Trader Joe's is every organic hipster foodie's dream. From spiced cider to soy chorizo, there's something in the store to satisfy everyone's needs. But all too often, shoppers seem to equate "organic" with "healthy," and that's not always the case.

Some of the frozen options at Trader Joe's seem to be the worst offenders. So before you hit the store with your reusable grocery bags, make sure you cross these unhealthy Trader Joe's frozen foods off your list.

1. Grass Fed Angus Beef Burgers

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Shannon Carney

It might not be the biggest shocker that red meat isn't great for everyday eating, but the stats on these frozen Trader Joe's burgers were staggering. For each patty in the pack, you're downing 290 calories, 80 mg of cholesterol, and 23 grams of fat, 9 of which are pure saturated fats.

Sure, that doesn't seem too harmless right? But, these numbers don't take into account the percentages of the fats in comparison to daily recommended values. These burgers not only give the consumer 35% of their daily fats, but 45% of their daily saturated fats. That's as much fat as two McDonald's cheeseburgers...with all of the included toppings.

Buy this instead: Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers

Tbh, I like veggie burgers a lot better than burgers made out of meat, and this option is better than a lot of unhealthy Trader Joe's frozen foods. Sure, you'll be getting more carbs than the angus burger, but you get 15 grams less fat, and 6 more grams of fiber. Plant power, am I right?

2. Fully Cooked Falafel

fish, meat, vegetable
Shannon Carney

This next unhealthy option doesn't have the excuse of fatty red meat to hide behind. When you bake your own falafels, you can make them as healthy as possible—they can even be gluten-free! Even though these falafels come from a store like Trader Joe's, I feel like you'd be better off getting your falafel fix from a street vendor.

The fat is a killer here once again, with 29% of your daily recommended value of total fat, and 15% of your daily value of saturated fats. But this time, saturated fat brought along a new, more despicable playmate: sodium. These falafels pack 490 mg per serving, which is a whopping 20% of your daily recommended value.

Oh, and did I mention that the serving is only three pieces?

Buy this instead: Trader Joe's Chili and Cumin Chickpeas

Falafel is made out of chickpeas, so you're still getting the most delicious parts of the falafel with this healthier alternative. You can eat a whole half of the package, and still get fewer calories, less fat, and less sodium. Plus, you get a great blend of delicious spices to go along with your snack!

3. Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Shannon Carney

Looking for a cute appetizer to serve at your next dinner party? Look far, far away from this option. Taking a brief glance at the nutritional facts, these snacks aren't terrible for you. Yeah, you still get 16% of your daily saturated fat value, but there's only 100 mg of sodium and 4 grams of carbs per serving.

The issue is, the serving is only one piece. I don't think I've ever been able to have just one piece of anything, let alone anything covered with cheese.

Buy this instead: Trader Joe's Camembert

Let's be real, no one is buying these Pastry Bites for the caramelized onions. What we're here for is the cheese, and what better way to get to some cheese...than to just eat cheese? The nutrition is pretty much the same as the Pastry Bites, but you're not tied to just one bite of cheese. And besides, now you have an excuse to use your fancy new cheeseboard!

4. Mac & Cheese Bites

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Shannon Carney

Whether it's from a box or homemade, mac and cheese is delicious. And mac and cheese is even better when it's breaded and fried, making it a portable party snack for the ages.

But, here again, sodium and cholesterol are the killers. 40 mg of cholesterol and 430 mg of sodium, 13% and 18% of your daily value respectively. And the 7 grams of saturated fat for three pieces isn't helping you out either.

Buy this instead: Trader Giotto's Trofie Colore Macaroni

Fear not! There's no need to give up your favorite pasta dish. This dry pasta beats out unhealthy Trader Joe's frozen foods in the nutrition department: it's sodium-free, cholesterol-free, and even has 7 grams of protein. And I won't tell anyone if you add your own shredded cheese.

5. Chicken Pot Pie

pastry, sweet, cake, meat, bread
Shannon Carney

Chicken pot pie is the perfect dish to last the rest of this crazy winter weather. And since this pot pie from TJ's serves two, that means the bad nutrition is cut in half right? Wrong.

After looking at this nutrition info, my jaw hit the floor of the frozen foods aisle. Sure, the 12 g of protein per serving is nice, but the 730 milligrams of sodium and 12 grams of saturated fat is anything but nice. That's more sodium than three Hot Wings and two sauce packets from KFC.

Buy this instead: Trader Joe's Buttermilk Biscuits

You can make your own delicious chicken and vegetables at home, but swap out the pie crust for a buttermilk biscuit. If you make this swap, you save 340 mg of sodium and 7 grams of saturated fat. All I know is, I've never been one to turn down a biscuit...

6. Trader Giotto's Organic Roasted Vegetable Pizza  

pepper, vegetable, salad
Shannon Carney

What do you mean this isn't healthy? It has vegetables! Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these veggies have done Trader Joe's shoppers dirty.

For one third of this pizza, you're saddled with 550 milligrams of sodium and 4.5 grams of saturated fat–a cool 23%! You can get a whole lot more veggies for less sodium with these recipes.

Buy this instead: Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Lavash Bread

What's better than regular frozen pizza? Homemade pizza! This lavash bread makes the perfect "crust" for a homemade pie. Plus, at only 90 calories and 0 grams of saturated fat, this lavash bread is a much better alternative to the Trader Giotto's version.

