Low Sodium Trader Joe’s Guide: Best Meals and Snacks!

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Trader Joe’s is a fantastic place for meals, snacks, product, and treats – and there are many great low sodium finds in the aisles! We outlined a few of our favorite low sodium and no-salt-added products that always end up in our cart.

We love shopping at Trader Joe’s for their organic produce, great variety of snacks, wonderful flowers, and great seasonal products. If you live near a TJ’s, keep an eye out for the products below!

favorite Trader Joe's low sodium products like produce cheese english muffins and chips

Trader Joe’s has always been my favorite grocery store, they offer so many great, new products throughout the year. Their prices are reasonable (especially on organic options) and they have really tasty options for those following a low-sodium diet.

One thing to note: some products can be seasonal, and some products aren’t sold in all stores. Also, there are a few products where ingredients and nutritional information can vary based on the location they are sold in (like their bruschetta). Always check the labels at your store before purchasing.

low sodium trader joe's shopping guide with product, snacks, nuts, cheeses, pasta, and bread.

In this guide, I’ll share a few of my favorite low so Trader Joe’s finds! If I missed any, please share them in the comments below.


Trader Joe's low sodium produce like bananas, avocados, bell peppers, arugula, and carrots

Trader Joe’s has a lot of fresh regular and organic produce – I always stock up on a few of my favorites:

  • Spinach and arugula
  • Bell peppers
  • Apples (they have many varieties all year, I can find my favorite Jazz Apples in the fall)
  • Avocados to make my favorite low sodium guacamole.
  • Bananas
  • And they have a great selection of cut and pre-chopped veggies, coleslaw and shredded vegetable mixes, onions, and potatoes.
  • Fresh herbs

Nuts, Dried Fruit, & Trail Mixes

TJ’s has many unsalted nuts, no-salt-added trail mixes, and dried fruits. I especially love their spiced nuts.

All of the products in this section can be found in the nut aisle.

trader joe's low sodium nuts like sesame cashews and thai chili cashews low in sodium

Product: Thai Lime & Chili Cashews / Honey Sesame Cashews
Sodium: 65 mg sodium / 70 mg sodium

Aside from nuts, this tasty trail mix has dried fruit and also white chocolate chips for a little added sweetness! This makes a fantastic snack – I like to pack a small bag in my lunches during the week.

low sodium trader joe's sweet trail mix with no added salt with nutrition information

Product: Sweet, Savory, & Tart Trail Mix
Sodium: 55 mg

trader joe's low sodium banana chips with no salt or no sodium

Product: Organic Banana Chips
Sodium: 0 mg!

trader joe's low sodium dried fruit like mangoes with no added sodium

Product: Organic Dried Ataulfo Mango Slices
Sodium: 0 mg of sodium

Dips & Dairy

There are a few great low sodium options in the dip section – their mild and hot pico de gallo both are low in sodium. The Mediterranean hummus is also a low so dip and SO good!

I like adding salsa into my favorite low sodium 7 layer dip too.

trader joe's low sodium dips like Mediterranean hummus and  hot spicy pico de gallo salsa

Products: Mediterranean Style Hummus / Hot Pico De Gallo
Sodium: 100 mg / 85 mg

For dairy, there are many low sodium options for dairy and non-dairy milks, yogurts, sour creams, and eggs. I like their yogurt varieties, and always pick up some unsalted butter while I am there!

trader joe's low sodium dairy options like plain low fat greek yogurt and unsalted butter

Products: Greek Lowfat Yogurt / Unsalted Butter
Sodium: 75mg / 0 mg

Frozen Items

TJ’s frozen section is a great place to find frozen fruits which are great in smoothies, vegetables, grains like white and brown rice, and (our favorite!) hash browns.

I use these frozen fruits almost everyday in my favorite low sodium green smoothie.

trader joe's frozen fruits like organic wild blueberries, pineapple tidbits, and mango chunks

Products: Wild Blueberries, Pineapple Tidbits, and Mango Chunks
Sodium: 0-10mg

And the hash browns are my favorite – we make these for brunch almost every week! I like baking them in the oven until they are crispy and delicious.

