Healthier Alternatives for Kids, from Organic Foods & Cafe

We have been exploring different products that are available at the Organic Foods & Cafe – to replace the products that we have been purchasing out of habit from a lot of mainstream brands, over the years.

We have found that the ones from Organic Foods & Cafe are healthier – in the sense that there is less sugar, less salt, and therefore less calories. It’s not a win for everyone in the family (there is 5 of us, haha!) – but we have managed to stick to it and I’ll say – so far, so good! I am sure there are a lot of other brands that make similar, or even healthier alternatives, but as we have been doing a lot of shopping at Organic Foods lately – this piece is a round-up of what we have found.

Hope this little list will help you consider getting these healthier alternatives from Organic Foods and Cafe, for the family.

Please note that Organic Foods and Cafe is a UAE-based, family run company. They opened their very first store in Satwa, in 2004.

“Organic Foods and Café is a family run company founded in 2004 that runs organic supermarkets and cafés selling fresh organic and biodynamic foods, groceries, supplements, meat, dairy products, breads and household cleaning products.”


You can read more about OFC on Organic Foods and Cafe’s website.

Organic Cereal

Organic Larder has a few of its own version of familiar-looking cereal. We have swapped to these recently and the kids don’t seem to have noticed, ha ha!

On OFC, they’re usually around 18-19 AED, however they often go on sale, to as low as 9 AED for a 300g box. It works out cheaper than the brands that we normally get.

Browse through OFC’s Cereal Range.

  • Benny’s Cocoa Krisps | Monkey Krisps
  • Lion Honey Puffs | Zarafa Cocoa Puffs
  • Chocolate Crunchy Cereal (Typically 25.25 AED for a 375g Unit. Sometimes 11.25 AED when on sale) – We love this one!

Origin : Italy

Organic Porridge Oats

Organic Larger has its own range of breakfast oats, to include :

  • Gluten-free, organic Rolled Oats
  • Gluten-free, organic Steel Cut Oats
  • Organic Whole Grain Porridge Oats
  • Organic Whole Grain Large Oat Flakes
  • Organic Whole Grain Small Oat Flakes

I absolutely love their Whole Grain Porridge Oats, which is adequately priced at 12.25 AED for a 500g pack. I used to get Porridge Oats from a well-known British store close to home, which was more expensive as well. Hooray to a cheaper alternative that tastes just as good, and is good for the body!

Browse through OFC’s Porridge Range.

Origin : Finland

Organic Peanut Butter

Organic Larder has it’s own Gluten-free Organic Peanut Butter – Creamy, and Crunchy.

It’s typically quite pricey at 35.90 AED a 450gram jar. Sometimes, it goes down to 19.90 AED a jar – which I have checked online, works out to be the same as all the big brands that we used to get.

Browse through OFC’s Nut Butter Range.

Origin : USA

Organic Tomato Puree (Pasta Sauce)

Another family favourite is Organic Larder’s own Organic Tomato Puree.

We use this to make Spaghetti Bolognaise – which the kids love. It contains less salt, and sugar than the typical off-the-shelf pasta sauce. It’s well-priced at 11.75 AED for a 700gram bottle as well. Keep an eye out for their offers!

Origin : Italy

Organic Tomato Sauce

With the occasional chicken nuggets and fish fingers that we give the kids, wouldn’t it be good to use Organic Ketchup that has less sugar and salt content? We’ve started swapping to Organic Larder’s own organic ketchup recently. Again, kids don’t realise the difference. It’s typically 19.25 AED for a 500gram bottle and does have offers as well.

Browse through OFC’s Ketchup and Mustard range.

Origin : USA

Chicken Tenders

I’m not going start staying chicken nuggets are ‘healthy’, ha ha but this one may be a better alternative than some of the other ones out there! It’s supposedly made with 100% New Zealand Chicken tenderloins, covered with crispy coating. Tastes just as good as the naughty stuff we normally get from certain fast food chains 😉 Not too cheap, at 43.50 AED per 500g pack, but at least we know it’s a healthier alternative!

Shop OFC’s Chicken Tenders.

Origin : New Zealand

Need a discount code for Organic Foods and Cafe?

Use our code LILONE15 at

This will give you a 15% discount, for a minimum spend of 100 AED. Note that the discount is not applicable during special days like the 20% Weekends (Every 3rd Weekend of the Month), and Mum’s Monday (Every last Monday of the Month).

We will be adding to this list. Watch This Space!

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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