Let’s face it — breakfast is the best meal of the day. No matter if you’re team sweet or team savory, paleo or plant-based, or trying to up your protein intake or lower your carbs, there’s something for everyone. Think: pancakes, muffins, eggs, avocado toast, yogurt parfaits, fruit… the options are endless. And aside from benefiting your taste buds, a healthy morning meal can do wonders for your health and fitness goals. According to research, eating breakfast is associated with increased energy, concentration, and weight loss success due to decreased cravings and improved satiety! That said, the majority of working Americans wind up skipping meals due to busy schedules. So, in an effort to make hectic mornings that much easier, we headed to TJ’s to scope out the most nutritious no-fuss breakfast options.
Ahead, find out the best healthy Trader Joe’s breakfast foods that will make mornings nutritious and delicious!
Plant-Based Breakfast Foods
Made with ingredients like whole grain oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raisins, coconut, and sliced almonds, this healthy Trader Joe’s breakfast item is a must-have pantry staple. Enjoy it cold with a splash of almond milk as cereal, prep it with nut butter or yogurt for overnight oats, add it to your breakfast bowl, or heat it over the stove-top for a warm meal. With 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar, and just 130 calories per ¼ cup, it’s a yes from us!
Fruit & Seed Granola
This simple and healthy granola mix is the perfect balance of sweet, crunchy, and nutritious. It’s made with clusters of seeds, fruit, and nuts with oat and gluten-free diets in mind. Enjoy it on top of Greek or coconut yogurt, sprinkle it on top of your smoothie bowl, or enjoy it plain as cereal in a bowl of non-dairy milk. With 8 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and 310 calories per ⅔ cup, this is a great filling breakfast option that will keep you energized and satiated.
Coconut Almond Chia Cereal
Think of this Organic Coconut Almond cereal as a healthy twist on your childhood favorite Honey Bunches of Oats. It has the same delicious crunchy texture, but it’s made with nutritious ingredients and a fraction of the sugar. Plus, it packs in 6 grams of fiber thanks to wholesome ingredients like chia seeds, rolled oats, and almonds. Although it has added sugars (with 8 grams per serving), this Trader Joe’s breakfast cereal is a much healthier option than traditional store-bought cereals. Enjoy this as a healthier morning treat!
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix
Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? Especially when they’re homemade and full of wholesome ingredients. If you’re looking to do a little breakfast meal prep, this premade baking mix takes the stress out of baking from scratch. It has a short and simple ingredient list (almond flour, coconut sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, tapioca starch, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt) and can be enjoyed by both gluten-free and vegan eaters. With just 110 calories and 6 grams of sugar per cookie, skip the drive-through cookie and enjoy this healthier sweet treat alongside your morning coffee.
Good news, grain-free breakfast lovers — Trader Joe’s has a new healthy breakfast item on the shelf. This Grainless Granola is vegan, gluten-free, and made with just nuts, seeds, and a hint of natural sweetener. You’ll find ingredients like almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, and coconut sugar in this sweet and salty mix, and trust us, it’s wildly addictive! Enjoy it plain as a snack or as a topping for your warm or cold breakfast bowl.
Fresh or Frozen Fruit
Looking for a nutrient-rich breakfast that’s loaded with flavor? Fill your plate with nature’s sweetness. Bursting with antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients, fresh and frozen fruits make any meal that much sweeter. You’ll find a variety of fresh produce at any Trader Joe’s location, and we’re willing to bet the price is more than reasonable. So, go ahead, stock up on all your favorites! From tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple to flavorful berries and grapes, there’s something for everyone.
And if you prefer frozen varieties for smoothies and breakfast bowls, there are tons of options to choose from. Some of our favorites include organic mixed berries, frozen pineapple tidbits, and unsweetened acai packets!
