Little Lunchbox – Trader Joe’s Adoration – for September 30, 2015

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3 year old’s lunchbox –  carrots, Asian pear pigs and orange, grape tomatoes, puffed multigrain crackers, tomato basil hummus and a peppermint.

We used to live less than 10 minutes from a Trader Joe’s, and I became fairly addicted to several of their products. Now we live about 35 minutes from TJ’s, so anytime I head in that direction, you better believe I am that crazy lady filling two freezer bags full of TJ goodies! One of my favorite spreads prevegan and now is TJ’s tomato basil hummus. I can eat this savory dip by the spoonful!  These little peanuts better know they are loved, since I am sharing this goodness with them!

Little Man loves these fruit bars from Trader Joe’s, and they are a great, healthy snack with only 2 ingredients, 2-3 grams of fiber depending on the flavor, and only 90 calories!

I am not being compensated in any way by Trader Joe’s, but if they would like to supply this hummus addict and her fruit bar addicted son with a lifetime supply, I wouldn’t complain. : )

Little Lunchbox – Butterfly in a Grape Sky– for September 25, 2015

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3 year old’s lunch – Hummus and shredded carrot butterfly sandwich, Thomcord grapes, bread and butter Bubbie’s pickles, tangelos, and coconut milk creamies for a treat. Baby brother has the same stuff, just cut up a bit.

I used a butterfly cookie cutter and added the carrot body with a little extra hummus. I love mixing shredded veggies like carrot, sweet peppers, cucumbers, or broccoli slaw in with hummus or vegan cream cheese for a sandwich or wrap filling. Many kids will pick out big pieces of veggies but happily gobble up veggies that are mixed into a creamy spread. You can also use a piece of one of those other veggies for the butterfly body. Both big sister and baby brother love these little vegan coconut milk treats from Happy Baby, and they provide a little dose of probiotics and Vitamin A