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Because all Trader Joe’s fan accounts are not created equal.

Corey Williams
January 31, 2019

Anyone who’s been to Trader Joe’s knows that, while it’s basically heaven on Earth, the store is kind of overwhelming.

Navigating the narrow aisles while avoiding being swarmed by other eager customers can be a lot, and a leisurely shopping trip can quickly turn into a race to get in and out the door with all your limbs intact.

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That’s why experienced Trader Joe’s shoppers always go with a game plan. Follow these extremely dedicated fan accounts for some serious grocery list inspiration—you’ll thank us later.

1. @traderjoeslist

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The OG Trader Joe’s fan account, @traderjoeslist is the real deal. Its creator also runs a worthwhile kitchen gear blog, if you’re into that sort of thing.

2. @traderjoesjunkie

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Heaven 🤤🤤🤤 @traderjoes.bakersfield 📸

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This incredibly successful account is updated multiple times per day, so you’ll never be out of the TJ’s loop.

3. @traderjoesobsessed

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The woman who runs @traderjoesobsessed is on top of her Insta stories, where she posts super specialized content. Instant Pot owners should definitely consider following.

4. @traderjoesmeal

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Unlike a lot of Trader Joe’s accounts, @traderjoesmeal posts actual meals that were created from Trader Joe’s products—not just the products themselves.

5.  @traderjoeskitchen

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Similarly, @traderjoeskitchen posts frozen meals after they’ve been cooked. No surprises here.

6. @traderjoesuncorked

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This is purely a Trader Joe’s wine account and we are A-OK with that.

7. @traderjoes_smartypoints

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An absolute must-follow for people tracking what they eat with Weight Watchers.

8. @traderjoesinsider

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This weeks Trader Joe's Insider shout out goes to 🔊🔊 @thatwholeishdish 🎉🎉 for her Chicken BBQ + Vegan Ranch Butternut Squash Pizza!! 🔖 Tag your favorite dishes under comments, for a chance to be future at @traderjoesinsider 🔊📸📰 ENJOY! Ingredients: T O P P I N G S : 🔹️1 Trader Joe’s #butternutsquash #pizza #crust 🔹️¼ cup #arugula 🔹️¼ red onion sliced 🔹️2 tbsp #BBQ sauce of choice. F O R  R O A S T E D  C H I C K P E A S : 🔹️1 can #chickpeas (rinsed) 🔹️1 tbsp #avocado oil 🔹️1 tsp #garlic powder 🔹️1 tsp pepper & salt. F O R VEGA N  R A N C H : 🔹️1 package soft #tofu (pressed) 🔹️2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 🔹️3 lemons juiced 🔹️¼ cup dill 🔹️¼ cup parsley 🔹️1 tsp onion salt 🔹️1 tsp garlic powder 🔹️1 tsp salt. Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 2. Line baking sheets with tin foil. Drizzle with avocado oil. 3. Pour rinsed chickpeas on one baking sheet. Coat in avocado oil, add seasonings, and toss. 4. Unwrap pizza crust and place face down on the second baking sheet. 5. Put #chickpeas and pizza crust into oven. Set a timer for 10-12 minutes. Once timer is up, remove pizza crust, flip over (face or “topping” side up), and put back in oven for an additional 10-12 minutes. Once pizza crust begins to bubble up or slightly brown, remove both the chickpeas and the crust from the oven. 6.While chickpeas and pizza crust are in the oven, prepare your ranch. Place all ingredients above into a food processor. Pulse for ~1 minute or until fully incorporated. Should result in a thick, creamy consistency. 7. On cooked pizza crust, add: vegan ranch, arugula, red onion, and #garbanzobeans Drizzle with BBQ sauce. Place back in oven for an additional 4-5 minutes. 8. Let cool, slice up,

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Look no further for the inside scoop on brand new products—with a dose of inspiration for good measure.  

9. @traderjoesglutenfree

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If you’re avoiding gluten, this is the account for you.

10. @traderjoes

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Because nobody knows Trader Joe’s like Joe himself. On its official Instagram page, the grocery store chain posts products from the Fearless Flyer and beyond.

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