Encouraging Healthy Eating with Oatcakes

Do you try and actively choose healthy food choices for your children?  I do my best, but sometimes it’s hard when you need to find something quick and easy as they are hungry NOW or to take with you in the bag whilst you are out.

Nairns oatcake products

I was fortunate enough to be sent this selection of goodies from Nairns, including their Healthy eating booklet, which has some great ideas of how to serve oatcakes.

Oatcakes are the ideal kids snack, they can be served sweet or savoury, easy to make up quickly, can fit in your bag easily and contain no wheat (which we’re all probably guilty of eating a bit too much of, Nairn’s also have a gluten-free range for coeliacs).

Nairns oatcakes

We tried them today with tuna and avocado as an afternoon snack and they were delicious.

Nairns oatcakes

I’m sure the boys would love the yoghurt and strawberry version as shown in Nairn’s healthy eating booklet, but that will have to wait until we get to the shop to buy yoghurt.

Nairn's oatcakes

I was inspired by the options in the booklet and created my oatcake topping of pesto and parmesan (I don’t normally have these in the cupboard, just trying some new recipes this week!).  It was actually very tasty and a great alternative to crisps or chocolate when you’re peckish in the evening.

Nairns Astrobites

Apart from the oatcakes we were also sent these oat snacks called Astrobites, which O thinks are delicious and even better that they are in the shapes of rockets and planets!  Again they are made from oats , with some sugar, but nowhere near the amount normally found in biscuits, so a much healthier option for packed lunches and little treats.

Nairn's oatcakes

I think we will be making more of the different ideas in Nairns Healthy eating booklet, there are some fab ideas in there!  Check out Nairn’s website for some more oatcake toppings and recipes.

Do you and your kids enjoy oatcakes?

J x

Disclaimer:  We were sent these oatcakes as part of this review, all opinions are my own.


  1. September 22, 2015 / 8:11 am

    We are Americans living in the Netherlands and have never tried Oatcakes! They look great with so many topping options. I will have to see if they have them here.

    • September 26, 2015 / 9:52 pm

      No oatcakes?! You must find them! Hee hee, I’m sure you haven’t missed out though! 🙂 x

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