Crunch&Sip healthy snack ideas

11/02/2014 Crunch&Sip, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Snacks

Does your school do Crunch&Sip? If yes, you know you have to pack a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for your child to eat each day. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut packing the same Crunch&Sip snack day after day. So, we’ve come up with some ideas you can try.

Try a variety pack!

To keep your Crunch&Sip snack interesting, try packing it in little boxes or bags. This is a great way to increase the range of fruit and veg they eat, plus it’s quick and simple. The key is being organised. If you like, you can chop and pre-pack the snacks on a Sunday night for the week ahead. Or, when you’re making dinner the night before, just chop a few extra veggies and put them aside. Keep in mind, that some vegetables and fruit will dry out and become unappealing if you chop them too far in advance. Variety packs are a good idea for the following reasons. They:

  • Help your child to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables
  • Enable you to introduce new fruit or vegetables alongside familiar or more accepted ones
  • Are visually appealing

The following are great ideas for Crunch&Sip variety packs. You could try to include two or three different kinds in each pack, maybe one unfamiliar alongside one or two choices your child already loves. Here are some ideas: