Crock Pot Strawberry Applesauce Recipe and Little Green Pouch

Before Graham started school, there was the love for the squeezable applesauces you can pick up in just about any grocery store.  They are convenient and my kids find them tasty.  The only problem I have with them is I felt like we were completely throwing away money every single time one of my kids slurped one of those things up in 2.5 seconds flat!  The best deal I have found is 5 for $5 and that is just pricey!  Every fall we love to pick fresh apples from the orchard and I generally have a huge helping of fresh, homemade applesauce that the boys devour.  So, I have been on the look out for a reusable food pouch that would allow me to give them that homemade goodness, but in the convenient packaging.

I am so thankful for my friend Kate from The Shopping Mama who introduced me to these gems via Facebook!  Have you seen Little Green Pouch?  It is seriously my new lunch time best friend!  It will easily save me at least $20 in two weeks.

little green pouch reusable food pouch

Here’s how it works:

  • Take the cap off the end of the Little Green Pouch and blow into it in order to inflate the bag
  • Open the zippered top and fill with your favorite squishy food
  • Re-seal the top, add the cap and place in the fridge or lunch box
  • Gobble it up by squeezing out all the yummy goodness!
  • Once you are done, pop it on the top rack of the dishwasher opened up and run on a normal wash cycle.  Easy!

Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier to save money as well as serve your own homemade purees.  I wish I had these when the boys were babies.  This would make an excellent way to take your homemade baby food purees along with you for the day.  I also love that these are great for just about any age.  My toddler appreciates the Little Green Pouch as much as my five year old.

Purchase a 4 pack of Little Green Pouches for only $14.99.  There are also extras you can purchase in order to enhance the product.  The dispensing pitcher came in handy to speed up the filling process for my homemade applesauce.  I also really like the dissolvable content and date labels if you have a child in a daycare situation.

Wondering what to fill your Little Green Pouch with?  Well, you can buy the economy size jars of applesauce from the grocery store and save big or even fill with your favorite yogurt!  I purchase the large containers and fill these up with a spoon.  Want a delicious and easy recipe for your Little Green Pouch?  Here’s one the boys love!

Crock Pot Strawberry Applesauce Recipe

Crock Pot Strawberry Applesauce Recipe


  • 5-6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (honey crisp, gala or your favorite variety)
  • 8-10 strawberries, washed with tops cut off
  • 1 cutie mandarin orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all of the ingredients in your crock pot and turn to the low setting.
  2. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours or until the consistency you are looking for.
  3. I like to use a potato masher and mash things up at least twice during the cooking process.
  4. Fill your Little Green Pouch and place in the fridge!

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. These are fantastic, and my little ones love strawberry applesauce. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Oh good – ive been hoping someone would make something like this! My son only eats fruit if it comes in a pouch.

  3. Yay! I’m so glad you like the Little Green Pouch – it’s just so smart. And will totally be making some crock pot applesauce for my applesauce pouch loving 6 year old!

    • Yes!! I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! So many people on Facebook were asking where I got those things when they saw that picture of Davis. Sanity saver!

  4. About how long does your sauce last in the fridge?

    • With two boys in the house it is never in the fridge any longer than a week! I would say about 2 weeks if you have it in the bags… longer if you had it in something like a mason jar.

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