GoGo Squeez

Another favorite that comes from my homeless days is GoGo Squeez by Materne North American Corp. These are little applesauce pouches that are designed to appeal to kids and are perfect for lunch boxes. They’re a great mix of applesauce, a veggie (sweet potato and carrots are the most common, but there is also one with butternut squash) and a second fruit like peach, pear, mango, banana, strawberry, etc. You can see the entire lineup here.

I was concerned about being able to get things like fruits and veggies that would keep if I was living in my car with no room for a cooler. Canned fruit is inconvenient and full of sugar, but these pouches are all natural, 100% fruits and veggies with no added sugars. I could pick them up at Walmart for a song, and I’d get them three or four boxes at a time so I had a variety to choose from. Even after I finding a place to live, I carry these to work to have on a long shift or if my BG level drops. The lid makes them great to carry, because you can close it and don’t have to eat it all at once. There are other versions of this in the canned fruit aisle and the baby food aisle, but GoGoSqueez remains my favorite for both taste and cost. And, FYI, the Boatin’ Banana, left in the trunk of the car on a mild winter day, makes a great half-frozen treat. Not that you’d ever find yourself in the position, but, just saying’…

Author: Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko

Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko has a degree in journalism and is a published novelist. She has written on food, agriculture, business, crime and tourism. She has lived in Idaho, New Hampshire, Florida, Wyoming and Colorado. She currently resides in Fallon, Nevada.

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