My boys are bottomless. Sometimes it seems they do nothing but eat and when they get home from school they are ravenous. So much so they will grab anything they can find and there is not thought to its nutrition. So as a parent it is down to me to make sure we have a selection of healthy after school snacks available and to help them make the right choice.
I am all about moderation and we do not have such a thing as bad snacks, just ones that we have in moderation. I am keen not to label unhealthy food as a treat. I am super lucky in the fact that I have got to boys that are pretty adventurous in their food choices but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t love to have a Nutella sandwich every day after school!
So when we were offered a trial of Chewy Moon, a weekly snack box for kids, we decided to put it to the test. Chewy Moon provide a weekly box of hugely healthy, alternative snacks and guilt-free after school treats for growing kids. The boys have been diligently putting the box through its paces and trying the snacks out each night after school and I have to say we are big fans.
I have always been pretty strict when it comes to snacks, as family mealtimes are really important to me, so it is key that snacks are filling enough to see the kids though to mealtime, but not too much to impede on it. This is where Chewy Moon have got it spot on. The pack sizes are perfect and the selection of both sweet and savoury snacks are really satisfying. They understand that snacks form an integral part of children’s diets. Younger children need them as they can not eat enough in one sitting and often get hungry before their next meal and older children (like my boys) are active and fast growing, so get cranky without snacks. Hanger (hungry anger) is a BIG thing here.
So what do you get? For £4.93 including postage you get a weekly Snack Box that contains five 100% natural snacks, with no added sugar that come addressed to your child and then every fourth week, you get a family box with an additional two “adult” snack packs (not that us adults got to try them, as the boys ate them too)!
What we loved about Chewy Moon
- They realise that one size doesn’t fit all, so they can be tailored to your child’s age, activity level and can be nut free too.
- Compared to supermarket healthy snacks they are great value.
- You can opt for sweet savoury or a mix.
- You can cancel your subscription at any time. There is no commitment.
- They aim to make nutrition fun and each pack contains nutritional facts, comic strips and a cardboard totem toy that you can collect and stack as the weeks go by.
- The boys loved the easy open packets – no need to ask for my help.
We weren’t keen
Actually, we really struggled with finding any bad points, other than the boys arguing over who was having what – so we would be purchasing two packs and it would be nice to get a discount on subsequent packs purchased.
I am delighted to be partnering with Chewy Moon to offer you a months subscription to their excellent snack boxes. To be in with a chance of winning just complete the Gleam entry below. Good luck and even if you do not win, then head over to Chewy Moon and claim your first box free (you just pay the postage).