***This post is the second of a 3 part #snackosphere blog challenge series for Kidspot Voices of 2014 and Healtheries. You can read the first post here ***
While the weather here in Sydney has been all sorts lately, when it’s been awesome, it’s been UBER awesome.
Despite this, I like to make sure the daycare pick ups are quick and snappy. It’s an easy 2 minute drive there and by the end of the day, I just want to get it over and done with.
However, to make most of daylights savings, Mr Surfer, has been keen to take a leisurely walk to the daycare and walk the boys back home. It’s slowly becoming a special Friday afternoon family affair.
I was of course dubious at first because hello, witching hour.
Asking the boys to walk an extra half hour home (including a little hill) after a full on day at daycare at the week’s end…who isn’t asking for crazy tantrums?
But Mr Surfer comes home in time to make the scenic 15 minute walk with me and we bring along an ample supply of anti-tantrum rations – apples, fruit rolls and their favourite, chips.
Lately, we’ve been replacing the chips with Healtheries snacks and for after school, we tried the Potato Curls (Chicken flavour).
Initially, I wasn’t sure if the single serve packets would satisfy the twinions’ ravenous after school appetites.
At the same time, I was worried if it would ruin dinner. (Oh my, when did I turn into my mother???)
It’s a good thing the Potato Curls (just released last month in Coles supermarkets) have 70% less fat than regular chips because they’ve become a big hit.
There’s also less than 2% saturated fat as well as wheat and gluten free. As I mentioned in my last post, K-Bear is still isn’t in the clear from his peanut allergy so it’s nice to see that all Healtheries snacks are peanut free.
One little bug bear is its sodium content, being slightly higher (593 mgs per 100gms) compared to regular potato chips (479mgs per 100gms).
It’s all about portion control.
Each Potato Curl packet (at 12 gms) contains 129 mg of sodium while an average serving of chips (roughly 15 chips or 27 gms) which holds 129mg of sodium.
So for us, Potato Curls are a special treat.
Which is absolutely fine because so have these walks home.
Except for that time we got locked out. But that’s another story…