I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s.
Not in a weird way, but like, I spend my evenings scouring through recipe blogs about Trader Joe’s and scrolling through #TraderJoesHauls on IG and making lists of things I want to try.
And yes, I am 100% secretly super excited that I am writing this blog post! (Couldn’t you tell with the four exclamation points in the title?)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I usually eat it hours after I wake up, because I like to start my day with just black coffee. I also like to eat breakfast at my desk in the office, which probably isn’t the best habit, but I prefer it to a pre-lunch snack.
The point is … I need breakfasts that are: Easy, Grab & Go, Microwavable, Filling, Low-Calorie, and has Healthy Ingredients (and no fake ingredients). Oh, and I need it to actually taste good. Because if I’m going to eat it at work, I do NOT want something bland!
And (because we bff’s) I’mma let you in on my Go-To breakfasts from Trader Joe’s!
1. Organic Gluten Free Oatmeal Cup
These are good! I’ve tried Quaker’s Oatmeal Cups and they taste yummy, too, but I always struggle to cook Quaker’s for some reason. It either takes hours for the boiling water to soak in, or it ends up overflowing in the microwave and you end up with a sticky mess all over the office, and the evidence all over your oatmeal cup until you’ve finished eating it.
I like the flax seed and chia seeds, which are super good for you. If you’re not afraid of sugar (well, it’s organic, so it’s ok 😉) — go for the Maple Brown Sugar cup.
Personally I like the plain Classic cup and then I add my own maple syrup to sweeten it up. It cuts the sugar intake down by a lot, and you get the nutritional benefits of real maple syrup! (Yes, I really am that person who packs maple syrup in one of those 2oz cups with a lid and brings it to work with me.)
Oh, and I 100% recommend cooking these oatmeal cups by boiling water in a mug then pouring the boiling water in to the cup. The result is a clean cup of oatmeal with no sticky mess to be embarrassed about. You’re welcome!
Nutrition Info: 220 Calories, 6g Fiber, 6-8g Protein, Calcium, Iron, Potassium
2. Gluten-Free Norwegian Crisp Bread Topped With an Egg Fried in Sunflower Oil/Ghee
Lol who am I? Just reading the title of this one makes me roll my eyes. But mmmhmmhmmm it’s yummy!
I’m not actually Gluten-Free, but not having to toast a piece of bread makes this recipe way faster. Cook the egg while you “pour” a K-Cup of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee! And the Crisp Bread is super super nutritious compared to wheat. Filled up with Sunflower Seeds, Oat Flakes, Sesame Seeds, Flax Seeds, Beet Sugar Fiber.. like, ALL the fiber for your morning needs! (Remember — Fiber = Feeling Full For Longer = Eating Less = No Hanger Moments Later In The Day)
Off the nutrition label, if you google each of these ingredients individually you’ll find there’s a bunch of minerals and vitamins not mentioned on the label, such as Vitamin E, Manganese, Phosphorous, antioxidants, etc.!
The Sunflower Oil/Ghee is a 0 cal spray at Trader Joe’s that gives the egg a sweet, nutty, buttery flavor. All you need is a pinch of salt! I also love eggs fried in Olive Oil with salt, pepper, and turmeric. Yum!
Nutrition Info: 130 Calories, 3g Fiber, 4g Protein, Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, Potassium + Egg + Ghee or Olive Oil Spray
3. CHOCOLATE Protein Gluten Free Muffin Cups
Ok. OK. HOLD ON.
I need to take a deep breath and center myself before I can tell you HOW GOOD THESE ARE!!!
Like, these are so good I want to learn how to make them at home!
If you are into chocolate (who isn’t though?) go for the chocolate muffin. I made it with Organic Valley non-fat milk and am going to try Oat Milk next. You can make it with water, too, but the addition of the milk made for a better texture. I also added 30 seconds to the full cook time and it came out as a cute little round breakfast cake! #myheart
But the BEST part of it … is that it made me full. Feeling fancy, I cut up an apple and one slice of white cheddar cheese, and I could only eat half of the whole meal. Like, yaaaasss… that’s the goal, right?
Nutrition Info: 270 Calories, 5g Fiber, 12g Protein, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, Potassium
Have you tried any of these before? Is there any that you would like to try? Leave a comment!
Sending you Breakfast Love,
♡ Maggie Ann