In conjunction with Organix
The end of the school year is near, and so is the crazy season.
Most days I feel as though I have been rushing from here and there trying to get organised for Christmas while also attending our family’s many end of year social, work and volunteers events as well as dance rehearsals and concerts, school carols and sport presentation nights. I’m definitely looking forward to the end of the school term!
With all the hustle and bustle going on around me, it’s almost like I need to be extra prepared given that I am usually out and about with a toddler. There’s no way I can walk out of the house without a bag packed full of snacks and a drink for my little one … I’d certainly hear about it and it wouldn’t be an enjoyable experience for any of us!
So it was perfect timing when I was offered the opportunity to try out Organix’s new range of Goodies toddler snacks recently.
My 20-month-old daughter has a pretty hearty appetite and happily munched away on everything given to her, including the Farm Animal Biscuits, Mini Oaty Bites, Cheese and Herb Puffs and Carrot Sticks. But her favourite of all had to be the Saucy Tomato Noughts and Crosses.
Whether we are going to be out and about or spending the day at home, I usually make my daughter a small fruit platter or a ‘snack box’ for either morning or afternoon tea. Her ‘snack box’ is full of a range of healthy bite size treats including sultanas, dried cranberries and apricots, plain biscuits and crackers – although each day I mix it around a little and try out a few new things. I find my daughter likes to graze on a range of snacks from one little container, although you can often see her working her way through her favourites first!
I’ve easily been able to incorporate Organix Goodies into her existing snack box or if I’m in a real hurry I popped a packet into the baby bag for later. Overall, I found these snacks to be a great addition to my pantry when my daughter was in need of a snack, particularly when I was short on time.
Why toddlers need to snack – tips from Organix
- Toddlers’ tummies only hold small amounts so eating little and often is ideal.
- Offer three meals a day with two to three snacks in between for healthy growth and development and to boost energy levels.
- Snacks top up your child’s intake of nutrients and calories to help meet their daily energy needs between meals.
- Snacks also add variety to your child’s diet while offering the chance to try new foods, different tastes and textures.
- Good healthy snacking is about offering the right food at the right time, but not so much food that your child isn’t hungry at their main meal time.
- Offer a mix of sweet and savoury flavours and a balance of different foods.
Organix makes a range of weaning and finger foods that aim to help make children discover new textures, tastes and shapes an enjoyable experience. They come with a ‘No Junk Promise’ that the foods are made with the best organic ingredients and contain nothing unnecessary.
Organix Goodies Corn Puffs are baked, not fried with a light, crispy taste. They are available in Coles and Woolworths.
Organix Goodies Mini Oaty Bites are made from raisins and wholegrain oats and are available in a mixed bag of 11 raspberry/apple and apple/orange pieces. They can be found in Coles.
Organix Farm Animal Biscuits are made with wholemeal wheat flour, grape juice and added vitamin B1. The fun shapes include cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and horses which are great to help children learn and use their imagination. They are available from Coles.
All Organix Goodies toddler snacks are suitable for children aged 12 months and over.
For more information on Organix Goodies toddler snacks, visit www.organix.com
This is not a sponsored post, however I was provided with three packs of corn puffs ($2 RRP each), one packet of mini oaty bites ($5.99 RRP each) and one packet of farm animal biscuits ($4.40 RRP each) from Organix for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are still my own.