Grocery shopping. A terror for some, therapeutic for others. No matter how you feel about it, it's gotta be done. Personally, I absolutely love wandering down the aisles of a grocery store, checking out new products, looking at what produce is in season... it's like walking through a store of inspiration for me.
Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop. The prices are great, there's a large, and ever growing variety of food that they offer, and they make it pretty easy to eat healthy in my opinion. Plus, you can't beat the free coffee samples!
I've created the grocery list below of the items I'm currently picking up on a weekly basis at my local TJ's. Not all items go in my cart each week, but I wanted to give you all a quick reference to check out if you're ever in need of one. If you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, don't fret. You can still use this list as a guide for your own local store.
My biggest tip is this: try to stay away from the middle aisles (of any grocery store). The outer most aisles will be your best bet for fresh produce, meats, and eggs. Most of the snacky/unhealthy items tend to be in the middle aisles. If you need something, enter those aisles with one intention only, grab the item, and get outta there!
Note: The items listed below are the basics I tend to reach for right now. As the seasons change, this list will too. Be on the lookout for future seasonal lists for Trader Joe's and other spots!