On-The-Go Breakfast Options
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats
Looking for a quick and easy breakfast option? Look no further than these ready-to-go overnight oats. They’re free from artificial ingredients and added sugar and truly taste like dessert for breakfast. Ingredients like oats, dates, almond butter, chia seeds, and vanilla extract will keep you satiated while satisfying a sweet tooth without the added refined sugar! In fact, based on their vanilla flavor, a single serving clocks in at just 240 calories! You’ll also get an impressive 8 grams of plant-based protein and 6 grams of fiber. The best part? There are two delicious flavors to choose from (almond butter chia or pure vanilla). And trust us, there’s no bad choice.
Organic Hemp Seed Bars
These new Trader Joe’s Organic Hemp Seed snack bars are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings. They’re gluten-free and filled with simple plant-based ingredients like cashews, almonds, blueberries, hemp seeds, oats, and crispy brown rice. With 5 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and just 120 calories, snack away without the guilt. For a balanced and satiating breakfast, pair this bar with other ready-to-go Trader Joe’s breakfast items like pre-cut fruit or hard-boiled eggs!
Organic Fruit Sauce Crushers
Need some quick and easy for your little ones? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These Organic Fruit Sauce Crushers come in several Organic flavors (such as Apple Mango, Apple Banana, and Apple Carrot) and are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. In fact, there are no added sugars or artificial ingredients, just real pureed fruit and veggies! Mornings made easy.
While most of TJ’s items are exclusive to the Trader Joe’s brand, you’ll occasionally find other healthy brands on the shelf. One particular brand worth mentioning? Perfect Bar. Made with more than 20 different superfoods, Perfect Bar’s are a tasty and yummy option for busy mornings. Because there are no preservatives or additives, you’ll find this wholesome protein bar in the refrigerated section! Choose from a variety of flavors like Coconut Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter, and Blueberry Cashew.
Another alternative brand showcased at Trader Joe’s is RX Bar. Made with just simple ingredients like egg whites, dates, nuts, and other fruits, RX bars are a great on-the-go breakfast option when paired with fresh fruit or a single-serve yogurt cup. You’ll find their Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter at most stores and, when in season, fall flavors like Maple Sea Salt.
This Coconut Brings Chocolate on a Date Bar
IMO, this is one of the most under-the-radar products at TJ’s! It tastes like candy, is great for busy mornings when you need something quick and tasty, and it’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients — just dates, almond butter, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, and unsweetened chocolate chunks!
Juices & Smoothies
Cucumber Avocado Smoothie
With 140 calories per bottle and seven healthy, wholesome ingredients like cucumber, avocado, mango, spinach, lime, ginger, and cherry, what’s not to love? This 100% natural pre-made smoothie is light, refreshing, and cold-pressed to retain all of its powerful nutrients. You’ll get 280% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C per bottle with 4 grams of fiber and protein!
Banana & Almond Butter Protein Smoothie
Made with ingredients like coconut water, banana puree, almond butter, pea protein, and vanilla, this protein-packed plant-based smoothie makes busy mornings a breeze. What’s more? Thanks to the combo of electrolytes, clean carbs, and plant-based protein, this ready-to-go Trader Joe’s smoothie makes a delicious post-workout refuel after an A.M. sweat sesh!
This tropical delight (made with pure mango, apple, orange juice, banana, and lemon) will satisfy all your fruit cravings in a yummy way. While it’s free from added sugar, keep in mind it is pure fruit. Rather than sipping on the bottle as is, try freezing this blend into ice cubes and making your own smoothie! Blend half the bottle with additional ingredients like frozen spinach, chia seeds, and almond milk for a nutrient-rich tropical delight. It’s an easy way to save time and calories without overloading on fruit sugar!
Very Green Juice Smoothie
Don’t have time to prep a morning juice or smoothie? Not to worry — this Trader Joe’s healthy breakfast option has got everything you need! With less than 300 calories per serving and ingredients like banana and mango puree, pineapple juice, kiwi, ginger, and blue-green algae, stay nourished and energized all morning long. Packed with potassium, Vitamin A, C, and B6, you’ll get a wide range of health benefits in one ready-to-drink bottle.
