Product Review: Squooshi February 18, 2013 12:49
I haven’t gotten this excited about a new product since we dreamed up the SlumberSling. Squooshi is my new favorite thing for so many reasons – which is why we’re now carrying them on the site, and including them in one of the few product reviews we do here on our blog.
I’ve always been frustrated with finding healthy, affordable on-the-go snacks for my kids. String cheese, apples, fruit leather and homemade fruit/nut bars tend to be my standard choices, but none of those are typically filling enough to make a full snack for my big eaters. Reusable sandwich and snack bags started to make packing snacks a little easier, but I still feel like I’m always lugging around 10 pounds of food everywhere we go.
My kids love the food pouches and applesauce pouches from the grocery store. The problem is they are not cost effective, and every snack just creates more trash for the landfills. This is where Squooshi comes in and saves the day.
According to the Squooshi founder, over 2 billion single use food pouches end up in landfills every year. So, facing the same snack challenges most moms are familiar with, she was inspired to create an affordable, reusable version.
Some of Squooshi’s awesome features: BPA-free, Phthalate-free, PVC-free, and Lead-free, money saving (pre-filled pouches cost $1.50-$2.25 each), save energy (pre-packaged food travels over 1,200 miles before it reaches you), less mess and less for mom to tote around in her bag.
Here are a few snack ideas I’ve used in our Squooshi pouches.
· Strawberry-banana puree
· Green smoothies (which can be frozen in batches)
· Plain yogurt (SO much better than the sugary, artificial Go-Gurts)
· Mashed avocado
· Peanut butter, cooked oatmeal and banana mush
· Hummus to squeeze on crackers packed in a reusable snack bag
I think you’ll love Squooshi as much as I do! And please share your favorite Squooshi recipes with us on Facebook!