Every Parent Needs to Stock Up on These 21 Time-Saving Trader Joe's Frozen Foods
It goes without saying: parents don't always have time to concoct insanely complicated recipes for dinner or snacks for play dates — but these Trader Joe's products can help! In my preparenting life, I loved nothing more than to dream up — or Pinterest dive for — the perfect recipe. I'd spend hours shopping for obscure ingredients and perfecting a crowd-pleasing dish or snack. But these days, with two kids ages 5 and 8 who want their food fast (even when I'm denying them their much-loved fast food), an absurdly full family calendar, and zero time or energy to see if tonight's the night my kids will try the kale-pesto risotto I pinned five years ago, there's one thing and one thing only I'm looking for in food prep: ease . . . okay, and maybe a side of decent flavor, because my kids are annoyingly picky.
When you make as much food as I do — for kid meals, potlucks, and play dates — ease is king, and the best place to find it is Trader Joe's frozen-foods section. From kid-friendly proteins to fancy apps I can bring to a party without even a bit of embarrassment, plus a huge array of sweet snacks that always thrill my kids and their friends, Trader Joe's frozen-food aisle is a busy parent's best friend. Here are 21 products you need to put in your cart during your next visit.