So, as you know by now, little L is extremely picky. So much so that it drives me nuts. If I give him delicious vegetables for dinner, he’ll either pretend they aren’t there, or he’ll throw them onto the floor.
Recently, he’s been trying to live off of Puffs and Cheeze It’s. Yes I give them to my child, tough noogies.
Anyway, because of this, I, being in a hurry and loving convenience, I purchased the Organic Gerber Pouches. I bought the ones that had zucchini and spinach included in the recipes, assuming it would be healthy and worth it.
So after I gave him one, I being the genius that I am, read the back label of ingredients. 2/5 of an apple, okay, 2tbsp blueberries, okay…1 HALF of 1 leaf of spinach!
SERIOUSLY??! It has THAT little spinach in it and you claim that it’s really in there and good for the child. Wow.
I was so peeved. I felt lied to and cheated but it was my own fault. I used to buy other brands, like Earths Best, that really were packed with veggies, but I went for the Gerber brand because they were cheaper. You really do get what you pay for. Oh well.
I then decided that I was going to make my own. This way I controlled what and how much was going in them.
I purchased these pouches by Kiinde. They’re called the Twist Pouches and I bought them here. It comes with 80 pouches.
I had been given their feeding gift set as a baby shower gift, and it came with the feeding nozzle, but you can buy it here
Now, I used what fruits and veggies I had, and you can certainly use what you have as well.
For the first batch, I blended some organic plain greek yogurt, organic blueberries, organic Pineapple chunks, organic spinach, and organic baby oats.
For my next batch, I blended bananas, pineapple chunks, blueberries, spinach, and greek yogurt. All organic.
And my final batch was probably my favorite. Yes I taste them haha. But it was mixes berry. I added organic frozen mixed berries, greek yogurt, spinach, and baby oats.
Once I blended all my batches, I used a funnel to fill my pouches. After they were filled, I wrote the date and ingredients on the bag, and threw them in the freezer.