Happy Monday Maui Foodie Fam! If you’re not from Maui or visiting – no worries, we hope you still enjoy this post. Today, we are sharing with you another Maui Eats find. We love love love checking out food trucks on the island and the Earth Aloha Eats truck has been a recent find on our foodie adventures. Today, we are sharing EAE with you.
What and Who is Earth Aloha Eats
First, I’d like to apologize, because, in my video, I called them Aloha Eats, but they are indeed Earth Aloha Eats or EAE (for short). Earth Aloha Eats is located in Kahului, just a mile or so from Kahului International Airport. It’s situated on Dairy Road at the Foodtruck Lot in the old Shell Gas Station, next to Bedmart. EAE is a Vegan truck that specializes in plant-based specials. Earth Aloha Eats is open daily from 11am – 8pm and there are a variety of specials as well as takeout and delivery available.
Upon arriving at their food truck, I asked the team a bunch of questions about their food and was greeted with a warm smile and lots of aloha. Their advertisements on the side of the truck included pictures that were absolutely enticing. But, honestly – I was intrigued that a “pork” anything, as well as “fish” and “burger”, would taste like real meat. The Maui Foodie fam decided we would try out their Pulled Pork Fries and Creme Brulee.
The Pulled “Pork” Fries
The pulled pork fries include Golden french fries topped with vegan pulled pork, rainbow coleslaw, and their house-made BBQ sauce. It is the ultimate in plant-based nom noms! The takeout dish is both vegetarian and vegan and the “pork” is made with a plant/soy base. Let me start by saying that the plate itself is really pretty to look at and the colors are gorgeous. But, the taste is really really good. It is stuffed full of flavor and there truly is a lot of food for a “slide nom” as they call it. The french fries were crispy and there was a lot to this dish. For just $8.95, you get a lot of food.
Now, let’s talk about the vegan pulled pork for a sec shall we? Did it really taste like meat? Hmmmm… I have to say, I’m quite impressed. I have tasted mock-chicken before and other types of vegan based meat-like items. But, the texture is not always ideal.
The Creme Brulee
The Creme Brulee is a mildly sweet and creamy vanilla custard with a caramelized sugar top. This little mason jar of goodness has the perfect amount of sweetness and creaminess. I loved the crunchy creme brulee caramel top. It was crispy and delicious. My creme brulee was liquidy, so I’m not sure if that is how it normally is… but it definitely was delicious. While the texture was different than I would expect from a traditional creme brulee, it ultimately had the flavors I look for. It was decadent and yummy!
As I mentioned before, both food items are vegetarian and vegan and the creme brulee is gluten-free.
Other Food Items
EAE offers a varied menu with lots of items for any taste or craving. Here is a list of some of the options available – but keep in mind that they offer daily specials as well.
Thai Chicken Tacos
Mexican Street Tacos
Asian Teriyaki Bowl
Grilled Chicken Wrap
Gyro Chicken Wrap
Aloha Burger – Beyond Burger on a toasted ciabatta bun
Pulled Pork Sandwich
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Phish & Chips (crispy golden vegan fish served over french fries w/mixed greens, etc.)
Greek Plate with housemade falafel, hummus, mixed greens, brown rice and more
yummy drinks like Eqyptian Hibiscus Iced Tea, Kombucha, Amazing Lemonade, Cucumber infused iced water and Green Goddess Smoothie (special)
Kid-friendly meals like Vegan cheese quesadilla, chicken nuggets with french fries as well as rice and veggies
They are reasonably priced and again, all products are vegetarian and vegan so you get a guilt-free foodie experience that will satisfy any craving.
As a meat-eater, I’m always looking for plant-based/vegan food that provides me with the flavor and most importantly, the texture of the meats that I enjoy. The Maui Foodies was definitely impressed with EAE’s food selection as well as its flavor profile. EAE also have their own garden right on the food truck which makes it a unique experience.
Check out our Video on YouTube
If you are in Kahului and are looking for something new to try or feeling like you want to go vegetarian or vegan for the day – head on over to Earth Aloha Eats. We definitely suggest you giving them a try. Earth Aloha Eats food truck also offers not only takeout but also delivery. Check them out on Instagram for more info.
