DIY Homemade Squeeze Pouch
I was in the check out line the other day purchasing groceries, when my heart nearly stopped! When i glanced down at my receipt, I think my heart might have stopped for a minute. I spent $27 on Gerber Yogurt Melts, $20 on Earth’s Best fruit pouches, and $12 on Happypuffs! I could not believe how much it cost. I puree my own baby foods and splurge on organic foods, but I could not justify spending almost $40 a week on yogurt melts and puffs. My kids absolutely LOVE those on the go snack. I stead of going without, I decided to make my own delicious snacks for the kiddos. I was thrilled with the results. The homemade squeeze pouches were a hit and very cost effective!
FRUIT POUCH SUPPLIES (Yields 3 pouches):
EZ Squeeze Pouches ($7 for 3, Wegmans or Amazon)
1 Cup Organic Vanilla Yogurt
1 Cup Chopped Strawberries
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Plums
** You can add any assortment of fruits and even throw in Kale or leave out the yogurt**
FRUIT SMOOTHIE POUCH SUPPLIES (Yields 3 pouches):
Start by prepping your work station and rinsing off the fruit. Pour 1 cup of yogurt into the food processor.
Chop up the fruit and pour them overtop of the yogurt. If you want the end result to have more of a smoothie consistency, add an additional cup of yogurt and 1/2 a cup of Silk Milk or milk into the processor.
Select the “purée” setting to finely blend the fruits and yogurt.
Take your EZ Squeeze pouches and open them up all the way.
If you so desire, you can write the day’s contents on the back of the pouch before filling it with puréed fruits and yogurt.
Open the side of pouch and pour in the purée. Seal shut and store in either the freezer or refrigerator.
Julia and Luke absolutely loved the homemade fruit and yogurt purée! They not only loved the taste, but the ease of feeding themselves.