27 November 2015

Exchange Sugary Desserts For This & Notice What Changes...

Here is November's archive file! 

Mmm comfort food that is healthy, delicious and can even help to relax your little ones with no refined sugar rush...

Homemade Compote With Granola





21 October 2015

24 September 2015

Your Actions Count... What Action Will You Take?

Here is September's Archive Gem...

You have more influence than you think!

http://myfruitandvegetablefriends.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/lets-get-things-started.html






How are you helping to spread the word about enjoying Fruits and Vegetables to your children? Share your tips and comments below.

20 August 2015

How To Wean Your Kid's Off Junk Food...

Here is a BIG TOPIC for our archive gem feature this August! 

Junk food, and how to start weaning kids off the highly processed stuff. 

You can view the full post using the link below...


http://myfruitandvegetablefriends.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/weaning-off-junk-food.html

Do you have any tips that you find work well? Please share using the comment section below, I'd love to hear your tips.

7 June 2015

Going Green: Dairy Free Pesto Recipe

Pasta with Pesto is one of those classic combinations. Quick, simple and utterly gorgeous both in colour and taste. 

Here is a great dairy free recipe by Montse Bradford as we delve into the archives this June...


Also delicious as a dressing for salads, over fresh fish or even as a pizza sauce - perfect for the whole family and not just for those with dairy food intolerance's.

Enjoy!

25 May 2015

Gluten, Egg & Lactose Free Pancakes With This One Simple Ingredient...

Here we are with another Archive Gem from this blog for you and your family to try! And whats even better this one is GLUTEN FREE, EGG FREE, & LACTOSE FREE for those little ones with allergies as well as everyone else who wishes to enjoy some delicious, healthy pancakes!

Perfect for relaxed, family weekend breakfast or a dessert. Children will love to create their own toppings. Anything from fresh fruit, rice syrup, lemon and cinnamon, banana and melted carob, cashew cream and  strawberries...or perhaps some savoury avocado and salmon or scrambled tofu with sweetcorn.

100% Wholegrain & 100% Delicious 

What toppings will you and your family choose?

Fruity Pancake Recipe



15 April 2015

When Children Try New Foods...Top Tips!

Welcome to spring! :-) 

How I love this time of year, the sense of awakening, opening, freshness and colour that starts to creep out across the land. And not forgetting the wonderful warm sunshine! 

Talking about 'opening up to new things', I thought this would be perfect for another of our archive gems to get you excited! 

This Month we are looking at 6 Tips that can help children open up to trying fruits and vegetables

Have meal times become a battle zone trying to get your children to eat their greens? 

Do you struggle introducing new foods to them, only to have them demand chips and ketchup instead?

Wouldn't it be great to eliminate these struggles once and for all? Notice how great that would feel!

Click here to find out what the 6 Tips are...

http://myfruitandvegetablefriends.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/top-tips.html

And I invite you too, to post in the messages below what tips do you find work for your and your children? 

18 March 2015

Green Loveliness

Happy 3 year anniversary everyone! 

Wow how time flies! 

Continuing with our Archive Gems, here is another gorgeous recipe by Montse Bradford...a wonderfully creamy, delicious avocado pate packed with monounsaturated fats that help with healthy development in children.



Avocado Pate by Montse Bradford

Perfect with vegetable sticks and delicious with pan fried asparagus, beetroot or as a dressing for salads, fish etc when diluted with a small amount of water.
  • Remove the skin and stones from 2 large ripe avocados and blend with 1tsp of Umeboshi Paste (see below recipes for information) and 1 tbsp of White Miso (see below recipes for information), 1tbsp of cold pressed olive oil and the juice of half a lemon.
Enjoy! 





9 February 2015

Power of Words

For February's archive gem here we discover the power of language and how that can have a huge impact on children's diet...take a look at the top tips here and notice what changes when you apply the tips!

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen

21 January 2015

Most Popular Post To Date? Here it is...

This year I will be delving into the archives, pulling out a few gems from this blog and discovering what we have covered so far. 

It has been a wonderful journey creating this blog and since May 2010 when I started this project. We have touched on many different topics that can help children enjoy fruit and vegetables. 

So this month we start with the most viewed post of all time from this blog (at the time of writing this!) with over 870 people around the world learning how to include vegetables in Children's lunch boxes in a fun and appealing way.

Enjoy!