Squishy Snak Paks Rock!
Both of my girls are huge fans of fruits, give them any fruit and they absolutely fall head over heels for them. Any time of the day. Now veggies, on the other hand, they eat and enjoy but, not as much as the fruits of course.
My daughters both enjoy the pureed concoctions that are offered by big manufacturers, I think part of it is the delicious flavor and the other part is that it’s squishy and they can take their snack–anywhere they go! Though some may find it unconventional for older kids to enjoy these type of snacks, I think that it is better than reaching for junk food when you are out and about.
Introducing Squishy Snak Paks.
While reaching for a whole fruit or vegetable is simple, nothing is more than convenient than having a Squishy Snak Pak that is really fast food that you make!
And it’s fun to eat!
As a mother, I like that you can get purees that are mixed with fruits and veggie and the kids are none the wiser. Unless you purchase organic versions of these packs, you really may not know what your kids are taking in. Even then, you have to be careful. We are a busy family always on the go and finding ways to provide fast, fun and healthy food is a must.
The Squishy Snak Paks are snack containers you can fill from the bottom, squish it out the top and enjoy! The Squishy Snak Paks are made from BPA free materials and feature a choke proof cap along with a heavy duty zip closure. You can fill it up with 1/2 cup of your favorite concoctions and wash and reuse over and over again!
Healthy Snacks You Can Trust.
Well, because, you make them yourself.
I made organic pureed food for the girls as babies and felt happy that I knew exactly what was going into those precious little bodies. Now that they are older, I still have that same worry and I honestly think these packs are genius. I even added a drop of Vitamin D to the Snak Paks so that they had their daily intake too. You can even add chia seeds to add that extra punch of healthy!
They have window vents so that you can see what is what and they make for a perfect way to store and freeze baby food.
Especially since they are portioned at a 1/2 cup.
I found the Squishy Snak Paks to be heavy duty, easy to wash and I did not have any spills. Which was a worry of mine as soon as I saw that the closure was at the bottom. Another thing that I was stoked about is that they get every last drop, I noticed that Mimi could squeeze out every single drop without folding the bag or rolling it, we just pushed it up and every last drop was enjoyed.
My only suggestion would be to rinse the Squishy Snak Paks as soon as you can, even if you’re out and about. You can unzip the bottom and let the water run through. If you don’t get to it right away, you can always place the opened packs and caps in warm soapy water.
- 1 cup of organic blueberries
- 2 free range egg yolks
- 2 organic bananas
- 1/2 cup of organic vanilla almond milk
- Take 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk and add to a saucepan at medium heat.
- Cut bananas in half.
- Wash 1 cup of blueberries.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg yolks. Which egg yolks in a separate bowl until fully mixed.
- Add blueberries and bananas to the almond milk until softened.
- Add yolk mix to the mixture, don't be alarmed that egg will cook in chunks as you stir the mixture.
- Once they are softened and egg is cooked, remove from heat.
- Add entire mixture to your favorite baby food maker or food processor.
- Puree until completely smooth.
- Let cool before you add to the Squishy Snak Paks.
Healthy and Delicious.
I used a mug to help me guide and support the Squishy Snak Pak and a measuring cup to help me pour in the mixture. Attach the cap before starting!
I poured in a little bit of the Blueberry Banana Custard into the pack first, then added a drop of Vitamin D, then I finished pouring the rest of the mixture in. I sealed it and it was good to go.
Yummy Fruit Concoctions!
The next flavors I made were Banana Nut Cream and Pear Nectarine. I cut the bananas in half, cooked them in 1/2 cup of almond milk and then pureed them. With the pears and nectarines, I used water as the base, peeled them, cut them and removed all seeds, cooked until soft and pureed them.
After I made all my Squishy Snak Paks, I just placed them in a Tupperware and put them in my fridge. So far, we’ve used them every time we go out. They’re perfect for a bit of hydration, vitamins and simply just taste good. I will be getting more adventurous and making fruit and veggies Squishies.
I love the fact that even if the girls don’t eat them in a good length of time, that they are freezer-proof and they can go right into the freezer to hold for even longer. Though, this batch went very quickly with March Break that just passed. I am also in love that they are BPA-free and green, while the store bought packs were convenient–they were one-time use only and couldn’t be reused.
Squishy Snak Paks can!
You can buy your own by heading over to Squishy Snak Pak and ordering right from their site. They pay for themselves after multiple uses at 2 for $9.99! I think that they make a great addition to eco-conscious parents on the go! You can buy them, here.
If you’re looking for another great kids snack, make these easy banana chocolate chip muffins.
Do you make your own baby food and kids snacks?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.