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I have been making baby food for E since she started eating solids and I just love it! I love the feeling of giving her yummy, inexpensive food prepared with love just for her. I also love the feeling of accomplishment when I fill my freezer with weeks worth of homemade baby food in just one day. Mostly because I know I will be set for awhile and won’t have to do that again anytime soon! It is a bit of work and creates way more dishes than I would like to wash, but it is so worth it. And it is so cheap!!
This morning I whipped up a few fruit purees and I got to try out these cool Cutielunch Reusable Squeeze Pouches for the first time! I have got to say. I am a fan. They are super cute and really easy to use. I filled them with blackberry applesauce and E just couldn’t get enough.
To make the applesauce, I washed, peeled, and cored 3 apples. You then bring the apples to a boil and reduce the heat to low for about 6 minutes until the apples are tender. Drain and let cool a little bit. I added a bit of water and pureed them in a food processor.
To make the blackberries, I washed 1 pint of berries and then put them in a microwave safe bowl with some water and microwaved them for about a minute and a half to soften them up. I scooped the berries out of the water into the food processor and then added just a spoonful or two of the water they were in. Don’t add too much water because berries are very watery on their own.
I used all three apples and about half a pint of blackberries to fill the 4 Cutielunch pouches. I put the rest of the blackberry puree and also some kiwi puree into ice cube trays to freeze. Once they are frozen I will store them in freezer storage bags. I love having these little cubes to add to applesauce or oatmeal.
The Cutielunch pouches are fantastic! The bottom of the pouches open up with a resealable dual zip. I easily scooped the applesauce into them with a spoon and just wiped up the bit that got on the zipper – not a big deal. Make sure you put the cap on first before you start filling. Whoops!
They hold about 5 ounces. I put 1/2 cup of blackberry applesauce in each and you’ll only want to fill them about 3/4 full so you can close them! The tops easily screw on and are secure so they won’t fall off when you take these on the go. These will be so convenient to take along with us when we are out and about.
The pouches are dishwasher safe but I wanted to hand wash them and I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that at first, but then I pulled out this extra bottle brush and it worked perfectly!
I did wash the pouch in the dishwasher after we used it and it stood up easily on the prongs in the dishwasher and stayed open so it got nice and clean. I rinsed out the leftover food first. You’ll want to make sure they stay open while drying! I just propped them up on our bottle rack.
E loved eating from the pouch. She thought it was the coolest thing! She was able to suck the applesauce right out and I couldn’t believe how fast she ate it! She loved it! I didn’t know if she was going to be able to suck it out – but sure enough. She did make mommy hold it though. But that’s okay because my baby is not allowed to grow up that fast anyway!
The pouches are BPA free and also freezer safe. I love that they are transparent and you can see what’s in them. You could also fill these with store bought applesauce that comes in a big container and save a lot of money by filling your own pouches.
These pouches will be a staple in my food prep now and I might even need to get another set! You can find them on Amazon here!
Disclosure: I received this product free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.