School is back in session, and that means everyone could use a little help in the dinner department. Whether you have picky eaters or kiddos who will eat anything, it never hurts to have a few stir fry recipes in your arsenal. Even better? Ingredients that come together in a few tasty Trader Joe’s recipes! Keep reading to see our top picks for simple ingredients that make delicious 10-minute stir fries––all from TJ’s!

Diced Onions

Raise your hand if you hate cutting onions! Trader Joe's has saved the stir fry day with their 10oz. bag of diced onions that are ready to toss in your dinner in no time. Avoid the mess and tears, and just buy this $1.99 bag in the refrigerated produce section.

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Carrot Spirals

Raise your hand if you hate cutting and peeling carrots! Don't skimp on the veggies in your stir fry just because you don't feel like whipping out the veggie peeler––use this 10oz bag ($2.69) of pre-ached and spiraled carrots! Dump in your stir fry and marvel at the beauty of how easy it was.

Zucchini Spirals

Zucchini spirals: because sneaking veggies into dinner is a mom's favorite past time! The fresh spiralized zucchini ($2.69) is pre-washed and ready to cook. It has a mild flavor that means your kiddos hopefully won't notice it right off the bat, and makes dinner that much healthier.

Sweet Potato Ribbons

You may not normally think about tossing sweet potatoes into your stir fry, but when they're already sliced up for you, why not? The 12oz package ($2.99) is already pre-washed and ready to cook, and packs a wonderful amount of Vitamin A, too! It's the perfect addition to your fall stir fry lineup!

Sliced Crimini Mushrooms

Sneak in some antioxident and Vitamin B-rich foods into tonight's stir fry when you add mushrooms! Trader Joe's pre-sliced and pre-washed 10oz. bag of Crimini mushrooms is priced to perfection at $2.49 and makes your dinner prep that much easier.

Asian Vegetable Stir Fry

Oh, hello complete stir fry in a bowl! This $4.99 pre-packaged 18oz. product comes with all the veggies you need to whip up a stir fry: snow peas, peppers, onions, mushrooms and broccoli. Just add your favorite meat (or not, if you're going vegetarian) and you've got dinner done in a flash.

Organic Baked Tofu- Teriyaki Flavor

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just taking a break from meat, this baked tofu with teriyaki flavoring will round out your stir fry nicely. It's marinated, ready to eat and packs 16 grams of protein in each serving!

Crushed Garlic and Ginger

Don't feel like getting smelly hands from chopping and crushing garlic and ginger? These must-have herbs for stir fry recipes are a breeze! Each cube equals a clove of garlic or a teaspoon of garlic, and all you have to do is pop them out of the container and cook as usual! 

Riced Vegetable Medley

Rice and stir fry tend to go hand in hand, but if you're trying to cut back on the carbs then this bag of riced vegetables will help in a big way. The 16oz. bag ($2.49) of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and green and yellow onion is a nice substitute for traditional rice, and you can bet it cooks up super fast––making this a quick and easy way to whip up dinner.

Fire Roasted Bell Peppers and Onions

You'll hardly need a cutting board when you use this tasty bag of fire roasted bell peppers and onions in your stir fry tonight. Whether you're pairing with rice or using in fajitas, this 14oz. bag is just $2.99 and big enough for the whole family!

Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry

We know making riced cauliflower isn't difficult, but it sure does make a mess! Pass up the food processor tonight, and just pop this pre-mixed one pound bag ($2.99) of cauliflower rice, peas, red peppers, corn, green onions, ginger, tamari and sesame oil in a wok—dinner is served.

Beef & Broccoli

We haven't forgotten about you, meat lovers! Even picky eaters will chomp at the bit for Trader Joe's mildly sweet and spicy broccoli and beef. The two-pound bag ($6.99) cuts the prep work out of chopping broccoli, slicing meat and the whole marinating process. Plus, the huge size means enough for the whole family plus leftovers! The only thing left to do is dish up the rice and enjoy.

Shrimp Stir Fry

We all know shrimp takes next to no time to cook, so you know this frozen, bagged stir fry ($4.99) will be your quick dinner solution! It's packed with shrimp, broccoli, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts and bell peppers. It even comes with a delicious pepper seasoning, so no extra steps required! Enjoy over rice or noodles.

Chicken Fried Rice

Not much left to do when you have this frozen package of delicious chicken fried rice from Trader's! It comes with chicken, rice, peas, carrots and green onions. Oh, and it's ready in five minutes, and you can't beat the $2.99 price tag for a 20oz. bag!

Kung Pao Chicken

Trader Joe's Kung Pao chicken is a best seller and guaranteed to warm you up for dinner. The 23oz bag ($4.99) is packed with dark meat and veggies in a soy ginger sauce. Pretty much the only thing you have left to do is whip up the rice, and you have a full-on stir fry.

BBQ Chicken Teriyaki

Teriyaki is the quintessential stir fry flavor, and you don't have to worry about marinating for hours when you use this BBQ chicken teriyaki frozen meal ($4.99). The chicken is already cooked, so it's just a matter of heating up and tossing with veggies, noodles or rice.

––Karly Wood
All Photos: Karly Wood for Red Tricycle/Feature Photo: Taylor Kiser via Raw Pixel
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