An alternate to white bread

by ~Tina · 23 comments

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Arnotts.

My kids won’t eat any other kind of bread except white bread. It’s annoying, to say the least.

So when I was asked to participate in a “fight against carbs” challenge and swap white bread sandwiches with Cruskits for a week, I knew it was going to be a big challenge.

Huge.

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But I was willing to give it a go. Because if anyone looked at the kids’ lunches, they would think that I’m not creative at all and this will be a nice change from the usual sangas.

My plan was to start working on them over the Easter break, forgetting to buy bread and off-handedly saying “there’s Cruskits in the cupboard”.

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I left the kids to decide what they wanted to put on their Cruskits for lunch. I was watching Annabelle as she looked at a Cruskit, unsure if she was even going to take the tiniest little nibble off it. She is Miss Fussy from Fussy Town. But she did. And even told me that she thought it was yummy without anything on it.

And then got onto covering her Cruskits with chocolate spread and cheese.

Uh. Yum?

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Did you know that two Cruskits contain 60% less carbs than two slices of most bread? Neither did I. A good reason to add them to my own diet and reduce the amount of carbs I’m inhaling too.

Check out the Cruskits Facebook page to check out the recipes available and share your own creations on there too.

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1 Narelle Rock April 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Mr 3 loves his cruskits, he has them buttered and then a cheese stick, piece of smiley fritz, some sultanas and some grapes all on a plate together for lunch!

2 Bek April 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I actually would make my kids make their own! Im not their slave and if they make it themselves they are more likely to eat it!

3 Yvette Bowyer April 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I would make a bento style Cruskit-inspired lunch for my little ones:
Cruskit topped with cream cheese, ham and tomato
Cruskit cut into fingers with hummus dip
Cruskit cut into two, spread with nutella topped sprinkles and sliced strawberries
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4 Eleise April 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

You make your kids eat cruskits in the name of writting a blog, I made them do the Viva Cleaning Challenge. Do they go soggy in school lunches? I love them at home with plastic cheese and vegemite and loads of butter, that isn’t probably very healthy.

I would make them cream cheese, ham and tomato.
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5 Jade Williams April 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I love a healthy cruskit layered with avocado, tuna and cheese and will definitely feed this to my little girl when she is a little older

6 Barbara Webers April 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

For the kids, Nutella with sliced banana and a few sprinkles to make it prettier….for me on the other hand, hot salami,cream cheese and tomato or avocado…then again I am happy just to eat them plain, delicious

7 Tania April 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I’d love to give them cruskits with cream cheese, apple slices, shredded carrot, some sultanas & drizzled with honey & call it their dessert.

8 karen leschnik April 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Very simple for the kids, like Vegemite or Nutella. And here’s a tip – when I followed a particular low carb diet plan (which shall remain nameless), I used Cruskits instead of breadcrumbs to crumb chicken, then oven baked it. Crunchy & yummy!

9 Nina D April 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

My hubby does melted cheese on cruskits for the kids sometimes for dinner after a long day at child care and work for us! He did ham and cheese the other day and the kids inhaled it! Me – I’d like to try some new toppings :)

10 Mystery Case April 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Goats cheese with dill (we can’t get enough of the stuff at the moment and strips of smoked salmon. My girls are a tad older and have well developed taste buds. xx
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11 Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right April 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I love Cruskits! Always have since they came out in the 80s – my mum was way into them for our school lunches. I had them for lunch today in fact. My favourite way to eat them when I was a teenager was with tomato topped with cheese, then popped into the microwave for 20 seconds to melt the cheese – but not so long that the cruskits go chewy. It’s quite a skill to master. And that’s what I would pass on to my children – the recipe, AND the art of microwaving so they melt yet retain the crunch :)
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12 Kate Campbell April 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Since my son’s favourite food is pizza I would make him a healthy little mini pizza with a quick pop under the grill and his lactose free cheese sprinkled on top of some tomato puree and a few toppings.
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13 Karlene April 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Like your kids, mine are fussy as heck and will only eat white bread with no crusts. Preferably cut into fun shapes. But they are getting better, and usually like the new foods they try. They just have to try!
We all love cheese and avocado sandwiches so I’d start with a firm favourite on the Cruskits. (and this season they’re expensive! So the Coles voucher could finance a couple)
Thanks

14 Jodi April 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I would make Bert from Sesame Street cruskits, spreading some cheese spread across the cruskit, using dried seaweed for hair (cut in a spiky fashion) and eyebrows, some cheese cut in to two circles for eyes, sultanas for pupils, a round piece of carrot for a nose and a big piece of ham cut into the shape of a mouth. Yum! Now….I have to find a creative way to make an Ernie?!? What yummy spread is orange?!?!?
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15 Susan April 6, 2013 at 6:59 am

My 2 boys adore cruskits. They eat them plain all the time but I’m trying to get them to enjoy my fave topping of cream cheese and tuna. My 4 year old is keen, the 2 year old not so much!
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16 Fiona April 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

Corn Cruskits with Ricotta, Cinnamon, Banana & a drizzle of honey – now that’s what I’m talking about!!! YUM!

17 Jasmine April 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

To be honest, I’ve never tried Cruskits before. I would love to try it with bacon and honey.
I would make ‘fairy bread’ cruskits though. A little bit of margarine and heaps of 100s and 1000s ;)

18 Tahlia - the parenting files April 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I love cruskits. They are a great snack. I buy the oregan ones, gluten free. I love them with avocado xo
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19 AmberB April 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Miss 1 is actually pretty fearless with food – she loves almost anything. Today she tried Brie Cheese on crackers for the first time and loved it. I would love to try Brie, Cranberry and Chicken on cruskits next – a yummy snack for us both.

20 Kim m April 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

My kids love them with mashed banana and golden syrup, bit messy for school, but great for an after school snack!!!

21 Tara April 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

For master J it would cheese & cabanna & cruskits instead of crackers! An after school snack one? Hmmm a smidgen of yoghurt, banana & honey.
Me thinks I need to get some cruskits ;)

22 bron mitchell April 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I would top it with sour cream and mashed bananas
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23 Trish April 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

My boys are fussy too cheese and Vegemite
Cheese with ham eyes and smiley face
Peanut butter with choc bit eyes

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