Nom-Nom Kids Review & Homemade Milkshake Recipe

Today I’m reviewing some gorgeous reusable pouches from Nom-Nom Kids.¬† I have had the pouches for a while, so this review is rather overdue, but I’ve certainly used them enough in the meantime to be able to write a well informed review about them!

Eats Amazing - Nom-Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches Review I had already tried some reusable pouches, so I was familiar with the idea when I received the pouches from Nom-Nom Kids.¬† The thing that instantly struck me about these pouches was the very bright and cheerful design, which has clearly been¬†created with children in mind.¬† Small Child was very interested in them, and couldn’t wait to take one¬†with his¬†packed lunch, and his interest only increased when I showed him the really fun feature of this pouch – the roaring lion that appears when the pouch is opened up.¬† It became something of a game to seal up¬†an empty pouch, take off the lid and blow into it to make the lion appear! That’s Small Child’s roaring¬†lion face below by the way, in case it isn’t obvious!

Eats Amazing - Nom-Nom Kids Review - Roaring Lion Section The pouches are very easy to use, with a ziplock style opening on the side.¬† This side opening makes each pouch very easy to fill, and also easy to clean.¬† They are dishwasher safe, although I don’t have a dishwasher so wash everything by hand – I’ve found a bottle brush is useful to make sure the pouch is completely clean inside.¬† The lids are large, (always a bonus¬†if you’re prone to losing things as I am)¬†and seem to be designed to minimise the risk of choking, so are perfect for babies and¬†small children.¬† There is a clear window in the back of the pouch, so you can see the contents, and a clear ‘maximum fill line’ too, which is very useful for avoiding overfilling (see picture¬†below).

Eats Amazing - Nom-Nom Kids Reusable Pouch Review - back view of the pouch with clear window and max fill line

Here’s the back of one of the pouches (filled with homemade milkshake).¬† As you can see it has a really great little box on the back to help you keep track of the contents, with space for a name, date, and instructions for storage.¬† This would be really¬†useful for anyone needing to send food into nursery or pre-school with their children, and you can even buy a non-permanent pen for use on¬†the pouch over on the Nom-Nom Kids website!

Eats Amazing - Nom-Nom Kids Reusable Pouch Review - back view of the pouch

In the interests of total honesty, I must admit that I have had one slight disaster with them – I didn’t close the seal properly and poor Small Child ended up with yoghurt over his lunch box, BUT, this was purely down to user error.¬† I was rushing one morning when we were late for school, and snapped it shut without checking that the seal was fully closed all the way along.¬† Other than that, I have used them loads of times and never had an issue.¬† As long as you shut it properly, the seal is very strong and completely leak-proof!

Such is my trust in their non-leaky properties, I have happily sent homemade milkshakes to school in these pouches without a second thought.¬† I make up a batch and freeze it in the pouches, then pack¬†a frozen pouch in Small Child’s lunch bag alongside his lunch box.¬† The frozen pouch keeps the lunch cool, and¬†defrosts enough to be ready to¬†drink by lunch time.

Here’s¬†my quick¬†recipe for homemade milkshake – it’s¬†so tasty and¬†easy to make and helps you avoid all the extra additives, colours and sugar you find in the¬†shop bought stuff!

Eats Amazing - Make homemade milkshake and freeze in reusable pouches for lunch boxes

400ml milk
2 bananas
Handful fresh blueberries (or other berry of choice)
2 Tbs yoghurt (I used blueberry flavour)

Measure out the milk into a large jug, peel the bananas and break into pieces (I used bananas that I had frozen), then add to the jug with the berries and yoghurt.  Whizz with the blender until you have a thick liquid, adding a little more milk if needed to get your desired consistency. If you like it a little sweeter, you can add a little honey to taste and blend again until mixed in.  Serve immediately or pour into pouches & freeze for later use.

Overall I’m really impressed with the these pouches, I really can’t find any fault with them! They are beautifully designed, and a lot of thought has clearly gone into making them as user friendly¬†as possible.¬† They are reusable, dishwasher safe, freezer safe, and free from any nasties (BPA,¬†Phthalate & PVC Free.).¬† They could be used¬†in so many ways:¬†to store and carry¬†yoghurt, smoothies,¬†baby food, purees, jellies, sauces¬†and¬†dressings to name just a few.¬† I mostly use them to send a portion of yoghurt with Small Child’s lunches, as well as the occasional smoothie or home-made milkshake.

You can buy the Nom-Nom Kids pouches direct from their website, or from Amazon (click on the pictures below):

    

Disclaimer: I received a free set of 3 reusable pouches for the purposes of carrying out this review, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.  I have no affiliation to Nom-Nom Kids, and was not otherwise compensated for this review.
This post contains some Amazon affiliate links; I may receive commission on items purchased through the links.

About Grace

I‚Äôm a UK based full time mum to two lovely boys; an energetic 6 year old and a baby, who keep me on my toes! I love being as creative as I can with healthy food, and set up ‚ÄėEats Amazing‚Äô with the aim of sharing ideas and inspiration for children‚Äôs lunch boxes and other fun foods.
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9 Responses to Nom-Nom Kids Review & Homemade Milkshake Recipe

  1. Nom Nom pouches are great aren’t they? We love making our own milkshakes too – much tastier than shop bought! #TriedTested

  2. Gina Caro says:

    I’ve never seen anything like this before, they look perfect for pack lunches :-) #TriedTested

  3. Jaime Oliver says:

    this looks like loads of fun x #TriedTested

  4. Emily says:

    Fantastic idea especially for smaller children, love the printed on labels. x

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