A couple weeks ago I made the mistake of buying some of those squeezable applesauce snacks. My intention was to keep them in the diaper bag so that when we were out and about Cakey would have a healthy snack. Good idea, right? Nope. As soon as that girl tried them she wanted to eat them ALL. I’m pretty sure what she really liked about them was that she could suck them straight out of the package like a straw. She is obsessed with drinking out of straws. And I know this is a lack of parenting on my part, but when you are dealing with a screaming, colicky baby and your 18 month old comes over and hands you a squeezable applesauce snack you open it and give it right back to her.
Anyway, I quickly realized when the box was empty a few days later that this would be an expensive snack. Now, I know what you are thinking, “why not just give her a bowl of applesauce?” and the reason is Cakey thinks applesauce (and ketchup and pretty much any other foods) are for art (body and everything else) along with eating. If she is in her highchair than she gets her applesauce in a bowl but if we are in the van or out shopping that’s a whole different ball game. Linoleum is much easier to clean than upholstery! 🙂
The next time I was at Target I picked up some of those Take and Toss Straw Cups. Now, I can pour a serving of applesauce (or smoothie or whatever) into them to take with us when we are out and about. She loves them and I love how inexpensive and reusable they are!
Have you come up with a way to save on convenience food packaging for your little ones? Please share it with me!
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