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DietMD®’s Top 12 Picks from Trader Joe’s

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

The following are must-have items for anyone on a low-carb diet who's looking to lose weight or simply remain healthy. Don't forget to keep an eye out for these products on your next grocery shopping trip!

Trader Joe's shopping cart

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We've all been there: stranded in the middle of Aisle 12, grocery cart nearly empty after 20 minutes of wandering, feeling overwhelmed by thousands of products and how to choose the best option for your diet.

For people starting out with low-carb dieting, the grocery store experience can be even more daunting than the actual meal prep! That's why our DietMD® weight loss experts created this list of our Top 12 Keto-Friendly Items from Trader Joe's. Take the guesswork (and constant Google-ing) out of your grocery shopping routine, and use this list to streamline your food-buying and get the best results in the kitchen!

12. Jicama Wraps

Trader Joe's Jicama Wraps

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Perfect for making yummy tacos, these jicama wraps have a subtle radish-like flavor that some people say is slightly nutty. Overall the taste is very mild, making them ideal low-carb substitutes for traditional store-bought tortillas!

11. Egg Wraps

Trader Joe's Egg Wraps

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The perfect soft texture of a tortilla is very hard to match, but these Egg Wraps combine eggs, gluten-free flour, and potato starch for a savory taste with an almost crepe-like consistency.

10. Greek Non-Fat Plain Yogurt

Trader Joe's Greek Nonfat Yogurt

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This Greek yogurt uses skim milk, is protein-rich, and low in sodium and sugar. The flavor can take some getting used to for those with a sweet tooth, but combining Greek yogurt with fruit and keto-friendly sweeteners makes this a great and easy way to increase your protein intake! Just make sure to check the label for added sugars.

9. Cauliflower Crusts and Sandwich Thins

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crusts

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These items are low-carb secret weapons from Trader Joe's. Cauliflower, being the ultimate culinary jack of all trades, shines in these products with its ability to mimic the texture of bread without any unwanted flavor. These are perfect for making pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, and a thousand other meals that would traditionally call for bread!

8. Fully Cooked Pork Belly

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Pork Belly

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Great served in low-carb shirataki noodle ramen, lettuce-wrapped tacos, or just on its own. Add spices or a marinade to up the flavor before you reheat. (We like to put it in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes on broil!)

7. Beef Birria

Trader Joe's Beef Birria

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This slow-cooked beef made in a savory broth of chiles, tomatoes, and spices is a combination that hails from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. Needless to say, it is absolutely ideal for tacos, and we recommend playing around with your own recipes or using our DietMD® Birria taco recipe for a sauce that will blow your taste buds away!

6. Garlic Bread Cheese

Trader Joe's Garlic Bread Cheese

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Trying to eat healthier but REALLY missing mozzarella sticks? Meet bread cheese. Inspired by a Finnish delicacy, this bread cheese is made from blocks of cow's milk cheese that is covered in garlic powder and baked into a bread-like consistency. YUM!

5. Everything But The Bagel Smoked Salmon

Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Smoked Salmon

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This product combines 'everything bagel' seasoning with smoked salmon for a delicious and hearty ready-made treat great for topping your eggs and salads or enjoy all on its own!

4. Shawarma Chicken Thighs

Trader Joe's Shawarma Chicken Thighs

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AShawarma is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, and though typically cooked on a rotating vertical spit, the most important aspect of the dish is the blend of savory spices used to make it. These perfectly marinated and ready-to-cook shawarma-style chicken thighs can be paired with any number of keto-friendly foods such as eggplant, feta cheese, and roasted tomatoes.

3. Argentinian Red Shrimp with Ginger Garlic Butter

Trader Joe's Argentinian Red Shrimp

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No prep needed! Deliciously lemony and herby, these wild-caught Red Shrimp are sourced from the Argentine coast and seasoned with a ginger-garlic togarashi butter that has honey, chili flakes, and cayenne. Shrimp is a great lean protein and can be kept frozen until you need it!

2. Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Trader Joe's Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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The spatchcocking method involves removing the backbone from a whole chicken so that it lays flat, allowing more surface area to come in contact with the cooking surface and thus a faster cooking time. This product is soaked in a brine of citrus juices and marinated in olive oil, vinegar, garlic rosemary, parsley, and lemon slices. The best part? It's enough protein to last a week for one person or to make a big family meal!

1. Egg Bites or Egg Omeletes

Trader Joe's Egg Bites

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Chances are, we don't have to tell you that eggs are a monumentally important part of a low-carb or keto-friendly diet. The Egg Bites and Egg Omelets from Trader Joe's remove all of the prep work for egg recipes AND they have a light and fluffy soufflé-like texture that comes in various different flavors. Just pop them in the microwave and you're on your way!

Wrapping It Up

If you've made it this far, you're sure to benefit from this carefully curated list from our DietMD® nutrition team. With this super-charged grocery list, your next shopping experience will be a breeze!

New to DietMD®? Our physician-led weight loss program applies the latest medical and nutritional science to choose the food recommendations seen here. Our program's ability to track and test patients' eating habits through lab work and one-on-one consultations is what makes DietMD® unique and so successful.

If you're interested in losing weight, contact us to schedule a consultation. With our DietMD® weight loss and nutrition experts, you can start shedding pounds now!

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