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Smiling with GreenPaxx Slim Snack Packs

My son, aka the curly haired “little monkey”, LOVES snacking.  He seems to have a never-ending insatiable appetite!  As a family that is aiming to have zero waste in our home, I found it frustrating that so many of his favorite snacks were prepackaged, one time use snacks.  You know the kind!  The kind he would see in his classmates’ lunches at school.  Things like yogurt in a plastic filled tube. One of our other goals is to try to eat healthier, and eliminate prepackaged foods that are filled with preservatives and other additives.  SIGH.  

No, no, no I will NOT cave into this trend just to make him happy!  I knew there had to be other options out there that would make him happy and keep the mama bear happy too!  While on the hunt I came across a few other other options, but nothing that I totally loved!  If you have been a customer for a while, you know that at Little Monkey Store we work very hard to ensure that the products we bring in are not only appealing, but are good enough for our own family!!  So, we look for EXCELLENCE.  Needless to say, I kept looking… 

THEN…  Along came the GreenPaxx Reusable Slim Snack Packs!!  These silicone snack packs were literally a game changer, as now my son could have the snacks he loved with ZERO waste, at a fraction of the cost of the one time prepackaged tubes!  And I could have the happiness of knowing that I was saving money and cutting back on waste while filling his silicone snack pack with HEALTHY options!  I mean, who doesn’t love to save money?  And BONUS… reducing waste!  And even better yet, knowing all of the ingredients going into his yogurt snack pack!  Definitely a win-win all around.  

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But the best part doesn’t end there!  These silicone snack packs can be used for so many other purposes!  Just freeze up the yogurt fruit blend and you have lovely, nutritious push up popsicles! I love that these lids are snug, creating a leakproof fit!

There is nothing nicer on a hot summer day than a healthy frozen snack to help you or your child cool off, knowing that it is filled with nutritious ingredients.  The ones that my son is eating in the picture above, are unsweetened Greek yogurt and crushed fruit.  That’s it, no other ingredients.  I just tossed some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and banana into the blender using pulse to be sure to keep it a bit chunky.  Then I stirred that mixture into the yogurt, spooned it into the Slim Snack Packs and then froze it!  How simple is that?  I have also used leftover smoothies to freeze to make ice pops for the kids!  Again, this helps to ensure there is no waste!  

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Here are more great uses for your GreenPaxx Reusable Slim Snack Packs .  Speaking of other uses, my son loves seeds, raisins, nuts, saw this picture and insisted I slice carrots this thin for him, and the list goes on.  I am sure that if it is left to him that he will find all sorts of creative snacks to put into his snack packs!  He truly loves them.  His smile says it all!  He can be seen in the car, in the yard, up the tree (as in the picture), in the house, almost everywhere with one of these great snack packs in hand!

SUPER easy to clean!  Just set them in the top shelf of the dishwasher!  Or you can hand wash, using a Reusable Straw Brush to get into the corners of the silicone pouch!  

I give these a solid 9.5 out of 10!  I would give it a 10 out of 10, but my son does need a little bit of help to get the attached lid opened.  Maybe that is a good thing!  If you would like to add these to your arsenal of reusable snack containers and start saving money while leaving a lighter eco-footprint, click here.

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

 

Teething is one of those things in life that we all go through. But as a parent, it can be so tough seeing your little one is so much discomfort from teething. We love the  Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and highly recommend these in conjunction with the Punkin Butt Teething Oil! 308095_347998428647224_612742239_n

Amber teething necklaces are not meant for chewing on. The amber helps to neutralize the acidity in your body that is common with pain and discomfort (think drooling, red cheeks, loose stools). We know many parents that swear by these necklaces!

For those of you looking for something to add to your teething remedy arsenal, we now carry Punkin Butt Teething Oil. This teething oil is an all-natural remedy to soothe the painful inflamed gums. Apply to your baby’s gums and let the soothing oils work their magic!images

We also have a great selection of teethers for your little one to gnaw on, which helps them to alleviate the pain related with teething.  The pressure to the gums triggers the brain to release chemicals that trigger that area to help alleviate pain.   For the younger babies you will  love the Como Tomo teether.  COTeetherDetail

For the older babies and toddlers the Zoli Chubby Gummy sticks.  These reach back to the little one’s back teeth and are the perfect size for their little hands!

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Teething can be a horrible time for little ones, and for moms too!  You do not have to suffer through it with the options available to help soothe your little one!