This post comes to us from Katie Jasper. Katie is a functional nutritionist, and co-founder of Prescribe Nutrition.Healthy eating. On-the-go.
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Amiright? Those two statements, while ideal, sometimes feel like the farthest from the truth. Sure we give it our all some weeks, but as life picks up, we juggle a gazillion tasks, errands and then some - healthy eating on the go because a ginormous j.o.k.e.
Here is the deal, Prescribe Nutrition is built on eating whole foods, particularly with a combination of the magic trio: fat, fiber and protein. Making sure each meal and snack has a combination of fat, fiber and protein is going to help you feel satiated and keep your blood sugar levels stable. One of our favorite and easiest ways to achieve this? A smoothie. Not to mention that we're always be delighted by the chance to start the day with greens. Always.
But smoothies have their challenges on the go - spilling, smoothie ‘staches, your mason jar NOT fitting in your cup holder or feeling safe in your purse, being tough to clean out, etc. We know you're feeling us on this one! Enter the Not So Little Green Pouch which has 14 oz. of space for your enjoying. And being dishwasher safe and free of toxic materials was a must (thank you!). Plus, this new pouch is cupholder-friendly, making it truly perfect for on-the-go.
Our favorite smoothie combinations usually incorporate:- Water or nondairy milk
As we head towards warmer weather this citrus-y, uber refreshing smoothie is a favorite:
KEY LIME PIE SMOOTHIE [1 LARGE OR 2 SMALL SERVINGS]
Voila! Now funnel this bad boy into your Not So Little Green Pouch, and you’ve got yourself a bangin’ breakfast (or snack!) in the most easy to use and clean container that exists.For more great recipes, tips and tricks from this fantastic nutrition team of experts, join them (and us!) for Prescribe 20 starting this Sunday, April 3rd. Use the code: ‘LGP’ for an additional 20% off!
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Our pouches are made to last, but if you love your LGPs as much as we do, they will eventually need to be replaced. Or maybe you started with the Really Little Green Pouches, and your little one outgrew them and is now happily sucking down 7 oz. from the original Little Green Pouch. We've always said that Little Green Pouches aren't just for babies. Here are 11 ways to use Little Green Pouches other than purees, yogurt, applesauce, and smoothies.
Make this healthier frosting recipe and add frosting to Little Green Pouches for easy, mess-free cookie and cupcake decorating.
Fill your pouches with just the right amount of paint to reduce waste (and spills), and let your little ones have fun finger painting. Or, use them to make your own refillable paint brush. Bonus: seal them up, and keep your paint from drying out. You can also make some fun projects with extra caps you have laying around.
Let the kids get involved in decorating Christmas cookies, birthday cupcakes and more without the mess of paper plates, spoons, and knives. Plus, you can mix colors right in your pouches—just add food coloring to white frosting and knead right in the pouch. This is also a great way to avoid those sibling arguments over sharing frosting—give each kid their own set of frosting pouches. Warning: this is not a mess-free cookie decorating option—any time you combine frosting and kids, it will still be messy :) .
Do you make your own toothpaste? Want to? We like the recipe from Wellness Mama because it's squeezable (you know we love anything that's squeezable). Fill your Really Little Green Pouches with this DIY toothpaste for a travel friendly, healthy tooth scrubber!
Have you ever tried to take peanut butter camping? What a mess! Between the jar taking up precious cooler space, needing a knife, and not having any way to properly wash said knife, I wind up smelling peanut butter the entire trip and finding it on everything. The alternative is to bring along single serving peanut butter pouches, which are expensive and wasteful. Our alternative? Fill up a Little Green Pouch with bulk nut butter (or better yet, make your own). And happily squeeze peanut butter on apples, crackers, sandwiches, or right into your mouth.
Someone in your house fall down and go boom? Save your frozen peas for our Turkey and Spring Vegetable Puree or Pea, Edamame and Pear Puree. Keep a few pouches in the freezer filled with water for those unexpected bumps and bruises, or to keep snacks cool on the road.
Protect your pretzels and goldfish from turning to dust next time you head to the park or pack snacks for the plane. Perfectly portioned, and so much better for the environment than Ziploc bags.
Keep first aid supplies handy by creating multiple mini kits. Keep one in the car, your diaper bag, and purse, and never find yourself searching for a band-aid again.
Do you bring salads to work for lunch? Use your Really Little Green Pouches to store your dressing, and say goodbye to soggy salads at lunch.
Panicked because you just found yourself out of breast milk storage bags? We've been there. And while waiting for our Amazon Prime package to arrive, Little Green Pouches work great!
Commercial diaper cream can be made of ingredients that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. This easy recipe is free of irritants and is great for soothing and softening skin. Just make and store in a Little Green Pouch. Squeeze out to apply as needed for a mess-free application.
What other ways can you think of to use your reusable food pouches?
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