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by 0 · about 11 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 10 · about 11 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 11 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 15 · about 11 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 715 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 210 · about 12 hours ago

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 41460 · about 12 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 1213 · about 12 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 12 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 · about 12 hours ago

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 12 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 12 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 12 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 1816 · about 12 hours ago

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 12 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)

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by 5531 · about 12 hours ago

Just picked some up to go with my grass fed ground beef burgers and wanted to know if there's any way this stuff could possibly be bad for me, it's the best ketchup I've probably ever had and condiments are important to me now that they're harder... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · July 24, 2011 at 10:51 PM

If you're not diabetic, insulin resistant, or dealing with auto-immune issues, I say: "'Ketch' it up!" A tablespoon or two once or twice a week won't do a ton of damage. But, if you have any of the above issues and you combine this with twenty... (more)

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by 12174 · about 13 hours ago

I just noticed in the last few weeks that the Whole Foods nearest to my house has dropped its per-brick cost of Kerrygold to $2.49, which beats the $2.69/$2.79 that I see at Trader Joe's in the region. In fact I haven't seen Kerrygold cheaper than... (more)

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Uzito 0 · May 09, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Yep, I saw a special deal in Whole Foods at the end of April. Also, to my surprise, my local Wegmans droped the price to $2.79 after I complained to them. They used to sell it for $4.99 / 8oz.

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by 974 · about 13 hours ago

Why is TJs brand of cocnut milk bad? I know it is a light version --is that the reason why it is not liked? TJs brand is the only one I can find in my area that is 1) cheap $99/can 2) does not have any additives at all. All the brands FULL fat... (more)

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Drew_S 0 · November 10, 2011 at 5:16 PM

The danger with TJ's isn't guar gum (it doesn't have that), it's a BPA-lined can. Chris Kresser blogged on this topic here: http://chriskresser.com/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend I have an outstanding question to TJ's customer... (more)

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by 473 · about 13 hours ago

I recently purchased Niman Ranch uncured applewood bacon at TJ and taste pretty grade. I visited their website and they claim their animals are raised humanely with 100% vegetarian diet (beef, lamb pork etc). Question is, is their bacon live up... (more)

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Erin_2 0 · February 28, 2011 at 3:27 AM

Niman Ranch is one of the best companies to buy from in terms of humanely raised and slaughtered animals. I just had their Italian sausage last week and it was delicious. I think what they're trying to say with vegetarian feed is that they don't... (more)

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by 140 · about 13 hours ago

What paleo food items do you buy from Trader Joes? Looking for help with grocery lists. Thanks!

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sajennings 0 · April 26, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Finally, a question firmly in my wheelhouse - until I moved right next door to a farm, I did 90% of my shopping at Trader Joe's. We've already covered the grass-fed ground beef (which I just had for dinner), and I'm a big fan of the almonds, both... (more)

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by 10 · about 13 hours ago

Does anyone out there eat Greek food? I love greek but obviously will be skipping the pita bread. Is tzatziki a good condiment for greek food -- I saw one nutritional label for a Trader Joe's tzatziki sauce and it has 1 gram of sugar, 2 carbs per... (more)

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GHarkness 0 · April 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I don't care for tzatziki myself, but I think (when you are considering primality), it's best to look at the list of ingredients, THEN look at the carb counts. It definitely is a good idea to make these things yourself if at all possible. Then... (more)

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by 0 · October 29, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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 589 · October 29, 2014 at 3:58 AM

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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