Tried and tested! How to shop online for tasty, healthy grub for little ones on the island
Snacking has got a bad rep and it’s easy to see why. To most, snacks equates to Cheetos, a bar of sinful choc, and anything that screams saturated fats! But in actual fact, snacking is a really important part of a child’s diet. The right snack can help prevent that nasty hunger spike that normally comes with a dreadful storm of crankiness. Here to save the day are 4 new snack brands we’ve come across that are totally delicious, incredibly nutritious and will keep the hunger and agro at bay. Can we get a Yay!
my Life Inc
Skip the queue and just order online! This online wellness store has over 12 pages of wholesome snacks. Go nuts (no pun intended) and get your hands on their in-house nut and fruit mix has everything from wasabi peas to Goij berries. Satisfy sweet toothed kiddos with their vacuum dried Pronature Perfect Snacks that are made from 100% fruit. Honestly, we couldn’t believe they had zero sugar added because it’s deliciously sweet! Sneak The Freshness Raw Miracle Bar into your child’s lunch box for a school treat. Vegan, gluten and dairy free with no preservative, they are the perfect energy bar to tide your child through a hectic day in school. If your child baulks at a health treat, trick them with Luv Sum Pick-me-up’s – Not-a-Nut-Job ball bites that taste exactly like Lamingtons, minus all the sugar. Oh and pick up something for yourself too – my Life Inc stock our favourite new tea brand: Teaism. Surprising flavour combo’s can be brewed instantly anywhere due to the ingenious packaging design.
Box Green Team Box
This is great if you’re just too busy to get your head around getting healthy. For $129 a month, get 50 yummy snacks in a variety of five different types delivered straight to you. No excuses! If a box is too much for you, you have the option on purchasing these snacks ala carte. Carefully curated and packaged by them, Box Green dried products stand out as they take on a local twist. Lovers of the Chinese dessert Cheng Tng will love the dried version (no ice necessary!) that contains dried longan, Goji berries and crispy lotus seeds. Little ones demanding for chocolate? Appease them with the chocolate-coated roasted cashews nuts by East Bali made with natural cocoa powdered flavour. While you can’t customise the box yet, the feature is on its way. Perfect if your little tyke has an allergy or simply hate oats
Another one that delivers to your door, taking the stress out of providing the kids with healthy options. Inside each of their monthly hip boxes, Made Real packs a surprise. For their spring edition, we’ve heard they’ve collaborated with cookie makers Spatula & Whisk for a lowered-sugar version of the delicate Earl Grey Lavender cookies. They also do the best mixed packets of snacks like their Berry Good Mix full of raisins, goji’s and goodness know what. Swap homemade sugar-loaded apple pies with Stephen James Organics’ apple bars, totally home baked! Now who say healthy has to be boring?
Everyone’s favourite Southeast Asian snack is the ever so sinful deep fried cracker Keropok. Have your cracker and eat it too with Snack Up’s wholesome oil free version. Baked using Japanese technology, the savoury crackers are made using real food ingredients with absolutely no seasoning or nasty MSG. We vouch that their prawn bites taste exactly the same as the real deal.