Thursday, April 18, 2013

Squishy Snak Pak Review

 Michelle is a stay at home mom who enjoys making her own baby foods yet wanted her children to have the independence of eating on their own. She eventually created the Squishy Snak Pak, a fill able, reusable feeding pouch.

The Squishy Snak Pack is made from plastic which is free of toxins and BPA.

The Squishy Snak Pak can hold 1/2 cup of your favorite blended food mixes.

Children can eat straight from the Pak.

The paks are also safe to put in the freezer. 

I introduced solids to Bug-A-Boo after 6 months. We did not spoon feed him purees. He was introduced to solid whole foods and fed himself.  After he learned how to chew his food we started offing him some pouch baby foods when we were out of the house. 

I like the convenience of a pouch, but didn't like that I couldn't make the food myself, I was always limited to flavors available at the store.

Squish Snak Paks allow me to make the foods I want. My oldest son is not a veggie fan, so I get to sneak veggies into his applesauce pouches and he doesn't know the difference. Although, he is almost 4 and I think he is catching on, being that he has started to refuse them!

 The pouches open on the bottom. 

They have an orange "fill line" to prevent overflowing. 

Before you fill your pouch, make sure you have the cap on.

Here you can see I filled the pouch just below the orange line. If I had filled it all the way I would have had a mess, as it was I did have a small amount squeeze out as I was trying to close it.

The pouch has a see through window on one side. This is very convenient if you have prepared several pouches in advance or if you are pulling one from the freezer.

There are two ways to thaw the pouch if you store it in the freezer. 

If you know in advance you'll be using the pouch you can put it in the fridge a day ahead of time and it will thaw by the time you are ready to use it.

Another way to thaw would be to put the pouch in a bowl of hot water.

But do not microwave the pouch.

Bug really enjoys his Squishy Snak Pak! Unfortunately Squirrel would not cooperate. He has been in one of those "I'm not doing anything you want me to" phases.

Buying food in bulk saves money and wastes less packaging material. These re-usable pouches will be perfect for taking applesauce (or your other favorite food purees) on day trips or even for packing lunches for school or work.

They are fairly easy to clean as well. I just put a bit of soap on my finger, swiped the inside of the pak then added a bit of water. Everything rinsed cleaned. You probably wouldn't want to let any foods sit in the pak for longer than a day though. Try to rinse/wash as soon as you have the chance. Keep open to air dry.

Recipes: Most of what we make involves apple sauce for a base. It is easy to work with and we can buy in bulk.

Apple Cinnamon
Just mix some cinnamon into your unsweetened/natural apple sauce for a nice flavor kick!

Apple Cinnamon Sqush
Mix 60/40 apple sauce to squash puree, then shake in some cinnamon and stir!

Apple Blueberry
Mix 60/40 apple sauce to steamed pureed blueberries (frozen works great too)

Tropical Apple
Mix 60/40 apple sauce to a steamed pureed tropical fruit blend (we like mango-pineapple frozen).

Squishy Snak Paks can be purchased in a two-pack on their web site

Disclosure: I was provided the above product to help facilitate my review, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinion are my own and are 100% honest.

1 comment:

  1. Get daily suggestions and methods for generating THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS per day ONLINE for FREE.