So what do you do when a kid’s meal just won’t cut it but the regular menu seems just a bit too much?
It can be difficult eating out with children from 8 to 13. In most cases they’ve outgrown the kid’s menu, but depending on their age, gender, activity level and appetite they might not be up to the adult menu yet.
GYG have just launched their Mini’s range – all your favourite GYG menu items in smaller portion sizes. While they’re a great option for people watching what they’re eating or those with smaller appetites, they’re also a great solution for children who are “in between” the kid’s menu and the regular menu.
The Mini’s range is another way GYG is delivering the convenience of eating out without compromising on what’s important to you and your family – health and price. Whether you’re looking for a family treat or something healthy on the go, the Mini’s range has something for you!
Mini Nachos are a great way to enjoy a more indulgent treat. They have less than one-third of the daily kilojoule requirements for 8 to 13 year olds and over one serve of vegetables from black beans, tomatoes and avocado. So you can relax knowing they’re getting what they want, while also getting some of what they need.
The barramundi, chicken, steak or vegetable Mini Bowls are a great balanced option with four of the five food groups; vegetables, lean meat, cheese and grains, or wholegrains if you choose brown rice. The Mini Fajita Bowls provide at least 30% of their daily vegetable requirements. And with less than 1% of 9 – 13 year olds meeting their recommended serves of vegetables you’ll have peace-of-mind that they’re not missing out.
If you’re looking for a healthy snack or addition to your meal the Mini salads are a great option to boost vegetable intake while still enjoying your favourite GYG filling and the authentic Mexican flavour GYG is famous for. A Mini Salad provides at least one-quarter of their daily vegetable serves and provides less than 10% of their daily kilojoule requirements.
Table 1: Contribution of selected GYG Mini’s range to daily energy and food group requirements
|Percentage of daily requirements|
|Energy (kJ)||Vege-tables & legumes||Lean meat2||Grains2|
|GYG menu item||10y moderately active girl
8500kJ per day
|10y moderately active boy
9300kJ per day
|Girls 9-11 years||Boys 9-11 years|
|Mini Mild Grilled Chicken Burrito||23%||21%||17%||25%||47%||37%|
|Mini Mild Grilled Chicken Fajita Bowl||26%||23%||30%||25%||20%||16%|
|Mini Mild Grilled Chicken Nachos||28%||26%||26%||25%||0%||0%|
|Mini Mild Grilled Chicken Salad (No dressing)||6%||5%||28%||25%||0%||0%|
And like all GYG menu items, the Mini’s can be customised to suit your flavour, food and dietary preferences with options for people following vegetarian or vegan diets or those avoiding gluten or dairy.
If you’ve been searching for a convenient option for your children that better meets their needs come and try the GYG Mini’s range today!
 Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) Australian Health Survey: Consumption of food groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Australia 2011-12. Belconnen: Australian Bureau of Statistics
 National Health and Medical Research Council and New Zealand Ministry of Health (2006) Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Executive Summary. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
 National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Australian Dietary Guidelines Summary. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council