Pear and Apple Quinoa

For those of you that have young children, you are very familiar with the baby food in squeeze pouches. Since my daughters struggled with eating, we went through a lot of them. They travel really well and it’s easy for kids to eat. However, they add up in price pretty fast and you are left with trash to throw away. I have been looking for a refillable squeeze pouch for a while now. Then I found out about a company called Little Green Pouch. They make easy to use refillable feeding pouches.

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These little green pouches are:

  • BPA free, PCV free and phthalate-free
  • Freezable
  • Fill-able
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Squeezable (perfect for little hands)

Little Green Pouch is going to give away a large starter kit ($49 value) to one lucky reader. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only. Giveaway will end on November 27 at 12:00am CST.  Winner will be notified via email.  Good luck!

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I knew when I first got the samples that I wanted to make a recipe to use in them. So I did a twist on my Crock Pot Applesauce.

This is a healthy recipe perfect for babies on soft solids as well as toddlers. My husband and I even enjoyed it and put in in our overnight oats. Great flavors!

Pear and Apple Quinoa

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 4 hr

A baby food you would be happy to serve to your child and eat yourself.



  1. Throw all the ingredients except the quinoa in the  crock pot .
  2. Cook on high for about 3-4 hours. Once the apples and pears are soft and somewhat broken down, turn off the crock pot and let cool.
  3. Once cooled, add the quinoa and blend with an  immersion blender . If you don’t have an immersion blender , you can transfer mixture to a  blender and blend well.


Recipe Notes

If you decide to use a blender, you may need to blend the mixture in 2 batches. It can be refrigerated for a few weeks and frozen for even longer. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Little Green Pouch but the opinions are my own.

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20 thoughts to “Pear and Apple Quinoa”

  1. Sounds great! I recently purchased yummi pouch and they have been great to have. We eat on the road a lot and it's a great way to have the kids eat mess free. Defineltybgoimg to try this recipe for an easy pouch breakfast.
  2. OMG, this is so awesome! I love Little Green Pouches, and even just recently blogged about 'em. What are the odds? ;-) Thanks for offering the giveaway!
      1. We have since discovered that our son likes 'em, too! (And they seem to last longer than the store-bought pouches. He doesn't slurp the whole thing in 10 seconds flat. ;-))
  3. Thank you for this recipe!! I just purchased some Little Green Pouches for my son to use! He LOVES cinnamon applesauce, and a pouch is so much easier than a spoon. I love that you put some quinoa and pears in there- can't wait to make this recipe!
  4. Thank you for all you do!!!! I'm sure you are a busy mom on top of all the work you do to share all your fabulous recipes! I really don't know how you do it all! Happy Thanksgiving :-) ☺️
  5. I love this recipe and so does my son. I make it every other week for his pouches. I'd love to see more like this :) Happy New Year!
  6. I don't know what happened to my previous comment, but here goes another try: This is such a simple and delicious recipes
    1. Third time a charm?: I already made this twice and am about to give some in these pouches to a friend's little one for his approval. I love the taste and it absolutely goes well topped with your pecan pie granola and slow cooked maple syrup pecans for added crunch as a dessert. Thanks for all your hard work Melissa. Have a great 2014 to you and your family. Elyna

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