Crunch&Sip Blog

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.

An abundance of avocados!

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

When you head to the supermarket, it is hard not to notice the abundance of ripe, plump and super cheap avocados lining the shelves. Have you found yourself wondering why this ordinarily pricey produce is so affordable at the moment?

Simple tips to save money at the supermarket

  • Jul 27, 2022

Grocery costs are on the rise, which makes the weekly food shop feel like a bit of a juggle when working to a budget. To maintain a healthy, balanced trolley without breaking the bank, here's what we suggest.

water bottle and container of chopped fruit and veg

Crunch&Sip ethos

  • Jul 25, 2022
  • Mikala Atkinson

Over the years Crunch&Sip® has become an embedded part of the school day for many Western Australian primary school students. To support our Crunch&Sip® schools we have recently updated our How to Crunch&Sip® fact sheets.

teacher reading to young students

Storybooks about vegies

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • Himani Jog

Picture books are a great way to expose children to new foods they may not have tried before. Reading about new foods is like free advertising and reduces the amount of encouragement needed for a child to willingly give it a go. Whilst we know storytelling helps promote vegetable consumption, to encourage adventurous eating exposure to a wide range of vegetables is required. To help increase this exposure, we’ve compiled a list of books to add to your school or classroom library.