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A paleo Alternative to Fruit-min

Alternative to Fruit?

I hate “food” products that masquerades as healthy and natural.  I fear that well some meaning parents will buy these products for their children, believing that they are giving them healthy nutritious food.

So many products have packaging covered in words like “natural”, “made with real fruit“, “no artificial colours or flavourings” which I think are very misleading.

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I’ve seen so many packaged “fruit snacks” in the supermarket, that are clearly aimed at children.  I’m not even sure that it’s appropriate for children to eat a lot of fruit on a daily basis, but the idea of eating a processed fruit alternative seems to be a ridiculous idea.

I’ve found the ingredients for two of these fruit snacks – they contain a lot more than just fruit!  Along with reconstituted fruit juice, the products also contain high volumes of sugar (presumably fruit doesn’t have enough as it is) – even in the form of corn syrup!  They also contain the ever too frequent non-Paleo suspects of “vegetable” oils, “natural” flavourings and other ingredients I certainly don’t recognise as whole foods.

Is it really too difficult to give a child Paleo lunch options, such as boiled eggs, olives, real fruit, carrot sticks or coconut?

Nice and Natural Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks Ingredients:

Reconstituted Fruit Juices (65%) (Apple Juice (62%), Strawberry Juice (3%) or Raspberry Juice (3%) or Blackcurrant juice(3%) or Blueberry Juice (3%)), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Gelatine (Halal), Food Acid (Citric Acid), Gelling Agent (Agar), Natural Flavours, Starch (Maize), Glazing Agent (Vegetable Oil, Carnauba Wax), Natural Colours (Turmeric, Carmine, Anthocyanin).

Florida’s Natural All’some Fruit Nuggets Ingredients:

Fruit Juices & Purees (90%) (Pear Juice from Concentrate (68%), Pear Puree from Concentrate (20%), Strawberry Juice from Concentrate (1%), Blueberry Juice from Concentrate (1%)), Natural Raw Sugar (5%), Tapioca Starch, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Apple Fibre, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Natural Strawberry Flavouring, Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Corn Maltodextrin.

What do you think about processed foods like these being marketed as a good, natural alternative for children?

A paleo Alternative to Fruit-min

The Paleo Lunch Recipe Book

My Paleo Lunch Recipe Book is now on sale!

With a typical SAD lunch revolving around sandwiches and pasta, a Paleo lunch requires a bit more thought – and is far more rewarding than a refined-carb-heavy sandwich!
Paleo lunch cover

I know what it’s like to be busy and in need of good Paleo lunch options. I’ve put this recipe book together, with lots of recipes that can be prepared in advance, to make lunchtimes that bit easier. The book contains recipes for lunches you can make at home and take into work – as well as recipes for lunches when you have a bit more time on your hands.

The book has 92 pages and includes:

  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Paleo “sandwiches”/ wraps/ burger recipes
  • Lunches to prepare in advance
  • Sauces & dips
  • Paleo “noodles”
  • and much more!

The recipes contain lots of varied ingredients (that are easy to source), including chicken, beef, fish, seafood, beef, turkey, ham and bacon. There are also some meat -free vegetarian recipes – as well as some featuring fermented foods and offal!

Here are some of the beautiful photos from the book:

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At the moment the book is available as an ebook – but the print version is getting closer! As with all of my books, it’s available for instant download and comes with a 30 day guarantee. You can pay securely using credit card, debit card or paypal. If you’d like a copy – you can buy it here.

I’ve created this recipe book for people of any country (being from overseas myself, I know how annoying it is when a recipe book is only in metric or imperial measurements!)

The book is $17, but I offer big discounts if you buy more than one of my recipe books in one transaction – you can find the bulk prices here.