PGM Endorsement: Buddy Fruits

Oh readers, I have sooooo many things on my mind lately!  My head is swirling with information that I have to organize.  I’m still getting back into the groove after being out of town so much the last month.  Stick around – I’ve got some good posts coming up.  For now, I just have to share my new favorite life saver of a snack.  Buddy Fruits.

I’ve seen different brands of these around, but this is what I just happened to pick up.  These snacks went straight to the #1 spot for me when they rescued my sanity on our verrrrrry long drive back from Arizona this weekend.  Road trips are always hard, especially with toddlers.  I tend to do anything that will make us all suffer less (including…GASP…fruit snacks and candy).  I take along healthy snacks, but let’s face it – fruit is messy, and I’m not about to hand my 3 year old a cup of applesauce and a spoon.  This stuff just squeezes neatly out of a bag.  It’s SO easy, and even my 18 month old could do it all by himself without making a mess.  Even more good news – no choking hazard.  I just threw them back to the kids and kept on driving.  I was in heaven.


  •  ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS!  It is basically pureed fruit and 100% fruit juice.  Yes please.
  • No mess, no cleanup, easy for kids to use.
  • No refrigeration required
  • Doesn’t get bruised or mushy in your purse.


  • A bit pricey at about 88 cents a pop
  • it’s only 3.2 oz. so it doesn’t really fill anyone up, but it’s a good quick snack.

Bottom line – I won’t be buying a million of these on a normal basis, but YES on long drives, or long outings, or at moments of desperation.

Try em out!




Product Review – Freeze Dried Fruit

Do you ever feel like you are in a snack rut?  I always run into two problems:

1.  I bring something healthy like fruit and it makes a ginormous mess.

2.  I bring something carbohydrate-ish like crackers and it makes a ginormous mess.

I am pretty sick of having sticky boys/carseats/strollers/mommies and a car that looks like Hansel and Gretel live here.  Luck was on my side today because I found a hidden gem at Target (aka my favorite store).  Archer Farms Freeze Dried Fruit.

I picked up some strawberries and peaches.  The boys went nuts-o.  They loved them and scarfed them down.  And here is the best part.  ONE ingredient.  Strawberries.  Unfortunately, I assumed they would all be one ingredient and didn’t realize the peaches had added sugar until we got home, but that’s okay.  At least we didn’t completely strike out.  This really beats the car-snacking-blues.  I must warn you there is a teeny bit of strawberry powder residue on my fingers, but it is not like Cheetos residue.  Just a tad.

Anyway, check them out.  They have several flavors.  Kids love ’em, Granola Mom approved.  Happy snacking!!