Napkin Bug

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This silly little “bug” wiggles, rolls, skitters across the carpet, and otherwise delights toddlers. Because it comes together in moments with items you can have on hand anywhere, it’s the perfect toy to entertain a toddler on vacation.

Wrap up anything circular (like an apple, an orange, a grapefruit, or even a small toy ball) by placing it in the middle of a paper towel. Gather the paper towel over the sphere and twist the ends so they are like two arms. Secure the arms with either yarn or a rubber band.

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Add a nice big smile with marker!

Veronika thought this “bug” as so silly, especially when she held it by the arms.

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She loved watching it roll!

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In all honesty it didn’t hold Veronika’s attention as long as I thought it might, but it’s easy to tuck away and then pull out again the next time your toddler is bored.

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It’s the cutest bug on the rug, that’s for sure!

Breakfast Burrito

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Get a weekend morning off on the right foot with this hearty wrap!

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  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar carrot puree
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup shredded non-dairy cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Salsa for serving
  1. In small saucepan, combine the black beans and carrot puree over medium heat. Cook just until warmed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the tofu with a fork to break into crumbles. Add the tofu and cheese to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the tofu is warm and the cheese is beginning to melt.
  3. Warm the tortillas according to package directions. Spread each with some of the black bean mixture and top with the tofu mixture. Wrap up and dollop salsa on top for serving, if desired!

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