Have you ever wondered how to pack smoothies, pudding, and applesauce for school lunch?
Now that I’m completely obsessed with my new blender, I’ve been blending anything and everything I can get my hands on.
I found the perfect accessory to my new blender: Squooshi!
Squooshi is a reusable food pouch that I came across in an effort to send smoothies to school. They are amazing. Leak-proof and dishwasher-safe, and they can also save you money!
When I first got my awesome blender, I was blending everything! With so much blending, there are always smoothies to be stored for later, right?
Here’s how I used my Squooshi pouches to store my extra smoothies:
- Set up a little assembly line of Squooshi pouches.
- Make sure the lids are on tight, and turn the pouches upside down.
- Unzip the sturdy zipper at the bottom of the Squooshi pouch, and spoon or pour in your smoothie (applesauce or pudding).
- Zip it closed.
- Label the contents with the labels from the starter kit.
How to store:
You can refrigerate your Squooshi contents or freeze them (make sure you leave a little room for expansion). I love being able to freeze my smoothies because they serve as icepacks for the lunch, and they are thawed and chilled by lunchtime.
How to clean:
I am beyond thrilled that Squooshi pouches can go on the top rack of the dishwasher! In the rare occasion I find one in the back of the minivan, I use my little sprayer nozzle to pressure-wash any leftover smoothie.
- I can make smoothies ahead of time at a fraction of the cost and transport them to school in a leak-proof manner.
- They don’t take up a lot of room.
- They are freezable; which means they also act as a an ice pack.
- They’re reusable, so they’re good for the environment, and I feel good about sending fresh food to school.
- They’re easy to clean.
- They’re perfect for babies transitioning to solid foods and for growing kids.
- They save me money. I can blend ripe fruits and store them in a Squooshi instead of throwing them away.
- My kids think they’re fun.
- They’re inexpensive. The fact that they are reusable, and I can put my own foods in them, make this a great addition to my lunch box supplies.
- I didn’t find out about them sooner.
- You have to wash them (silly I know, but I couldn’t think of another con).
I think these are a great investment. They are reusable, they last a long time, and they save money by reducing food waste. I can choose between the animal ones or geometric prints for different ages. So yes, I would definitely buy them.