"You want me to eat WHAT?!?"
"You want me to eat WHAT?!?!" That is the most common question I get when I suggest this simple, fast and healthy snack.
And here it is...baby food.
Now, I'm sure you are saying the exact same thing I wrote above, but hear me out.
About 2 years ago I was traveling with my husband and daughter flying to Wisconsin to visit our family. While on the plane, my husband and I both became hungry and realized we hadn't brought any snacks with us except for the pouches of fruit and veggie baby food and some other baby snacks for our daughter. (**little side note...the TSA will not let you bring these on a flight if you do not have a baby/toddler with you. They are considered "liquid".)
So with Parker eating the other snacks, we decided to each try one of the baby food fruit/veggie pouches.
And you know what?
They are pretty good.
Since then, they have become a staple in our household for not only Parker, but for us as well.
I love to have them on hand since they are not only quick and portable, but because they are healthy as well. Also, if I am keeping them at my desk at the gym, I know that they won't go bad sitting out.
If I know I'm going to be running errands all day or going on a long road trip, I make sure to have a couple fruit/veggie pouches along with a small bag of almonds and viola! A great snack to hold me over until my next meal.
I always recommend to my clients to keep a couple at their desk at work just in case they forget their snacks at home or if they are extra hungry that day. Keeping these there helps fight the temptation to go to the vending machine and grab a candy bar or anything with tons of sugar.
If you are weary about eating baby food, then there are pouches like these in stores for adults. Some of them have extra stuff in them such as chia seeds or flax, but are still very good.
I hope you try these, as they are a great way to keep your nutrition in check while getting your servings of fruit and veggies. :)