Who loves Muesli bars? We do! They are the best snacks for on-the-go but they are actually packed FULL of refined sugars and preservatives. You can call me a kill-joy or just an over-reactive mother but its important to me to monitor the sugar content in the foods that I serve my kids. It’s common knowledge that refined sugars aren’t great for us and in fact children under two shouldn’t consume any refined sugars at all as their bodies don’t have the ability to process them yet. This is why I rarely buy muesli bars and I never use packet mixes of anything. I bake all my own treats for my kids because then I can control the ingredients and sugar content.
That is until I discovered BakeMe Snacks Bake-at-home Mixes!
Let’s talk about the introduction of eggs, as they have a history of being an allergen. The advice is always changing particularly when it comes to eggs. In the past the recommendation was to leave the high risk foods until after 12 months old. This is what was recommended when I had my son 4 years ago. Now, it seems after research and more case studies they are now recommmending introduction to high allergen foods early or even during pregnancy to get the body used to them and reduce the risk of allergic reaction.
Ok, hands up if you have a child with an allergy? Me!
It was always going to happen as it runs through my family and I had chronic eczema when I was a kid. My Mum was well ahead of her time and helped us control our allergies by cutting out the foods that were causing the worst reactions. Even to the point of us having a goat in our backyard. Yes, a nanny goat! Her name was Jenny and she was milked daily for our enjoyment. Continue reading