Trader Joe's Shopping List

Please DON’T Pass the Salt

Trader Joe’s Low Sodium Shopping List

Dried Fruit: TJ offers a variety of dried fruits. These are what I buy for baking and/or snacking.

Dried Cranberries

Dried Pitted Tart Montmorency Cherries (wonderful in scones or muffins)

Dried White Peaches

California Slab Blenheim Apricots (so much better than dried Turkish apricots)

New Zealand Sweet Apple Rings

Nut Snack Packs: These snack packs are so handy. Good for a afternoon pick-me-up or for visiting grandchildren. I keep them in the freezer.

Happy Trekking Trek Mix: Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios, Cranberries, Cherries, Chocolate - 25 mg/serving

Just a Handful of Dry Roasted, Unsalted Almonds

Simply Almonds, Cashews and Cranberries: 20 mg/serving

Nuts: TJ has a great variety of nuts – raw, roasted, salted, unsalted. And great prices too. I use them in baking, salads, and as a garnish for vegetables. I keep them in the freezer.

Raw Walnut Pieces (for baklava)

Roasted & Unsalted Peanuts

Roasted & Unsalted Whole Cashews

Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Seeds

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Whole Almonds

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachio Nutmeats Halves and Pieces

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Almonds: Slivered

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pecan Pieces

Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pignolias/Pine Nuts (my favorite in green salads)

Just Almond Meal

Frozen Veggies: TJ has a good variety of frozen vegetables, but these are the ones I stock up on.

Artichoke Hearts

Dorot Crushed Garlic: 25 mg/cube (so convenient)

Dorot Chopped Basil:15 mg/cube (good in a quick pizza sauce)

Fire Roasted Bell Peppers and Onions: 5 mg/serving

Melange a Trois - 3 Pepper blend: 10 mg/serving (perfect for when just a bit of bell pepper is needed)

Roasted Corn (good addition to Mexican dishes)

Edamame -In Pods (a perfect lunchtime veggie or afternoon snack)

Canned Veggies: I stock up on all these products.

Julienne Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes: 10 mg/serving (I often use them instead of olives)

Organic Tomatoes Diced No Salt Added

Whole Peeled No Salt Added Crushed Plum Tomatoes with Basil

Whole Peeled No Salt Added Plum Tomatoes

Oils, Vinegars, & Sauces:

Balsamic Glaze: 5 mg/tbsp

Balsamic Vinegar

Chili Pepper Sauce: 0 mg/sodium

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar

Toasted Sesame Oil

Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

White Balsamic Vinegar

Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly: 55 mg/tbsp (I add a tablespoon to my favorite homemade vinaigrette)

Trader Giottos Organic Marinara Sauce - No Salt Added: 1/2 cup = 25 mg. sodium


Multigrain Slims: Sandwich Thins - 100 mg/roll

Garlic Basil Linguine Pasta: 10 mg/serving

Spinach Chive Linguine Pasta: 30 mg/serving

Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta: 0 mg/serving

Baking & Cooking Supplies:

100% Desert Mesquite Honey

Cinnamon Sticks (I use them in potpourri)

Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Grade A/B Maple Syrup

Lemon Curd

Coconut Cream

Pure Grade A Clover Honey

Pure Vanilla – Alcohol Free

Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour

Whipping Cream - Shelf Stable (great to have on hand just in case)

Preserves and Nut Butters:

Almond Butter - Unsalted (easy to mix)

Unsalted Peanut Butter - Creamy (a natural P-nut butter that’s tasty and also easy to mix)

Preserves - Cherry, Blueberry, Blackberry

Seville Orange Marmalade

Soups and Other:

Organic Creamy Tomato Soup Low Sodium: 140 mg/cup

Organic Low Sodium Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup: 140 mg/cup

Solid White Albacore Tuna No Salt: 35 mg/2 oz

Solid White Albacore Tuna Half Salt: 90 mg/2 oz

Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon (boneless, skinless, NSA): 60 mg/2 oz serving

Chips & Pretzels:

Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips - Unsalted

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels No Salt on Top: 80 mg/oz (an every-once-in-a-while treat)

Candies: I love TJ dark chocolate covered dried fruits. They are all low in sodium.

Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries

Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries

Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds


Unsalted Butter

Comte Cheese: 100mg/oz (similar to gruyere)

Ovoline Fresh Whole Milk Mozzarella: 25 mg/oz

Shredded Swiss & Gruyere Cheese Blend: 55 mg/oz

Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage - Sun-Dried Tomato & Spicy Jalapeno: 400 mg/link (I use 1 link for 2 servings)

Columbus Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast: 240 mg/2 oz

Columbus Low Sodium Dry Salami: 290 mg/5 slices

Persian Cucumbers (similar in taste & texture to English cukes but much smaller)

Cranberry Orange Relish -Seasonal (I buy several tubs at Thanksgiving and freeze them to use throughout the coming year)