Chewsday Review- Weet-Bix for Kids

We know Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids. But what about Weet-Bix FOR Kids? Is this version that much better than regular Weet-Bix?? Let's see in today's Chewsday Review.... 🔶Ingredients: 🔹wholegrain wheat (97%), raw sugar, calcium, iron, barley malt extract, vitamins B1, B2 and B3. 🔹barley malt extract is a sweetener, made from sprouted grains. Essentially it's another form of sugar. 🔶The positives: 🔹No added salt, making it a low sodium food (45mg/100g). This is much lower than regular Weet-Bix (270mg/100g). 🔹Very low sugar content at only 2.9g per 100g. This is slightly lower than regular Weet-Bix (3.3g/100g). 🔹Low fat and saturated fat content, well within healthy guidelines and exac

Chewsday Review- The Laughing Cow Cheese

Today's Chewsday Review still comes to you from the dairy aisle, but this time I'm looking at 'kiddie' cheese. There are SO MANY different options, from BabyBel to cheese stringers. Let's start with an old classic- The Laughing Cow. 🔶Ingredients: 🔹rehydrated skim milk, milk fat, cheeses, milk proteins, emulsifying salts, salt, vitamin D. 🔹Common allergens include: milk 🔶The positives: 🔹low sugar content (6.5g/100g) as with all cheeses. 🔹reasonably high calcium content (600mg/100g) which works out to about 3 times as much as yoghurt BUT it comes in a smaller serving so there's less total calcium. One slice of Laughing Cow works out to be almost 20% of a toddler's calcium requirements. R

Chewsday review- Brownes Mini's Yoghurt

Can you believe it, another kid's yoghurt on the shelves! There must be serious money to be made from squeezie pouch yoghurts, and Brownes have decided to get in on the action. As a born and bred WA dairy company, I was seriously hoping I could give their Brownes Mini's Strawberry yoghurt a good review. 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Milk, cream, milk solids, strawberry base, sugar, water, rice starch, fruit and vegetable concentrate, natural flavours, lemon juice concentrate, milk minerals, live cultures. 🔹It's unclear what the 'strawberry base' is, but the apparently it's made up of 3% strawberries, which means overall there is only a minuscule amount of actual strawberries in the yoghurt. 🔶The positi

Chewsday Review- Organic Carrot Stix

Today's Chewsday Review was submitted by a teacher, who wanted to know if these lunch box snacks were any good. Introducing Organix Carrot Stix. They sound healthy, but are they really? 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Corn (68%), sunflower oil (13%), carrot powder (12%), potato powder (6%), onion powder (less than 1%), dried coriander leaf (less than 1%), thiamin (less than 1%). 🔹Potato powder is basically the starchy component of potatoes that has been extracted and dried. Onion powder is dehydrated, ground onion. Carrot powder is less well-defined, but let's assume that it's made in a similar way to onion powder. 🔹The label states that this product contains soy and dairy. That's quite odd considering t

Is 'hiding' vegetables worth it? Part 2 of 3

Recently I wrote about the controversial topic of “hiding vegetables” in kids’ food, and shared some of my hesitancies with ‘sneaking’ veggies into preferred foods. You can read more about these here. Since then, many of you have generously shared your experiences with ‘sneaking’ veggies into foods, to contribute to this blog series. Today we’ll talk about whether veggie ‘hiding’ is worth doing, and next up we’ll talk strategies for successfully including veggies into foods and overall diets. So, WHY do parents hide veggies in food? The main reasons you told me about were related to nutrition, taste and portability. Parents are worried about their kids getting enough nutrition. This is a com

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