Overall, we truly enjoyed our experience at Earth Aloha Eats Food Truck. We highly suggest you stopping in and checking it out for yourself. If you do stop on by to try them out, let them know that The Maui Foodies sent ya!
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If you’ve been a long time reader here, then you know that my family and I love experiencing new restaurants and eateries. Last week, we found ourselves craving sushi and after spending a few hours at the Batting Cages in Kihei, we decided we would dine in at Three’s Bar and Grill. Having not had the opportunity to eat here yet, we were quite excited to try out the establishment, especially since it was visited by Guy Fieri from Diners Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. I’m not gonna lie though, just reading their menu online had us very ecstatic about the food we were going to be ordering.
Three friends who loved to cook and loved to surf dreamt up the idea of starting their own catering business. In 2009, Three’s Catering was launched using a rented warehouse and their old trucks. After a few short months, their unexpected success had them looking for a location for a restaurant and here we are today. Sadly in October 2016, Three’s Bar & Grill had a fire at the restaurant and it needed to be repaired before reopening after renovations the following month. Now, the business is booming and I’m excited to share our experience with all of you.
Three’s Bar and Grill includes three chefs’ three cuisines – Hawaiian, Southwestern and Pacific Rim, making it a great place to experience a variety of food with different flavors and ethnicities. I love the wide range available to select from and I definitely love the casual island lifestyle vibe you get when you dine in here. You can choose between indoor or outdoor dining areas which are great for the laid-back atmosphere of the Southside area of Maui.
So, let’s talk about food, shall we? Three’s is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and also offers a great Happy Hour selection (2 times a day is available). I also love that they have a great wine list as well as a selection of signature and delectable cocktails to choose from. All of these things are great, but I think one of my favorite parts of their food menu is the fact that they also offer a Kid’s menu and being a mom, that’s definitely a plus. We selected Three’s Bar and Grill because we wanted to try out their sushi and I just had to have a taste of their Oyster Shooters – a special on the menu (which, if you’re an oyster lover, I highly suggest).
Let’s talk about the Oyster Shooters. Traditionally they come in a shot glass with saké (Japanese rice wine), but I didn’t want to have any alcohol, so I asked them to make up a special order for me. The Oyster Shooters are made with Uni (sea urchin), a fresh oyster and tobiko (fish roe). They are topped with just a little bit of scallion or green onion for a fresh and vibrant look but also to bring out some of the flavors. They are tiny but filled with a punch of umami that will definitely cater to all of your senses. If you like seafood or love oysters like I do, this is a must-try for sure.
Whenever it comes to sushi restaurants or bars, my husband and I always order the Rainbow Roll. It gives us an idea of how fresh the different types of seafood is and the presentation of the sushi. Most sushi bars create the same types, but they all have different flavors and flare. We enjoyed the Rainbow Roll for sure and loved that each of the ingredients was fresh and absolutely delicious. It was so fresh that we were able to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day and the sushi was as vibrant the next day as it was the night before. Delicious and fresh sushi, made-to-order, usually comes with a Rainbow Roll on their menu and you can tell it’s fresh by the texture of the fish. Traditionally a rainbow roll includes the following: Ahi tuna, salmon and hamachi (yellowtail) or shrimp. If you bite into the different fish in this roll and they are buttery in texture, that usually means they are very fresh.
We had several different types of sushi rolls to include: Shrimp Tempura Roll (pictured above is 2 orders), Lava Roll (pictured below), and of course, the Rainbow Roll. The specialty rolls range in price from $14.00 to $20.00 which is about average for sushi here on the island. It’s reasonable considering the market price of the fresh fish. Their fish is fresh and flown in daily and they offer a variety of specialty rolls, sushi and hand rolls and specialty items.
Pictured above (and below) is the Lava Roll which includes: Spicy Tuna Roll topped with ahi, sriracha finished with tempura crunch, Negi and chili oil.
If my family and I order sushi, we always order a sashimi platter or sampler to try as well. This sashimi sampler (pictured below) included a variety of delectable and fresh fish that we loved. It’s the Chef’s assortment, so we don’t get to choose, but each piece that we received was delicious.
