Y’all – I love Trader Joe’s. People are friendly, prices are good. And there’s something about the atmosphere. I go there weekly—more often sometimes—and grab some flowers and a cartful of goodies, including these gluten-free foods. With three of my six family members requiring gluten-free goods, I’m always on the hunt for solid food finds. Here’s a list of 10 of my favorite.
10 Best Gluten-Free Products at Trader Joe’s
- Plantain Chips
Since going grain-free, I’ve had to find new snacks that fit my food sensitivities. It hasn’t been easy, but plantain chips have become a staple for me! They’ve got the same crunch as potato chips and are just $1.69. Real food note: these are cooked in sunflower oil, which is not optimal. Since the price is so good, I will opt for these on occasion; other times I’ll splurge for ones that are organic and cooked in coconut oil (and found elsewhere).
- Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
Two pounds of 100% rolled oats for just $3.99? I’m in! Oh, and they are labeled gluten-free on the front, too. If you need any inspiration for how to use them, try these muffins or some overnight oats.
- Organic Gluten-free Brown Rice Pasta
With just two ingredients, organic brown rice + water, this is a pretty solid option! Be sure not to overcook and you won’t be disappointed with this pasta. Another great gluten-free Trader Joe’s find.
- 3-Seed Beet Crackers
These actually come in two varieties, beet and sweet potato, but believe it or not, the beet version is the winner in our house! Ingredients include white corn, beet powder, black sesame seeds, flax seeds, paprika, chia seeds, onion powder, sea salt and corn or sunflower oil (oils which I know are not optimal). But for the most part, they line up and are a fun gluten-free snack that I allow my kids to enjoy.
- Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal
Sure we should just make oatmeal ourselves and not create extra waste – but these little packets come in handy for traveling or other on-the-go situations. With ingredients to include whole grain oats, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth, it packs a powerful punch and allows you to sweeten if and how you desire.
- Gluten-free Black Bean Pasta
Whole grain, full of fiber, and one ingredient: black bean powder. I’m in! Another solid gluten-free pasta choice that adds variety and a pop of protein. Yay!
- Brown Rice Cakes
I’m a huge fan of Lundberg Farms’ rice cakes, and even more fond of the price that Trader Joe’s offers them at:).
RXBARS are made with a simple blend of dates, nuts, and egg whites in a variety of flavors. They are a simple and good option for a bar that’s higher in protein and come in a number of tasty options.
You’ve heard us sing the praises of LARABARs in the past. Minimal ingredients that include nuts, dates, and seeds—sans added sugars—make them a win in our book. Find them at super prices at TJ’s.
- A TREAT: Coconut Sesame-Seed Clusters
Bite-sized crunchy coconut clusters that have a pop of sweetness, thanks to (not “perfect”, but I’m okay with it) coconut sugar and tapioca syrup. Ingredients include organic dried coconut, organic coconut sugar, organic white sesame seeds, organic black sesame seeds, organic tapioca syrup, water, and Himalayan pink salt. I’m a personal fan since they are grain-free. FWIW, there are only 3 grams of added sugar per serving.
What did I miss? I know there are more items, and oftentimes the beauty of Trader Joe’s is in getting recommendations, so please let me know what I’m missing in the comments below!
- Plantain Chips