5. Grab and Go food. Have things like celery sticks, carrot sticks, dips, a fruit bowl ready to grab in your refrigerator so that when kids come home from school or you get home from work and are starving you can just grab something quick that will still be healthy.
6. Get your tools ready and get your kids in the kitchen. Kids can be your sous chef in the kitchen and help you grate or peel vegetables or they can stir things and as they get older you can teach them how to cut vegetables and measure ingredients. They learn different skills and they take ownership of what they are eating and will develop pride in helping to make the meals.
7. Get your blender out of the corner and fire it up and get the kids to help make smoothies, soups, dressings and dips. They can toss it all in and press the button and see what happens. It's also a good way to get loads of fruits and vegetable into one meal.