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10 Tips for Sneaking Healthy Ingredients Into Your Kids' Favorite Meals


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Mix Healthy Cereals with Sugary Cereals
Whole-grain cereal is more palatable when mixed with sugary cereal.
Whole-grain cereal is more palatable when mixed with sugary cereal.
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Cold cereal is probably the easiest breakfast to prepare, but it can be difficult to choose while shopping for kids. With a stark dividing line between kid-friendly cereals and healthy ones, sometimes it feels like the only choice is between Neon Sugar Pods and Captain Blandy's Fiber Missiles. And while few kids like to look down in the morning at a bowl of plain shredded wheat, no parent likes watching his or her child eat a bowl of pink sugar pellets and then bounce off the wall for two hours. Fortunately, there's no law against mixing them. Sugary cereals, in small amounts, aren't terrible for kids, and they can go a long way toward making less appealing (but healthier) whole-grain cereals easier for them to eat.


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