Friday Favorite: Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks

May 18, 2012

When BigSis was here in CA last month for my birthday week, we made our usual trip to Trader Joe’s. We always try to pop in so BigSis can pick up a few favorite items since there’s not a TJ’s in Texas…yet!

Yes, Texans, get ready!  Trader Joe’s is coming to Texas. There are five confirmed locations in Texas so far. The first stores will open in Fort Worth, Houston and Plano, then in Fall 2012, they’ll open in Dallas and San Antonio. (I bet BigSis is first in line when their doors open at the one in Dallas, which just so happens to be pretty close to her house.) :-)

When she was here, BigSis picked up some of these Wasabi Roasted Seaweed Snacks since she regularly buys the wasabi flavor in the Annie Chun’s brand, and loves them. I’ve tried the plain ones without the Wasabi before and even though I did like them, they smelled a little fishy so I never bought them again.

Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks

Can you see how yummy and crispy these are? Not only are they a great snack, but this is my new favorite quick and easy, healthy lunch.

Trader Joe's Seaweed Snacks

Two or three of these simply wrapped around a half a slice of  TJ’s low sodium turkey breast makes a perfect lunch.

Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks

Here are a couple made with TJ’s no salt Solid White Tuna.

I’ve been making these almost every day with either the tuna or the turkey, depending on what I have on hand. It’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cut back on the carbs. For vegetarians, I’ve made these wrapped around an avocado and tomato slice and they’re super good!

I’m sure I could get even more creative with these; maybe crab and avocado like a California roll? Yummy!

If you’re lucky enough to have a Trader’s nearby and you like Wasabi, pick these up on your next trip and let me know what you think.

An added bonus is that they’re only 99 cents!  And, maybe the best thing is that they satisfy our cravings for a salty crispy snack, but they are actually low in sodium at only 65 mg per serving.

(Just so you know, this is not an “paid” endorsement for Traders, I just love their products and they have great options for low sodium products!)


9 Comments so far

  1. Posted by JL

    July 21, 201211:28 am

    I just love these !! Being originally from the Eastern coast of Canada, I sometimes miss having Dulce. A seaweed snack, quite popular back there.
    The wasabi ones are so good. I can sit and munch a whole package and not (really) feel guilty. TJ’s is a bit far, so i just stocked up yesterday.

  2. Posted by LilSis

    July 22, 20121:55 pm

    Hi Julie, I love the wasabi ones so much better than the plain ones. They’re really one of my favorite snacks. I’ve even started putting them on turkey sandwiches sometimes instead of lettuce. Thanks for reading BSLS.

  3. Posted by BigSis

    July 24, 20127:30 pm

    I prefer the wasabi ones too. The plain ones taste fishy to me, and that doesn’t make me happy.

  4. Posted by JL

    July 25, 20128:05 pm

    Thanks for responding girls, and also for the great ideas . The turkey wrap sounds sooo good , I’ll have to try that, however..i realized today, i did not stock up on them enough. I guess I’ll have to clear their shelf this time, (4) packs was not enough.

  5. Posted by BigSis

    July 26, 20127:02 pm

    Hi Julie, They go fast, don’t they? I’ve also tried the Annie Chun brand from my health food store, and they’re equally good. They come in wasabi flavor too.

  6. Posted by JL

    July 27, 201210:06 am

    Thanks, Bigsis, I have written that down, and will keep an eye out for it! Hopefully i can get back to TJ’s today to load up on the other, you’re right ! They go fast!! (especially when i sit and munch a whole pkg at a time)
    Just wondering, which is your favorite? Annie chun’s, or Tj’s. Def try the annie chun’s if i can find.

  7. Posted by BigSis

    July 28, 20128:20 am

    Hey Julie, to be honest, I can’t really tell any difference between TJ’s and Annie’s. TJ’s are less expensive (99 cents if I remember right). If they aren’t on sale, Annie’s are usually $1.49, but they’re still super cheap for a snack. I tried Annie’s Sesame flavor, and definitely prefer the Wasabi since the fishy flavor came through the mild Sesame. Happy TJ shopping!!

  8. Posted by Finn

    April 17, 20134:44 pm

    I make a meal with the wasabi seaweed and avocado! Delicious.

  9. Posted by BigSis

    April 20, 201312:37 pm

    Hi Finn, we love that combination too! Thanks for your comment and for reading BigSisLilSis!

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