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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Ok. I admit. I was a PB fiend pre-paleo. I ate Crazy Richards which ahs ZERO sodium, all natural, nothin but peanuts. Now that I've been consuming almond butter instead, I've been having difficulties finding the right brand and the right kind.... (more)

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Paleoholic 0 · October 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

@cms217 The Whole Foods (and Giant Eagle Market Districts, too, if you have those) here in Columbus, Ohio have grinders, and allows customers to grind their own (whole, raw, natural, unsalted) nuts into nut butters. I love it, and it's a great... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi I've been shopping for paleo food on Amazon. Due to work I am very busy and need quick snacks and meals to stay paleo. Amazon says that Trader Joes Spicy Seaweed Ramen is paleo. Is that accurate?

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 23, 2013 at 4:00 AM

No. They're normal ramen noodles made from wheat flour. And if there's one single solitary thing that people from all paleo schools agree on, it's that wheat is not paleo.

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by 10 · about 12 hours ago

Typically, if something sounds too good to be true, it is. For the budget-conscious among us, Trader Joe's seems to be just that. They've got 85/15 grass-fed beef for about $6.75/lb at the one near me. It is labelled "grass-fed" on the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM

You have to watch labels at TJ's just like anywhere else. My husband brought home some avocados before he noticed they came from Peru! TJ's also sells California avocados in the exact same net bag with similar labels. There have a been a few... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

Hi all - I'm very new to the Paleo lifestyle (in the middle of our first 30 days & loving it). I have two littles - my son, 3, drinks (store bought original/unsweetened) Almond Milk a couple times a day. My daughter is 13 months and we're in... (more)

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RK 0 · April 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Regina - a great resource for you is the Weston Price foundation. They have several recipes for making baby formula from cow and goat milk. Though you are moving beyond the formula stage, the recipes are fascinating, with lots of explanations of... (more)

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by 589 · about 13 hours ago

Is it possible that Trader Joe's Coconut Milk have some type of stabilizer added even though nothing is listed? My stomach can not handle any type of gums, and I drank some TJ coconut milk yesterday and I had the worse stomach pain. Another... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 05, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I'm pretty sure there is a stabilizer in the TJ'S full fat canned coconut milk. And it tasted awful! I bought one can--never again.

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

Anyone have a good recipe for a curried chicken salad? I love the one at Trader Joes....ingredients are -Grilled Chicken Breast (water, isolated soy protein, salt) -Curry Dressing (mayo from soybean oil, whole egg, cider vinegar, egg yolk,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I cannot point you to a recipe, because every time I make chicken or fish salad, it's a different recipe. The only trick is learning how to make homemade mayo. After that, you really can add anything that piques your interest - how much mayo,... (more)

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by 705 · about 13 hours ago

I went shopping at Trader Joes recently and saw they were selling coconut cream. Typically I buy the lite version but I figured I'd give this a shot. Unfortunately I forgot to read the ingredients before purchasing. 'coconut, xanthum gum, and... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM

CMC is made from dissolved wood pulp. The source woods for the cellulose are hardwood or softwood, with the lignin and short chain cellulose removed. The abstract of the linked thesis describes the process which converts the pulp to... (more)

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by 589 · about 13 hours ago

What is the Best Trader Joe's coffee? I have tried the Kona very yummy but it is $$$$$$

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Michelle_22 0 · January 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I'm all over Ethiopian! Everywhere I've had Ethiopian Fair Trade (TJ's and the coffeeshop where I work included), I've loved it. A clear winner in my book.

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by 1042 · about 13 hours ago

I am trying to dehydrate string beans. Trader Joe's sells dehydrated crunchy string beans that I am trying to replicate without the canola oil and tapioca starch that theirs is prepared with. I would prefer olive oil. I have a dehydrater at home,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 06, 2013 at 3:40 AM

The dehydrating alone is not making them crispy: the starch coating and frying is making them crispy. Yes, the dehydrating helps. However, the moist-and-yet-crispy bite to them is undoubtedly from the frying. Consider dehydrating them much, much... (more)

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by 100 · September 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM

My aunt-in-law has a number of health problems and has been asked to avoid carbs, salt, fat, and potassium as much as possible by her doctors while still keeping her calories up to 1200-1500 a day. I know this isn't a strictly paleo thing, but... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Low fat is usually a code-word for low animal fat so use avocados and olive oil, and just eat regular trimmed beef and skinless chicken rather than super rich ribeye steaks or bacon.

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by 748 · about 13 hours ago

I know all the oils in the store bought mayo are pretty bad, but if someone is only using a minimal amount of 2 T a day, do you think it would have a negative affect on trying to get a lean body composition? I love the one from Trader Joes.

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paleohacks 0 · October 25, 2012 at 3:11 AM

80/20 rule comes to mind. If that is your own vice? Go for it. As an aside though it is REALLY easy to make. Like, less than 2 minutes. Great way to use up extra bacon fat. Hence, my screen name.

