If you’re anything like me, your baby loves pouches! And as a parent, I like them too! They’re a great way to ensure my baby is getting fruits and veggies, they can self-feed so you don’t have to sit there with a spoon, and it is a quick way to fill an empty tummy! But on the flip side, they can be SO expensive. I decided to look into a way to make baby food pouches at home and found a way that works so well!
To make baby food pouches at home, first you’ll need to purchase a pouch press and empty pouches, secondly decide what blend you want to create for your pouch, third, puree your fruits and vegetables, and finally, insert into the pouch using your pouch press. I then label each of my pouches so I know the date made and what blend was inside. I’ll go into these steps in more details below. Or you can watch the reel on how to make them here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cigqju9gMK0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Step One: Get Inspired!
Figure out what “blends” you want to make! Do you want to mix fruits and veggies? Only veggies? Only fruits? You can either walk your grocery store baby section or do like I do and browse the website like I’m going to place a curbside order to get some inspiration of what to mix!
Step Two: Puree!
Depending on what food you are trying to make, you’ll need to first turn it into a puree in order for it to go into the pouch. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know how to even make applesauce before having a baby so Google was my best friend here. Just type in “how to puree ___” and it will pop up!
But you don’t HAVE to cook to make pouches! My daughter’s favorite pouches in this whole world is peanut butter banana! So, for the example of this post, I’ll explain how I make these baby food pouches at home. I peel the bunch of bananas and put them into a bowl and use a fork to mash it. Then I add a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter and mix it all together. I just use a fork for all of this, nothing fancy!
Step Three: Insert the puree into the pouch.
As mentioned above, this is the pouch press I bought from Amazon (or linked on Walmart here)! This press makes it very easy to “plunge” the puree into the pouch with no spills. First slide the pouches onto the 3 slots, then screw on the funnels, next pour your “blend” into the 3 funnels. I try to do 4 ounce (there are lines on the funnels) pouches for my daughter, but you can select your amount. Next, grab your plunger and press down to push the puree into the pouches.
Step 4: Lids and Labels
Screw the provided lids onto the pouch and make sure to label your pouch so you know the date it was created and what the contents are. You can do this with a marker directly on the pouch, but I use this Amazon label maker that I’m obsessed with! I’ve used it at least once daily for a year now and have had zero issues!
I love making Kennedy’s pouches in batches so I can knock out a few weeks worth at one time! In my example of the banana/peanut butter pouches, I would estimate that each pouch cost roughly 45 cents when all is said and done!
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