Making baby food is fun for me. Time intesive, but only because its hard as a mom to find a decent chunk of time to devote to anything!
Now that Isaiah is older, we've moved past spoon feeding him pureed foods (I spoon feed him things like yogurt and applesauce). We are in the land of the fatastically convenient and non-messy food pouches!
I like these Happy Baby organic baby food pouches :
Filled with great fruit and veggie combinations that actually tast good. And yes, I've tried them, and a few other brands like Gerber veggie pouches which are just gross, Isaiah agrees.
They hover around $1.30 a piece. That gets pricey.
So I looked it buying my own reuseable food pouches. Amazon had a lot of choices, but I found some 2nd hand ones thru a local online sale group.
These are Squishy Snak Pak's.
Last night I whipped up some fillings for the 10 pouches I have.
For the first batch I blended up steamed carrots, a sweet potato and store bought, no sugar added apple sauce.
The pouches open from the bottom with a super sturdy ziploc style design. pull it apart, spoon in your filling, zip it up and throw it in the fridge or freezer.
In the fridge these will be ok for 2 days. I put a few in the freezer as well and they are good for 3 months. I have no plans to wait around 3 months to find out though. Putting them in the freezer ensures they keep well in the diaper bag when we are out on an adventure.
I also blended up frozen strawberries (so much cheaper this time of year than fresh) and plain yogurt and a bit of honey.
All of this took maybe 20 minutes start to finish. I had cooked the sweet potato the day before, and steamed the carrots while I worked on the strawberry yogurt ones.
My biggest worry with using reusable pouches was making sure they got clean. Because these open from the bottom, you can hang them over a prong on the top rack of the dishwasher! Fabulous indeed.
Does Isaiah like them?
Very much so.