Only having healthy nourishing foods in the house is paramount to helping your children establish healthy eating habits, therefore it is important to choose wisely at the supermarket - if you don't have junk food in the cupboards it's simply not an option and it's not only your children that will benefit from this but yourself also.
Life long habits can be formed from a young age.. so plant the seeds of health in your children from the get-go and watch them thrive!
Try planting a vegetable garden and fruit trees with them.. it's a great way of getting more in touch with nature, and at any age there can be great satisfaction in eating things that you've grown yourself.
Ways to include more fruit and veges into kids' diets
Fresh fruit smoothies
Make real fruit iceblocks from fresh fruit pureed in the blender then frozen
Try cutting fruit up into pieces - sometimes kids enjoy this more
Make rice flour pancakes filled with fruit and probiotic yoghurt - banana and blueberries together are yummy
Make fruit salad out of chopped fresh fruit
Keep berries in the freezer - great in a cup for a snack
Have fruit on porridge/cereal in the morning instead of sugar
Incorporate veges in with meals rather than just having them separate on the side:
Homemade vege fritters, or patties for hamburgers
Salads in kebabs, pita pockets or tacos
Homemade pizzas with an assortment of veges on such as spinach/silverbeet, onions, tomatoes, diced pre-steamed pumpkin, capsicum, mushroom, and pumpkin/sunflower seeds sprinkled on top
Vegetable fried rice
Savoury crepes with assortment of veges in with homemade sauce
Eggs benedict on top of silverbeet
Sliced raw vege sticks with hummus or quacamole dip - carrot, celery, cucumber, capsicum, beetroot.
Salad sandwiches or filled rolls
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds lightly roasted in olive oil and tamari
Raw nuts, although not considered as veges, but still great