Which Trader Joe’s Foods Are Healthiest?

In our latest food smackdown, we put TJ’s convenience meals to the test.

I’ve fessed up before about my takeout addiction, and now I’m ready to come clean about another dinner habit: Trader Joe’s frozen meals. Even when I have plenty of time to cook a real dinner, I sometimes opt for a bowl of veggie gyozas or a chicken burrito instead. I know that these meals probably aren’t exactly a juice cleanse, but I like to think they’re not junk food either. So how healthy are they really? We decided to put a few meals to the test.

And for the real nutrition nerds out there, here’s the full rundown on the dishes we tested:

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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