Oh, probably not, because whenever I mention it these days NO ONE knows what I’m talking about and it makes me feel ANCIENT. It was a thing, I promise. And I’m bringing it back.
GORP stands for “Good ol’ raisins and peanuts” and it was the snack of my childhood. It was sweet and salty and you could shove an entire handful in your mouth. Pure, simple, happiness. GORP.
Here’s the thing: GORP can be a really healthy snack. Maybe not an entire bowl of it (like most nutrient-dense foods, moderation is key), but a handful to tide the kids over from school to hockey practice? Yah, it’s the ultimate.
Peanuts contain protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals we need like biotin, copper, potassium and manganese. What are those good for, you ask? Heart health, for one. Peanuts get a bad rap but the oils in peanuts are monounsaturated which are great for cardiovascular health. They also contain antioxidants! Woohoo!
But raisins contain SUGAR! Yes. It’s the same sugar that comes in grapes. Do your children eat bowls of grapes? They’ll be ok with a few raisins. Just don’t eat a ton of them and not before bed. They can really get stuck in those little teeth!
If you think GORP is super boring, no worries. I can do better. I’ve got some nutritious variations that you and your kids are SURE to love. Here we go:
There. Like I said. Pure, simple, delicious. GORPCPCASGHCCC!
Try saying that with a mouth full of good ol’ raisins and peanuts!