Opt for a Zero-Waste snack

Although it may be easier and more practical to opt for the classic pre-packed cake slices, it is not doing our children or beautiful planet any favours: packaging, overpackaging, plastic galore and not to mention the excess sugar, etc. What if a snack could be an unmissable opportunity to establish good eating habits?

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Let’s eat better!

It’s no secret that mass-produced cakes are full of sugar, additives and other colouring agents. Children should learn to eat a healthy and balanced diet at an early age, so this doesn’t lead to frustration when they grow older. Fruit is essential and should form the basis of everyday snacks. It’s not always easy at first, but don’t shy away from offering nice fruit plates, homemade compotes or even dried fruit. You can also include your child when preparing the latter option: let them make their own little mixture of dried fruits (apricots, raisins, dates, figs, etc.) and nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews or Brazil nuts, etc.).

Furthermore, why not make your own cakes and store them in a suitable container: cookies and almond biscuits seem to go down well with everyone. Alternatively, opt for a slice of bread and a few squares of chocolate (organic and preferably not too sweet).

As far as drinks are concerned, we prefer water (our body is made up of 60-70% water after all) or fresh/homemade fruit juice. We try to avoid fizzy drinks and other sugary, unnatural drinks.

Let’s avoid plastic too!

By making your children’s snacks yourself, you will drastically reduce the amount of packaging. We recommend using reusable containers: tins for dried fruits and biscuits, stainless steel water bottles for drinks, reusable pouches (e.g. Squiz pouches), tote bags and small insulated lunch bags.