- I’m a mom and my health issues can make it difficult for me to stand or sit upright for a long time.
- Tasks like peeling, chopping, and sautéing can be challenging, so I appreciate kitchen shortcuts.
- Trader Joe’s has products that allow me to conserve time and energy and easily feed my family.
My favorite is the Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend, which enhances a number of foods, from hard-boiled eggs to avocado toast to chicken breasts.
Luckily, this product provides a way to keep flavorful minced ginger on hand at all times.
I always have a bag waiting in the freezer. The whole family loves this meal, and it cooks in less time than it takes for delivery to arrive.
When paired with some microwaved rice and broccoli, it’s a quick alternative that really satisfies.
Although canned corn can sometimes be too sweet for savory plates, this roasted version has wonderful smoky notes that pair well with many different meals.
Since it’s frozen, it’s easy to keep on hand and portion the exact amount you need at any time.
They’re made with turkey rather than beef, and everyone in the family is a fan of how they taste.
When looking for a quick hot lunch, I will often pop these in the microwave, and they’re ready in a snap.
Like pasta, it’s a shelf-stable and only requires boiling water to prep. Plus it cooks in less time.
I often top it with jarred sauce or pesto for a winning weeknight meal.
Chopping all of the ingredients is often too much for me, and that’s where this mirepoix — a tasty base of chopped vegetables — comes in.
Not only is it ready to dump in as the base for a number of recipes, but it also prevents buying a whole bunch of celery when you only need one stalk — a win-win.
They are the same ingredient that I regularly use, but they cook in a fraction of the time, allowing me to focus my energy on other parts of the meal.
A versatile staple that I always keep in the refrigerator, it’s ready to use and tastes fabulous on pasta or gnocchi, though I’ve also used it as a topping for chicken.
Instead of a bag of lettuce that goes bad before I use up the tomatoes and cucumbers, these kits have the perfect ratio of each ingredient so that nothing goes in the trash.
This kit is especially good, with crispy fried onions and sunflower seeds for crunch.
Not only are the pieces pretrimmed — a low-prep win — but they cook perfectly in two to three minutes.
There is even a bit of seasoning included that makes this pack an absolutely delicious addition to any meal.
You can roast them in the oven to create a caramelized delight or toss them in the air fryer for a crunchy side reminiscent of french fries.
And since there is no way I can break down a butternut squash on my own, I will buy this preprepared version any day.