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I hear some parents say “Oh, my Mathew LOVES vegetables!”  Humph.  I’m not one of those parents.  My kids like many others don’t enjoy eating veggies.  I have to get a little more creative to get my kids to consume vegetables and to be honest, it can be kind of exhausting.  That’s where Fruigees come in.  David Czinn, a 26 year old entrepreneur and his cousin Josh created a fruit snack in a squeeze pack that is fun to eat and tastes good too.  Yes, it’s a fruit snack, but each pack also contains vegetables.  In fact each one is made with 1/2 cup of fruits and veggies.
Fruigees is a unique product with the consistency similar to pudding.  It’s organic, vegan and non-GMO certified.  Flavors include 24 Carrot Orange (Orange-Carrot), Nothing Beets Cherry (Cherry-Beet) and Kalefornia Grape (Grape-Kale).  Each 3.5 oz fat-free squeeze pack contains only 70 calories and 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C.
I have to admit, I was skeptical of these at first.  They just didn’t sound good to me.  My kids, on the other hand think anything in a squeeze pouch HAS to be good.  And so far they’ve been right!  I never got a whole pouch to myself but I did try each of them, shared somewhat unwillingly by my children — and they were good!  I especially liked the 24 Carrot Orange Flavor.  My kids didn’t seem to have a preference and liked them all equally.  They begged to have one everyday until they were gone.  They made great snacks for after or before sports practices!  They could just grab them and eat them in the car with no mess!
These guys are genius!  You can find out more at www. fruigees.com.
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This post may contain affiliate links. Mommies with Cents receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.Turnovers

 

Do you like cooking and baking at home?  The Prepared Pantry really makes it fun and easy.  They have all sorts of mixes and tools to help you make some of your favorite things.  All at great prices too!

dough press

Take this dough press for example.  It’s only $6.99 and can be used to make all sorts of fun things including:

  • little Hostess-type pies
  • warm pocket sandwiches
  • pastries
  • piroshki
  • turnovers
  • calzones
  • dumplings
  • empanadas

I tried it to make the turnovers from the Prepared Pantry blog.  Maybe it was just me but I found the directions confusing so I’m providing a step-by-step guide in case you’d like to make some without the confusion I encountered.

The prepared pantry

Prepare the Just-Add-Water Pie Crust Mix according to the “2 crust pie” directions on the back of the package.  You really do just add water and mix.  I used a fork to combine then when it started to bind I took it out and kneaded it into a ball.

prepared pantry

Next I rolled out the dough to a little less than 1/4″ thickness.  I used a pan lid to cut the circle but I should have read the dough press directions first because the bottom of it will cut your dough to the perfect size!  Next time, I guess.

prepared pantry

The directions I was using said to add 1/4 cup of filling to the middle of the pastry dough.  The ingredients had the Chubby Cherry Filling and Bavarian Cream listed as Tablespoons. I ended up adding 3T of each to my first  turnover.  DO NOT DO THIS.  It’s way too much filling and you won’t be able to seal the edges at all.  You’ll just make a big mess like I did!  Instead, use 1 T. of each.

Lay your dough circle on top of the dough press, add your filling to the middle then brush a bit of water around the edge of the the circle to help it seal.  Fold the dough press in half and squeeze to seal the edges.  If you forget to add water to the edge to seal, the dough will get a little stuck in the press.  You can see the way the upper left turnover looks in the picture below because of this mistake!  I had to hand pinch it closed.

Repeat.  This recipe makes 6 turnovers.

prepared pantryBake in a preheated oven (375 degrees) for 15 minutes or until a light golden brown.

prepared pantry

Make a glaze from powdered sugar. One cup powdered sugar mixed with about 1 1/2 tablespoons will make a good consistency to brush or drizzle over the top while the turnovers are still warm.

I loved trying these items from the Prepared Pantry and can’t wait to see what else they have to offer.  I’m not the best in the kitchen so I like these easy recipes that are fun to make and add some variety to my menu.

Be sure to check out The Prepared Pantry to discover all their tools, mixes and more!

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