Thursday, 17 September 2015

Healthy Eating For Healthy Kids



As a parent, I worry that I am feeding my children the right things.  Yes they like chocolate and sweets what child doesn't? They get those in moderation of course, but I am always on the look out for something new, tasty and healthy for them to try.

 Nairn's have teamed up with nutritionist, Christine Bailey, to come up with their very own recipe book for toddlers and children centred around their oatcakes.  Easy for children to help make and very good for them too!  Here are 8 top reasons why you should include oats in your child's diet.


  1. Energy booster - Slow release carbs
  2. Nutritional powerhouse - full of vitamins and minerals for example folic acid and Vitamin E
  3. Boosts mood - Good source of vitamin B6 which increases serotonin levels
  4. Improves concentration - Slow release carbs fuels the brain
  5. Digestive health - provides good bacteria
  6. Good nights sleep - Oats can boost the levels of the sleep hormone melatonin
  7. Maintain healthy weight - eating oats can control healthy appetite
  8. Naturally healthy - easy and nutritious snack for kids on the go



I was lucky enough to receive a box full of yummy goodies from oat cakes with sun flowers seeds to the little lunch box snacks, Astro bites.  Astro bites, berry blast, come in handy little packets which are perfect for a mid morning snack or as an addition to the kids lunch box.  They are made with wholegrain oats and fruit pieces and are in the shape of space rockets and other characters. Both my children loved these and being honest, were the first snack to go!

One day when it was wet and windy outside, which seems to be typical of the Scottish summer, I got the kids in the kitchen and asked what they would like on their oatcakes.  They chose apples, mustard, ham and chicken slices.  Here is a picture of their creation.



Their yummy little creations did not last long and I will admit I was delighted to see them try something new. I love the booklet, aimed at children aged 2 plus, as there are loads of great hints, tips and recipes that even I would like to try.  There's even a section for snacks on the go.

If you would like to find out more about the products Nairn's offer head over to their website You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

To find out more about Christine Bailey, visit her website here


22 comments:

  1. I love Nairns products, they are delicious. :)

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    1. They are very tasty indeed. I have noticed a difference since I started eating the oatcakes and it is most certainly a good change x

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  2. Very creative biscuits! Just wish mine would be a bit more daring about trying new food...!

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    1. My son can be very fussy when it comes to new foods so I was surprised he tried these but he loves them! The Astro bites are great for kids as they don't realise its good food they are eating lol x

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  3. My boys loat oat cakes with nutella, peanut butter and bananas!

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    1. oohhh sounds like a very yummy combination! Will need to make that for the kids to try x

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  4. We're fans of their oat cakes here. I often put them in lunch boxes.

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    1. They are perfect snacks. I put the astro bites in my son's lunch box. Must say they are really yum x

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  5. I buy these too - they're great for packed lunches x

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  6. Yum, I love Nairns - especially with a big helping of mushroom pate on top - delicious!

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    1. ooohhh I must try that!!! I'm hungry now hehe x

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  7. Just munching on almond butter on oatcakes as i read this - my favourite snack after a run :)

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    1. That's the perfect snack for after a run or any exercise! x

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  8. Ohh I have to admit I have a soft spot for Nairns .

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    1. healthy, tasty and affordable. Perfect x

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  9. I used to love these biscuits for morning sickness funny enough! x

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    1. A lot of people have said the exact same thing! I turned to porridge when I had morning sickness. So oats must be great for that too xx

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  10. These looks fabulous and really tasty too. I need to work on a bit of a diet plan to lose a stone or so. Should have a look at these :)

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    1. They are very filling so I use them as a nice snack that way I know I wont stuff my face with chocolate (my downfall) lol.
      Oats are a great slow release carb xx

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