Carob Macaroons by Jennies
A healthy and satisfying allergy product
I’m always looking for quick snacks that are also allergy products. Let’s face it: if you have kids and want to make healthy choices for school, you need options that not only travel well but also meet the school’s guidelines. Most schools now have a peanut or nut-free policy, due to the increasing prevalence of severe peanut allergies and other food allergies. As a result, it can be quite a challenge to find appropriate lunch food for a child with allergies.
Well, here’s an allergy product that will make everyone happy - Jennies Macaroons. They’re peanut-free and taste delicious! They’re available in a variety of flavours, including chocolate, carob and vanilla. We stick with carob, which still has a nice chocolaty flavour, without chocolate ingredients. (We have people in our extended family that can’t eat chocolate.) According to their label, these macaroons are certified be gluten-free, lactose-free and sulfite-free, so they avoid three of the top allergens.
Each macaroon weighs two ounces, which make them a good, filling snack for even the hungriest kid. The only ingredients in the carob flavour are unsweetened sulfite-free coconut, honey, carob and egg whites. They are completely trans-fat free. So, while these macaroons are a sweet snack, you don’t have to worry about a lot of sugar.
What I’ve found for myself and my son is that this snack gives us a nice energy boost without the sugar high and subsequent crash of many other snack choices. Coconut also contains medium-chain triglycerides, which research has suggested can ‘burn’ differently in the body and actually help your metabolism run at a higher setting.
There are also no synthetic colours, no artificial flavours or chemical preservatives in this product, which is another nice benefit of this delicious and healthy snack.
Jennies Macaroons are a healthy snack that even an adult can love. I enjoy these macaroons and often carry them with me for quick snack. They’re soft and chewy and very satisfying.
I’m happy to have found a great way to keep my child’s hunger at bay. Each macaroon is individually wrapped, so they travel well in a bag, purse or school lunch box.
It’s nice to have a way to treat myself and my kids, without feeling like I’m compromising on our health or taste.