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The secret Trader Joe’s hashtag on Instagram you need to follow immediately

Still deciding what you should make for dinner tonight? If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, look no further than our favorite source of inspo for everything from food to design to travel: Instagram. And no, we don’t just mean you should scroll through thousands of carefully filtered photos of other people’s meals (though that’s not a bad way to kill some time either).

There’s a secret hashtag on Instagram, one that enables you to experience a bit of that food envy, but with the added bonus of teaching you how to cook those meals for yourself. Another plus? All of these recipes are made with Trader Joe’s products, so you have yet another excuse to hit up your favorite grocery store. (Admit it: You were already planning on going this weekend anyway.)

The hashtag is #traderjoesrecipes, and you should start following it right now. There are more than 50,000 posts to explore, so you’re sure to find something that appeals to your taste. Don’t believe us? Check out some of the most recent additions to the hashtag and get ready to cook some delicious Trader Joe’s recipes.

Caprese orzo

 Bring a bit of that summertime feel into your home all year round with this light, refreshing (yet still filling) caprese orzo. The recipe serves 3-4, so it’s perfect for a small gathering or to do a bit of meal prep for yourself.

Spicy chicken salsa quesadilla

Is there anything better than a homemade quesadilla? A homemade quesadilla that calls for chicken prepared in your slow cooker. This tasty meal is easy to meal prep — cook your chicken when it’s convenient, and you can prepare the quesadilla in no time on those nights when you just need a quick fix.

Garlic alfredo pasta

This recipe is perfect for anyone who has a kid who only wants to eat mac and cheese (and who can blame them?). It’s cheesy, delicious pasta that’s perfect for kids — who will definitely love the fun shapes — but the blend of creamy, garlic goodness will also appeal to your more adult sensibilities.

Impossible meatloaf with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Meat and potatoes are a staple of the American diet, but if you’re committed to a plant-based diet (or just want to cut down on your meat consumption), then this is the recipe for you. Hearty and savory, this vegetarian meatloaf, fluffy potatoes, and tasty broccoli (or vegetable of your choice) will be a hit at any dinner table.

Soyaki salmon

Looking for a clever new way to cook salmon? Try this recipe, which marries the healthiness of salmon with the rich flavor of Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce. The sesame, ginger, and garlic all mix wonderfully, and it can be ready in less than 40 minutes.

Double peanut butter Tagalongs

There’s no need to spend a ton of money on Girl Scout cookies. This vegan cookie recipe mirrors the popular Tagalong cookie, but instead of a vanilla cookie layered with peanut butter and chocolate, the base of this cookie is also peanut butter. And who could say no to that?

From quick dinners to vegan options to dessert, there’s plenty of variety on #traderjoesrecipes. So click follow and soon enough, you’ll be discovering all sorts of delicious meals from your fellow foodies and Trader Joe’s aficionados.

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