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!
Last month, we went on a roadtrip to visit friends and family and needed to have nutritious, easily portable foods for all of us. I packed lots of fruit and made some amazing Zucchini mini loaves to take with us. They are a complete meal and are so easy to make.
That’s the beauty of Baby Led Weaning… whole foods, that the entire family can enjoy!
Refined Vs Natural Sugars
We are being told more and more that sugar is bad for us, however not ALL sugars are bad for us, in fact our bodies NEED sugar to function optimally. Without the right sugars our cells become stressed, and elevated stress levels lead to a breakdown of body tissues, thyroid imbalance, weakened digestion, decreased immunity and damaged metabolism.
Firstly, lets talk about the different types of sugars found in our foods (Pre-packaged and wholefoods) and divide them into refined sugars and natural sugars.