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For some reason, picky eating tends to flourish in childhood. Whether it's psychological or preference, most kids are happiest with bland or familiar food.
Rare is the grade-schooler who has no opinion about what’s for dinner.
But picky eating is no reason to resign yourself to a rotation of processed pasta, hot dogs and PB&J. Kids are also drawn to novelty. Dress healthy food up as something unusual, funny or fancy and they're more likely to give it a try.
There are other ways to help your child enjoy a broader range of foods, such as:
Reviewed by Rebecca Waller, RD, LDN.
The American Heart Association offers a number of great, healthy recipes on their website, including this one, for crunchy chicken. Add these recipes to your rotation this week.
Crunchy Chicken with Oven-Roasted Broccoli
For the Oven-Roasted Broccoli:
For the Crunchy Chicken:
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Friendly Face Pizzas
Makes 6 servings
Baked Zucchini Coins
Makes 4 servings
Recipe from "140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes" by Catherine McCord.
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