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CalMac Ferries Add Scottish innovation To Kids’ Menu

CalMac Ferries Add Scottish innovation To Kids’ Menu
September 28
10:18 2015

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A Scottish passenger-transport company has introduced a healthier pizza option to its childrens’ menu.

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, the Gourock-based ferry outfit which runs routes to and from the Inner and Outer Hebrides, has teamed up with Eat Balanced to create an innovative pizza made using Scottish seaweed.

Launched under Eat Balanced’s Pizza Power Kids range, the pizzas are high in fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals and lower in salt, fat and sugar.

Since moving its manufacturing to Scotland earlier this year, Glasgow-based Eat Balanced has continued to develop products with more nutritious ingredients, including Scottish seaweed sourced from waters off the Isle of Lewis, which is used in the base to replace salt and add essential minerals.

Anne Mitchell, CalMac’s Onboard Development Manager (pictured), said: ‘The new pizza helps us to maintain our ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation which recognises and celebrates excellent quality food and drink from Scottish companies.’

Developed with VisitScotland and Bidvest Foodservice Scotland, the Taste Our Best scheme aims to to encourage both domestic and overseas tourists to sample and enjoy locally sourced produce from across Scotland.

Brand director for Eat Balanced, Katie Sillars, adds: ‘Creating a tasty pizza is one of the most important factors for a successful kids’ menu.

‘The children themselves don’t necessarily need to know that it’s actually good for them; as long as they enjoy it and there are clean plates at the end, that’s the most important thing.

‘Our aim is to improve children’s nutrition by reinventing kids’ favourite foods into tasty balanced meals.’

The new healthy children’s pizza can be found on the Mariners Menu on board Caledonian MacBrayne ferries across Scotland.

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