Matcha Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream from Trader Joes was photographed at The Penny Hoarder on Monday, August 20, 2018. Chris Zuppa/The Penny Hoarder

Theres no hiding it: We Penny Hoarder stafferslove Trader Joes.

Shopping at the California-based, budget-friendly grocery chain delights both our appetites and our wallets. The closest location is 2 miles from our office, which means we pretty much live there.

We clamor for everything from the chocolatey cat-shaped cookies and takeout-worthy Indian fare down to theTwo-Buck Chuck.

Seeing a staff member unwrap a Trader Joes frozen meal for lunch or nosh on Trader Joes-brand snacks at their desk is the norm.

So I decided to poll our staff on their favorite Trader Joes frozen meals, just to see what would come up or what I might be missing.

Theres no surprise that this easy-bake, already battered chicken took the top slot. Its Trader Joes No. 1 seller and an all-around favorite. Eat it alone, or spice up a meal with the tangy orange and ginger deliciousness.

This sweet treat is vegan, and its soy-, dairy- and gluten-free. Frankly, that doesnt matter to our team everyone across the food spectrum voted for these. The green nuggets balance coconut with trendy matcha flavors for a mouthful of rich and creamy dessert dreams.

The zesty patties are 150 calories each, and you get four for less than $4. Hows that for Penny Hoarding? There are only six ingredients, and they make great meals for lunch or dinner. They have a lot of flavor and cook well on the grill or stovetop, plus theyreWhole30compliant.

These little devils get gobbled up in less time than the 10 minutes it takes to make them. Theyre great for parties, an afternoon snack or as a comfort-food side to any meal. Take the cheesy indulgence a step further and dip em in barbecue sauce, ranch or honey.

We had lots of opinions about the fried rice options. The Japanese-style fried rice was a close second, but vegetable won us over. Its great by itself or paired with another dish. Hack it any way you like with eggs, chicken or tofu. You win in a matter of minutes either way.

If you havent branched out into the Trader Joes frozen Indian cuisine, youre totally doing it wrong. Get chicken, vegan or vegetarian: Theyre all there, although the vegan option was the office favorite. The Indian selections are cheap, convenient, and have a nice balance of proteins, fats and low carbs. Plus, they taste GOOD.

A meal in a bag for $3, and it tastes gourmet? Sold. These pillowy delights are a product of Italy, so we know were getting the real deal. They can easily serve two and they heat up fast, which is a time-saver for us hustlers. Top with some cracked pepper, or toss some peas in. Just dont overcook them.

These dumplings combine pork and onions in a savory pocket. The bite-sized gyoza can stand alone as a side or spice up a soup. Make your own dipping sauce or serve with the Trader Joes specialty gyoza dipping sauce if you feel so inclined.

Like all good things, these come in pairs, wrapped in a traditional cornhusk. They put microwavable burritos to shame. Keep some stashed in the freezer,  pop em into the microwave and scarf them down in a jiffy. Theyre good for breakfast or lunch, complete with a chili bite.

We loved this for the time-saving factor, price and quality. Sometimes we just dont have 45 minutes to prepare brown rice for a meal. With this, we can have it ready in three minutes, since its already precooked and frozen. You dont lose quality, and you gain back time. Try serving it with the Mandarin orange chicken. Win-win.

Get a slice of Greece without getting on a plane. This traditional spinach and cheese pie comes precut and ready to bake, so you can enjoy the taste without the fuss. Its a great appetizer to share with friends and the perfect party side dish.

This thin-crust appetizer is a pizza in disguise. You add the cured meats after the flatbread bakes. Its enough for two but could go down easily for one person. The ingredients are decent for the price, and its a safe bet to keep in the freezer when you need a quick bite.

The delectable frozen fare at Trader Joes makes up for the anxiety-inducing parking lots. If you dont have one near you, its worth the occasional pilgrimage to stock up. Trust us.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Shed marry the frozen zucchini fries if it were legal.

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