Our Sashimi Sampler included Saba, Hamachi, Ahi, Shrimp, and Salmon. The platter itself was filled with beautiful colors making it a delight to eat. Yummy!
And, since we were there during their Happy Hour that evening (Happy Hour times are: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Late Night Happy Hour is Only available in the Surf Lounge) I decided I would place an order for a few more oysters. Their fresh shucked Penncove oysters are just $2.00 each for their Happy Hour special.
I wasn’t able to catch photos of my husband and son’s Beer Battered Fish & Chips Entree which they each ordered and definitely enjoyed. The Fish & Chips were made with beer battered mahi mahi that was fried to perfection, homemade tartar sauce, crispy fries, and lemon. This entree was simple was so good that they ate it too quickly for me to grab a photo of their food. lol
Three’s offers a wide selection of menu items to choose from and a great selection for their Happy Hour. We enjoyed the fact that these three Chefs came together and created a menu like this. I can’t wait to bring my other family members here to try the menu, since I know that there will be something for everyone to choose from.
Service was quick and our server was very courteous. The one thing that took the longest to arrive was the seafood and sushi, but our reservation was for 9 pm and we understood that they were in the midst of a busy rush, so it was expected. Most places on the island close by 9 o’clock in the evening and this particular part of South Kihei was still booming, with Three’s Bar and Grill quite busy for the time of night that it was. It’s a rare thing to see restaurants open so late so that is definitely a plus.
Three’s Bar and Grill is located in a little marketplace area off of South Kihei Road across from Kalama Park. The menu prices are about average for Maui and the food definitely tasted and looked fresh. My entire family enjoyed what they ordered (the Twins had Chicken Strips with Fries off of the Keiki Menu) and we look forward to going back again soon.
Three’s Bar and Grill is the sister restaurant to Fork & Salad, one of my favorite places to get a fresh salad with local ingredients. Stay tuned in the coming week or so for a review of some of my favorite treats from Fork & Salad discussed here on the blog.
Three’s has their own food truck that rolls up to different events and parties. You can find it at the Kihei Town Party events alongside the Fork & Salad Beer Garden Set Up for the Kihei Town Parties for Kihei 4th Friday. But, you can also book the food truck for your private parties and events.
If you’re interested in checking out Three’s Bar & Grill, definitely call ahead to book reservations or use Open Table (which is what we love to use) to book for your party. If you’re going to be dining in late, I highly suggest sitting in the Surf Lounge to take advantage of the Late Night Happy Hour and don’t forget to try out some of their signature cocktails too.
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Happy Hour
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1945 S Kihei Road, Suite G
Kihei, HI 96753-7836 808-879-3133
Want to learn more about Three’s Bar & Grill? Head on over to their website and have a look at their menus, about the company and restaurant and so much more.
As I stated before, my family and I enjoyed Three’s Bar & Grill and we know it will be a restaurant we’ll return to again soon. We hope they expand and open a location in town (Central) like they did with Fork & Salad, I think it would be a hit.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying your day and gearing up for a great weekend. I’m super excited because my three boys have officially started their Spring Break, so that means I get to sleep in an extra hour and have a full day to have lots of fun with them. Today, I wanted to share with you another Maui Eats food establishment that I’ve been loving lately. When it comes to Food Trucks, Maui seems to be seeing a huge increase of them around the island. I think Food trucks are not only fun and unique, but give a chef a chance to create delicious food while still offering it at a reasonable cost to consumers like myself. A month or so ago I found myself journeying over to the Food Truck site off of Old Haleakala Highway (across from Costco’s Gas Station) and I have found these places to be some of my favorites to eat at. Today, I’ll be sharing with you Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat Food Truck and my thoughts on the grinds I had a chance to try there.
Wayne’s Sushi used to be in Haiku and off of Honoapi’ilani Highway previously, but has since moved to the Food Truck Lot across from Costco’s Gas Station. What is so cool about this food truck is it utilizes a boat, a real boat – named Fresh Off The Boat. The boat is sitting on a boat trailer and has been repurposed into a food truck. Owned and operated by Wayne Miyahira, this food truck is becoming one of my favorite spots to grab a bite to eat.
