I had the great pleasure of meeting Tracey from Adventure Snacks recently and wow is she passionate about Real Food! Tracey was inspired to create her Adventure Snacks range when her gorgeous son Oscar came along. She wanted to be able to make him healthy snacks that were quick and easy to make and easy to take out and about on their adventures.
And so Adventure Snacks were born!
Adventure Snacks are packet mixes, but they only contain real food ingredients you would find in your kitchen – no additives, no preservatives!
They are so easy to make and perfect to have in the cupboard for times when you need to quickly throw something together for lunch boxes or a play date. These would also be great for anyone who is keen to try out a few recipes on their kids before spending a heap of money on ingredients like coconut flour and cacao only to have them sit in the cupboard if they don’t like them.
There are three different varieties to choose from, with more on the way. Choc-Beet Muffins, Cranberry, Fig & Seed Balls and Sultana, Oat & Carrot Cookies. I askedChief Snack Maker Nic to choose which ones he wanted to try and he chose the Choc-Beet Muffins and Sultana, Oat & Carrot Cookies.
As always, I love having the kids in the kitchen, so I gave Nic and big sister Jasmyn free reign and they made them on their own.
We made them in the ThermoMix, but you absolutely don’t need one to make them (instructions are on the back of the packet).
These turned out perfectly, even though a little extra liquid was added (Nic got a bit excited…).
“They are crunchy, carroty and delicious!” said the critic (as he gobbled down a still warm cookie). I had to remind him to slow down if he wanted any to put in his lunch box the next day!
Next was Jas making the Choc-Beet Muffins. Jas loves all things chocolate, though is not a fan of beetroot, so this could be interesting…
These were so quick and easy to make – just add in an egg, butter and milk and mix!
The finished product was rich, chocolatey pink muffins that were really moist and delicious.
I was able to put a few into lunch boxes the next day, but the rest were eaten after school the next day (and a few may have been taste tested by my hubby…)
If you want to know more about Adventure Snacks, then you can email Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or jump onto her facebook page here.