7. Chocolate Croissants

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Shannon Carney

I think it might be humanly impossible to hate croissants. With such fun textures and flavor possibilities, it's easy to see why the pastry is so popular (take these red velvet croissants, for example).

I'd love to give the green light to these croissants—I mean, they look like they're bursting with chocolate! But, as you can see, this box is mad tiny, but still contains four servings. In each serving, you're getting nearly 20 grams of fat, not to mention 11 grams of sugar. This sugar intake is especially cavity-inducing: the daily recommended value of sugar for women sits at 25 grams.

Buy this instead: Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chipwiches are always in style, something that TJ's clearly understands. You're not really getting a reprieve from sugar with this one (it's dessert guys, come on), but you save 210 calories and 13 grams of fat per serving. How sweet it is!

8. Mudd Pie

peanut butter, butter, cake, chocolate
Shannon Carney

If you thought the sugar intake on the croissants was bad, wait until you hear about this Mudd Pie. I scream, you scream, we all scream over this sugar bomb.  A serving of this dessert clocks in at 27 grams of sugar. So not only would this give you a serious sugar high, but this dessert could seriously affect your memory if you eat too much of it.

And to make matters worse, the serving size on this pie is only 1/6 of the pie. 1/6? I don't have time to take out a straightedge or a protractor to measure my dessert, sorry not sorry.

Buy this instead: Vanilla Ice Cream Bon Bons With Chocolate Cookie Crust

Ice cream coated in chocolate with a cookie crust for only sixty calories a piece? Sign me the hell up. With these bad boys, you still get all of the creamy chocolatey goodness you want, for less than a quarter of the fat, sugar, and carbs per serving.  

9. Gone Bananas! Chocolate Covered Banana Slices

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Shannon Carney

Wait what? Aren't bananas healthy? The curse of saturated fat strikes again here with this dessert. Just four of these banana slices contain 25% of the average person's daily saturated fat values.

I don't know what kind of uber-fatty chocolate Trader Joe's uses, but I bet homemade banana pops would cut down immensely on the fat.

Buy this instead: A regular banana with chocolate chips

There are plenty of different ways to eat a banana, but why not keep it simple? Bananas are dang delicious as it is, and you can enjoy the fruit without all the added fats by just eating it plain. But, if you do spring for some chocolate on the side, just stick to the serving size on the back of the Trader Joe's packets.

10. Chicken Tikka Masala

pizza, chicken, vegetable, meat
Shannon Carney

Don't let the fragrant spices and gluten-free label fool you, this chicken tikka masala will set you up for heartbreak only rivaled by the most dramatic scene from a Bollywood movie.

I've said it once, I'll say it again, sodium is not your friend here, folks. This dish serves up a whopping 25% of your daily sodium levels in addition to 17% of your daily cholesterol level, and 22% of your daily fat value. Oh, and that's without a side of naan.

Buy this instead: Channa Masala

You don't need to sacrifice any of the delicious Indian flavors with this chickpea dish. This channa masala offers 130 milligrams less sodium per serving, and gives you an added boost of five times as much fiber as the chicken tikka masala. Go ahead and indulge here!

11. Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream

chocolate, ice, chips, ice cream
Shannon Carney

If you went to Trader Joe's and didn't pick up something cookie butter themed, did you even go? This sweet spread seems to be Trader Joe's signature item, so it's no surprise that it wound up in a lot of their freezer items. I debated putting Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites on this list, but in the end, I had to pick this ice cream.

For one 1/2 cup serving (if you can stick to the serving size, that is), this cookie butter ice cream adds 220 calories, half of which come from fat. Additionally, you're consuming 6 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of carbs, and a whopping 18 grams of sugar. That's as much sugar as one and a half glazed donuts from Dunkin Donuts!   

Buy this instead: Light Vanilla Ice Cream

This version might be without the cookie butter swirl, but it also comes with 1/3 of the saturated fat, 8 fewer grams of carbs, and less sugar overall. But, if you want to have cookie butter straight from the spoon to go on the side, I'm certainly not stopping you!

12. Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Shannon Carney

Is this as painful for you as it is for me? I gave up chocolate for Lent, so when I first picked up this box, all I could think about was how delicious these cakes would be once Easter comes around. But take my advice: these cakes are not worth it.

The nutrition stats are staggering: 55% of your daily value of saturated fat, 40% of your daily cholesterol, 15% of your daily sodium, and 14% of your daily carbs, just for one cake! You could eat 10 Joe Joe's cookies for this amount of saturated fat alone, and still have a gram to spare.

Buy this instead: Reduced Guilt Fat Free Brownies

Yes, you read that correctly. Brownies can be fat-free, and they're a good substitution for the chocolate bomb that is the lava cake. To keep the recipe fat-free, just use non-fat yogurt while baking, and enjoy! With these treats, you escape that artery-clogging cholesterol, and only have about one third of the sodium.

You don't have to give up Trader Joe's completely. It's still a great place to find quality groceries, and pick up a few specialty items that you can't find in your usual grocery store. Just be smart when wandering the aisles, and look for some healthier alternatives to these unhealthy Trader Joe's frozen foods. Your body will thank you!