Disclosure: I was given Yummi Pouch samples to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.
After four years of waiting, we are starting out first tee ball season. I waited patiently through what seemed an eternal football for baseball, which is much more glorious and punctuated by giant hot dogs and warm summer breezes.
We arrived, as I thought, completely ready, even with a giant bag filled with everything he could possibly need his first practice- except a snack.
So of course, my little athlete spent his first practice talking about how hungry he was.
It’s too early for dinner before practice, yet a filling snack would slow him down or take over dinner and throw of our evening meal.
I wanted a snack that was healthy, neat, and can be made ahead of time (not to mention cooling in the summer heat-to-come).
I was excited when, looking over Yummi pouches for Lil’ Wonder, I came across a larger version that fits our needs.
With Wonder Boy I always, always kept around a little fruit pouch for snacks and to supplement meals when he was smaller. I bought them at Target or Babies R Us and wow… those suckers have gotten expensive. The smaller Yummi Pouch sizes, which would be good for babies and toddlers, are brightly colored and fit six ounces.
The larger sport sizes fit up to ten ounces and can freeze, making a smoothie a great way to cool off at practice and keep my little Chicago Cub going. (Yep, that’s his team! He calls it the ‘Blue C’s’. It’s very cute- we are Angels fans and he gets a little confused as to who he should root We tried the first one at home, and ended up leaving it in the fridge for a while because I made it as big as I could and he just wasn’t that hungry at the moment.
It sat nicely in the fridge and stayed cold- so a blended snack could be made ahead of time and enjoyed while out playing in the backyard or in the car. And it sealed nicely even when overflow spilled out of the top, so I know he could run off with his pouch or drop it or squeeze it a little- and it should stay closed.
Can’t say that for a cup and lid.
That smoothie could be sipped at practice and finished on the way home without taking away his appetite for dinner- a win-win for me.
It’s hand washable AND could go in the dishwasher- but I recommend rinsing thoroughly after each use first. I have to use a bottle brush to get all of the berry pieces out of it (I use a stick blender for smoothies) when I hand wash ours.
You could also use this for home-made drinks (I’m thinking fruity lemonades) to keep in a bag- the resealable top seemed pretty secure as I played around with it.
Any size fits easy into a diaper bag and seals at the top, along with a twist-off opening for sucking down berry smoothies neatly.
Be sure to try out a green smoothie for pouches like this- the opaque containers makes it a great way to sneak in vegetables.
Check out the Yummi Pouch website for more products, including a pouch cover, which could come in handy for frequent fliers or hot days at the beach (we’re not quite there yet but soon!) There’s also recipes and ideas for use on the site and their Facebook.
Interested? I have a code – PARTY4YP for 10% off at www.yummipouch.com/store.