It’s pretty obvious that when it comes to seafood, my family and I love to eat it and we want it as fresh as we can possibly get it. I’ll be honest, when I heard some of the raves for this little food truck, I thought to myself – hmmm… how could a food truck offer fresh fish? This certainly couldn’t be, in my humble opinion. Then, I found myself at the food truck location and decided I would give it a try.
With selections like Shrimp Tempura, Steak and Shrimp plate, King Salmon, Grilled Shrimp Salad and fresh Ahi, Mahimahi and Hamachi, I was definitely excited to try the various selections of seafood. I tried the Nigiri Sushi (pictured above) which my sons loved and the fish was fresh, tasty and definitely worth the try. One of my favorites is the Hawaii Goes Fishing roll (pictured with the nigiri above) which is a soft shelled crab and spicy tuna roll that is topped with spicy crab, cajun escolar and avocado. It’s served with a creamy eel sauce ($16.00).
Out of all the sushi rolls, I think the Itsy Bitsy Spider Roll is my favorite. If you are a fan of soft shell crab, you’ll absolutely love this roll. The soft shell crab fills the entire roll and it’s beautifully created. Lots of flavor, a ton of seafood and stuffed to perfection. It’s probably my favorite that I’ve eaten out of the sushi rolls I’ve tried.
We also tried the tempura spicy tuna roll (which my sons loved and devoured). This sushi is a spicy tuna and cucumber roll that is prepared tempura style, sliced and served. ($10.00)
Sushi is not the only thing that Fresh Off the Boat offers. They have a wide range of fish plates that I had the opportunity to try as well. If you are a fan of fresh Ahi – you’ll surely enjoy the Ahi Belly Plate ($12.00). The plate comes with several pieces of Ahi belly, rice, spring greens with their sesame dressing and seasoned cucumbers.
But, one of my favorite plates is the Go Fish Combo ($16.00) which offers you ahi belly, miso walu and tempura mahimahi served with rice, their spring salad mix and sesame dressing as well as the seasoned cucumbers. It’s delicious and you get a lot of food for the price.
Whether you are looking for fresh seafood, delicious fish and sushi or steak – Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat has you covered. Since they are located in the Food Truck Lot across from the Costco Gas Station, there really is a lot of parking. You are looking at about a 10 – 20 minute wait depending on the number of people ahead of you, but keep in mind that everything is made to order – including your sushi. You get it fresh, so the wait is well worth it.
The Food Truck Lot offers seating as well as other trucks that you can choose from (I’ll be featuring more here in the next few weeks) and you can always call ahead to place your order from Wayne’s Sushi if you can’t wait. What’s so great about this location and the fact that you’re eating at a food truck, is that it’s casual dining. You could be dressed up or wearing a bikini and can still enjoy a great meal.
I have had nothing but great service at Wayne’s Sushi Fresh Off The Boat. I’m always greeted by name and the food I get is consistently delicious, fresh and presented well. Wayne aims to avoid the same old sushi that other bars make and recreate them, taking the flavors and the look to another level. I’m definitely impressed and always look forward to ordering my next meal at this truck.
Did I mention that this cool truck is shaped like a boat? A very cool fishing boat turned food truck with a fun design and I just love the overall appeal of it all. The ingredients and quality of seafood is always on par and if you are looking for casual dining – this is definitely someplace you should check out.
Note that this is not fine dining – it is a food truck after all. Call ahead at: 808-281-8810
Check out Wayne’s Sushi on Facebook to get details on their closures and updates.
I hope you enjoyed this post and my Maui Eats series. I’ll have more posted soon.
When it comes to snack food, I am always on the hunt for something I know my family will enjoy but that offers healthy alternatives to the sweets that we see plastered all over the market. Over the last few months, my family and I were given the opportunity to try some Crispy Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green and we loved them so much – I figured I would share them with all of you.
