10 Back to School Treats
With a new year and a new school term approaching, thoughts go to lunchbox ideas and afternoon teas to keep our littlest fans happy and healthy.Children love variety. Parents love healthy choices. Together with inspiration, both can enjoy experimenting with flavours, textures, healthy options and occasional sweet treats. Think protein, something fruity, something crunchy and something sweet to boost energy during those afternoon energy slumps.
Barker’s preserve range is a step toward the future for jam; fresher, fruitier and tastier than our original jam recipe. Several years ago we tweaked our jam to increase the amount of fruit and offset this by reducing the amount of refined sugar we added. We moved from a traditional ‘65% sugar jam’ to a ‘54% sugar fruit preserve’. We added 20% more fruit and took out 17% sugar!
Think jam, think jam sandwiches? Not necessarily – our Back to School ideas for snacks, lunchbox-fillers and after school treats are those that the whole family can enjoy, something a little different!
Note: If seeds are a challenge for young braces, try our Seedless Bramble Berries preserve.
1#. Fruit Yoghurt DippersFlavour 1 cup of Greek or natural unsweetened yoghurt with several teaspoons of Barker’s preserve or curd to suit personal preferences and for variety. Fold in, swirl well and use as a dipping yoghurt with fresh fruit. Petite pancakes, berries, grapes, pineapple chunks and apple slices make perfect dippers.
2#. PBJ Banana StackerPeanut butter and jam-lovers will enjoy this one: all their favourites stacked high with Marcel’s petite pancakes and sliced banana. Bite-sized yet packed full of energy, stack them high or secure with a skewer.
3#. Almond Thumbprint CookiesStock up those baking tins with easy-to-make family-friendly cookies. Make your thumbprint, spoon in your favourite jam flavour, or make your batch with a variety of flavours and colours for a fun almond treat. Little hands would be most happy to help with this baking session! FIND RECIPE
Barker’s Raspberries preserve. They keep for weeks in the fridge and can be frozen too. FIND RECIPE