Crunch&Sip Blog

Family in car

Road trips with healthy snacks

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

For many families, the summer road trip is a much-anticipated part of the holiday break - and considering the size of our state it can be quite an expedition! Travelling with kids can be a lot to organise - especially when trying to anticipate the weather, where the best break spots will be and what food will be available along the way. If you’re planning a road trip this summer, why not take some time to plan the snacks for the journey as part of your usual packing and prepping tasks and stock up before you set off.

Lady bug cheese and crackers

Healthy class parties

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

With the end of term fast approaching, it’s time to come together to celebrate the achievements of another jam-packed year of school. Sharing food with friends is a great way to relax and take part in the festivities, but when you are asked to bring a plate, it can be hard to know what to reach for. To help you strike the balance between healthy and fun for your next classroom party, read some of our tips and ideas here.

Get junk food out of cricket

Get junk food ads out of sport

  • Nov 11, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

With the cricket season kicking off, it’s time to dust off the bats and bucket hats and get ready for a sizzling series. Whether you’re enjoying a one-dayer or a five-day test match, teamwork, talent, and nail-biting wickets are not the only thing your family will see a lot of! Unfortunately, unhealthy food and drinks are heavily promoted throughout the broadcast of elite sports, including cricket. See what you can do to address the issue.


Why should we eat wholegrains?

  • Sep 21, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

We often hear that grain foods such as bread, rice and cereal are important to include in our diet, but why is that? What is a wholegrain, why should we eat them, and how can we get more of them into our children’s diet? Read on to find out the answers.

healthy water flavoured with fruit

Sidestep the sugary drinks

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

Soft drinks are all around us and often within arm’s reach, so is it healthier to encourage your kids to reach for a lemon or orange flavoured bubbly beverage over a popular cola variety (that contains caffeine)? The answer is no. Fruit flavoured soft drinks do not provide a healthier alternative to others on the market. All soft drinks were created equally – packed full of sugar


Swapping made simple – different roles of foods.

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

If you are missing a key ingredient that the recipe asks for, don’t stress! We have listed a few foods that play similar foodie roles. You can chop and change within each list to add different tastes and textures to your final dish.