Crispy Green believes in a simple philosophy – keep it pure, keep it tasty and keep it wholesome. My sons were immediately excited to see these delivered and crossed their fingers in hopes that it didn’t taste like the traditional freeze-dried fruit you get in the store that tastes like it’s 40 years old. We were able to try out 7 delectable and delicious types of dried fruit, packaged individually – making them great snacks for on the go. The seven flavors available are: Cataloupe, Apple, Asian Pear (our favorite), Tangerine, Pineapple, Mango (second favorite) and Banana. All of them taste delicious, but the boys and I do have our favorites. Each package includes 100% pure fruit, nothing else! The Crispy Fruit snacks are 100% freeze-dried fruit slices that are made up of real fruit and the taste of Crispy Fruit comes from the fresh fruit itself. There is no sugar, sweeteners or other additives used to enhance the taste or appearance. Crispy Fruit is perfect for indulging in a guilt-free snack without the worry. The Crispy Fruit snacks are an all-natural snack choice for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle without compromising on great taste.
Crispy Fruit by Crispy Green offers yummy snacks that are:
Light and flavorful
Retain nearly all the nutrients of fresh fruit
Convenient – having natural fruit at your finger tips all the time!
No additives or preservatives
No fat, no cholesterol
Low in calories
Crispy Green was founded in August 2004 with a vision to be the leading provider of high quality, natural food products desired by everyone who wants to live a healthy and better life. Since that time, the team at Crispy Green has been consistently providing high quality freeze-dried fruit snacks and adding new flavors to the Crispy Fruit line. They are a hard-working, diverse group of individuals who believe that educated customers are the best customers and they strive to empower all who enjoy their products.
As I mentioned before, the Asian Pear is one of our favorites and the Mango definitely a close second, though my family and I enjoy all of them. Each piece of fruit you bite into has the flavor that you would expect them to have and the snack is light but fulfilling. We love how travel friendly and portable each pouch is. We absolutely loved the taste of each fruit snack that they didn’t last very long in our household and we picked up a bunch of them to give to the twins’ classmates for Halloween.
What we love about Crispy Fruit the most is the quality that goes into each bag. Sometimes fresh fruit may not be available or may not be the most convenient option. But, Crispy Green has perfected the “fruit to go” alternative by freeze-drying fresh fruit and transforming it into a delectable, incredible, light and crispy texture that is so satisfying, it reminds me of a chip. With the freeze-dried process – the nutrients from the fresh fruit is retained without adding anything. As a mom – I am always looking for the healthy alternative to snacks and I’m loving the fact that my children enjoy these just as much as I do.
Crispy Fruit has easily become one of my family’s favorite snack foods. My boys love fruit, but it can be so messy to eat when on the go. Crispy Fruit allows us to take our treats with us, enjoy and not have the mess.
We stock up on Crispy Green at our local WholeFoods or Safeway stores (I’m so glad it is available locally). You can see a list of locations to purchase Crispy Fruit here. Do you love fruit but wish it were more portable? Are you a fan of snacks like this for on the go? If so, my family and I definitely suggest checking out Crispy Fruit by Crispy Green and see how delicious they for yourself.
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With all the kiddos heading back to school for the 2016-2017 school year, Target has you covered. The “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” product collection includes leading natural, organic and sustainable brands for you to choose from. At the heart of Made to Matter is an assortment of great products made with simple, recognizable ingredients that are designed to be higher quality for everyone and accessible to anyone. Are you a Target shopper? If so, read on and check out some of these brands that you can add to your list the next time you’re out shopping.
Target is one of my favorite stores to shop at and I’m excited to share a few fun brands for you to check out as a part of the “Made to Matter Handpicked by Target” collection. These brands and products offer an assortment of great products and today I’m going to share them with all of you.
Pacifica is a brand that I know and love and I’m very thankful to be a Pacifica Beauty Ambassador. The Made to Matter product from Pacifica is the DreamBIG Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara ($15.99) which I wrote a review on previously (you can find that here). This mascara provides instant amplification with natural plant fibers that build and build plus fortify your lashes with an innovative peptide serum. It also includes a magic wand that changes up your mascara game with a twist. Fake it till you make it with this awesome mascara.
Shea Moisture Made to Matter Products – Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo and Conditioner ($10.99 each). I’m a huge fan of the Shea Moisture products but have not tried this particular line from the brand until now. These nourishing recipes are made with natural and certified organic ingredients and are designed to hydrate and soften dry, brittle hair. Key Ingredients include: Peace Rose Oil Complex (Alpine, Damask and Must Rose Oils) to help soften and silken dry hair. Date Pam Extract to provide protective moisture barrier with sensitivity pathway blockers and Camellia Leaf Extract contains antioxidant properties, soothing minor skin and scalp irritation. I have been LOVING these hair products and plan to have a full review up on the blog in the coming weeks.
