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Are Reusable Snack Pouches Worth the Hype?

It seems like there have been quite a few different types of reusable snack pouches pop up on the market lately. I’m sure it’s because of the crazy popularity of the squeezable snack pouches that toddlers {and even pre-schoolers} just can’t seem to get enough of. That’s the way it is in our house anyways!

Homemade Apple Sauce

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So… Are the reusable snack pouches really worth the hype?

Reusable Snack Pouch

I think she says Yes… and so do I!

I’ve compiled a list of reasons why these reusable snack pouches really are worth purchasing AND even how we used our EZ Squeezees to sneak a little veggies in my girls’ favorite applesauce flavors!

Making Homemade Applesauce, Fruit and Vegetable Purees, and Smoothies – keep fruit in your kiddos bellies and out of the trash!

Filling Reusable Snack Pouches

Please tell me that I’m not the only one… We go to the market and buy way too much fruit that we can’t possibly eat. I always say that I’m going to go to the store twice a week so our produce stays fresher, but I just can’t fit in two trips with two kiddos – usually

So, what do we do with all the almost overripe fruit? 

Well, it used to go into Moreaya’s homemade baby food. I was actually pretty bummed when she stopped slurping down my homemade purees, but now I have a perfect alternative! 

Sophia and I chopped up some pears and apples and even a nectarine to be the base of our applesauce. We also pureed some blueberries, strawberries and oranges, and a secret ingredient

spinach

When you make your own purees, you can sneak in the good stuff!

If your child is anything like a normal toddler {like mine}, you have to get creative on how to get your toddlers to eat more vegetables. Making homemade purees has been one way that I’m definitely making sure Sophia has plenty of greens in her diet. 

I put in a small amount so the sweet taste is still at the front and we’re both happy!

Squeezable Pouches

Reusable EZ Squeezees Pouches save Money! It’s no secret that anything reusable will eventually save you money. Snack pouches add up quickly. 

A typical 4 pack at the grocery store cost right under $4. A set of 3 EZ Squeezees Refillable Food pouches retail for $7.99. It doesn’t take much to realize that your savings will add up VERY quickly, especially at how fast my girls can slurp these packs down!

Homemade Purees

When you make your own foods and snacks, you know exactly what’s inside.

This is so important to me. When I do choose to buy snack food pouches, I go with brands that I know haven’t filled the fruits and purees with tons of sugar and other ingredients that we try to avoid. 

BUT they usually do have some extra stuff to help preserve them {sometimes}. When I make my own Homemade Fruit Purees, I know exactly what’s in them and I know that I don’t have to add 1 teaspoon of sugar – their yummy with fruit only!

Reusable means – less trash!

This is a no-brainer. You won’t be filling the landfills with anymore disposable packaging! This is a VERY easy step to be a bit green-er… and a yummy one!

Now that you’ve seen some ways that Reusable Snack Pouches really do make more sense, I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own homemade purees {in less than 10 minutes} AND fill your pouches! I was a little nervous that it might be hard to do, but it’s really, really easy.

Homemade Fruit Purees in less than 10 minutes

Homemade Fruit Purees

The easiest way that I know how to puree fruit and vegetables is the same way I did when I made Moreaya’s homemade baby food. 

  1. Slice up your fruit – I used a base of Apples, Pears, and a leftover Nectarine. 
  2. I microwaved the slices in a tiny bit of water for about 7 minutes. 
  3. Once they’re good and soft, I put the fruits in my small food processor and blend away!
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  4. Gather all of your purees.  {Pictured above is my base Apple/Pear Sauce, pureed Blueberries, Strawberries and Oranges, and Spinach.
  5. Make a yummy blend!
Reusable Snack Pouches

Sophia requested strawberry applesauce and I made a blueberry one for Moreaya.  I stirred all of the purees together and started to fill my pouches.

The EZ Squeezees Refillable Food pouches have 2 openings: A lid top for eating and a side zipper type pouch for filling. It opens up really wide so it’s super easy to fill, but closes tightly so you don’t have to worry about anything escaping.

Reusable Snack Pouches

It also expands to open up more on the non-zippered side.  The gusset allows you to really fit a lot of puree in each pouch.  Then… enjoy!

EZ Squeezees

To say the girls love them is an understatement – to say I love them is one also! They’re easy to use, save me $$, and help me live a big green-er!  Win Win Win!

The EZ Squeezees clean just as easily as they fill. I simply run water through them with a bit of dish soap and the water comes right out the top spout. The pouches are also dishwasher safe if you need that extra clean!

EZ Squeezees are available on their website and also on Amazon. They are sold in packs of 3, but I definitely recommend getting at least 6. We’ll be adding to our stash so we can have more pouches in the fridge ready to go for a healthy, easy snack!

Who would enjoy EZ Squeezees the most in your house AND what would they enjoy in them?

Amber Ludwig

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

yes yes yes I agree too!! They are amazing!! Its a perfect way for me to sneak my son veggies lol!!

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Sunday 7th of April 2013

[...] girls {and even I} are loving our refillable snack pouches from EZ Squeezees.  So far, I've made homemade apple sauces and fruit purees to fill [...]

Kat Riley

Monday 25th of March 2013

my granddaughter would use these with a lot of yogurt smoothies

desiree

Sunday 24th of March 2013

i can say i use them for my self for the fruit i havein the hosue i have to get blender to mix it but it would be worth it

Michelle F.

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

I would use them for my daughter. she would love strawberry and bananas in them.