Thursday, January 6, 2011

Summer Snacking

When I was younger, 
my summer holidays were spent in the pool.
I'd say by the pool, but really it was hard to get me out of the pool for more than a minute. 

Because of this my eating always totally changed for the season.
My mum had the mission of trying to get me to eat something in the short time I was out of the pool.

Now that I'm older, I've found my eating habits still change in summer, even though I no longer spend hours as a fish.
Hot, humid weather doesn't make big meals all that appealing and I tend to be a summer snacker instead.
Plus, casual eating suits my casual summer lifestyle perfectly! 

A while ago Healtheries sent me their entire range of  KidsCare snack foods 
which I thought were perfect for summer snacking. 

Rice Wheels are bite sized crunchy rice snacks that are perfect for snacking in their individual packs. 
Not only are they fun, they taste great and are perfect for little kids and big kids alike. 
Rice Wheels come in three flavours - Cheese, Burger and Roast Chicken 
They also satisfy the crunch alot of us crave when it comes to snacks!

Potato Sticks are light, crispy and come in individual packs which are perfect for lunchboxes or snacking on the go. 
They come in three flavours: Roast Potato, Chicken and Salt and Vinegar 
Salt and Vinegar definitely seemed to be the crowd favourite here!

Rice Rounds are very much like a cross between a potato chip and a rice cracker
and are the perfect size for little ones! 
They're delicious on their own but perfect with cheese or dips and other toppings! 
The rice rounds come in two flavours: Original and Cheese and Bacon

We were having a barbeque with friends and our pool was filled with kids bouncing with energy
and then... the hunger monster attacked. dundundun. 
So what did I do? Piece together a summery snack plate, of course! 

Carrot and Cucumber sticks, Watermelon, Rockmelon, Rice Wheels, Potato Sticks and Rice Rounds
made the perfect snack plate which satisfied both the kids and adults.
Dare I say the adults probably enjoyed this more than the kids? 

The Healtheries KidsCare range of products are available in supermarkets across Australia
and can generally be found in the "Health Food" aisle.
So tell me, 
Does your appetite/eating habits change with the seasons?
and What's your ultimate snack?

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  1. Sooo jealous that you're eating summery foods. That plate looks so refreshing and perfect. Wish I could have that now. Can you get those snacks in the US, the flavors sound so interesting!

  2. Unfortunately I don't think you can! Unless a company imports them - but I'm not sure.

  3. Delicioso! The snacks look so great! Love the photos of the plates loaded with the goodies!

    BTW - Happy New Year! Hope 2011 is the best by far!

  4. Thanks Toni! Happy New Year to you too :)

  5. Not enough sugar and fattyness in this one :)

  6. Doesn't have to be "fatty" or sugary to taste good :)