Recently I saw a pin and fa-reaked out. You can now buy those little pouch-y things that our kids love so much and fill them with what-ever your little heart desires. YES!
There are a couple of different brands floating around out there that I noticed-
These little guys retail for $14.99 (4 ct) and are re-usable. I think that is a decent deal, considering that they are easy to fill, BPA and phthalate free and of course, most importantly, reseal able. They are dishwasher and freezer safe—score! And they hold up to 6 oz. which is perfect for toddlers and hungry adults as well!
These were the option that I decided to go with. I found them both on Amazon and locally at Babies R Us retailing for $18.00. I went with this option since I could grab them locally, cause I was just too excited to wait for shipping. :) The draw-back to these is that they are NOT reseal able, you have to fill them through the little spout and it says they are not re-useable, but I think I can get around that. I love that they come with a little spoon add-on for feeding babies on the go.
I found these little cuties on Amazon as well. They are pretty pricey at $35.00 for 8, but aren’t they CUTE! And they come in various sizes from 2.5 ounce to 4.5 ounces, so you could fill the smaller ones for younger children.
Okay, now let’s get to how I made my own yogurt pouches for my toddlers!
Like I said, I bought these pouches at Babies-R-Us the other day.
There is a filling station that retails for around $40.00 that I was NOT down with, but I figured I could wing it. And I’m pleased to say that is one gadget I will not be adding to my kitchen arsenal.
To fill these little pouches you have to go in through the top little spout, not a reseal able, zippered bottom like others. Not a big deal. I just grabbed a piping tip and a ziplock bag and had them filled in no time—score!
My kids LOVE those yogurt pouches, but they are full of sugar and who knows what else, so I am not too hip on buying them, plus they make a huge mess… everywhere.
Recently I’ve discovered that they will eat Greek yogurt like there is no tomorrow, so I’ve been giving them a little bowl every morning, and then immediately have to spend 5 minutes cleaning half the kitchen. So, yeah I’m pretty excited about this.
Fruit Filled Yogurt Pouches-
1 cup Greek yogurt—or yogurt of your choosing
3 tablespoons jam or fresh fruit puree
1 tablespoon honey
Mix together in a bowl.
Clip the corner of a ziplock back, insert piping tip. Fill with yogurt.
Insert tip into the spout of the food pouch and fill, fill, fill.
Easy, right? I told you! And the boys LOVE them. They are getting their *current* favorite treat and no mess for me!
I really am crazy about this idea since we have a newborn at home, now I can fill these at night and in the morning or during snack time my oldest can grab them out of the fridge. Bada-bing… instant snack, healthy and easy and Mom approved.