It’s gets to this time of year and the colds come about. In fact as I’m writing this the household has the sniffles, sore throats and runny eyes.
One way we like to get loads of Vitamin C is to munch on little oranges as well them or mandarins/clementines/satsumas giving them the proper name.
We were chuffed to be chosen to take part in the #ChileanEasyPeelers challenge with Britmums. This challenge involved tips and ideas using the Chilean Easy Peelers on making lunchboxes fun, easy and exciting for the back to school period.
Now as you know baby girl hasn’t started school yet, but when I’m off to work in the mornings she takes her packed lunch as well when she goes to my mums for the day. So we do lots of packed lunches in our house for all of us. My tip is to prepare them the night before to save time in the morning when we are busy looking for that lost shoe!
Popping in a clementine into a lunch box is perfect to help your little one keep hydrated plus providing vitamins.
Sweet tasting and seedless, Chilean easy peeler clementines and mandarins are now in season, and best in class, providing a rich source of fibre, calcium and magnesium.
We love to have an easy peeler as a snack when we have come inside from playtime. This may be from when we have been in the garden, or as an afternoon snack. On occasion we take some with us down to the local park.
With year on year growth of 32% in tonnes sold in the UK, the amount of Chilean mandarins sold last season reached over 2,000 tonnes. The predictions for this year’s crop are even greater
Chilean easy peelers are available on supermarket shelves from September to November, the delicious fruits are the ideal snack for back to school season due to them being seedless and sweet in flavour.
Tips on why Chilean easy peelers are great snacks for kids
- Young children love doing things for themselves and easy peelers help them do just this. With easy peelers, children are also less likely to need teachers help to peel these, so they are more likely be eaten rather than left in lunch boxes.
- They are a great source of water – they are about 87 per cent water. Children should be encouraged to drink water but eating foods with a high water content such as citrus fruit may help to keep them hydrated too. These are especially great to pack on hot or busy days, or when children are taking part in sports, to help keep hydration levels topped up.
- They are low in calories, fat and a good provider of vitamins and minerals.
- Save time in the morning and as we know time is precious. No more peeling, cutting and slicing when making your child’s lunch boxes – just pop in an easy peel mandarin.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this post.
You can catch up on our previous Britmums challenge here when we took the #healthyredmeat challenge.
*This post is an entry for the BritMums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Chilean Citrus Committee