Shopping at Trader Joe’s Using the 3/20 Rule

Shopping at Trader Joe's Using the 320 Rule


I’ve been listening to the I’m Too Busy for Nutrition podcast. which say the only carbs you should eat are ones that have a ratio of 3g fiber/20 g carbohydrates — and gave some compelling reasons why.

So I decided to head to Trader Joe’s (where all their food is healthy, right?) and read some labels to see what followed that rule and what didn’t. This is just a small sample of what I found.


The Trader Joe’s Foods that Passed the Carb Test

These are some of the foods that passed the 3/20 rule:

Blueberry wheat bran muffins

Blueberry wheat bran muffins


Trader Joe's Veggie and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips
Trader Joe’s Veggie and Flaxseed Tortilla Chips


Original Puffins Cereal
Original Puffins Cereal


Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate
Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate


The Trader Joe’s Food that Flunked the Carb Test

These were just a few items that didn’t pass the test:

This Apple Walks into a Bar Cereal Bars
“This Apple Walks into a Bar” Cereal Bars


Trader Joe's Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal
Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal


Peanut Butter Puffins

The Original Puffins passed the test, but these Peanut Butter Puffins don’t!


Interesting, huh?

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