I'm exploring healthy kids snacking on the go as part of the Organix No Junk Journey.
Post sponsored by Organix.
I’ve been working with Organix for the past few years as part of their #NoJunkJourney campaign, to highlight the importance of healthy eating for children. This post is all about healthy snacks on the go.
Sure it’s easy to reach for unhealthy foods for ourselves or even for the kids when we're out and about, but it’s really important to have nourishing snacks on hand for our growing little ones.
When we go to an attraction, journey or even a soft play, they're usually stocked with loads of unhealthy choices for kids. I know that I'll be faced with pester power, but I always fill up their water bottles and put a few snacks in my bag so at least I'll have some better choices.
Healthy snacking when out and about
I'm sure we've all been there: out with the kids and the only available food is salty crisps, lurid blue slushy drinks, 'juice' that contains no actual juice and a sea of chocolate. I recently attended the Junk Buster Panel with fellow ambassadors at Organix HQ and we all agreed that this is an area that needs change.
Too many child-targeted places are letting our kids down by providing low quality unhealthy food.
Some of the places we found it most difficult to buy healthy food include theme parks and attractions, soft play centres (where often you're not allowed to bring your own healthy choices), chain coffee shops, motorway services and, surprisingly, leisure centres.
What can we do about it? We can start by just asking staff to start providing better choices, rather than inwardly groaning in silence. We can use our own collective parent pester power to make a change.
Healthy snacking recipes
Some attractions and venues don't allow outside food to be brought in, but if you can, it's great to make your own snacks and take them with you. It's cheaper, healthier and you can control what's in them. Kids can definitely work up an appetite when out and about, and it's important to keep them refuelled, but also to see snacking as an opportunity to get them extra nutrients and goodness, rather than to just fill them up.
Here are some ideas for healthy recipes that your little ones will love:
New Organix Healthy Snacks
These healthy snack foods for kids are all easy to make, but sometimes you need something even easier when you're on-the-go. That’s where Organix comes to the rescue. Since my kids were tiny, they’ve been my go-to car and picnic snacks. I like that I can trust that they aren’t full of nasties and my kids will eat every crumb.
The latest addition to the Goodies range have been very happily wolfed down by my kids. The ingredients lists are refreshingly small, they're organic and they also taste really nice!
Cheesy pea snaps are made with just dried green peas, corn, sunflower oil and cheese powder (made with just dehydrated cheese).
Cheese and onion lentil hoops have over 65% lentils in them and are made with dried green lentils, corn, sunflower oil, cheese powder and onion powder. No salt or additives, just healthy nutritious ingredients.
Organix have a No Junk Promise – they never add anything unnecessary and are always organic.
Find out more on social media using #NoJunkJourney #FoodYouCanTrust
Disclosure: This post was commissioned by Organix. All opinions are my own.