So I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently. Who hasn’t? It’s all over the news and social media (including mine!)
But have been having an issue with children’s snacks (which pretty much have to be handed over at the school gate to avoid a walking home meltdown) Other than fruit how do I keep it fairly healthy but still try and respect and try reducing down on plastic waste?
There are many great brands out there offering a decent alternative to the kitkat and monster munch that was considered perfectly adequate when we were growing up. But none that I’ve found that offer any packaging that isn’t single use plastic. (But please people correct me if I’m wrong )
And really, as always with these things, it tends to come back to making your own. Energy balls have been around for ages, there are 8 billion recipes for them online. But mostly it comes down to a few non specialist everyday ingredients you can chop and change. They are not time consuming and actually bloody easy - I’m quite lazy, this is really true. This batch took me all of 3 minutes to make in a food processor and I’ve made enough for after school snacks for the week. So the shopping bills are looking a bit healthier as I’m not buying thousands of organic snack bars!
Nearly all of the ingredients came from glass, cardboard or paper so I feel just a tiny bit smugger and happier with myself.
And then, I go and add spinach to the mix (you can’t taste it) and boom! Kids think I’m some sort of magician! They won’t eat green vegetables without serious arm twisting but green snacks.... MIND BLOWN ♻️
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