Quick & Nutritious Kid SnacksCaroline Fenton
On the lookout for quick and nutritious kid snacks?! The wonderful Tracey is a true super mum and has your kids’ best interests at heart when it comes to morning tea, after school snacks and weekend treats! There is nothing better than knowing you are giving your little ones nutritious (and delicious) snacks, rather than whatever is easy to grab off the (not so inspiring!) super market shelves… Cue Adventure Snacks. Tracey has a whole range of ready to make mixes that are ready to be made and eaten! Easy to whip up and great for little tummies! Get to know a little more here… pancakes and picnics, Tracey know how to roll!
1. So, tell us, who is @adventuresnacks?
Adventure Snacks is my business that I started at the end of 2014. When my son was a toddler and snacking ALL the time, I started looking more into food and what was in the readily available snacks for kids. I started researching additives etc and was quite horrified at the lack of nutrition in most of the snacks! I was making a lot from scratch (thank goodness for Pinterest!) and was working at the same time so didn’t always have the time, or all the ingredients I needed. That’s when I thought there must be a better way, and with a bit of research there was nothing on the market at the time so I decided to take the leap and start my own business! I created a range of 6 natural, organic make-at-home mixes which are both nutritious and kid-friendly.
2. Can you describe your biz in 3 words…
Grounded, fun, family-oriented.
3. Why do you do what you do?
I work for myself so that I have the flexibility needed to be there for my son, and be able to be involved in his school life (he started Pre-Primary this year). I’ve always wanted to have my own business so I thought I’d just give it a go! In terms of my products, I really believe that not enough focus is put on what kids are eating, and it’s starting to show. Too many food products aimed at kids are misleading or just not healthy so I wanted to do something about it and create a better option.
4. What have been your best biz moments so far?
Seeing my products on the shelf of an IGA store was a proud moment! And coming 3rd in the Business Excellence category of the Ausmumpreneur Awards last year has also been a highlight – it gave me a confidence boost that what I’m doing is worth it.
5. What does a typical day look like for you?
Every day is different! Now that my son is at full-time school, I drop him off then go home to my office and frantically do as much as I can until pick-up time. My days consist of marketing, packing the product (it’s still all done by hand), meeting with people, doing my finances, graphic design… the list never ends!
6. What’s your ‘me time’ go to?
I love doing Yoga and Pilates when I can… and love going out and catching up with friends and family.
7. What’s your favourite day of the week, and why?
Probably Sunday! I like to have a slower morning so we can all just relax, and then make something yummy for breakfast like pancakes.
8. What does your perfect date night (or day!) look like?
Any time that my partner and I get alone is great haha!! But I’d say a lovely picnic with delicious food and wine would be perfect!
9. Can you give us a favourite quote?
‘When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.’
10. Any ‘mum fails’ you’d like to let us in on?
Nothing major but there are always the little things – like when I forgot it was early close at school one day last year!
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