Enter Our Back To School Giveaway

Posted on August 11, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 57 Comments

Head back to school organized and ready to go with the help of Little Green Pouch, Plan to Eat, and EasyLunchBoxes

One lucky winner will receive:

A Little Green Pouch Starter Kit (you choose the size pouches)

A one-year membership to Plan To Eat. Plan to Eat is an online meal planner app that allows you to add and organize recipes, drag those recipes onto a calendar to plan them, and the software automatically creates your shopping list based on your planned recipes. By providing tools that streamline the meal planning process Plan to Eat equips households to eat better food, eat together, save money at the grocery store, and have a less stressful cooking experience in the kitchen.

A container set and one lunch bag (winner chooses color) from EasyLunchboxes.  EasyLunchBoxes are the fastest way to pack school lunches. And the cooler bag is specially designed to carry the containers upright. Food and lids stay put. Great for work, school, and travel. 

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Our Favorite Back To School Recipes

Posted on August 08, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 8 Comments

It's time for back to school, and back to having everyone dressed and fed and out the door on time. No time to do it all? Since dropping the kids off without clothes on isn't an option, sitting down for breakfast may seem like the easiest morning task to cross off the list. But don't do it! Here are our favorite recipes that can be made ahead of time, and eaten in the car, thanks to Little Green Pouch. With 3 sizes of pouches to choose from, they are perfect for every member of the family, no matter how big or small the appetite. 

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Roasted Carrot, Cherry and Millet 

Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, Banana Mash Up


How To Make DIY Crayons

Posted on August 01, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

DIY Crayons | Little Green Pouch

This weekend we whipped up a batch of DIY crayons. They were such a hit on Instagram, we decided to share the how-to with all of you. First of all, why DIY crayons? Do you find crayons break all the time, and you are constantly replacing them? These giant crayons will last a lot longer. You can buy oversized, "toddler" crayons, but they are expensive. So this super easy DIY version is a great solution. 

All you need is an oven, a muffin tin, and crayons. You can use all the broken crayon pieces you have laying around, or use new crayons that you break yourself. 

DIY Crayons

1. Preheat oven to 250

2. Gather crayons and remove wrappers. Tip: soak crayons in warm water, and wrappers will fall right off. 

3. Sort by color, and place crayon pieces in muffin tins


4. Place muffin tin in oven until crayons melt (about 15 minutes)

5. Turn oven off. Let crayons cool for a bit in oven (about 30 minutes)

6. Remove crayons from oven, and let cool completely

7. Remove from muffin tin and enjoy!

DIY crayons

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5 Great Post-Workout Smoothies

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

These 5 recipes are perfect for refueling after workout. Fill one of our 14-ounce pouches for the perfect portion.


5 Ways To Keep Cool This Summer

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

Summer is upon us, and that means fun in sun. It also means hot, hot, hot weather. So how do you keep your family cool when the mercury levels skyrocket? Here's 5 tips for staying cool this summer:

Ceiling Fan Switch-a-Roo: Did you know you should change the rotation of your ceiling fan seasonally?  Set it counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create a wind-chill breeze effect that will make you “feel” cooler.
    Keep it Cool in the Kitchen: Avoid turning on the oven during the summer as much as possible. We eat a lot of salads in the summer (this is one of our favorites, as well as this one, and this one). And the slow cooker is your friend anytime of year. 

      Snack Smart: When it's hot out, keeping hydrated is extremely important. But it can be hard to get kids to slow down enough to drink enough water. Try a slushy frozen in a Little Green Pouch. This recipe with coconut water in it is great for staying hydrated as well. The kids (and adults) will love them, they will stay hydrated, and you will avoid the dreaded melted popsicle mess. 

      Wear light, loose-fitting clothing: Linen, cotton, and silk are the fabrics of the summer. Light colored clothes and hats will reflect sunlight, rather than absorbing it like dark colors do.  

      Plan some indoor activities: While summer is all about being outside, on especially hot days, take advantage of free air conditioning. Go out to lunch, to the museum, library, or window shop at the mall. 

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