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10 best Trader Joe's products for kids

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Welcome to Kids & the Kitchen, our new landing pad for parents who love to cook. Head this way for kid-friendly recipes, helpful tips, and heartwarming stories galore — all from real-life parents and their little ones.

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Once upon a time, I scoffed at Sandra Lee and her "semi-homemade" juggernaut. I made my ratatouille from scratch, thank you very much. I rejoiced that a mole poblano would take me all day to cook. Then I had a kid, and — well — you've heard this song before.

Nowadays, I'm a believer (by necessity!) in cooking some things myself and using the prepared version of others. And as its many fans know, TJ's is a prepared foods heavyweight. I often find myself layering roasted veggies and fresh produce on top of whatever prepared food I buy from there — I'm talking frozen naan and the like. These 10 items are the ones I turn to the most, and the mealtime lifesavers in my home.

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10 Trader Joe's must-haves

1. Frozen Garlic Naan

Khushbu Shah once wrote about the surprisingly fantastic Indian frozen food section at TJ's. The paratha seems to be not quite as tasty as it once was, but that garlic naan remains solid. I pop it in the toaster to get it warm without also warming my house, then butter it or layer it with cheese,........

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