Are your kids tired of the same carrot sticks and apple for Crunch&Sip each day? Choosing different coloured vegetables and fruits keeps it interesting and is good for you too!
Different coloured vegetables and fruit provide different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. This will help give your children the right balance of nutrients for good health. Crunch a rainbow!
Red – red capsicum, cherry tomatoes, radishes
Orange and yellow – carrot, yellow tomatoes, corn, orange and yellow capsicum
Green – celery, cucumber, snow peas, sugar snap peas, broccoli, green capsicum, peas, avocado
Blue and purple – purple carrot, purple cauliflower
White and brown – mushrooms, cauliflower
Red – strawberry, red apples, watermelon, red grapes, cherries, raspberries, red plum, tamarillos
Orange and yellow – orange, mango slices, pawpaw, apricot, golden kiwifruit, mandarin, peaches, sliced persimmon, sliced pineapple, rockmelon, tangerine
Green – kiwifruit, honeydew melon, green apple, green grape, pear
Blue and purple – figs, black grapes, blueberries, purple-skinned plums
White and brown – bananas, brown pears, nashi pears, white nectarines, white peaches, lychee
As small, whole fruits and vegetables like grapes and cherry tomatoes can be a choking hazard for younger children, please slice these into halves or quarters before sending them to school.