How to easily fill your refillable pouches


We’ve been going through a ton of pouches lately. The girls really like taking them to school in their lunches, and quick grab and go snacks that typically mean no mess. (Unless of course, a toddler decides it’s funny to give a firm squeeze and then freak out that her hand is dirty and yell “mess mess”!) But, that’s not always the case.

The one thing that was preventing me or slowing me from using resealable pouches was the filling part. It was always messy and ended up with a clogged funnel or a spooned mess all over the counter.

Solution? The turkey baster. Seriously works like a dream. Minimized mess…maximized fill-age of the pouches. (This picture looked so much better in my head. But, yes, that’s a turkey baster..worked perfectly!)

How to refill a reusable food pouch | Yummi Pouch

This time, I was refilling the Yummi Pouches. It is a reusable food pouch that is an eco-friendly container moms can fill with homemade healthy snacks for their kids. When purchasing refillable pouches, make sure they are dishwasher safe, freezer safe, BPA free, and Phthalate free.

You can fill them with homemade applesauce, smoothies, or pretty much anything that will come out of the pouch. I’ve even tossed them in the freezer for a bit to make them more slushy-like.

How to refill a reusable food pouch | Yummi Pouch

When looking for pouches, look for the following:

  • Pouches that hold up to 6-8 ounces of your favorite blended purees and smoothies.
  • Food grade material is BPA-free and phthalate-free.
  • Dishwasher safe, just expand the bottom and stand upside down on the top rack.
  • Freezer safe.
  • Reusable and recyclable.
  • Designed for little hands.
  • Easily fillable through strong top zipper seal.

If you have a hard time getting your pouch to open for the first time, remove the lid, and blow some air into the pouch. It will force the pouch open, then you can unseal the top and refill.

How to refill a reusable food pouch | Yummi Pouch

When your little monkey is screaming “eat eat” at you and wants her “’nack” now, you need to know all of these tricks and have them up your sleeve.

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These refillable pouches are very easy to fill (especially with the baster method) and easy to clean. I’m all about throwing things in the dishwasher (I do rinse for pieces first), and them coming out clean!


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  1. We are fiends for applesauce over here.. and we love Yummi pouches… they are better than others!

  2. That looks so good and she looks so cute too.

  3. that’s awesome. I didn’t know there were re-fillable pouches. My daughter, 8, loves the applesauces on the go, and I love a healthy snack when we’re out and about, and this is sure to be a money saver!

  4. My daughter likes applesauce for school snacks.

  5. Love these pouches!!

  6. smoothies for my baby

  7. Starting with yogurt mixes & apple sauce, then planning on all kinds of good stuff!

    1. Exactly what I was looking for! A hack for filling baby food pouches! Thank you for the ingenuity!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I want to make my eating on the go healthy and fun! I really want to start putting the baby/toddler/preschooler fruit in these!

  9. I’ve been interested in trying these since I buy the single pouches for my son. He loves them and they are perfect for throwing in the diaper bag for a snack.

  10. I would fill it with applesauce or fruit smoothies, but I’m sure once we finally get some the kids will come up with some other yummy combinations to put in them.

  11. cindy vickerman says:

    yogurt that stuff is so messy especially the greek kind. I love your idea of a baster to fill (don’t own one at the moment, but will definitely buy one to make this easier)

  12. We would put apple sauce, pear sauce, and maybe try yogurt for our son. Our daughter is almost to the baby food stage, so she would get a lot of use out of these

  13. Renee Denise says:

    We would make sweet potato smoothies!!

  14. asia moore says:

    sunflower butter with honey

  15. I have these and use them with oatmeal blends, yogurt blends, and applesauce.

  16. My son loves the store bought pouches. I made his baby food when he was younger then bought pouches for when we are out of the house. I would probably try some fun combinations… his favorite store bought is broccoli & apple or spinach & apple.

  17. Ashley Lelle says:

    definitely applesauce, and I would probably try all kinds of fruit combos!

  18. I can’t wait to try out these pouches! I’d fill them with homemade smoothies….anything containing fresh fruit, greens, peanut butter, almond milk, greek yogurt, etc.! Yum!

  19. Would love some of these! my kids love pouches. 🙂

  20. Erin Gomes says:

    Yummi pouches are great! They’re perfect for my son who insists on feeding himself but is still learning to use a spoon.

  21. marya mann says:

    Smoothies and purees 🙂

  22. I can see how refilling these pouches could lead to a mess. Looks like you have it figured out though!

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