Plant- Based Trader Joe's Overhaul

Have you ever thought about switching to a plant based diet, but aren’t sure how to start? I know, it can be daunting! Here is a list of some of my favorite plant-based staples, all purchased from Trader Joe’s! 

Vegetables: 

  • Spinach
  •  Kale
  • Zucchini 
  • Riced Cauliflower
  • Brocolli florets
  • Celery (love w/ nut butters)
  • sweet potatoes
  • spaghetti squash
  • asparagus 

STOCK UP ON GREENS– they are your friend (especially w/ T1D)!

Fruits: 

  • Frozen wild blueberries
  • apples
  • bananas
  •  grapefruit (low glycemic index)
  • berries of choice
  •  avocados

Canned/packaged/dressings:

  • Chickpeas
  • Jackfruit (trust me, it’s a miracle food)
  • Beans of choice
  • Coconut Milk (light or full fat)
  • salsa
  • hummus
  • Green Goddess Salad Dressing
  • Vegan Pesto, you’re welcome

Nuts/Seeds: 

  • Raw nuts are the go-to (personally love cashews and pecans)
  •  Sunflower Seed Butter
  • Raw Almond Butter
  • Flax/Chia Seeds (for smoothies and chia pudding)
  • Phsyllium Husks (fiber– for smoothies)

Other:

  • Frozen coconut chunks
  • coconut oil
  • KALE CHIPS (X 9999)
  • Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Matcha Packets (if you are a tea drinker)
  • Kombucha (fermentation is great for gut health)
  • NUTRITIONAL YEAST– tastes like cheese, vegan DELICIOUSNESS
  • Dark Chocolate — 85% is my fav!
  • stevia (all natural sugar replacement)
  • “everything but the bagel” seasoning, because DUH
  • gluten free crisp breads
  • COCONUT WATER! Hydrating and great for low blood sugars!