As the busy parent of a baby and a toddler, I rely heavily on baby food pouches. These things are a Godsend. On-the-go food that doesn't require utensils and can be fed to my baby OR my toddler OR myself if I happen to get hungry? WIN.
I've had quite a few concerned readers ask about the environmental impact of all the disposable pouches I use (thank you, gentle folk who serve as my unceasing conscience), so I wanted to share my environmentally-friendly solution. We've started using this amazing baby product called the Little Green Pouch. It's a sturdy, reusable baby food pouch that you can fill yourself with whatever homemade or store bought baby food you like.
How we Make use of Reusable Baby Food Pouches
I cook assorted meats and then blend it with organic fruits and vegetables in my handy Blendtec, pouring it all into the Little Green Pouch packets using a collapsible funnel. Yes. You NEED the funnel. Otherwise you'll just get really messy. Trust me.
I've found it's easiest to fill the pouches when the base is expanded, so I make sure to open them fully before I get started. Each one holds six ounces, which is a full meal for the baby or a hefty snack for the toddler. I had some older pouches from Little Green Pouch where the seal would pop open once in awhile and leak, but they've made some improvements in recent months and all pouches being sold now have an improved seal that hasn't failed through our extensive toddler stress tests.
I mark them with food labels that dissolve in water (also sold by Little Green Pouch) so I know what's in each pouch. Process them in bulk and toss them in the freezer for an easy snack that thaws to the perfect temperature while you're running errands on a busy day! Best of all, they're BPA and phthalate-free. No weird toxins to pollute the environment…or your sweet babies' little bodies.
Does your family use baby food pouches?
7 thoughts on “Make your own Baby Food Pouches”
Can you post some of the recipes (or combinations that work well) when you’re cooking meat and mixing it with fruits/veggies? Chicken is easy for me to mix w/ things, but what other meats do you use, and what do you mix them with without making it taste nasty?! 🙂 Thanks
Hey Stephanie! We typically avoid citrus with the little guy, but everything else is fair game. Chicken and any sort of berry combines well along with grapes or plums, steak and green beans with pears or blueberries or mangoes or squash, pork and apples or plums or apricots. I like to throw kale and spinach in with just about everything. Same with figs and dates. I look at the jarred or pouch combinations in the store and then copy them at home.
This is really a fabulous idea! I make my own applesauce and could easily use these pouches for that. I need to check into them.
Love these. I wish they had them when my kids were little. I bet I could still make some yummy treats for them anyway. Thanks for sharing.
I must admit, my kids were babies before the pouch system even existed! But, I would much rather put my own real food in there than rely on some factory produced stuff!
I made baby food for my girls, it’s so healthy and even now when they’re older I make them more smoothie type purees. They love it.
I didn’t make nearly as much homemade baby food as I had planned. If I had supplies like these, though, it would have been much easier!
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