Children and adolescents begin the second term of the school year, a long second term in which the lunch break or snack begins to have a more restorative and energy-boosting effect than ever before.

During this time of year, the cold weather and the extra physical and mental activity require adequate nutrition to keep you active, so here’s what role sausages can play in this.

SAUSAGES, A SOURCE OF ENERGY

  • Energy Maintenance: A healthy snack provides children with the energy they need to participate in after-school activities.
  • Thermal Balance: Nutritious food at lunch or snack time helps to offset the extra energy expenditure needed by young children in cold weather.
  • Balanced Nutrition: A balanced snack should include a combination of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Carbohydrates provide a quick source of energy, while protein and fat provide satiety and long-term energy.
  • Moderate Inclusion of Sausages: Sausages should be part of a balanced snack if consumed in moderation. They provide flavour and satisfaction, as well as being a source of protein.
  • Food Education: Incorporating a variety of foods into snacks helps to educate children about a balanced diet and the importance of moderation in the consumption of certain foods.

ORTIZ PRODUCTS THAT YOU CAN USE

ENERGETIC SNACKS

  1. Loin and Cheese Rolls on Wholemeal Bread: Use thin slices of loin, rolled with low-fat cheese and baby spinach, served on a mini wholemeal bun.
  2. Chorizo sandwich with tomato and avocado: A sandwich with a few slices of chorizo, slices of tomato and a little avocado on rye or wholemeal bread.
  3. Carrot and Celery Sticks with Chorizo Dip: Mix some ground chorizo with Greek yoghurt and herbs for a healthy dip. Serve with carrot sticks and celery.
  4. Mini Pitas with Chicken and Chorizo Pamplona: Fill mini pitas with grilled chicken, a few slices of Chorizo Pamplona, lettuce and tomato.
  5. Queso Fresco with Salami Slices and Fruit: Combines low-fat queso fresco with thin slices of salami and pieces of fruit.
  6. Montadito of Chorizo with Peppers: Thinly sliced chorizo on toasted wholemeal bread. and add roasted peppers for a touch of flavour and colour.
  7. Embuchado Lomo Sandwich with Arugula: Seeded bread, stuffed loin, a little rocket and a thin layer of goat’s cheese.
  8. Chorizo Pâté with Honey and Cheese Toast: Wholemeal toast with chorizo pâté, add a touch of honey and cover with a slice of semi-cured cheese. Grill briefly to melt the cheese.
  9. Canapés de Salchichón con Queso Fresco: On small slices of wholemeal bread, place a thin slice of salchichón and a slice of queso fresco. Garnish with a basil leaf.
  10. Bread with Tomato and Fuet: Toast slices of wholemeal bread, rub with garlic and ripe tomato, and place slices of fuet on top. A Catalan classic that you can make healthier with wholemeal bread and quality fuet.
  11. Vegetable Wrap with Serrano Ham: Use a whole wheat tortilla and fill it with Serrano ham in moderate amounts, add spinach, roasted peppers and feta cheese.
  12. Hummus with Sliced Salami: Serve homemade or store-bought hummus with thin slices of salami.