These Low-Carb Trader Joe’s Meals Let You Stay Keto on the Quick
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Full of tempting wines, party-worthy snacks, and delectable desserts, Trader Joe’s is the ultimate test of willpower when you’re shopping on an empty stomach — especially if you’re on the keto diet. Luckily, the chain carries several conveniently low-carb meals. Here are eight keto-friendly Trader Joe’s meals that are ready to be quickly microwaved, tossed over greens, or eaten straight from the package — all with 7 grams or fewer net carbs per serving.
Cobb Salad With Grilled Chicken Breast, Uncured Bacon, Blue & Gorgonzola Cheeses, and Ranch Dressing ($4): This package of leafy greens, protein-rich chicken, crispy bacon, tangy cheese, and creamy dressing epitomizes what a keto salad should be — and it has just 6 grams of net carbs.
Turkey Meatballs ($4): These fully cooked meatballs make a tasty accompaniment to mixed greens or leftover roasted veggies, but with 3 grams of net carbs per serving and a simple composition of turkey and staple seasonings, they’ll pair with just about anything.
Cauliflower Tabbouleh ($4): This grain-free twist on tabbouleh — with juicy tomatoes, zingy onions and lemon juice, and plenty of parsley — gives riced cauliflower (4 grams of net carbs per serving) the royal treatment. Pack in your work bag with chicken, pork, or another protein for a complete meal.
Grilled Chicken Fajitas ($6): Pop this flavorful tray of seasoned chicken breast and roasted bell peppers and onions into the microwave, then serve over salad greens or last night’s veggies. There are 3 grams of net carbs per serving, so feel free to pile on some guacamole too.
Egg Salad ($4) and Egg White Salad With Chives ($3): Choose your own adventure with Trader Joes’ silky egg salads, which each have 3 or fewer carbs per serving. We’d happily eat them over greens or spooned onto cloud bread.
Super Green Salad Palette ($5): For a lighter (but still satisfying) salad, opt for this delightfully crunchy mix of baby spinach, kale, green beans, and broccoli, tossed with feta cheese, walnuts, and an avocado-citrus dressing. Just remember that there are 3 servings in the container when you're tallying up the nutrition info.
Saucy Scallops With Mushrooms ($7): About as elegant as a frozen meal in a bag can be, these Emmental-cheese-enrobed scallops, mushrooms, and peas are ready to eat after a quick stint in the microwave. Serve with sautéed spinach or extra mushrooms for a more veggie-focused meal. This one has 7 grams of net carbs, so be mindful of your portioning.
Homestyle Tuna Salad ($4): Simple tuna salad, packed with eggs, mayo, celery, green onion, and Dijon, begs to be tucked into lettuce wraps for an easy keto lunch in minutes. Per serving, it has 2 grams of net carbs.
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