Method Rebecca Atwood + Method Pumpkin Clove Gel Handwash ($3.49) is a design-driven, planet-friendly home and personal care product that was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Atwood. The line includeds four custom painterly patterns and fragrances that span a variety of method products in this limited edition collection for fall – bringing sophisticated style to everyday products. The bottle is gorgeous with a chic design that is show stopping and the scent of the soap is awesome. Method met the clean label challenge for the Made to Matter program by sharing all product ingredients with Target’s Sustainability Index team so that they could verify the safety and sustainability.
Suja Pressed Probiotic Waters in Raspberry, Orange, Ginger Pineapple, Pineapple Lemon Cayenne & Ginger Lime ($2.99) are the perfect back to school drink. Suja has created the first enhanced water on teh market with no additives of any kind and no natural or artificial flavors. Suja’s Pressed Probiotic Waters are Organic, Non-GMO and Cold-Pressured. Suja’s waters are the first-ever enhanced water made with nothing but organic fruits, vegetables and vegan probiotics. 10 calories and one gram of sugar or less, the pressed probiotic waters offer a subtle sweetness and no additives of any kind. They also contain 2 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of vegan probiotics, these waters provide a clean dose of immune and digestive benefits.
Annie’s Snacks ($3.45/box) and Justin’s Peanut Butter + Banana Chip Snack Packs ($1.99) are delicious snacks that are perfect for back to school. These treats are conveniently packed to put into the lunchbox and are a nutritious snack for the whole family. They are tasty and fun and I love that they are perfect for on the go.
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Paper Masks ($2.99) are single use Ultra Hydrating paper masks that naturally hydrate and provide the skin with and extra dose of tropical scented moisture.
Tom’s of Maine just launched their first natural antiperspirant for Men – Naturally Dry North Woods. Selected for the “2016 Made to Matter-Handpicked by Target” Program. 48 Hour odor and wetness protection with no petrochemicals or artificial fragrances. It’s also non-irritating and with every purchase Tom’s of Main donates 10% of profits back to helping people and the planet. Tom’s Main Naturally Dry Deodorant ($4.49) is reasonably priced and smells nice. But I especially like that it will not cause irritation to my husband who has sensitive skin like me.
Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste ($4.99) is their newest, most advanced natural whitening toothpaste designed exclusively for Target. Luminous White offers effective whitening with only naturally derived ingredients that work to remove surface stains. Most importantly, it’s safe on enamel and selected for the 2016 “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target program because it contains no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or artificial sweeteners like saccharin. It’s also gluten free with no animal testing and clinically proven, dual silica whitening technology.
The Honest Company has been one my family has really grown to love. The Organic Healing Balm ($12.95) is a favorite mainly because it is very similar to those that I currently use from other brands. It’s an all purpose salve for dry, chafed or sensitive skin and a favorite in our household because I can easily carry it in my purse and take on the go for when I need it most. It’s all natural, soothing and hypoallergenic which make it all great for my sensitive skin and my family. Award winning, this balm is a must have, super versatile salve to help soothe my very dry and sensitive skin and so much more. With organic sunflower, olive and coconut oils along with shea butter to nourish and moisturize, my dry skin gets the relief it needs. It’s also made without petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, dyes and most ingredients that cause common allergies.
The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray ($2.98) is also a favorite in our house. It smells so refreshing and bright with an orange citrus scent and moisturizes with aloe vera. Kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria, this antiseptic + moisturizer offers antimicrobial protection made with plant-based ingredients. Soothing botanicals help to reduce drying, redness and chapping and there are no harsh chemicals. I love that it is in a convenient (easy to travel and use on the go) packaging and it’s a favorite to always have on hand.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Vinegar Gel Cleaner ($3.99) is something new to our family and I have not used it prior to this. Heritage-inspired specialty cleaners that are bleach-free but still work hard on grease, grime and soap-residue. Mrs. Meye’s Vinegar Gel Cleaner in Lemon Verbena smells nice and is naturally thickened vinegar with the Lemon Verbena fragrance to help clean stainless steel to a bright, brilliant shine without needed to rinse. Use to clean countertops, the refrigerator, handles, knobs and all those little do-it-yourself vinegar jobs but with more of a pleasant scent. I love it… I am someone who keeps a bottle of vinegar on hand just for cleaning the house and this product is awesome.
