I'm all about real food. The more real, the better. Really... the closer a food product is to its in-nature state, the more nutrients it contains and the less non-nutrients it contains.
But I am realistic. I know there are times in life, when we will need convenience. Some mornings are going to be a whirlwind rush out the door. Some whole entire days are just like that too.
However, instead of grabbing Little Debbies or Doritos in our need for convenience, we need some good real food options. Yogurt cups come to mind... as do clementines, carrot sticks, string cheese and Kashi TLC Crackers. (Current printable Kashi coupon here.)
And here's another real food option for you: GoGo SqueeZ.
"Developed by French applesauce and fruit spread experts Materne, GoGo squeeZ is the first squeezable, re-sealable, no-mess, 100 percent fruit, no sugar added applesauce snack for kids in the US. The tasty and all-natural treat comes packaged in a handy pouch (initially designed by NASA...) that makes it perfect for an on-the-go snack or lunchbox item for school or work. All GoGo squeeZ products contain no artificial flavors or preservatives and are gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher-certified."
The generous folks at Materne sent me three flavors of GoGo SqueeZ to try. I was first impressed by the label. This snack contains apples. That's it. Except for the Apple Strawberry and Apple Peach kinds, which contain other fruit. Simple is good.
But applesauce is applesauce, right? I sure thought that would be the case. But, and I kid you not, my children loved this snack so much they invented a GoGo SqueeZ dance. Yes, they really did. Tickle was the cutest... all the way to her little voice singing, "GoGo Feeeez, GoGo Feeeez." Seriously, they really liked this applesauce that much. And I tasted it too... must be the French apples because it is really good stuff!
I love that this real snack is 100% fruit. I love that it is no mess. I love that it comes in a squeeze pack so I don't need to carry a spoon. We'll definitely be taking GoGo SqueeZ on our next road trip... and believe me, the kids can't wait.