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by 210 · September 30, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Alrighty, so just as a disclaimer, before I started making my switch over to start becoming more of a strict primal eater (def more primal than paleo), the majority of my fridge already made up of mostly nearly paleo/primal foods (meat, fish,... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · March 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM

It sounds like you are on the right track! Some advice: -Hit up farmers markets, watch sales, buy what is in season -Buy in bulk (while only buying what you know you will use) -Consider sharing a large purchase of grass fed meat with a friend... (more)

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by 41341 · about 13 hours ago

Going to to the "big city" tomorrow and thought I'd squeeze in a visit to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Anything in particular there that I should stock up on that are otherwise hard to find in average grocery stores? I might just go marvel at... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · March 25, 2012 at 3:23 AM

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by 70 · about 13 hours ago

My wife and I have been paleo for 7 months and 90% of our grocery shopping is from TJ. One of our favorite products is the Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon. We eat maybe 3 to 4 packages of this stuff a week but something recently has been concerning... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I'm with the Whole9 folks on the question of bacon: We cannot recommend consumption ??? even in ???moderation??? ??? of bacon from the factory farming system. If you want to enjoy bacon as part of your healthy, varied Paleo diet, you... (more)

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by 21400 · about 13 hours ago

I am traveling to an area that has naught for restaurants except for chains, but they do have a trader joe's. Being in the Fresh Market/Whole Foods dominated area of Tampa Bay, I've not dealt with them - but I am going to utilize my hotel room... (more)

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ChefNikki 0 · March 09, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Avocado and smoked salmon. tuna curry pouches. salad with canned crab meat, salsa, and guacamole is pretty bomb

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by 278 · about 13 hours ago

I don't often go into TJ's due to the mayhem and length of checkout line but recently screwed up the courage step in and, as I fully expected, found that their coconut oil is about $5 less than elsewhere. I've since discovered that they ran out... (more)

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eric_9 0 · March 08, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Fix your link: http://traderjoesrecipes.net/

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by 1213 · about 13 hours ago

A lot of Trader Joe's cheeses are imported, and I assume that some are grassfed regardless of whether or not the label says so because there are different regulations and husbandry practices in other countries. How do I figure this out? Cheese... (more)

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Marie 0 · February 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

No matter what you MUST ASK FOR IT!! Why? Because the more the cashier hears "I couldn't find grass fed cheese." the more likely the buyers will look at their merchandise plan. Consumers LEAD good merchandisers, and that is why the cashiers are... (more)

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by 8 · about 13 hours ago

Is Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Unrefined or Refined???

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GB_1 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I went and got 5 bottles today.

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by 956 · September 30, 2014 at 3:26 AM

I bought a big bag of almond meal this past week at Trader Joe's to make this bacon-topped meatloaf (http://www.health-bent.com/proteins/paleo-meatloaf), but I still have a ton leftover! Any suggestions as to what I should make with it? I've... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 09, 2011 at 2:37 AM

Before I forget you should store it in the freezer so it stays fresh. I pour mine into a glass mason jar and take out as I need. It's very flexible and definitely worth mixing with some other flours, such as potato, coconut, or rice, to play... (more)

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by 956 · about 13 hours ago

I've been hearing recently that Trader Joe's now sells coconut oil. Has anyone tried it yet? Thoughts? How does it compare to the other coconut oils that you normally use?

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · November 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Get it! IMO tastes and operates the same as Spectrum, etc. And hello.. half the price and organic? A win for sure. I had been asking forever, obviously not the only one, and I have to say they actually do kind of listen to the masses.... (more)

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by 1659 · about 13 hours ago

Experimenting with making my own homemade protein bars. I've gained 10 lbs of lean muscle in 30 days as a result, but I'm wondering if anybody else is eating this kind of volume, or has an opinion of Omega-6 load. Trying to offset this with about... (more)

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Jonas 0 · November 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I've gained 10lbs of lean muscle in 30 days You mean 10lbs of bodyweight? How did you measure it to know exactly what you gained was PURE, LEAN, HARD muscle?

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by 1659 · about 13 hours ago

Pretty much downing a can every two days; I know anything canned is pretty much post-agriculture and post-industrial but it's sooooo good! Seriously look at these specs: (more)

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citrusfire 0 · November 09, 2011 at 10:29 PM

It's wild caught, has bones (calcium), tons of protein and omega 3s, and comes in a bpa-free can. It also costs under $3 for a can. I go through millions of these

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by 4273 · about 13 hours ago

I'm not a fan of drinking coconut milk, so any recipe's? It says I have to use it within 10 days. http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=198 UPDATE: I made some ground beef curry. This stuff isn't real coconut milk... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · November 07, 2011 at 1:46 AM

I've never used the carton coconut milk, so am unsure of the fat content comparison to tinned, but would think that you could use it quite easily. Off the top of my head: Curried veggies: saute onion garlic, turmeric, curry, ginger, coriander in... (more)

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by 1816 · September 30, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I pick up a produce CSA once a week, a meat CSA once a month and go to the farmer's market every week. I find myself at Trader Joe's at least twice a week and at Whole Foods a few times a month. A run of the mill standard grocery store is within... (more)

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Jesse_5 0 · October 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Never thought of this, but an interesting question. We live in a very rural area. I probably use 2 lunch hours picking up groceries during the week, and I use a full morning on the weekend driving 20 minutes in the other direction for our local... (more)

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by 95 · about 13 hours ago

I am interested in taking a multi-vitamin, and wonder what you all think of TJ's brand of vitamins? They claim to be fairly (mostly?) pure, without a lot of fillers, but that still leaves it wide open in terms of quality. The price is certainly... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

As has been mentioned, if you are eating well, sticking to paleo (even 80/20), you probably don't need a general multivitamin. However ... Here's my general rule for choosing a multivitamin: capsule > tablet; from food > not from food; multi-dose... (more)