I normally reserve pre-packaged snacks for when we are out and about, it’s a special treat that way, plus packaged things are just easier to carry around a lot of the time. If things are really busy at home, I may let them eat a ‘commercial’ snack, sometimes when the triplets are waiting for their dinner it can be quite handy to give them something to nibble on while they wait.
I’m always on the lookout for healthy little snacks to give the kids. I had come across the Little Bellies
range in my local supermarket (in the babies section) and was pleasantly surprised that they have produced snacks for young children which are certified organic, very low in sugar and use quality, healthy ingredients which are free from artificial additives, herbicides, pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified ingredients.
Little Bellies sent us some Fiddlesticks to try. They are organic mini cheesy breadsticks made spelt and wholegrain wheat flour, low in sugar, baked and not fried and of course no artificial colours or flavours. The first time the triplets tried them, I had my iPhone ready, so here is their reaction! As you can see they really do like them!
Oh. And a warning. They are terrible at climbing at the moment, and they just won’t keep seatbelts on. It’s all a bit wobbly at the start because Toby was doing his signature, “stand on the highchair tray move”. Be still my beating heart… But let me reassure you, we are teaching him not to!
Watch Jayden and how he refuses to let go of his dummy! They have been sick and teething lately and very dependent on their pacifiers. Sigh.
Jonty and Trent also loved them. I would happily send a bag of Fiddlesticks to school with Jonty, knowing that it will be a great, healthy snack for him.
Can you tell that we have been talking about how food is fuel for your body and gives you energy?
Here’s the exciting bit! Little Bellies is giving away a basket of Little Bellies goodies (one of each, RRP $30) to a Caitlin’s Happy Heart reader.
To win, you must be an Australian resident, like Caitlin’s Happy Heart on facebook and answer the following question, (include your email address please):
What healthy snacks do you feed the little bellies at your house?
The winner will be someone who inspires me to make/choose your easy, healthy snack for my five kids!
Competition closes on Tuesday 11th of June at 10:00am. The winner will be announced on facebook and emailed. If I receive no response within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.