Fruit is never something I’ve really struggled to get into L, but sometimes finding a fruity snack he can handle himself is awkward. So the#ChileanEasyPeelers challenge with BritMums really appealed to me.
You see apples are out. He’ll munch through one I haven’t cut up but it wastes loads. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and the like are great and need no preparation but boy can they get messy if you’re not looking. A banana is great, but he soon gets bored of those. You see my predicament.
Chilean easy peelers are convenient, seedless, sweet mandarins. We got sent a box of them and L ate them so quickly they barely lasted three days.
You can find them in shops from September to November so be sure to get your fill of these little delights whilst you can.
So long as I start his #ChileanEasyPeeler off for him, L can do the rest. T0 be fair he doesn’t even need me to start it off, they are that easy, but he can be a bit brutish and will often stick his thumb right in!
Amazingly the easy peelers are a great source of water, they are about 87% water in fact. I was genuinely surprised by this and I also had no idea that eating foods with a high water content such as citrus fruit may help to keep them hydrated too. So this was a real plus for me.
For me, I just love how handy they are, pre wrapped in their skin I can chuck one in my bag and not worry about snack boxes or mess. We all enjoyed eating them so if he can’t finish one (unlikely, ha) then I can. We also enjoy drawing silly faces on them, just because we can.
Another big plus was that they aren’t to pithy. L is a hound for not eating the pith and I have to spend forever pulling those tiny white bits away. Well, other than the main bit in the middle, there was no worrying about that with these. Winner.
They are just so super tasty and good for you too it’s a simple choice for me.
Disclosure – This post is an entry for the BritMums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Chilean Citrus Committee.