Chewsday Review- Babybel Cheese

Hands up if you requested a review of Babybel Cheese. There should be about 5000 of you! A popular cheese snack so it seems. Let’s see how it performs in today’s Chewsday Review… 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Milk (98%), salt, bacterial culture. microbial rennet 🔹This is one of the snack cheese with the least ingredients (which probably could go into the positives below!) 🔹Common allergens include: milk 🔶The positives: 🔹High calcium content (710mg/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 Babybel works out to be 28% of a toddler's calcium requirements and 19% of an older child’s requirements. Regular cheese has a si

Chewsday Review- Freedom Foods Maple Crunch

Today's Chewsday Review features Freedom Foods' version of Nutri-Grain, known as Maple Crunch. Both foods have 4 stars in the health star rating, so which is the better option? 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Gluten free flour mix (76%) including rice, sorghum and corn flour, sugar, psyllium husks, maple syrup (2%), canola oil, salt emulsifier and flavours. Just FYI- Nutri-Grain contains similar ingredients, but use gluten-containing flours and have added protein and added vitamins and minerals. 🔹The two sources of sugar in this product are regular sugar and maple syrup. Maple syrup has almost the exact same nutritional content as regular sugar, so please don't be fooled into thinking this is a 'healthier

How much chocolate can kids eat at Easter?

Most parents are worried about how to manage their child’s chocolate consumption at Easter. They know their kids LOVE chocolate and they just don’t know what to say about how much they can have. Why are we worried? Often parents are worried that their child will want to eat TOO MUCH chocolate (or sugar). This is the case for many adults these days. We assume that everyone will eat too much chocolate if they’re allowed to have as much as they want, but in fact, the opposite is true. People actually binge on chocolate as a result of losing touch with what their body is telling them. Instead, we want our kids to be able to listen to what their tummy says. This is controversial, but I actually w

Chewsday Review- Messy Monkeys Banana Blast Cereal

I’m always complaining that there aren’t enough high quality breakfast cereals on the market for kiddos (or adults to eat). Oats and Weet-Bix are really the only two that get my stamp of approval (especially after they discontinued the low-sugar Cheerios ) So I was particularly excited to see that Messy Monkeys have a new cereal on the market- let’s see what I think in today’s Chewsday Review. 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Chickpea flour, maize flour, rice flour, cane sugar, psyllium husk, chickpea fibre, golden syrup, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), natural flavours, natural colour (turmeric extract). 🔹Common allergens include: nil 🔶The positives: 🔹Low fat and saturated fat content, well within heal

Chewsday Review- Freedom Food XO Crunch

Freedom Foods do some great products for people with allergies, providing gluten and nut free options of commonly enjoyed breakfast cereals. But are they any healthier? Let’s see… Today’s Chewsday Review features Freedom Foods XO crunch. 🔶Ingredients: 🔹Gluten free flour mix (65%: rice flour, wholegrain sorghum flour, maize flour), cane sugar, cocoa powder (4%), psyllium husk, chickpea fibre, golden syrup, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), flavours, salt. 🔹Common allergens include: nil 🔶The positives: 🔹Low fat and saturated fat content, well within healthy guidelines. 🔹High fibre content of 3g per serve. This is significantly more than other cocoa style cereals (coco pops- 0.5g/serve). O

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