Little Miss loves her food and she eats a varied diet. But sometimes she wants a little treat, you know, something wrapped up that makes a scrunchy noise when you open it. To kids that noise is all the fun they need, they’re so easily entertained!
Many times, I’ve rushed out the door in the mornings and just grabbed her a packet of chips to take with us. Every three weeks I will go to the nail parlour and get a manicure and she’ll be sitting there eating her chips. It keeps her quiet for a good 40 minutes, so I can get my manicure uninterrupted.
#mumguilt then sets in, and I feel bad. “I should have prepared her something healthy,” I often think to myself. I am always conscious of those artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Guilt be gone as I’ve just discovered the Messy Monkeys range from Freedom Foods. They are made with the hidden goodness of Sorghum (nutrient powerhouse) and Quinoa (ancient grain). And they’ve also got fibre! For kids aged 4-8, it’s 11% of their daily fibre needs.
Not only are they 36% whole grain, what I love about these is that they have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. But it doesn’t stop there. There is no palm oil, no added MSG and no nasties. Sometimes it’s not only about what’s in there, but what’s left out! Oh, and they’re also gluten free and wheat free if that’s also important to you. Did I mention they’ve also got a 4-health star rating?
When Little Miss first saw them, of course, she wanted the purple packet (pizza flavour), which didn't surprise me as purple is her favourite colour at the moment.
She’s tried the other flavours and loves them all equally, but in future, I'll probably be buying the cheese and the pizza flavours. (the burger flavour can leave a bit of colouring on the carpet after she drops some which is a regular occurrence with her). Such a messy monkey!
If you’re like me and was wondering why you hadn’t seen this range before, it’s because they’re actually in the health food isle of the supermarket! You can grab them from Coles, Woolworths and IGA.
So my only problem right now, is how do I keep her out of the pantry? She just opens the door and helps herself to them. #firstworldproblems
Mamas share your tips!