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10 Trader Joe’s Frozen Faves That Will Make You Ditch Takeout (and Save You Money!) 

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk Trader Joe’s frozen faves. Trader Joe’s comes in handy when you don’t have the time or energy to cook every night. I know I don’t have the time or energy every single night. That’s why Trader Joe’s frozen section is my BFF. They have seriously amazing quick and easy meals that taste like you spent hours in the kitchen, without all the sweat and tears (and dirty dishes!).

So, today I’m sharing my top 10 Trader Joe’s frozen faves that will have you ditching takeout and saving some serious cash. With these TJ’s gems, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal on the table in no time, without breaking the bank.



1. Mandarin Orange Chicken: This is a classic for a reason. The chicken is crispy, and the sauce is sweet and tangy. It’s like your favorite takeout orange chicken, but way better for you and way cheaper.

2. Vegetable Fried Rice: This is a great dish paired with the Mandarin Orange Chicken. The rice is perfectly prepared. Have dinner in under 5 minutes by adding a fried egg for some extra protein and you’ll have a complete meal.

3. Chicken Tikka Masala: This Indian-inspired dish is packed with flavor. The chicken is good, and the sauce is even better. Serve it with naan for a satisfying meal.

4. Frozen Falafel: Falafel is one of my favorite foods, but it can be kind of a pain to make at home. That’s why I love these frozen falafel from TJ’s. They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and full of flavor. I love them in pita bread with hummus and veggies, or on a salad.

5. Hold the Cone! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites: These bite-sized ice cream cones are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without going overboard. One will be done, and seconds have you looking for more.


6. Belgian Waffles: Who needs a waffle iron when you have these beauties? Pop them in the toaster and in minutes, you’ll have golden, fluffy waffles begging for a slathering of maple syrup and fresh fruit. 

7. Salmon Burgers: Forget those dry, fishy patties from the freezer aisle. These salmon burgers are legit! They’re made with wild-caught salmon, seasoned with herbs and spices, and hold their shape perfectly on the grill or in the pan. Serve them on toasted buns with all the fixings or get fancy with a salad and a drizzle of dill sauce.   

8. Unsweetened Organic Acai Puree Packets: These are perfect for a hot summer day. The açaí is frozen and blended with fruit and granola, and it’s topped with a variety of toppings like fresh, berries and honey. It’s like a healthy ice cream treat that you can feel good about eating.

9. Dark Chocolate Lava Cakes: These molten chocolate cakes are the epitome of frozen food indulgence. Warm, melted chocolate centers nestled in rich, dark chocolate cakes – need I say more? 

10.  Hash Browns: Trader Joe’s hash browns are like little crispy pillows of joy. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a sneaky late-night snack. 

So, there you have it, my top 10 Trader Joe’s frozen favorites for the busy foodie. With these delicious and convenient options, you can always have a healthy and satisfying meal on the table, even on the busiest nights. 

Remember, don’t forget to check out the frozen section at Trader Joe’s frequently! They’re always adding new and exciting items, so you’re sure to find something new to love.

Now go forth and conquer your grocery list (and your hunger)!

Written with lots of care, 


Your Internet BFF

P.S. Share your favorite Trader Joe’s products in the comments below.


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