Crunch&Sip Blog

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.

Packing lunches, more with less

  • Aug 05, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

We know that life can sometimes feel like you’re a contestant in the amazing race! Running from school drop, to work, and on to after school activities makes it hard to find time to get to the shops for supplies to pack and prepare healthy school lunches. To help you get one step ahead, we have listed some of our favourite recipes that add a good variety to the lunch box in less time, and using only a few ingredients. These crowd pleasers will help you have the lunch box sorted in no time at all.

What no potatoes?! Handy swaps for a missing ingredient

  • Aug 05, 2022
  • Nicole Toia

With the price of many everyday foods on the rise, you may have noticed that a favourite ingredient is now more expensive than usual or perhaps not even available. Luckily there is often a simple substitute! There is nothing to stop you getting creative and changing an existing family favourite to make use of what’s available. We’ve listed some common substitutes for certain foods to help you make swaps when you just can’t find what you’re looking for.