Cold-Pressed Green & Red Juice
Enjoying a fresh-pressed juice is a great way to start the morning on a healthy note. And while we’d love to make our own, time is not always on our side! The good news is that you can grab a bottle of Cold-Pressed juice — either Green Juice or Red Juice — from Trader Joe’s and get all the amazing benefits.
According to Trader Joe’s, a bottle of Green Juice contains: 17 kale leaves, 1 lb spinach, 1 large apple, ¼ English cucumber, 1 celery stalk, 1 lemon, and 2 inches of ginger.
A bottle of Red Juice contains: 1 ¼ medium beets, ½ cucumber, 1 ½ celery stalks, 1 medium apple, 1 ¼ carrots, ⅓ lb spinach, 2 inches of ginger, and ¼ lemon.
Organic Turmeric & Ginger Shots
If you’re looking for a healthy boost to enjoy alongside your breakfast, try Trader Joe’s Organic Turmeric and Ginger shots! Made with ingredients like coconut water, pineapple, and fresh-pressed turmeric and ginger, bust inflammation and head into the day feeling nourished and energized.
Organic Coconut Smoothie
This sweet and creamy drink is made with two simple ingredients: pure coconut water and coconut meat. Enjoy it as the base for your smoothie, pour it over fresh fruit, mix it with granola or cereal for a thick and creamy meal, or enjoy it plain!
Want something a little lighter? Try Trader Joe’s pure coconut water beverage. Made from pure coconut water without added sugar, this refreshing electrolyte beverage is a tasty post-workout replenishment that will keep you hydrated all morning long.
Low-Sugar Breakfast Options
This easy-prep Instant Oats is one of our favorite healthy breakfast items. While it’s free from added sugar, it’s boosted with additional superfoods like flax seeds, chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth flakes! Mix it with a spoonful of nut butter and a handful of fresh berries for a healthy and satiating breakfast that won’t weigh you down.
Organic Veggie Bites
If you’re more of a savory breakfast lover, this Trader Joe’s healthy find is for you! Perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike, these Organic Veggie Bites will give any morning meal a nutrient-dense boost. Toss them in the oven for 15-20 minutes and let them crisp up to golden perfection. Serve with a side of scrambled eggs and avocado for a nourishing, balanced meal!
Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like a morning piece of toast. If you’re team savory, this crunchy gluten-free crispbread makes the perfect substitute for processed white bread or other not-so-healthy alternatives! Serve it with mashed avocado, use it as a vehicle for your scrambled eggs, or smear it with a serving of cream cheese and a side of lox. With 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and just 1 gram of sugar, it’s a healthy and nutritious option.
Unsweetened Cashew, Greek, & Coconut Yogurt
Whether you enjoy dairy-free or dairy-filled yogurt, there are plenty of Trader Joe’s yogurts to choose from for your morning meal. From cashew and coconut yogurt to Greek and whole milk yogurt, enjoying a low-sugar breakfast bowl is simple! To find the low-sugar options, simply read the ingredient label and make sure your yogurt of choice is unsweetened. Serve it plain with fresh fruit and nut butter, add it to your smoothie, or use it as a creamy thickener in your overnight oats recipe!
Protein-Rich Breakfast Foods
Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Smoked Lox
This EBTB Seasoned Smoked Lox is everything we’ve ever wanted in a healthy breakfast food. It’s loaded with Omega-3’s, packed with protein, and made purely with Atlantic salmon and spices. A two-slice serving will give you 11 grams of protein and a quarter of your daily Vitamin D needs. Enjoy it on top of toast with cream cheese, avocado, Greek yogurt, or scrambled eggs!
