It’s close to Christmastime once more, which means you are probably thinking of the best Christmas presents to get for the kiddos on Christmas Eve. This gift-giving is a tradition among Filipino families and is one of the highlights of Christmas—one that both children and even the young at heart most look forward to (aside from attending the Christmas Mass and the Noche Buena).
Most of the time, those gifts end up being toys, gadgets, and clothes, plus a serving or three of sweet treats, like chocolates and candies. But for this Christmas, and the next . . . and the next . . . and the next, you might want to switch things up and give the young ones healthy snacks instead—aside from the toys and the gadgets and the clothes you had planned, of course. After all, if there is anything this pandemic has taught us, it’s that good health is above all, alongside the love and care of family and friends.
Having said that, it’s worth keeping in mind that healthy doesn’t necessarily mean bland and boring, because healthy can be amazing and tasty just the same. That is, of course, if you buy the right treats for the kids. A great start in this case would be Dibus Sharkies and Mini Crackers by Gullón, Kokoo Chocolate Drink by ChekHup®, and Fruit Me Up by Andros.
Gullón’s Mini Crackers are, as the name suggests, bite-sized biscuits—only tastier and more nutritious than their other brand counterparts. Made with a sprinkling of milk and soya, these Mini Crackers are made with high oleic sunflower oil, making them good for heart health. They also contain healthy servings of fiber for a healthier digestive tract and protein for enhanced cell health and repair.
Dibus Sharkies, also from Gullón, are chocolate-flavored cereals that happen to be gluten- egg-, and lactose-free. Like Gullón’s Mini Crackers, Dibus Sharkies also contain just the right amounts of fiber and protein, along with a nice serving of carbs for that will add more to your kids’ energy reserve.
Fruit Me Up
Fruit Me Up by Andros, meanwhile, is fruit in a pouch, a jelly-like treat made from real, fully ripe fruits to ensure natural sweetness with every serving. It comes in four flavors, each packed with vitamins and minerals: Apple Banana, Mango Banana Passion, Soursop Apple, and Strawberry Pink Guava. Among other things, a pouch of Fruit Me Up contains lots of vitamin C and antioxidants that are sure to enhance your kids’ immune system, thus helping them better fight off illnesses and stay healthier.
Finally, Kokoo Chocolate Drink by ChekHup® is the healthy, cholate-y beverage that kids are sure to love. Made from the finest quality cocoa plus a hint of hazelnut, Kokoo is equal parts sweet and creamy, with an unmistakable aroma guaranteed to get the kids all excited for their next cup. It is sweetened by ChekHup’s premium rock sugar, making Kokoo’s sugar content considerably lower than other chocolate drinks. Even so, it is just as yummy, or even yummier, but with the right serving of energy and protein.
At the end of the day, kids are a hard-to-please bunch, especially when it comes to healthy eating. But give them the right kinds of yummy snacks and you will eventually win them over—so much that they will be asking for more. And what better way to start than by giving your kids healthy snacks like Dibus Sharkies and Mini Crackers by Gullón, Kokoo Chocolate Drink by ChekHup®, and Fruit Me Up by Andros.
But again, this is the season of giving, so it wouldn’t hurt to give the kids the other things they deserve.
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