Trader Joe’s new items lately have been on a roll. I love perusing their new items section each time I visit (Am I alone on this one?) for recipe ideas and inspiration. This habit has not been good for my condiment + seasoning hoarding tendencies but I swear I can quit whenever I want!
This summer roll bowl with spicy peanut sauce action happened thanks to my immediate purchase of two new Trader Joe’s items: Spiralized carrots and coconut aminos. You can find the spiralized carrots in their frozen section and let me tell you, you’ll get multiple servings out of this one package. Spiralized carrots are perfect for any meal-in-a-bowl or you can shred them up for something different in your salad. I even heated them up in a skillet with a little olive oil and Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute and it was a quick ‘n easy meal. My favorite kind. Now what the heck are coconut aminos? I first learned about coconut aminos after seeing it pop up in the list of ingredients on a few of my favorite clean eating blogs. I was intrigued but not motivated enough to go to another shop to track them down. But when they appeared on the Trader Joe’s new items shelf next to a $3 price tag, into the cart it went. Coconut aminos seasoning sauce is an excellent substitute for soy sauce, it’s gluten-free, soy-free and contains significantly less sodium than soy sauce. It tastes savory with solid umami flavor but also is a bit sweet, I definitely prefer it over soy sauce.