Naturally sweet and moist, these make a great addition to a packed lunch. They are also a good way of getting the family to try some more unusual grains and seeds, and add new healthy ingredients to the diet.
A, B1, B6, E, copper, zinc
The cereal bars can be frozen and will keep for 2 months. Wrap them individually in freezer wrap or foil. Then, if you simply pack a frozen bar into a plastic container along with wrapped sandwiches, it will have thawed by lunchtime.
Naturally occurring fruit sugars found in bananas and dates are released more slowly into the blood stream by the body, giving a more sustained energy boost. Extrinsic or ‘added’ sugars (such as table sugar, honey and golden syrup), on the other hand, are quickly absorbed and burnt up by the body. * Seeds are a rich source of protein and are particularly valuable for those following a vegetarian diet. * Linseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for brain and eye development in the foetus.