The one thing that has surprised me most about having a child is just how much Teddy eats; I find it genuinely boggling as he literally gets home from nursery, starts eating, then pretty much doesn’t stop until he goes to bed. He’s also now on the same portion size as me when we have our main meals, but he then has several snacks throughout the day on top, so he actually eats more than me on any given day. You think this would result in child with weight issues but he’s perfectly lean. Did I mention Teddy is just four years old?
I’ve just about got the healthy main meals covered, but finding healthy snacks for someone who needs to consume so much, is actually really hard. Of course I start with fruit – he has a big fruit plate every day – but beyond that, it starts to become a bit tricky and it’s easy to reach for things like biscuits, chocolate and crisps in an attempt to sate the impossibly demanding appetite that Teddy has. Thankfully, Scrummies offer a great selection of fruit snacks that are definitely a far better option than the aforementioned examples. Scrummies are 100% natural snack packs that contain a mix of dried cranberries and raisins that are then flavoured with natural fruit juice. There are six flavours available, each one counts as 1 of your 5 a day, and there’s no added sugar.
There are also adult versions of these healthy snacks, called Clearly Scrumptious, which provide the same healthy benefits as the child versions, just a slightly more adult-friendly version of dried fruit, although I will note that Teddy is more than happy to consume these too. I really rate the Scrummies packs for things like lunch boxes, between-meal snacks and treats after dinner as they’re fun, tasty and healthy too. If you fancy trying them out yourself, I have ten sets to giveaway, each of which contains four sachets of Scrummies. To be in with a chance of winning, just follow the Rafflecopter below. Find out more about Scrummies here – link – where you can purchase them in bulk too. You can also pick up the single sachets for 50p each at Ocado.