Trader Joe's, I love you.

Friends, the first ever Trader Joe’s in my state opened shop a few weeks ago. Never mind that it’s still a good hour’s drive away from me. I’m still ga-ga for it. To say that I went a little crazy on my first visit would be quite accurate. I was even snapping pics with my phone, so giddy was I. It’s a mecca for the food-sensitive patron or all-around snack hound or conscientious consumer. So many gluten-free goodies to tempt, where shall I start?

Tossed with favorite veggies or sauce and dinner is D-O-N-E. No worries.

Always a good idea to keep mixes like this on hand, for cub scout meetings, sleepovers, breakfast…dont’ you eat brownies for breakfast?

Last box anywhere in the store. Mine. All mine.

I’m a leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free community, a great place to learn more about life without gluten. Live chats, recipes, wise words of wisdom and so on. Join us for a Live Chat Thursday, January 9th! 


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…by day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.


  1. Stephanie :

    It’s Trader Joe’s wonderful! My picky 1yr old will go grab the bag of freeze dried mangoes out of my purse and demand a snack. And I love being able to stock my freezer with quick meal starters where I don’t have to worry about preservatives.

  2. Amanda Padgett :

    We have a Trader Joe’s coming to town near us soon. I am very excited because I’ve only ever heard great things about it.

    I am slowly easing our family into a gluten free life style but not rebuying regular gluten stuff we eat and instead getting more rice and corn products. I see that you’re a community leader on a board about gluten-free life styles and I will be checking that out!

  3. Rochelle :

    I’m lucky to have a Trader Joe’s not far from my house. It truly is a gluten free dream come true! Glad you enjoyed it!