So about a month or so ago I was playin' on Pinterest...Yeah I'm on there and I love it....It's a great place for me to get creative ideas and to waste time. ;) But I have been inspired by alot of different things on there. If your on there and want to follow me you can click here...
Ok, back to what I cam here to talk about. Someone had pinned a picture of these Little Green Pouches and boy was I excited!
You may have seen these little guys smiling at you while walking through the grocery store. They are full of apple/fruit sauce and they are awesome to feed a kid a snack or fruit with a meal when your on the go...and we are always on the go! The problem with these guys are they are super expensive.
So when I found these guys I got super excited and ordered some right away.
So here's what they look like. Just like the store bought ones, only these you can re-use. Chester eats table food all the time now so we don't really use these all that much anymore, but we do some. I wish I had found these when he was 8 months old cause I would have saved soo much money....
Oh well it went to a good cause, Chester's belly and my sanity!
On their website they talk about using them for all sorts of food, but I only use them for fruit. I also wouldn't start a baby on any of these type of things till they were eating solids from a spoon really well, cause I have heard of moms who just use these to feed their baby and then couldn't get them to eat from a spoon...
Talk about pulling your hair out.
As you can see they can see they are BPA and Phthalte free....
Not a huge deal to me, I mean it's good, but I don't freak out about all that stuff. The thing that really makes me happy is above that where it says Dishwasher Safe...now they are speaking my language. But actually I don't put them in there all that much cause I usually wash them by hand using a bottle brush.
I use a lot of strawberries and raspberries and I never strain the seeds out....way too much work....so they seem to stay stuck in there even when I put them through the dishwasher. So I just scrub them our with a bottle brush and stick them on the bottle drying rack and we are good to go.
Like I said the website where you buy these at has all different recipes you can put in them, like full meals, but I stick to mixed fruit, it works best for me.
You can use fresh fruit...which I use when I have some that will go to bad before it gets ate...but what I mainly do is go and buy a bag of the mix berries frozen fruit and let it thaw and then trow it into the food processor or blender whichever works fine and then I add some apple sauce to it. I have homemade stuff apple sauce but if I didn't, I would go and buy some mots...probably with no sugar added...and add some of that to it. I have tried it without the apple sauce and it just seemed to give it a better texture for using in these things. I also put in some canned crushed pineapple into it to make it taste that much better and to add some liquid to smooth it out.
I also have some frozen mango and frozen peaches that I will add to the mix. Really anything goes....what ever you can find.
Helpful Hint: If you get these take the lid off and blow into them. They come flat as a pancake. They say they can fit 6 ounces and I didn't do this and could barely get 2 ounce in them. I wasn't too happy....but then for some random reason I decided to blow into them to try and get them to pop open just a little more when I was filling it and boom....the bottom that was stuck so tight together came flying apart and I felt like a big dork. Live and learn. lol
As you can see Chester loves them and they work great when I am taking food to the field...which is half the year when I am doing that....so I love them! And the fruit in them is so yummy Caleb and I have been known to use them a time or two as well...
Just don't tell Caleb there is blueberries and raspberries in them, he might stop eating them ;)
*oh I think that is goulash on his face, not fruit, he stays pretty clean when he eats from these.
So once again they are called Little Green Pouch and they are $14.99 for a 4-pack. That may seem a little high, but compared to a $1-1.50 a piece for the others, it wouldn't take long to get that back in savings! And these can hold up to 6 ounces where those were only around 3.5 ounces.
Anyways, I just thought I would share these little wonders with you, cause I love them and think they are great!
Lots of Love,