The School Snack Minefield Clean Supper Club #Back to School
It’s that time of year again where the summer holidays seem to rush to an abrupt end and the children are all returning to school.
We thought we’d share with you some of the snacks the Clean Supper Club children take to school. Sadly the snacks the school offers at break times really aren’t up to much on the nutritional, blood sugar balancing scale – a white bagel, white toast, juices etc. aren’t going to give the children any benefits. So we choose to send snacks in.
Our Snack Selection
Here’s a selection of what’s ready to head out in their bags next week. They are all refined sugar free; there are naturally occurring fruit sugars but if you mix up what they have with oat and nut based snacks this really isn’t an issue.
Nakd bars – which if you buy in boxes from Costco or on line do become more cost friendly. You can get these in most super markets. We all like these and there are so many options there is bound to be some thing that tickles the taste buds of your children. They do contain nuts and so be certain to check if your school allows them. If the children can’t take them to school they are ideal for post school snacks particularly before any activity they are heading off to.
Bear Nibbles – now these are fun, lots of shapes and flavour combinations to try. Very child friendly packaging and rather moreish. They have quite a range of products, but these apple, pear and pumpkin claws are a favourite here! Available in most super markets.
Get Fruity Bars – our whole family eats these delicious bars – huge range of flavours marvellous mango, berries, pineapple and forest fruits. They are oat based and great fuel all made by a lovely family based company in Cornwall. Again we buy a selection box as this makes it much cheaper. You can buy directly or from Amazon – though we imagine they’ll spread to other outlets fast!
The fruitina real fruit snacks have been around for years. Like a fruit leather style snack, with apple & strawberry, apple and raspberry, apple and blackberry and apple & apricot. We buy these from our local health food shop. The children always load up with 2 of each flavour. You can get them on line or health food shops.
Yu! These are newish to our collection of fruity snacks and so far they’ve gone down well on days out during the holidays. Mango stars are the favourite so far.
Then the fail-safe raisins, yes you’ve probably heard they will stick to your children’s teeth but like us you probably make sure they clean them twice a day.
Our feeling on dried fruit is this… Benefits of dried fruit – they are a very effective prebiotic, feeding the good bacteria in the gut. Dried fruit (like the dates in the Nakd bars) converts the fructose into soluble fibre, which removes cholesterol from the blood. It’s all about balance and they are full of vitamins and minerals – you don’t get that with sugar.