Ok mommies – this is a brand that I literally recommend to EVERY mom. Pouch love (you can find them here) produce two amazing products that have made my life that much easier, greener and just plain fun.
Product 1: Reusable pouches
These pouches come in two different colour options and in a pack of five. They are ideal for smoothies, purees or yogurt and provide you with a (relatively) mess free and healthy snack for your little one when you are on the go. I love that you can prep a whole batch of smoothies and then freeze them. I simply take one pouch out each morning for Bug.
The only downside to pouches in general are their potential to explode if your little one squeezes them. This has been a learning curve for us as we do baby-led weaning with Bug and so don’t like to feed her items that she isn’t in control of BUT I have just spotted another item available on Pouch Love – ChooMe Sip’n, that I think would eliminate this problem. This lid fits on the pouch and controls the flow – DEFINITELY going to be purchasing these soon.
Our favourite smoothie recipe: Banana Pumpkin Pie
1 x banana
1 x cup of roasted/ steamed pumpkin
1 x teaspoon cinnamon
Add all of the ingredients to your blender (we use and love our NutriBullet). Pop into the pouches and refrigerate or freeze.
Product 2: Pouch Pops
These silicone pops are such fun. Blend up some fresh juice, put it in the pop, freeze and you have a super healthy ice-cream alternative. We’ve just started using them with Bug (she’s ten months old) and they work great for hot days (when she’s too hot too eat), for teething (cold silicone = win) and just for a fun snack.
Our favourite pop recipe: Watermelon Mint
1,5 x cups watermelon
2 x granny smith apples (peeled and cored)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Mint to taste
Blend all of the ingredients and put into the pops. Freeze and enjoy.