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Ode to Pesto

Remember last year’s Ode to Hummus? This one’s similar, but with more leafy greens. Oh pesto how I love you so; So many foods with which you go. So many ways to make you mine. Each one of them is just as fine. Here’s the deal with pesto: You take the basic recipe (greens, oil, [...]

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Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Is it too much to hope for a picky eater to love butternut squash soup? Sure, you can eventually get a kid to try something easy, like chicken noodle soup. But with a pureed soup, the picky eater is always suspicious that there’s something lurking in there. We stumbled upon a solution to this issue [...]

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Greens Galore

Why do kids (supposedly) dislike green foods so much? Is it their way of rebelling against something that’s “good for you”? Is it a taste or a texture thing? Or is it just something they’ve been culturally programmed to dislike, even before they’ve had a chance to try it? Many kids are raised to eat [...]

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Books for Picky Eaters

Have a picky eater in your house (or on your gift list)? Nagging or coercing probably won’t work to expand their palate – but a fun book about food just might. Here’s a list of some of our favorite books geared toward (and about) picky eaters: Green Eggs and Ham: The definitive book on what [...]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 25

Getting kids to eat more healthy foods is the theme of the week – both in the larger world, and in our household, where the kids have decided that Chex snack mix reigns supreme. Sigh. Moving on… Got Veggies?: Vital Health Zone offers this helpful chart of how many veggies a person needs based on [...]

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Food Trauma?

Can’t stand the sight of broccoli, let alone the smell? Traumatized by turnips? If so, you should check out this fascinating story from the Globe and Mail about extreme food aversions. In many cases, say experts, those food aversions probably evolved from a traumatic food experience as a child. Those experiences could range from being forced [...]

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