Crunch&Sip is Back!

Miss Caitlin Anderson – Wellbeing Health Promotion Officer

Crunch&Sip is a great opportunity for your son to fuel his body with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre to support growth and development, brain and immune health. At TSS, we use Crunch&Sip as a chance to role model and encourage healthy eating behaviours that our boys can establish and carry with them into adulthood. It is evident that individuals who consume the recommended daily serves of fruit and vegetables are less likely to develop chronic health conditions in the future.

What Should I Pack?

Crunch

Just like the name suggests, we encourage the consumption of ‘crunchy’ vegetable crudités such as carrot, capsicum, snow peas, beans and celery. Roasted or steamed vegetables such as corn cobs, snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower florets, edamame beans and chickpeas, are also encouraged as these cooking methods retain the most amount of nutrients.

Fruit is also allowed during this time, however we strongly encourage you to pair it with a vegetable as this is an under consumed food group among our students.

No Time?

Our Prep Canteen TaSteS, offers a Crunch&Sip pack which includes freshly sliced vegetables and a piece of fruit. This can be pre-purchased through Flexi Schools and collected before school.

Sip

Water is the recommended beverage during Crunch&Sip and to avoid our reliance on plastics, we encourage all boys to bring their own reusable water bottle daily.

 

Crunch&Sip Dip Recipe

Here is a simple dip recipe full of gut-friendly fibres, anti-inflammatory spices, and low-GI energy to complement your Crunch&Sip snack. You may need to check with your son’s teacher first to see if they will allow a dip during Crunch&Sip. If not, your son can enjoy this during his lunch break as a dip or spread onto a sandwich.

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Dip

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups roasted sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cup cooked split red lentils
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Sea salt and cracker black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, fresh herbs and dukkah if desired.
  • Enjoy as a side dip to all of your favourite vegetables.

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