As you know, I have been not-so-secretly involved in a serious relationship with someone named TJ for a long time, and um… Well, we got into a big to-do recently when TJ came home one day with a new Fearless Flyer…which looked totally different than the old Fearless Flyer I love.
I don’t know what transpired since then, but the regular Fearless Flyer is back [INSERT HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF HERE].
Oh, how I’ve missed your rambling leads, witty wordplay, cartoons and fun facts… Yay! 🙂
Here’s some stuff our family is currently crazy about from Trader Joe’s. I plan to get all of these again, maybe even today, because I need another…
Bag of these freeze-dried mangoes
They’re by the nuts and trail mix at our store (and the beef jerky, which El Hub always looks at longingly)
It’s really just a bag of freeze-dried mango slices. That’s it. No added sweeteners or preservatives.
They’re almost like freeze-dried ice cream… Have you ever that? They’re light, sweet and airy, almost like a vanilla wafer but softer.
One bag is a single serving of 190 calories. I eat them straight from the bag when I’m craving something sweet and healthy, but somebody on Instagram told me that they’re really delicious in a Greek yogurt parfait with granola and other kinds of fruit.
I haven’t tried that yet, but you can bet I will.
Frozen cha siu bao, also known as manapua in Hawaii
These little dough dumplings are so good! They have a dollop of sweet and savory pork in them.
I mean…they aren’t like getting fresh bao from a Chinese bakery, because nothing beats that, but they’re pretty tasty and easy to make.
You can microwave or steam them, but I prefer to steam them, because I think it makes the dough softer. They’re ready in less than 10 minutes (be careful, though, because the inside gets molten hot). There’s four in a bag for $2.99.
Hold the cone!
OH, MY GOSH! I can’t believe I haven’t talked about these tiny ice cream cones yet. I believe they’re only 70 calories, and El Hub, who considers himself a connoisseur of chocolate, says they have the tastiest chocolate shell of any ice cream cones in the world.
I can’t argue with that. 🙂
They have them in chocolate or vanilla ice cream with sugar cones.
So dainty, and so delicious!
I don’t usually have any self-control when it comes to the sweet stuff, but one of these hits the spot for me after dinner. They’re perfectly portioned.
Yay for yummies!
So, what should I try next from Trader Joe’s??
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,