Healthy lunchbox snacks
Here are three organic, nutritious and tasty snack ideas from Taste Estonia to liven up your child’s school day.
Snacks form an important part of the school routine and it’s important to bear in mind the impact of the food kids consume has on their performance and concentration at school. Including delicious and nutritious snacks in your children’s lunchboxes will not only keep their bodies fuelled and nourished between meals, it will also enforce healthy eating habits in the long run.
Known for its ‘smart food’ approach, quality ingredients and innovative concepts, Taste Estonia is proud to be driving quality and sustainable foods in the region. With its range of healthy, natural and organic produce, Taste Estonia has introduced a range of snacks that aim to make school lunches straightforward and healthy.
ROOSIKU VEGAN CHOCOLATES
Roosiku chocolates are a healthy alternative to regular sugary snacks. Made from the best organic, natural and vegan ingredients, they offer kids a nutritious and tasty sweet treat in their school lunch. Roosiku chocolates are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and an assortment of their products are made with freeze-dried berries which add a delightful nutrient boost to the chocolates. These can serve as a healthy addition to lunches or as a treat after school for all the family.
LOOV offers a range of delicious, healthy, freeze-dried wild berries handpicked from the cleanest Nordic forests of Estonia. The dry freezing process helps preserve the taste, colour and nutrients in these wild berries. They have strong antioxidant properties and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, K, B6, A, E, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and phosphorus. The berries are also high in fibre, making them the perfect superfood to add to your child’s daily breakfast or as a snack during the school day. Just add 1-3 teaspoons of LOOV wild berry powder to smoothies, morning porridge or granola. You can also blend it into yoghurt or other milk products, to make a colourful berry drink or chia-pudding for your little one to enjoy.
MUST UMAMI BLACK GARLIC
Must Umami is an organic black garlic range, grown without plant chemicals or artificial fertilisers – making it good for your child’s body and the environment. The garlic is cooked for three weeks at a low temperature with high humidity, which causes the natural sugars to caramelise and the garlic to turn black. The taste of the garlic becomes pleasantly sweet and caramel-like, the consistency becomes like marmalade and the health-promoting properties multiply. Black garlic has antioxidant and immune boosting properties that could be a source of vitality and strength for your little one through the cooler months. For the back to school season, you can use the black garlic paste as a spread on crackers or as a dip that could be paired with other veggies or bread sticks. Don’t worry – unlike normal garlic, this has a remarkable umami taste that doesn’t leave behind an unflattering aftertaste or smell!
Roosiku chocolates and Must Umami are available for purchase from Kibsons, while LOOV is available on Amazon.ae.