So a little back story…When we picked the kids up from camping with their grandparents this summer, they told us they had found a solution to the little man’s digestive issues. This was HUGE news. Despite a well balanced diet and lots of vegetables (he requests salad), we had been facing the daily chat of “Mummy…the toilet won’t flush!” for MONTHS. I’ve heard similar reports from other ASD parents and I’m not really sure why. I think for him it might be muscle control-related. But I digress…and hope he never finds this post when he’s older.

Anyway, the idea that the issue had been solved was a big deal. The magic product they claimed had made the difference was Aussie Bites, which they had bought at Costco. (That link goes to Amazon, because I cannot for the life of me find a website for the manufacturer.) He hadn’t had a problem the entire time he’d been up there, and that was the only thing that had changed in his diet. So of course, we picked some up on the way home to test it for ourselves.

It’s TRUE. The kid’s diet hasn’t changed at all except for this new snack, and he’s good to go. (Pun intended). He has two bites most days, and we haven’t had any challenges with plugged anything.

Given all the crap that’s out there for kids (and grown ups, for that matter) to snack on, this one is an awesome healthier option. It does have canola oil, even if it’s organic. And there are sweeteners – organic cane sugar and organic honey. So not PERFECT for the strictest health gurus, but way better than 98% of the alternatives.

The kids were in day camp all week where I had to pack lunches and two snacks, and it was so easy to just throw a couple of these in a container in his bag. I love finding healthy lunch options that they will actually EAT, instead of having the food basically take a “field trip” to school and back again.

INGREDIENTS:

Organic rolled oats, organic oat flour, organic unsalted butter, organic canola oil, organic dried apricots, organic sugar, organic cane and invert sugar, organic raisins, organic Flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic honey, organic shredded coconut, organic quinoa, organic chia seeds, sea salt, baking soda, organic vanilla.

That’s IT.

They’re pretty clean, all things considered. Just little bites of deliciousness, packed with almost all goodness.

And with just those ingredients, you could make them yourself. Knowing me, I would try a grand total of ONCE, likely fail miserably, and go back to buying them. But, if you are so inclined, I found this homemade “copycat” recipe from The Stay at Home Chef.

Homemade Aussie Bites

 

Let me know if you try them, storebought or made at home!

I went live on my Facebook page to share about these and another clean product – Ravorino Pasta Sauce. I have yet to try it out but I am pumped because it is challenging to find a pasta sauce with no sugar unless you spend a fortune or make it yourself. And we all know I am not a fan of either option!