes you just want to make brownies. Maybe you’re invited to a dinner and you want to bring a dessert that you yourself can eat. It doesn’t matter the reason, brownies are delicious and necessary.
For more TJ products (not all gluten free) check out Thrillist’s piece!