Trader Joe's upgrades it's NO Nitrate turkey. Nitrates Bad. Turkey Good.

**Editor's Note: This post was updated in 2024

Deli meat is a quick and flexible source of protein.  Between your favorite slices of bread, rolled around hummus, or our favorite, spread with Trader Joe's cilantro chive yogurt dip.  The challenge is finding deli meat that is nitrate free and still tastes good.  

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Healthy cookies compared. Trader Joes and Nutridel

** November 2010 Editor's Note: Trader Joe's no longer sells Righteous Rounds! Bummer.

*** March 2011 Editor's Note: We just learned that Nutridel changed its nutrition profile on the cookies! The calories per one oatmeal cookie went up from 62 to 120--BIG DIFFERENCE! The fat also doubled.  The below chart reflects the new nutrition information.

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What happened to Trader Joes Soy Crisps?

Could it be that Athletic-Minded Traveler's recent blog about Trader Joe's nutrition bait and switch led to the discontinuation of the very tasty Soy Crisps?

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Trader Joes Soy Crisps Have Changed. More Calories, Less Iron and Calcium

August 2009 Editor's Update: Trader Joe's has discontinued the Soy Crisps. Read more here.

Soy Crisps are one of my favorite healthy snack foods. Sort of like a chip, but with an impressive dose of protein...about 7-8 grams/serving. I love the crunch and taste--which for the BBQ flavor means a salty/sweet mix.

Calorie for calorie, Soy Crisps are a better choice over chips or other crisps (rice or potato).

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Trader Joes versus Whole Foods

It was over a year ago that I sang the praises of Trader Joe?s on these pages. I listed products that I found to be exceptional and described why the shopping experience is way, way, above average.

Over the last year I?ve discovered new treats and have more finely tuned my favorites list.

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