My kids love food pouches. But since I have four kids, it’s a luxury they don’t often experience. So I was excited to try these reusable food pouches by Yummi Pouch.
I originally received a pack of six Yummi Pouches for review a few months ago. But unfortunately I got a defective batch. The zipper part detached on four of the six after just a few uses. The bright side of this is that I was able to experience their customer service and am happy to report that they were responsive and eager to correct the issue.
I contacted Andy and Kate, the husband and wife team who own and run Yummi Pouch. They responded very quickly and explained that they had a defective batch from the manufacturer and returned them but I somehow got a pack that had slipped through. They apologized and offered to send a new pack out right away or a pack from their next shipment, which would be a new and improved version. I opted for the new and improved version.
I liked the quality of the older version but I have to say the newer version is better. The material is more pliable. This makes it easier to fill up and clean.
I really like that the pouches are larger (at 6 oz.) than the pouches you see at the store. They also offer different sizes now, including an even larger 10 oz. version. I like to fill them up with the organic apple sauce from Costco.
The funny thing about these reusable pouches is that Eliza (16 months old) has never squeezed the food out. She does it nearly every time with the throw away type. I’m not sure if it’s the material or the design, but it’s gotten to the point where I refuse to give her anything but Yummi Pouches.
After I run, I usually make myself a strawberry banana and kale smoothie. I has frozen strawberries, bananas, kale, Vanilla Creme Muscle Milk and almond/coconut milk. The Muscle Milk might seem like a pricey addition, but it really does make the smoothie taste so good. I got a 4 lb. at Costco but now they are out so I get it on Amazon for about the same price.
The girls love it too, even though it has kale and the resulting color is not pretty. I’ve been using this Toasted Coconut flavored almond/coconut milk. It has only 2 grams of sugar per 8 oz. but 40% daily value of calcium.
5-6 oz. frozen straberries
1 handful of kale
2 scoops vanilla Muscle Milk
5-8 oz. yogurt, flavored or not
Add strawberries. I like the strawberries from Trader Joe’s because they’re smaller and don’t need to be cut.
Break bananas into large chunks and add to blender.
Add a handful of kale. I like the organic stuff from Trader Joe’s because it includes a lot of the beefy stalk and seems to have more vitamin A than some other brands.
2 scoops Vanilla Muscle Milk. I buy this at Costco. It tastes like a vanilla milkshake. Buy this.
Add about 1 cup of milk to blender. I use almond/coconut, which has much less sugar than cow’s milk.
Turn the blender on low and add milk as needed.
Turn the blender on higher ending on the highest setting to make sure it is blended well.
Have you tried a reusable food pouch before?
What is your favorite smoothie or food pouch filling?
If you’re a runner, what’s you’re favorite post-run snack?
Which type of Yummi Pouch would you like to try?
Disclosure: I received a free sample of the product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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