As far as kids’ snacks go, popcorn is probably one of the better ones. It was recently proven to have high levels of antioxidants (the same good stuff as in fruit and veg), and depending on how it’s prepared, could be a low-fat and nutritious snack and could even be served at parties. It’s also high in fibre.
I’ve never thought out the box (the popcorn box too) when it comes to preparing it – I tend to airpop then sprinkle some salt or Herbamare on. Recently I came across some fab sweet and savoury popcorn recipes in the Ella’s Kitchen cookbook.
There are five variations on the plain version – Cheesy, Bacon-flavoured, Caramel, Peanut Butter and Cinnamon. They’re brilliant for lunchboxes and parties (label them in different containers on your party food tables).
Look out for a giveaway coming up here for one of three copies of the Ella’s Kitchen cookbook. You can find Ella’s Kitchen organic baby and toddler food and snacks at leading baby stores and wellness outlets.