Trader Joe's Has 3 New Fall Salads That Are Perfect for Flavorful, No-Cook Meals
Now this is our kind of fast food.
Joe, are you taken? Because we're in love with pretty much everything about you. From the dietitian-approved products you offer to the simple meal prep staples and, heck, even a seasoning mix that tastes like a full casserole of stuffing, we can't quit you.
And your three newest no-cook salads just sweetened the deal.
Noticed at @traderjoesobsessed's Montrose, California Trader Joe's, these vegetable-loaded salads make for affordable and crazy-quick midday meals. New to the deli case line-up:
- Turkey Harvest Salad: Sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, cranberries, turkey and apple cider vinaigrette team up in this Thanksgiving-inspired entree. With all of the dressing (we'll probably stick to half for a 460-cal feast), the $5.49 product has 600 calories, 45 grams of fat, 18 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbs.
- Middle Eastern-Style Fattoush Salad: With grilled chicken, pita chips, cucumber, grape tomatoes, mint and a lemon-sumac dressing, this $4.79 lunch says it serves 3 ½…however that works? We'll probably dig into half of the entire box at once for a light meal with 228 calories, 14 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein and 16 grams of carbs.
- Antipasto Salad: Like an Italian snack platter in meal form, this $5.99 salad includes spring mix, salami, tomatoes, cucumber, cubes of provolone, artichoke hearts, olives, pepperoncini and a red wine vinaigrette. The full package, dressing included, has 410 calories, 35 grams of fat, 16 grams of protein and a keto-friendly 10 grams of carbs.
We'll be stocking up on each to see if they're worthy of a spot on our Trader Joe's meal plan for the months ahead.
The only deal-breaker? Each of these far-better-than-fast-food low-fuss lunches will likely only be available for a limited time since TJ's is known to swap out products seasonally. As much as it breaks our hearts to see our faves disappear, we also adore the seasonal-eating approach.