Product: Shredded Potato Hash Browns
Sodium: 10 mg

Just a note: this is the lowest sodium shrimp I’ve been able to find anywhere! While the sodium per serving is a bit higher at 160 milligrams, it’s for 20 shrimp. It’s in the frozen section, and pre-cooked so it’s great to throw into stir fries or pastas.

low sodium shrimp from trader joe's 160 mg for 20 shrimp

Product: Cooked Shrimp (Medium)
Sodium: 160 mg for 20 shrimp

Meats & Cheeses

Aside from the chicken I listed below, TJ’s sells many varieties of chicken, turkey, and beef. The benefit of shopping at Trader Joe’s for these items is that all the meats have a nutrition label, so you can see exactly how much sodium is in each!

I picked up some white meat on my last trip: chicken wings, boneless skinless chicken breasts, and some ground turkey.

low sodium meat from trader joe's like chicken wings, chicken breasts, and ground turkey

Products: All Natural Chicken Wings & Breasts / Ground Turkey
Sodium: 65-80mg for the chicken, 70mg for the turkey.

And they have great cheeses as well. I like their mozzarella balls, which I use to make my favorite mini caprese tomato basil appetizers. Their Swiss & Gruyere blend is also one of the lowest sodium shredded cheeses I’ve been able to find.

low sodium trader joe cheeses like fresh mozzarella packed in water and swiss and gruyere cheese blend

Products: Ciliegine fresh mozzarella / Shredded swiss cheese and gruyere cheese
Sodium: 75mg/ 85mg

Also honorable mentions: plant-based proteins! I absolutely love their extra firm tofu and tempeh – which are very low in sodium and delicious!

trader joe's high protein tofu and tempeh with nutrition information vegan and vegetarian meat alternatives

Products: High Protein Organic Super Firm Tofu / 3 Grain Tempeh
Sodium: 15 mg / 0 mg

Pantry Items

TJ’s pantry items are amazing! They have great low sodium soup & broth options, pastas, condiments, no-salt-added spices, and grains.

I like this tomato/pepper soup – it’s great by itself, but also I like it as a pasta sauce too.

trader joe's low sodium soup recipes tomato and red pepper

Product: Organic tomato and roasted red pepper soup (Low Sodium)
Sodium: 105 mg

Their new Thai wheat noodles are great for soups or stir fries. While most of their pasta options have 0mg sodium, these are a lower-sodium version of Thai noodles. I like adding them into my low sodium ramen soup recipe!

trader joe's thai wheat noodles for ramen and soups low in sodium

Product: Thai Wheat Noodles
Sodium: 130 mg

We always grab these taco shells – which are great to load up with meat spiced with our low sodium taco seasoning.

Use these shells for:

trader joes low sodium taco shells with no added salt with corn tortillas hard shell taco shells

Product: Stone Ground Yellow Corn Taco Shells
Sodium: 0 mg!

trader joe low sodium tuna recipe with 70 mg of sodium per serving and no salt added tuna

Product: No-Salt-Added Albacore Tuna
Sodium: 70mg

trader joes organic chocolate chip granola bars with nutritional information

Product: Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Sodium: 10mg


Low sodium bread can be hard to find! Luckily, there are some great options at Trader Joe’s for you – their English Muffins and sandwich thins are great for breakfast sandwiches, to use as hamburger buns, or just for sandwiches for lunches or dinners.

low sodium trader joes english muffins white and whole wheat low sodium english muffins

Products: Classic & Whole Wheat English Muffins
Sodium: 70mg

trader joes multigrain slims for bread 100 mg sodium

Product: Multigrain Slims
Sodium: 100mg


And the best part of Trader Joe’s: snacks! I love their sweet and savory snack options – I am posting some of my favorite savory/salty snacks today, but there are so many good ones in store.

trader joes low sodium potato chips kettle cooked chips with nutrition information

Product: Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (50% Less Fat & Salt)
Sodium: 75 mg

trader joe's quinoa and black bean chips with nutrition information with low sodium

Product: Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips
Sodium: 40 mg

low sodium corn chip dippers low sodium trader joe's snack options with nutrition information

Product: Organic Corn Chip Dippers
Sodium: 125 mg

Organic white corn tortilla chips from trader joe's with nutrition information

Product: Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips
Sodium: 55 mg

Have more low sodium Trader Joe’s favorites?

Let us know in the comments below!


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