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These Healthy Staples From Trader Joe’s Make Meal Prep So Much Easier

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As any wellness-minded individual can attest, meal prep is life—but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. And that’s where Trader Joe’s comes in. The inexpensive grocer is a mecca of healthy, easy-to-prepare staples. (And not-so-healthy staples, but whatever. We still love you, Cookie Butter.)

Here, find our favorite healthy items from Trader Joe’s that make meal prep fast, easy and enjoyable. Pro tip: We’ve also found the Sunday task to be infinitely more enjoyable if you drink rosé while you cook. Just saying.

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Shaved Brussel Sprouts

TYSM Trader Joe's for gifting us with these incredibly versatile veggies. They're sliced thin enough that you can toss them in a salad raw or crisp them up on your stovetop.

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Organic Riced Cauliflower

The TJ's produce aisle is basically heaven for people who hate chopping/dicing/dealing with whole vegetables.

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Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

We're not laughing at the name of this item because a) we are adults and b) it's delicious and literally so easy to make.

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Cage-Free Hard-Cooked Eggs

Fair warning: These do kind of smell when you open up the bag. But they taste good (well, as good as hard-boiled eggs can) and will save you lots of time and mess in the kitchen.

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Chopped Veggie Mix

Because chopping vegetables is incredibly time-consuming.

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Shawarma Chicken Thighs

These recently released pre-marinated chicken thighs have 21 grams of protein per serving.

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Butternut Squash Zig-Zags

If you've ever tried to peel and cut a butternut squash, you know what a lifesaver these are. Roast them with some olive oil and salt, or toss them in a stir-fry.

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Fire Roasted Bell Peppers and Onions

Find this Taco Tuesday-ready blend in the frozen-food section.

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Just Coconut Chunks

These frozen chunks of coconut (the name is nothing if not apt) are perfect for tossing in smoothies.

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Carrot Spirals

Again, Trader Joe's gives you virtually no excuse not to eat your veggies. These frozen carrot spirals come pre-salted and make a tasty pasta stand-in (or side dish).

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Wild Rice and Mushroom Sausage-Less Sausage

Perfect for Meatless Mondays.