Trader Joe's is easily one of my favorite grocery stores to shop at in Lexington. Even though it is a little bit more pricy than Kroger and Walmart, the selection and quality are what makes it worth the money. They hands down have one of the best-frozen food sections and as a college student, that means a lot. I really strive to eat very healthily for the most part, but there are days where I really do not have time to make a full-blown meal, so having these alternative options is extremely nice. The selection at Trader Joe's is like no other.

Most of the products that you find there you will not find at any grocery store. Throughout the holiday season, they sell some of the most unique jams that you can be used as spreads for your holiday parties. All of the Trader Joe's staff is so welcoming and helpful and I love the environment of the store altogether. They have a great mission at each and every one of their stores of the goal of donating a certain amount of food every year. It is great to have such a wonderful neighborhood grocery store that provides so much quality, healthy selections that are quick and easy. Here are the top 5 frozen meals to buy at Trader Joe's. Enjoy!

1. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

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This is one of my top favorite meals to get during the fall holiday season! It is great for lunch or dinner on weeknights when I am super busy. I wish they had it all year round!

2. Asparagus Risotto

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The asparagus risotto is my favorite! It has such a flavorful taste and goes great as a side dish for dinner!

3. Gnocchi al Gorgonzola

@traderjoeskitchen

I have never had gnocchi until one of my college roommates introduced me to it. Trader Joe's has a variety of different Gnocchi's in the frozen section. You can't go wrong with any of them!

4. Mandarin Orange Chicken

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I always find it extremely hard to make orange chicken myself and this fixes that problem for me. Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken is super quick and easy. Pop it in the oven and its ready for ya!

5. Chicken Gyoza Potstickers

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A quick appetizer that tastes just like it came from a restaurant!

6. French Onion Soup Bites

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French onion soup is one my favorite soups but is so hard to compare to restaurants, but this definitely does the trick. It is a great appetizer for hosting guests that everyone enjoys!

7. Pizza Margherita 

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A great way to get your pizza fix in!

8. Chicken Burrito Bowl 

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Such a great substitute if you don't have time to get chipotle!

9. Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas 

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Quesadillas are such an easy fix for me on any type of day! Super easy to pop right in the microwave!

10.  Spinach & Artichoke Dip 

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One of my favorite appetizers and tastes just like how I would at home!