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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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