5-Minute Trader Joes Vegetable Side Dish (Easy Healthy Recipe)

A quick and delicious vegetable dish side for your family using Trader Joe’s products.

Hey friends! This 5-Minute Trader Joe’s vegetable side dish recipe is my favorite no recipe, recipe using Trader Joe’s products.

It pairs well with any protein, eggs, or fish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

It only requires four items. All are available at Trader Joe’s or most local grocery stores.

I hope it gives you a quick side dish idea because sometimes fast and easy food is exactly what we need.

Bonus; It’s delicious, simple, and super healthy too.

It’s a perfect way to help you meet your daily vegetable requirements because it includes healthy doses of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, calcium, and magnesium, to name just a few.

Now, you can proudly check that “ate my veggies” box. 

Trader Joe’s Side Dish Ingredients 

Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient.

The Kale in Cruciferous Crunch 

A green superfood containing antioxidants, calcium, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, and iron.

Kale is good for bone health, digestion, your heart, hair, and skin, and can help prevent cancer.


What a great source of vitamins C and K, folate (folic acid), potassium, and fiber.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps build collagen and protects the body from damaging free radicals.

Red and Green Cabbage

Cabbage is an excellent source of antioxidants.

Your body requires vitamin C for many important functions. Red cabbage is particularly high in vitamin C.

Everything But the Bagel

Fairly new, popular, and delicious seasoning, you will love the seasoning with sea salt, garlic, and onion.

It pairs well with most foods. You can find it at Trader Joe’s or Costco.

Avocado Oil

Here’s a healthy fat that is lightly flavored. It is high in oleic acid, monounsaturated fats, and Vitamins A, E, and D.

It contains good amounts of antioxidants and magnesium. It’s great for your skin, gums, heart, and joints.

Brussels Sprouts

Great for your health, Brussels Sprouts are full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

They can reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation and improve blood sugar control. And if you are female over 40, they help to detox estrogen naturally.

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Friendly

This is the perfect “I don’t have a plan for dinner” side dish. Which, let’s be honest, can happen to the best of us.

You can throw it in any size sauté or fry pan during your last five-minute lap.

Sometimes I pop it in the same pan as my eggs for breakfast and give it a five-minute head start.

Customize it with peppers, onions, mushrooms, or any of your favorite vegetables.

Any which way you choose, it’s a tasty but functional green powerhouse for good health.

Serve with this delicious keto lasagna to keep your meal healthy.

Or try a completely different orange chicken Trader Joe’s hack for making dinner easier!

Roasting Vegetables

This side dish is also amazing and crispy when roasted at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Use naturally refined expeller-pressed avocado oil for this, which has a smoke point of 500° F., which is safe for roasting.

Don’t use virgin avocado oil, which should not be heated at high temps.

Also, avoid using olive oil in the oven. Olive oil can become damaged if heated too high.

Many sources set the smoke point of olive oil around 374–405°F (190–207°C) (17). This makes it a safe choice for pan frying.

High Heat Cooking Oil

Oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats should never be heated, regardless of their smoke point.

Polyunsaturated fats are highly reactive, unstable, and affected by heat.

A very dangerous compound called HSE can be created with the slightest increase in temperatures. HSE has been linked to cancer and neurological disorders.

Trader Joe's Veggie Side Dish in a saute pan

I hope this Trader Joe’s no-recipe recipe gives you ideas to prepare a very simple yet super healthy side dish for yourself or your family.

My husband is a convert. In the past, he typically would pass on the vegetable side, but now he requests it!

Are you ready? Here is the quick and simple recipe.

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Trader Joe's Cruciferous Crunch, Everything but the bagel, Avocado oil and Brussel Sprouts

5 Minute Trader Joe’s Vegetable Side Dish Recipe

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This is a no-recipe kind of recipe, but we do love it in our house for a healthy dose of veggies with flavor! Super healthy, convenient, quick and a perfect side for so many things, including eggs at breakfast, or protein with dinner.



1 cup Brussel Sprouts (sliced or shaved)

1 1/2 cup Cruciferous Crunch (or a bag mixed veggies)

1 tablespoon Avocado Oil

1/2 teaspoon Everything but the Bagel Seasoning


Over medium heat, add Avocado Oil, Brussel Sprouts and Vegetable Mix. Sprinkle generously (to taste) with Everything but the Bagel seasoning. Saute to your desired tenderness, approximately 4-5 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Sautéing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Side Dish, Easy, Fast, Healthy, Brussel Sprouts, Cruciferous Crunch, Avocado Oil, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

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Quick Dinner Ideas

Look no further if you want more easy and fast family meal ideas. The delicious recipes below are in my personal favorite food rotation. Give them a try!

Easy Enchiladas
Sauteed Shrimp
Chinese Noodles
Cajun Stew
Colorful Mandarin Orange Salad
Delicious Spinach Salad
Healthy Zoodle Salad

Please let me know if you try this uber-simple Trader Joe’s hack in the comments below.

Cheers to your good health.

Nutrition Information References

Chosen Foods
Avocado oil as a high-heat cooking oil.
chosen foods.com

Nutritional Weight and Wellness
Healthy cooking with oils

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4 comments on “5-Minute Trader Joes Vegetable Side Dish (Easy Healthy Recipe)

  1. After pan sautéing the cruciferous crunch, I like to serve it with a bit of parmesan or feta cheese.  If I serve it with the feta, I might add a few dried blueberries for contrasting flavor.  

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