When it comes to our palates, kids tend to lean towards sweetness. So to fill those lunchboxes and keep everyone happy, here are three Kiwi-made treats with a happy, healthy twist.
Datella natural spread
Switch up your spreads with NZ-made Datella – a sweet spread that is lower in sugar than more mainstream sweet toast toppings. It's also perfect for baking, or add a spoon to your morning smoothie. Datella, made by a tiny NZ start-up, is vegan, nut-free and gluten-free, and available in four flavours including chocolate and mixed spice. In retailers around NZ, $8.99. See eatdatella.com for more.
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Fresh Life raw slices
Here's the easiest hack for a homemade slice ever – Fresh Life's raw slices come in four pre-mixed flavours including a caramel slice and lemon. All you need to do is open the pack, add coconut oil, mix, then leave to set in the fridge. Each slice makes 8 tiny but rich and delicious servings – perfect with an afternoon cup of tea and quite hard to resist when you open the fridge door. The packet even doubles up as the tray – easy as. $7.50, from Countdown. freshlifefood.co.nz
Noughty drinks for kids
Perfect for lunchboxes or an after school treat, Noughty's natural sodas for kids come in lemonade, cola and apple flavours. These lightly sparkling drinks are free from added sugars and boosted with calcium, vitamin C and vitamin D. The Noughty cola, for example, is sweetened with apple juice, and contains only 2.4g of sugar (and of course is free of caffeine). livenoughty.com