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Top 12 crunchy foods recipes – Beating fussy eating with a crunch!

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Top 12 crunchy food: Beating fussy eating with a crunch

In one of our previous posts on fussy eating, we mentioned that one of rather ways to beat this is to see who can can find the crunchy foods, and make their vegetables or fruit make the loudest noises.

We have had great success in make a game of eating our greens like this: so much so that our healthy eating charts usually get a tick in every colour box!

It’s a great sensory game for younger children, though do be careful it doesn’t get too competitive; Stuntboy is always keen to make sure his lettuce is the best, and crunchiest around!

So, with this in mind, I asked the kids what they felt were the crunchiest foods they like, and this is what they came up with….not bad, though a few less healthy foods have sneaked in there, there aren’t too many overall…and a little bit of what you fancy, Eh?

I have thrown in some great Pinterest content themed around each of the foods too; so why not try something a little different; armed with your crunchy list for the kids…watch out for the smarties and the cookies though – it ain’t all waistline friendly ;-)>

1. Carrots – some great faourite carrot recipes here from Family2table for you all to try, including roasted carrot mash and gingered carrots – very much yum yum!

2. Red Pepper – these Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks look scrummy on, and not surprised all the kids lapped it up!


Source: via Darby on Pinterest

3. Cucumber – this selection of lunchbox recipes from includes a great noodle recipe for the kids with some lovely crunchy cucumber.


Source: via Katie on Pinterest

4. Lettuce – some great recipes for kids from, and this includes a fabulous fun wrap, with lots of lettuce to munch on in it!


Source: via Kim on Pinterest

5. Cookies – we love at KiddyCharts, and not least because they have a rather fantastic list of super cookie recipes to try out!

6. Apples – this is an amazing dip for apples, might be a little sweet with toffee and caramels in it but watch out for the crunch. Thanks Creations by Kara!


7. Smarties – yep, there were always going to be some sweets in here, but we love smarties in this house, not least for their versatility when cooking! And look and these yummy smarties chocca slices from the Good Food Channel


Source: via All for the Kids on Pinterest

8. Celery – sadly this is the only thing I can’t get my kids to eat, but perhaps with this superb macadamia nut snack for the kids from Blythe Raw Live you could have a bit more luck.


9. Pear – Chatterbox loves pears, particularly for tea after school. This pear primer from the Whole Foods Market Blog gives some great recipes for pears in it.


10. Crisps – but make your own, much healthier and much crunchier – honest! Here is a great recipe from and its done in a microwave in seven minutes as well.


Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest

11. Pastry – oh so many things to choose for this one, but as its a healthy eating list, I haven’t gone for a pie here; something yummy from Taming the Goblin, pretty sure these would tame most people, simply divine, and so so simple a toddler can help you as well, even more incentive to eat something a little different


12. Cereal – and of course, we mean Cheerios or Cornflakes, though high in Fibre, they can be a little sugary, and probably not that difficult to persuade a toddler to eat, so we can finish this list off with a bit of fun! What about this lovely Cheerios and food colouring necklace from Educators Spin on it; something to eat and admire all at the same time!


Source: via Patricia on Pinterest

I hope you like these recipes, go and explore some more on Pinterest too, and why not follow KiddyCharts on there was well – we do our best to keep you entertained!

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!


Wednesday 5th of September 2018

The blog is really nice thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Wow so many nice recipes. I hate carrots somehow yet I find nice recipes with it. Thanks for sharing


Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Perfect and healthy food recipes list. Appreciate your collection of 12 crunchy recipes with respective followed by making direction. Good food recipes ideas.


Monday 2nd of May 2016

much needed this article.i will follow and give feedback .


Thursday 28th of April 2016

Thank you for sharing amazing recipe with us. :)

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