As I mention in my book, The Vegan Way, Trader Joe’s truly IS a vegan oasis!
Check out all of the new vegan holiday food that just arrived!
I’ll try to keep the words brief, and let the photos do the talkin’!
Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy
And Trader Joe’s still has vegan veggie sausage too, for those who want to make a cottage pie or perhaps some yummy sausage patties for a holiday breakfast!
And now there’s…
Vegan Whipped Cream! (Wow. Just WOW!)
(And here’s an EASY recipe to make Vegan Whipped Cream at home if you prefer!)
Butternut Squash Zig-Zags
What IS new are these Butternut Squash Zig Zags! I fried a pack up with onion, garlic and a drizzle of Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze, and oooh, la laaaah!
Scrumptious! And action-packed with vitamin A!
And for a sweet treat…
Scandinavian Tidings Soft & Chewy Gummy Candy
They’re shaped like little vegan gummy holiday decorations. Trees, ornaments, and my favorite: the stars!
Unlike most gummy candies, these are gelatin-free aka: no boiled hooves, bones or tendons in these tasty chewy treats!
P.S. Did you know “Swedish Fish” candies are gelatin-free, too!? Yep!
More sweet treats!
If you enjoy Trader Joe’s Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream made with Coconut Milk, I think you’ll really enjoy the vegan mochi version.
Mochi is made from pounded sticky rice, and in this version it’s filled with vegan ice cream.
You’ll find these easy-to-prepare roasted veggies in the refrigerator section!
There’s another new version of roasted veggies (with 3 varieties of potatoes!) in the freezer section, too. I just tried them: two vegan thumbs UP.
AND, there’s a new frozen vegan medley of stuffing without bread – made with a cauliflower “rice” base, instead.
I prefer traditional vegan stuffing, but if you’re avoiding bread, check it out!
Vegan Mini Marshmallows
Most marshmallows in the market contain gelatin, but not these!
They’re not healthy, but they’re definitely cruelty-free and TASTY!
Even the non-vegan Trader Joe’s employees dig em’!
And these mini marshmallows are perfect for topping hot cocoa or holiday nog!
Speaking of Nog…
Tis’ the season for vegan nogs! So many to choose from these days, too.
Trader Joe’s also has a decadent vegan chocolate-mint beverage, but I don’t like mint, and my husband loathes chocolate, so…. we didn’t buy any lol.
Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Trader Joe’s now has super soft dinner rolls made without any dairy, honey or eggs!
It does’t say “vegan” on the package, but I called to confirm: it is indeed vegan. No animal products
VEGAN KALE, CASHEW & BASIL PESTO
This pesto is delicious. I’m actually eating a bowl of pasta mixed with this pesto right now.
I put a splash of Bragg’s Aminos and some cracked black pepper on it, and my husband added a bit of TJ’s hot sauce, too.
Excited to find some new vegan burgers in the freezer section!
Getting protein isn’t a problem for most vegans. As I mention in my book, The Vegan Way, after being vegan for decades, I’ve never been deficient in protein, and to the best of my knowledge, I’ve never met someone that’s been deficient in protein, either.
Have YOU ever heard of a friend or family member with protein deficiency diseases such as marasmus or kwashiorkor? Probably not.
But for those who are worried… here are HIGH protein burgers! They’re made with pea protein.
Hey, the more vegan burgers, the merrier. And if a “high protein” label emblazoned on the box helps sell em’? Great!
Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk
They are BACK! And they are beautiful!
Suffice it to say, there’s a heck of a lot of new stuff right now at Trader Joe’s!
There’s even MORE than I put in this post (including the return of the vegan chicken nuggets!), so stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing more soon.
Hope your holiday season is off to a lovely start, and that you find all the yummy vegan food your tummy desires!
Jackie Day has been vegan for over 30 years and is the author of the new book The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan)