Archive for the ‘ Picky Eaters ’ Category

Eat Your Veggies!

My almost-three-year-old currently will not eat one single vegetable. Not one! She has turned her nose up at carrots and peas since she outgrew baby food, and when I try to get her to try cucumber or salad greens or tomatoes she absolutely refuses. So we give her baby food pouches with mixed fruits and

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A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activity in the Kitchen

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian For a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity, make the “pot of gold.” Ingredients: -Bell Peppers (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green) -Hummus -Cauliflower Directions: -Cut bell peppers into strips. -Add a couple scoops of hummus to the bottom of a bowl. -Place 2 cauliflower bunches (clouds) on the hummus. -Place strips of

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Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe Ingredients 6 slices whole-grain French baguette or whole-grain Italian Bread 1 garlic clove 1 TSBP + 1 tsp olive oil 3 plum/roma tomatoes, chopped 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tsp balasamic vinegar ¼ cup parmesan cheese Pinch of each salt & pepper     Directions 1.)   

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Valentine’s Day Turkey Roll Up

From Carly,  KinderCare Registered Dietitian   Ingredients: -Tortilla -Strawberries, Diced -Strawberry Cream Cheese -Turkey, Sliced     Directions: -Lay tortilla flat on plate and spread with cream cheese. -Top with turkey and diced strawberries. -Roll up the tortilla. -Spread a little cream cheese on the end of the tortilla to make the roll stick/stay. -Cut

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Family Recipe: Cinnamon & Sweet Snack Mix

Cinnamon & Sweet Snack Mix Ingredients 1.)     9 cups of Rice or Corn Chex® or similar (OK to 4.5 cups of each) 2.)     2 cups Kix®  cereal or similar 3.)     2 cups Toasty O’s® or similar 4.)     3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 5.)     2 tablespoons cinnamon 6.)     ½ tablespoon sugar   Directions 1.)     In

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Got Picky Eaters? Try These Tips!

For You: Never bribe your child to eat; keep food neutral. Keep mealtime positive. Talk positively about food. “Milk tastes yummy and it will make your bones and teeth grow strong.” For Your Child: Have quiet time prior to meals to prevent a “hyper” table. Allow kids to dish-up themselves (safely); this is called family

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