Cold Smoked Salmon with Dill Pickle Flavoring
Looking for another smoked salmon flavor to try? The newly launched Seasoned Cold Smoked Salmon with Dill Pickle Flavoring is a tasty choice. Try it rolled up with cottage cheese or dairy-free cream cheese and fresh herbs!
Cooked & Peeled Hard-Boiled Eggs
These ready-to-go hard-boiled eggs are a lifesaver when you want something quick, easy, and protein-packed. Enjoy them plain or serve them over toast with avocado for something filling and nutritious.
Breadless Egg Sandwich
Just as advertised, this morning meal is a simple breadless egg sandwich made with two egg patties, turkey sausage, and cheese. No need to cook anything — just reheat it! It’s packed with 16 grams of protein, is gluten-free, and contains just 3 grams of carbs. A great option for Keto and Paleo dieters!
Another egg-licious on-the-go breakfast option is TJ’s Egg Bites. They’re fully cooked, packed with protein (thanks to egg whites, cottage cheese, and feta), and just 150 calories per package. Choose between two flavors: Cheese, Spinach, & Kale or Cheddar Cheese & Uncured Bacon.
Skip the tortilla and give this light and fluffy Egg wrap a try! Keto and Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, low in sugar and carbs, and packed with protein. Enjoy them cold out of the fridge with smashed avocado and salsa or treat them as a wrap and warm them up with toppings like beans, roasted veggies, and cheese or your favorite spread!
Kefir is a gut-healthy food that makes for a yummy breakfast. Add it to smoothies, pour it into your morning bowl of oats, use it in chia pudding, or drink it plain! This healthy Trader Joe’s yogurt beverage contains 8 grams of protein per cup and is free from added sugar or artificial ingredients.
Sprouted Wheat Sourdough Bread
You might be surprised to see bread listed under the protein-rich breakfast options, but believe it! One slice of this TJ’s bread contains 7 grams of plant-based protein. Plus, there’s only one gram of sugar and 90 calories per slice. Not to mention, this sourdough bread is made with sprouted ingredients, meaning it’s gut-friendly and easier to digest.
Healthy Breakfast Condiments & Sides
What’s a healthy and tasty breakfast without sides, sauces, and condiments? Here are some healthy Trader Joe’s breakfast additions to add to your plate!
Try these all-natural sweeteners on top of waffles, pancakes, or breakfast bowls!
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Organic Date Syrup
- Organic Raw Honey
- Organic Fig Butter
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- Organic Fruit Preserves
- Organic Freeze-Dried Berry Medley
Spreads & Sauces
Flavor your plate with these healthy spreads and condiments. Perfect for toast, eggs, or savory breakfast bowls!
- Fish-Free Lox Cashew Cream Cheese
- Mixed Nut Butter
- Vegan Kale, Cashew, & Basil Pesto
- Extra Hot Habanero Ghost Pepper Salsa
- Tirokafteri Spicy Greek Cheese Spread
- Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto
- Vegan Buffalo Style Dip
- Organic Chunky Homestyle Guacamole
And the Winner Was….
What was our favorite Trader Joe’s breakfast item? Well, there were so many options to choose from… so we couldn’t just choose one! Instead, we chose one on-the-go winner and one easy-prep winner: Overnight oats and a homemade fresh gruit bowl topped with coconut cream! Clearly, we’re #teamsweet when it comes to breakfast foods.
TJ’s Overnight Oats are so sweet and creamy, it’s hard to believe they’re actually healthy. With no prep time or cooking, this tasty option is great for busy mornings. And if you have time to spare, we highly recommend checking out the fresh fruit aisle and building your own breakfast bowl! We grabbed ripe papaya, frozen organic berries, and a pre-blended Organic coconut smoothie. You could bulk it up with granola or hemp seeds or even blend it into a smoothie! Yum.
So, now that you know the healthiest Trader Joe’s breakfast finds… What are you waiting for? Grab your list, hit the store, and stock up on tasty and nutritious foods for your morning meal!