Friday, April 19, 2013

SqueeZurts! Save Money and Make Kids Happy

Here's a feature from my Mashed Potatoes and Crafts site that I just had to share with you!
Have you ever given your kids one of those sugary yogurts in a tube? I have many times because they are so convenient for lunches and when we're traveling but I've always wished that there was a healthier alternative since I don't like to give my kids high-sugar foods.
Thank goodness someone came up with a great alternative. They are called SqueeZurts and these are do-it-yourself tubes that you can fill with anything you want!

Save tons of money and cut out the needless sugar by filling your SqueeZurt with smoothies, yogurt, pudding--whatever you'd like! Like I said, I don't like to buy the high-sugar yogurt. In fact, I buy plain yogurt and then a low-sugar fruit yogurt and mix them together. My kids love yogurt and don't miss the sugar!

 I got to try out the starter kit from http://www.squeezurts.com/ and it came with 6 tubes and a handy bottle for filling, plus 2 fabric sleeves you can use to keep the little kids hands from getting too cold.
My kids were so excited to pack a delicious berry smoothie into their lunch bag. My 7yo told me that everyone was asking how she got that rainbow gogurt. :)


I filled some to take on a trip to Idaho and it was so handy. They are easy to fill and all you need is a bread tie to fold them closed with--just make sure you leave a little space if you're freezing the SqueeZurt.
The only trouble I had was when I tried to fill them with our favorite greek yogurt and berries. The mixture was too thick to get through the nozzle. One remedy is to slice off the end (about 1/4") of the nozzle on the fill bottle for a larger opening. In my case, I just added some milk to thin the mixture and froze them and they were perfect.
I am loving these so much, I think I'm going to have to order 6 more. My mom thought it was a great idea to have when the grandkids come visit.
You can buy SqueeZurts directly from the site http://www.squeezurts.com/

 or through this etsy shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kitchensinkboutique
Check them out on FB https://www.facebook.com/SqueeZurts
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kitchen-Sink-Boutique/159449537452486
SqueeZurts are reusable, refillable squeeze snack tubes that can be filled with anything you can come up with.  On top of the versatility and health benefits SqueeZurts allow, also reduce waste by reusing SqueeZurts over and over again.**

Yogurt. Applesauce. Baby Food. Energy Gel. Smoothies. Pudding. Fruit Juice. Veggie and Fruit Puree.  Frozen or not.


You control the ingredients  -  You control your nutrition

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