Nuts

Pecans – raw or roasted – TJ

You can find pecans at Trader Joe’s, including some that are roasted without any oil or salt. Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain...

Pine nuts – raw or roasted – TJ

Trader Joe’s sells all types of nuts, including pine nuts that can be used in the Pesto Foodie Bar in The Foodie Bar Way. Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain...

Cashews – raw – pieces – TJ

Trader Joe’s sells whole cashews as well as pieces (at least $1 per pound cheaper than whole). Since I use cashews in sauces and dressings, pieces work perfectly! Keep in the freezer, with the rest of the nuts, seeds and whole grains/grain products.

Coconut flakes – unsweetened – TJ

This organic coconut is unsweetened and perfect to use as is or toast for a few minutes until aromatic and beginning to turn golden… be careful, once the color begins to develop, if left alone, will burn before you realize it!

Non-Dairy Yogurt – TJ

Trader Joe’s sells yogurt with active cultures, made from soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk, but free of cow’s...

Almond Butter – TJ

Trader Joe’s sells Almond Butter in 16 oz jars. It works well in Scot’s Granola (recipe in The Foodie Bar Way...

Almond Milk – refrigerated -TJ

Trader Joe’s carries a large variety of non-dairy milks – some are in shelf-stable boxes that don’t need to be refrigerated until opened, while others in are in cartons in their refrigerated sections. Do a taste test to find out which you enjoy the most! Check out this article that I wrote about how to make trying new foods...

Almond Milk – Soy Milk (other non-dairy milks) – TJ

Trader Joe’s carries a large variety of non-dairy milks – some are in shelf-stable boxes that don’t need to be refrigerated until opened, while others in are in cartons in their refrigerated sections. Do a taste test to find out which you enjoy the most! Check out this article that I wrote about how to make trying new foods...

Almond milk (shelf-stable/aseptic packaging)

Most of the nut milks can be purchased in shelf-stable/aseptic boxes on the supermarket shelves (refrigerate after opening), or in more “traditional” cartons in the refrigerated section (dairy aisle or natural foods refrigerator case).

Coconut shredded

Look for unsweetened organic shredded coconut, if you want small pieces, and keep them in the freezer. They can be used as is or roasted in the oven (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!).

Yogurt – non-dairy options

There are several non-dairy yogurt options now available in the dairy case (or “natural foods” refrigerated section) in many supermarkets. Do some taste testing to see which you enjoy the...

Peanut Butter

Your peanut butter should have 1-2 ingredients – peanuts (and maybe salt). That is it! No other ingredients are needed! I usually buy peanut butter, at Trader Joe’s (organic if they have it in stock). We like the chunky variety. If you are used to the “no-stir” kind, full of unwanted ingredients, don’t worry – this will only take mixing it initially, then keep it...

Pine nuts

Unless I find them for a great deal, I only keep a small amount of pine nuts in my freezer (they can be expensive) – use walnuts in their place. (Trader Joe’s also sells pine nuts).

Cashews – raw

I buy raw cashew pieces (they are cheaper than whole cashews in the picture, as this store didn’t offer that option) at Trader Joe’s or at my local supermarket it bulk. Keep them in the freezer. I do not buy nuts that are roasted in oil.

Almonds

When I can’t find local almonds at our Farmers’ Market, I usually purchase them at Trader Joe’s. I store all nuts in the freezer.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are tasty and a phenomenal source of the mineral Selenium. In fact, you wouldn’t want to eat too many, and put yourself at risk for developing a toxicity! 4 a month (at one sitting) have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. You can also make my Brazil Nut Parm recipe and sprinkle on your favorite pasta dish. We keep them in the freezer (as we do with all nuts, and most whole grains and seeds). Trader Joe’s has a good price and sometimes you can also find these in bulk, but make sure they are fresh (and don’t taste...

Almond Butter

I use almond butter (either creamy or chunky) in our Granola Foodie Bar and Scot’s Granola. I either purchase it at Trader Joe’s or Costco for the best price. Keep in refrigerated after opening.

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts (a.k.a. Filberts) can be found bulk at some supermarkets (Sprouts in our area), as well as in one pound bags at Trader Joe’s. Keep them in the freezer, (for longest life: if you have a vacuum sealer – make small packets to store frozen).