Jessica Loves: Little Green Pouch

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Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes every parent say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Well, the Little Green Pouch is definitely one of those. The hot thing in kids’ packaged foods has been pouches—in fact, there are plenty of articles out there saying they’ve pretty much revolutionized the industry.

For one thing, they’re super-convenient. When my kids were little, parents only had the option of carting around little jars of baby food. And heaven forbid you forget a spoon! Flexible pouches are much easier to stick into a bag for a day on the go.

Plus, there’s something mesmerizing about them for kids—hand a toddler a pouch filled with a kale and banana puree and she’ll happily slurp it down (even though the exact same concoction may have been a struggle in a traditional bowl).

The one downside to pouches, however, is that they do produce waste after each use. That’s exactly the problem that Little Green Pouch founders Maggie and Melissa aimed to solve. Their idea: why not create a reusable, dishwasher-safe pouch that could be filled with anything that a parent could dream up?

how to fill little green pouchAfter some tinkering, Little Green Pouch was born. Made from BPA-free, PVC-free & phthalate-free plastic, each pouch has a zipper on top so you can easily fill it with about 7 ounces of food. They’re incredibly durable, so each one lasts several months. And if your little one likes being spoon-fed, the pouch works with the dispensing spoon attachments on the market (you can buy them at Target or diapers.com).

I love the Little Green Pouch’s eco message but also love how it opens your child’s diet up to so many new possibilities. Use your Vitamix (if you don’t have one, get one— you will be delighted with all the healthy concoctions you can make with it!) and fill it with your  favorite puree recipe and give to baby to enjoy. Just check out this delicious puree recipe for Japanese Sweet Potato and Kale!

Reusable, travel size and super convenient for mommy. I’ve started using them for myself as a way to travel with a healthy snack that slips into my purse and is called upon when my tummy starts to growl.

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