Smart snacking

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We’re pleased to have partnered with the GI Foundation to bring you top tips and information around the health benefits of maintaining a low GI diet.

It’s not only adults that can benefit from low GI foods, but kids too! That’s why the GI Foundation has put together their top low GI snacks to keep your kids feeling full and energised, without causing spikes and crashes in blood glucose levels.

Some quick, simple and yummy snacking ideas that offer sustained energy and will keep you and your kids feeling fuller for longer include:

  • Berries with low-fat yoghurt and desiccated coconut flakes
  • Handful of mixed nuts
  • Apple slices with peanut butter
  • Small smoothie made with avocado, banana and almond milk
  • Baby cucumbers or carrot sticks with hummus
  • Slice of authentic sourdough toast with avocado
  • Popcorn
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Raisin toast
  • Snack products that carry the GI Symbol, such as Uncle Tobys Milk & Oat Bars

Avoid giving your kids high GI refined flour products such as cookies, biscuits, cakes or pastries. You could also try making your own low GI snacks to have on hand, such as:

GI Foundation Healthy Lunchbox Guide

View the GI Foundation Healthy Lunchbox Guide here, for a healthy low GI version of your kids lunches.

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