Wednesday 27 September 2017

Snack time with #ChileanEasyPeelers

At this time of year we are blessed with an abundance of fruit from our allotment. The branches on our pear tree are bending with the weight of the fruit on them. The autumn raspberries can't be picked quick enough. However one thing we can't grow at the allotment is citrus fruit. I believe in eating a colourful array of foods to maximise all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants available.
Chilean easy peelers are available right now through to November making them a great autumnal snack. They are packed with goodness to help young bodies grow and thrive such as fibre, folate, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
I haven't bought oranges for pure eating purposes for many years now. I find them far too messy and hard work when it comes to peeling them. If I do buy them now it is for using in baking or for juicing. For a zingy, citrus hit then small Chilean easy peelers are perfect for a quick snack or adding to a lunch.

Keeping hydrated through the day can be tough. Quite rightly the only drinks that the kids are able to take to school for drinking throughout the day is water. I know myself this gets a bit monotonous but with the easy peelers containing around 87 per cent water they act as a great little thirst quencher.

The lack of pips is very important to me. I don't like the mess of trying to get pips out of a segment. It means that I can give them to the kids without the fear of the whole segment being spat back out or even worse choking on the pips. Master JibberJabber commented how much he liked them because they had no pips!
Even little hands can break into an easy peeler. This encourages the actual consumption of the fruit as anything too fiddly will still be in the lunch box at the end of the day! If you need to peel the fruit yourself before putting into the lunch box then the morning rush will be made easier. Chilean easy peelers are good news all round!

This is an entry for the BritMums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Chilean Citrus Committee.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear how you got on - commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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