Kids use up lots of energy, and when you’re out and about with them they can need those energy levels topping up. If you’ve ever tried to run some errands with a tired, hungry child you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!
When you’re on the go with kids, having some snacks to hand is a convenient way to keep them going. My bag is always stocked up with some easy-to-eat options, so they can quickly re-fuel without a fuss.
Snacks can definitely be a lifesaver on trips out with the kids, but it’s not always easy to wade through long ingredients lists to find a healthy choice.
I’m working with Organix as a No Junk Mum this year, as part of their #NoJunkJourney campaign, which is all about helping busy parents feed their children healthy, ‘real’ food. And this ethos is a key element of why I like the Organix range of snacks.
Because they’re made by Organix, you can be sure that there’s no junk in there, just good quality, organic ingredients. And there’s a good variety of sweet and savoury options within the Organix Goodies snack range, so it’s easy to find something that will appeal to your little one’s tastebuds. Organix have just added some new products to the range too, and as you’d expect they all have their ‘No Junk’ promise.
We tried them out recently on a family trip to London; it was a busy weekend of sightseeing, so the kids definitely needed some snacks to keep their energy levels up.
Mini Oaty Bites
My kids were already fans of the Organix Oaty Bars and I’ve been known to snaffle them for myself when out and about.
The new Organix Mini Oaty Bites are the same sort of snack, but in mini bite size pieces, individually wrapped. This makes portion control easier and it’s also less messy if sharing – you can dip into them throughout the day without spilling crumbs all over your bag.
There are two flavours in the packet; Apple & Orange and Raspberry & Apple. The ingredients list is impressively small; just wholegrain oats, raisins, sunflower oil and fruit juice. They got two thumbs up from both kids.
Mini Cheese & Chive Breadsticks
Breadsticks are a great on-the-go snack for kids, and these new Organix Mini Cheese & Chive Breadsticks give the traditional plain option a gentle hint of flavour.
Each individual pack contains a good child-sized portion. They’re made with fresh cheese, and again the ingredients list is simple. They also withstood a good jostle in my bag, which in my experience isn’t always the case with breadsticks, and although my adults taste buds felt they needed a bit of salt and pepper, the kids were very happy with them.
Kids’ snack bars are a really convenient option for warding off hunger. The problem is, they often contain lots of artificial ingredients and sugar.
The new Organix Crispy Bars are the exception to this general rule; they’re flavoured and sweetened with natural fruit juice, and as usual there’s no junk. Obviously, it’s still a sugary snack and not something I’d recommend children eat all the time, but it’s preferable to a less nutritious and more densely sugary cake or biscuit.
The Crispy Bars are packed with puffed rice and juicy raisins, and there are two flavour options; Berry or Cocoa & Orange. The kids loved the crunchy, chewiness these bars offer, and I love them too. In fact I have one hidden in the zip pocket of my bag to enjoy later with a cuppa when I’m travelling.
The individual packs of Organix Puffcorn are a brilliant popcorn-style snacks for kids.
They’re made from organic corn and rice, simply baked, and flavoured with fruit juice concentrate, so you know they’re a healthy option. Kids can choose from banana or sweet cinnamon flavour.
We really like the new Organix Goodies snacks. They’re a good size for kids, the packaging is designed with convenience and practicality in mind, they’re easy to unwrap and eat, and they survived a day in a handbag without disintegrating. They also don’t have any hard, un-popped corn kernels which can put strain on little teeth.
They’re really tasty, with the cinnamon flavour being the preferred option for JD, and banana proving the biggest hit with Jay. We might take them to the cinema next time we go – I’m sure they’re much healthier than the stuff you buy from the counter, and a much more sensible portion size too.
Will you be trying out the new Organix snack range soon?
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