Making sure my kids eat a healthy balanced diet and enjoy an active lifestyle is a constant priority for me.  As you might know if you have followed my blog for a while I have experienced issues with my weight for a long time, since I was a child in fact.  I have always been overweight and it isn’t a legacy I have not wanted to pass onto my children.

Being overweight really is no fun, and when it’s something that is part of your earliest childhood memories it’s pretty sad really.  I was overweight as a child because I ate too much and didn’t get enough exercise.  My biggest issue was and still is having a sweet tooth, and too much sugar in your diet really isn’t good for you as an adult or a child.  Sadly it can lead to all sorts of health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

child eating oaty bites

One of the things I’m proudest of as a parent is that, despite my own issues with my size I’ve managed to raise 3 children who are a healthy weight and keep active.  My eldest son is a keen basketball player and cycles to uni most days.  The girls enjoy swimming, gymnastics and Zumba for kids as well as the activities provided for them at school and nursery.

Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers

We also watch what the kids eat and make sure that they don’t get too many sweets and treats.  It can be a challenge as most days they will ask for chocolate at least once but it’s an area that you have to be firm with. Fortunately, I’ve just received a box of a great new snacks for kids from Jammie Dodgers called Oaty Bites and they are perfect for the girls when we are out and about.  I’ve tested them out too, and they are a great little biscuits for active kids on the go, and they are lower in sugar than most kids biscuits currently on the market.  Isn’t that great news?

child with biscuit

I also know from having a 3 and 5 year old that if they don’t get regular snacks as a part of their balanced diet that they can become very grumpy indeed.  Not only do Oaty Bites taste great (and they really do!) but they are also made with wholegrain oats and real raspberry fruit pieces.  They remind me a lot of Jammie Dodgers but there’s no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners so they are perfect for young children.

My kids enjoy a range of snacks including fruit, yoghurts and cheese but Oaty Bites are particularly good when we are out and about.  They are a great little energy boost if we are going to gymnastics class or have just finished swimming.  The girls feel like they have had a little treat too, which we all know kids appreciate if they have worked hard at their activities.

Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers mini bags

If you would like to try the new Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers they are available at Tesco’s now.  They come in multi packs of 125g, which contain 5 mini bags and are priced just £1.69 per pack. Each mini bag contains 25g of little Oaty Bites which have 116kcal and just 4.9g of sugar in them, making for the perfect little snack time treat.

Raspberry Oaty Bites Giveaway

Because we have been so impressed with Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers, and they’ve got a huge thumbs up from Brook and Indie I’ve got a lovely reader giveaway for you today.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 boxes of Raspberry Oaty Bites from Jammie Dodgers, all you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below.  One box contains 12 * 125g multi packs. This will be a great prize for someone who is looking to make some healthy changes to their children’s diet this year.  Competition ends 19.2.18.  Other T&C’s apply.

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  1. My kids love Jammy Dodgers but have not tried this new edition – I’m sure they would love them (me too!)

  2. These look great to take with you when you’re out and about, it’s ok giving fruit as a snack, but it’s not so easy on a day out.

  3. Any thing with reduced SUGAR always gets a thumbs up – perfect for packed lunches and OUTDOOR adventures

  4. Because not only are they healthy but also will taste lovely. I’m sure children will think of them as a real treat.

  5. I would love to win as they look like a very tasty snack and I am sure that my children would really enjoy them

  6. I love sweet crunchhy snacks, if I won I would try a packet for me, and give the others to a friend for her twins. To stop me eating them all.

  7. I’d like to win because they sound delicious, if the kids behave themselves they might get a pack too!

  8. These look wonderful – they’re the perfect healthy snack for when you’re craving a biscuit, good for adults and kids

  9. Jammy Dodgers are one of my daughter’s favourite biscuits and so glad there is now an oat version! Must try, many thanks for this lovely review and giveaway.

  10. I would love to win as i’ve always been a fan of jammie dodgers so this would be a yummy treat for myself and my family to enjoy.

  11. My 4yr old would love these- as would I! Sound like a great tasty little snack to have to hand when out and about ?

  12. With three boys im always on the lookout for new snacks that keep them going for a while and are easy to transport, so would love to give these a go.

  13. I would love to win this prize so that I could share them with my grandchildren who would be most impressed!

  14. My son loves Jammy Dodgers and would happily eat a packet in one sitting. I love the fact that these have oats in, giving more fibre, and the convenience of little bags for lunch boxes

  15. My son has always loved Jammie Dodgers, so if I can find a slightly healthier way for him to enjoy them then that would be fantastic. Fingers crossed, these would make a fab lunchbox treat for him.

  16. I’d love to win as I love the fact they are healthier for my two year old , my 16&12 year old girls LOVE jammie dodgers and I LOVE oaty biscuits ! Win win

  17. these sound lovely – my niece and nephew are always pinching my hobnobs but I reckon it would be the the way round with these- would be handy to take on our long dog walks and for after skating

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