On top of the fact that they are tasty and crunchy and easy to pop in your bag, there are so many great reasons to eat our Super Seed Snacks! Good4U Dietitian Shelly told us all the ways that these little seeds help your body perform some very important tasks and you can see them all in the infographic below!
We are delighted to have teamed up with one of Sligo’s most loved café owners to bring you some great new recipes featuring our tasty, crunchy, nutritious sprouts!
Carolanne Rushe is a friendly bubbly foodie who is well known around Sligo and beyond. After spending many years travelling the globe, blogging and developing her food repertoire, she returned to Ireland and completed training at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Carolanne went on to provide great food for happy people from her Green Warrior stall at the Strandhill People’s Market.
After great success with Green Warrior, this year Carolanne opened Sligo’s first plant based café, Sweet Beat. In the bright and open café situated on the Garvogue River you can feast on healthy plant based meals like super salads, avocado toast, soups and winter warmer specials like vegetable lasagne and risottos. If you’re thirsty, quench with healthy homemade drinks including wheatgrass shots, juices, smoothies and kombucha. If you are in Sligo we thoroughly recommend a visit!
We are happy campers that Carolanne agreed to develop some recipes for us and we hope you enjoy them too! :)
(Photo credit: Andrea Flanagan)
55 products were entered into the Innovation challenges at lunch! 2015 and were voted on by visitors to the show, made up largely of leading food industry buyers.
15 finalists had the chance to pitch why their product is the most innovative and following Good4U family member Laura O’Sullivan pitching Super Bites, the judges agreed that they are a great product made with innovative methods and ingredients!
Super Bites are the first of their kind, healthy snack for kids made from all natural ingredients. We hand pick only the highest quality dates, raisins, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, natural freeze dried fruits, a flavourless seaweed extract and cold press them into delicious little treats, full of goodness. The seaweed extract ensures a great source of calcium, needed for the maintenance of your little one’s healthy bones and teeth.
Super Bites have absolutely no added sugars or syrups, no nut, no gluten and no dairy so they are perfect for all lunchboxes, travel and snacking occasions!
Our healthy Super Seed Snacks are sitting happy at the KML open in Zandervoort, Holland as we speak! The perfect healthy snack to nourish and provide slow release energy!
Lunchboxes these days often consist of a staple sandwich, something that you want them to eat (fruits) and something that you think that they would want to eat (sweet treat).
But treats don’t have to be food items. It’s a good idea to treat with non-food items so that children don’t make the tie at a young age of food as reward…this can lead to problems well into adulthood.
Food can be both enjoyable and healthy and you can include something fun, interesting and inexpensive as a treat for their first day. Non-food treat ideas to pop in a lunchbox are a yoyo, a small rubber ball or a new hair tie or pack of crayons.
Healthy Sandwich Tips
Breads – Bagels, ciabatta and tortilla wraps are staple sandwich vessels these days but when it comes to nutrition and calories your best off to give your kids sliced wholegrain pan…plus it’s easier for them to get their little mouths around.
Spreadsstick to thin spread of low fat butter rather than runny spreads like mayo and ketchup.
Fillings – Use lettuce, rocket or sprouted seeds to get those greens in and make them strong. Stick to less watery salads like seeded cucumber, grated carrot and radish… and if using cucumber or tomatoes remove the seeds.
Add some protein with a slice of cheese, chicken or ham and a sprinkle of seeds for crunch.
We love this “Squash it Sandwich” from Jamie Oliver!
Start off as you mean to go on… their favourite fruit, some raisins and a chocolate coated rice cake is a great chocolatey treat without too much added sugar.
Hoping everyone has a happy and healthy first day of school this year! x
Good4U family member Bernie Butler recently did an interview with the AIB Business team. Read her advice to people starting out in business, her favourite motivational quote (which is ingrained in the Good4U team) and where this inspiring woman gets her ideas - Interview
They are a great pre/post exercise snack or for giving you an extra energy boost if you need it for your day. They are free from nuts, dairy free, gluten free and wheat free and most importantly they taste amazing!
The perfect healthy energy boosting snack to go with your Boost Juice :)
President Michael D Higgins opened the Fleadh with a naturally eloquent speech and Good4U’s Bernie Butler had the pleasure of meeting him personally and showing him around the stunning gallery at The Model. The President was presented with a beautiful bowl by woodturner Matt Jones.
To find out more about this year’s Fleadh Cheoil on the official Fleadh site.
Amazing Fleadh Cheoil illustration by artist Annie West.