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New Nakd Nibbles

If you like to eat healthily you’re probably already a fan of Nakd bars. My favourite is probably Cashew Cookie and as they’re gluten, dairy and sugar free, I always have a bar (or 7) in the cupboard.

I was recently sent some of their new products – Nakd Nibbles – to try out. I’d already bought the Salted Caramel flavor from Sainsbury’s (so good!) and was obviously quite happy to see new Strawberries & Cream and Coconut Bliss.

nakd nibbles

Nakd Nibbles contain nothing but 100% raw fruits and nuts smooshed together with natural flavours. With no added sugar, syrups or hidden nasties they’re naturally gluten, wheat and dairy free and count as one of your five-a-day.

I eat (pour into my mouth!) right from the bag or give them to the kids sprinkled in soya yoghurt as a dessert or into porridge at breakfast.

A word of warning though; while they are 100% natural they still contain naturally occurring fruit sugars so if you are watching your sugar intake or are diabetic, don’t go too crazy!

Nakd Nibbles are available in most supermarkets for (RRP) 80p for a 40g pack.

*PR sample*

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New Elmer the Elephant App

If you’ve a child under five you are probably quite familiar with Elmer the Elephant.

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Welcome him to the digital age with an activity-based Elmer the Elephant app for iPad and iPhone for ages 3-8 called Elmer’s Photo Patchwork. The app uses the camera function of the iPad or iPhone, and encourages children to “look up” from their device and explore the world around them, finding interesting colours and textures to add to an elephant’s patchwork pattern.

Elmer’s Photo Patchwork from Touchpress on Vimeo.

We like the app because it doesn’t keep children glued to the screen; it makes them look up, look around and get inspired by the world. Elmer’s Photo Patchwork encourages children to explore and find inspiration in the world around them — the rainbow of colours in the refrigerator or the amazing patterns in the garden. They are able to capture a trip to the park or a visit to a museum in a new way. The only limit is their imagination. And while children are having fun with this app, they will naturally be developing a photographer’s eye for composition, colour, pattern and texture.

You can download the app here and find lots of colourful photo patchwork ideas and craft inspiration on Elmer’s Facebook page.

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Review: doitformummy.com

I’ve wanted to see a nutritionist for a long time but have never quite known how to go about finding someone reputable. Google can only tell you so much.

I was recently offered the opportunity to review doitformummy.com – an online platform where parents can safely book home visits from qualified specialists for mother and/or baby. The website is the brainchild of Talia Geberovich who, after having her baby, needed professional help but didn’t know how to find the right one and wondered how she would manage to get out the house to see them while surviving on very little sleep.

doitformummy.com

Doitformummy.com brings together essential professional help that parents often need when looking after young babies. They have specialists in more than a dozen disciplines ranging from lactation and sleep consultants to midwives and tongue-tie practitioners, and even postnatal personal trainers.

I have IBS and have wanted to see a nutritionist for ages so decided to see how easy it would be to book one through doitformummy.com. It honestly couldn’t have been more straightforward:

Simply select the specialist type you’d like and enter your postcode
The specialist’s full bio will come up including all qualifications and experience
You can then message the specialist before booking or simply select a time and book straight away on their profile page.

Do It For Mummy checks all qualifications, insurance and identity so that you know that you are in safe hands.

I saw the lovely Edwina (doitformummy.com/specialists/edwina_revel) who advised our family on health and nutrition. We all feel determined to eat a more complete diet which for me means more calcium and iron and less hidden sugars and fats.

The website was ridiculously easy to use and if you’re in that stage where you’d like some professional help – doula, midwife, nutritionist, personal trainer, yoga/pilates instructor – in the comfort of your own home, doitformummy.com is exactly what you need.

www.doitformummy.com

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Coming Soon: Moomins on the Riviera

If you’re of a certain age you remember the original Moomins on Children’s ITV.

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The Moomins circa 1983

 

The new movie – Moomins on the Riviera -tells the tale of Moomins Snorkmaiden and Little My setting sail for the French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses and to remember their motto: “Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.”

Watch the trailer here:

Moomins on the Riviera (80 minutes) opens in cinemas across the UK on 22 May. It has a U certificate (tbc) so should be suitable for even the tiniest members of the family.

Moomins on the riviera poster

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New BelVita Breakfast Tops x Fruit Shoot Flavour

Both my children are big snackers so I’m always looking for new things to add the ‘treats cupboard’.

This week we were sent new BelVita Breakfast Tops and limited edition Fruit Shoot Peach & Mango flavour.

belvita breakfast tops

BelVita breakfast tops come in Choco-Hazelnuts or Strawberry flavour and although they are designed for breakfast, they work well as a after school snack as they a source of fibre, contain vitamins B1 and E, magnesium and iron, and are made with five whole grains. Each pack contains five individual portion packs of three biscuits, and Lily has one or two after school with a piece of fruit.

BelVita breakfast biscuits have a high content of slow-release carbohydrates which raises blood glucose levels less after a meal, resulting in a steady blood sugar level. And don’t worry, they aren’t so filling that there’s no room for dinner!

As Lily and Kingston both take packed lunch, they were pleased to try out the new limited edition Fruit Shoot Peach & Mango flavour. They usually take fruit juice or water so a Fruit Shoot was something of a treat. Limited edition Fruit Shoot Peach & Mango flavour has no added sugar and according to the kids, tastes delicious!

How do you jazz up their packed lunches?

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