Well, I've had no rest since coming back from my holidays in Spain. I think I need another one. Honestly, why the kids can't just drink out of a cup is beyond me but oh no, they want to use me time and again! I suppose it helps Sue and Susie out though as they can make smoothies with loads of fruit and veg hidden inside and the kids just love it! An easy way to make sure they're eating healthily and actually enjoying it at the same time. Mind you, once that blender is out, the eldest of all the kids, Elana, seems to think she can just make any old smoothie and loves experimenting. I've had the likes of soy sauce, grenadine, treacle (yes, treacle....) and crushed crisps inside me now! Good job I wash so well. Her favourite (and mine) is still bananas, a little ice cream, fresh strawberries and milk.
Here she is, just finishing one off, with her siblings hanging around waiting for a last suck. They've got no chance.
Well, that's my news for this week, hectic as usual and I don't suppose it's going to get any easier as I go away to Portugal next week with Sue's kids. At least I'll be back in the sun as it's been fairly grey here apart from maybe an hour a day. Just me won't be enough so I hope Sue packs a few of my pals.....
Home at last! Phew. It's not easy being a reusable food pouch. I mean there's no holiday for me. While The Smarts set off on their annual holiday to the sunny island of Menorca, I got squashed into the hand luggage. I survived the flight. Just. And that was no mean feat. Jamie and Sophie had so many toys to entertain them, I'm surprised they remembered their Little Green Pouches in all the excitement. But I had an important job to do : ensure Smart Junior and Juniorette were fully fed with a healthy snack to keep them going until we arrived at the resort. My frozen yoghurt and banana puree thawed out and the tots enjoyed their airborne snack.
My mission for the duration of the holiday was to provide the little Smarts with much needed hydration throughout their hot days by the pool or beach. And apart from an altercation with a slushy machine and a near miss one evening when Smart Senior thought a 'Harvey Wallbanger to go' might be a good idea, I achieved my mission. I did however spend my 2 weeks wrestling with factor 50, some oversized sunglasses and sand for a look at the much talked about sea view from Santo Tomas beach.
The Smarts are all home safely, after a fantastic time, to the grey skies of Scotland. And so am I. Bring on the apple and raspberry purees and my spot on the sofa for Jake and the Neverland Pirates...aaahh there's no place like home.
Hello and welcome to the UK site of Little Green Pouch. If you've read the About Us section, you'll know that Susie and I have just started distributing these brilliant reusable food pouches in the UK and Europe. We've had a busy 3 weeks since the website went live, or I should say Susie had a busy 10 days, then went swanning off to sunny Spain. It has been a great opportunity though for her to test the pouches out at the beach and the pool and they definitely get the thumbs up from her 2 kids, Jamie aged 5 and Sophie aged 1. No mess, no fuss, no sand in the mouth. Hurray! My 3 have been camping meantime and it was fab to freeze water and food in the pouches the night before so they were just perfect the next day when it came to lunchtime.
Well, while I've been flying solo, trying to buy a house and dealing with all things school and nursery related ( Elana starts senior, Rosalyn starts primary and Harry starts nursery - all in August) I managed to fit in a stall at the West Fife Baby and Toddler show yesterday. It was great to meet so many parents and mums to be and chat with some other small businesses. Lots going on, so watch this space!
Wall Street Journal
We were thrilled to be featured in the Wall Street Journal a couple weeks ago. The focus of the article was around the use of food pouches for adults and why adults would use a food pouch, if ever.
We Asked, You Answered
Before the article in the Wall Street Journal, we already knew that you wanted larger pouches. We asked our Facebook fans:
"What size do you think the Big Green Pouch should be? How many ounces should it hold?"
We got so much great feedback, and are currently working on designs and prototypes of a 12 oz. Big Green Pouch. Stay tuned for more details! And don't worry, as Melissa mentioned in the WSJ article, we know it is important the pouches still fit in a cup holder.
We know you are well aware of the power of pouches for feeding independent little ones while on the go. But did you know all the other uses for Little Green Pouch? We've got some ideas!
Are you a runner, cyclist or triathlete? Little Green Pouch is the perfect mid-workout fuel carrier. If processed energy bars and gels upset your stomach, bring your own with you. Or fill your Little Green Pouch with water or sports drink instead of carrying a large water bottle with you.
Lisa from San Jose takes her pouch on her long bike rides:
"Thank you Little Green Pouch for the much needed treat mid-ride. Typically on a long ride (30+ miles) I eat Gu's (energy gels) and energy bars. There comes a point in the ride that I literally can't stomach these processed products anymore. Being able to bring along a homemade sweet potato, chia seed and apple sauce mixture was such a nice treat at mile 20. It gave me the energy to make it home. I can't wait to experiment with some new combinations. Thank you for creating such a wonderful product!"
Traveling with or without the kids can be a challenge. Especially if you are trying to eat healthy. Pack your Little Green Pouch with a smoothie, applesauce or other goodies to enjoy at the airport or on a long road trip. Never worry about searching for something healthy at the airport again!
Hiking and Camping
Forget trail mix and hotdogs cooked on a stick. On your next hike or camping trip, fill Little Green Pouch with smoothies, soups and other snacks. Little Green Pouch is freezer-safe, so you can freeze meals ahead of time and let them defrost naturally, or heat contents like soup in a bowl of boiling water. Or freeze water in your Little Green Pouches to act as ice packs. Once they thaw, you've got a 6 oz. water bottle ready to go!
For recipe ideas, visit our recipe page.