Happy Family Organics Brand Happy Tot Super Smart Organic Pears, Peas & Mangos ($1.60) I have been seeing kiddos around our neighborhood and at football practice sipping on these pouches over the last couple of weeks and I was excited to be able to try one. Since a toddler’s brain doubles in size from birth to age 2, it’s essential to give them the proper support for a tot’s growth. These Super Smart pouches contain 20mg of DHA and 100mg of choline, both important nutrients to help support brain health in a growing toddler. But, while these are formulated mainly for toddlers, the boys tried them and really enjoy it. I know they have a variety of flavors for older kids too so we’ll be checking those out in the next week or so and stocking up.
Babyganics Moisturizing Lotion ($7.29 for 11oz bottle) is the only baby lotion designed specifically for baby’s developing skin, featuring NeoNourish Natural Seed Oil Blend and the 100% natural scent of chamomile verbena (also available fragrance free). It’s free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, dyes or synthetic fragrances and the boys enjoy it as well as I do. Non-allergenic, pediatrician & dermatologist tested and never tested on animals, this is a really nice brand that includes Shea butter, Aloe, Vitamin E, Olive and Avocado Oil and the Babyganics 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend.
Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Crackers ($3.99) has been a fun new treat for us. Clean Label, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, nothing artificial and low in sugar, high in nutrition with 1/2 serving of vegetables. Smart Crackers are baked in a zero waste die and no scrap dough and the boys love that there are puzzle games on the 1005 recycled paperboard. The crackers are made with real organic veggies and come in three yummy flavors: Cheddar Chia Veggie, Mapple Carrot Crisp and Sweet Potato Cinna-Graham. They are made with love in the USA in a peanut and tree nut-free bakery. My sons really enjoy them and I think they taste really good… YUM.
Nature’s Path Organic EnviroKidz Granola Bars ($4.99 / 6 bars) are made with gluten-free rolled oats, chocolate chips and chocolate drizzle. The first and only granola bar made totally organic, gluten free and peanut free so they’re the perfect allergy-friendly lunchbox snack. The boys love these and love the way they taste, plus – the cute monkey on the packaging is a total fun way to snack.
Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Packs ($12.99) include Seventh Generations trusted Free & Clear laundry formula that is now available in EPA safer Choice certified all-temperature laundry packs. These bio-based laundry packs use quadruple-enzyme power to remove stains and leave your clothes looking good as new. The product includes 45 toss-and-wash single-dose pods to make laundry day simple and mess-free. Their EPA Safer Choice certification means that every ingredient in their laundry packs have been reviewed by the EPA to ensure it meets their stringent human health & environmental criteria. What I enjoy the most about these laundry packs is that they are perfect for sensitive skin and my family is full with sensitive skin bodies. I think this will become a favorite our ours in the future and you may see a full review on this in the months to come.
As I mentioned before, “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” is a collection of products of leading natural, organic and sustainable brands. At the heart of Made to Matter is an assortment of great products made with simple, recognizable ingredients that are designed to be higher quality for everyone and accessible to anyone. It is always a great thing to walk into my local Target store to see the “Made to Matter” logo and emblem on product displays because I know what they are about and am proud to support these brands. This year I was introduced to brands I have never tried before and some that I have loved over the years and my family and I have been enjoying them all.
It’s always great when a company offers such great quality but higher standards and I’m excited for my readers and friends to try some of these brands for themselves.
Make sure to shop all of these amazing #MadeToMatter favorites on Target/MadeToMatter website: http://www.target.com/c/made-to-matter or at your local Target Store.
Thank you Target and Pacifica Beauty for sending my family and I this awesome gift of goodies, we surely love them and look forward to trying more.
Disclaimer: The products discussed in this post were sent for review and feature consideration and as gifts. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.