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


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Match for Color
Look closely at this macaroni and cheese. If you can't see the pureed sweet potatoes and cauliflower, your hungry child won't see it, either.
Look closely at this macaroni and cheese. If you can't see the pureed sweet potatoes and cauliflower, your hungry child won't see it, either.
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If you're going to sneak vegetables into your kids' meals, it's important that they match in color. White foods want white vegetables, orange foods want orange vegetables and greens like spinach and kale can really only go into foods where they can be sure of being unseen, as in blueberry smoothies. Blend steamed cauliflower into your mashed potatoes for an extra boost of vitamin C and potassium. Sweet potatoes and carrots, which are high in fiber and vitamin B6, can be steamed and then mashed and mixed in as an extra layer in grilled cheese sandwiches (made with whole-wheat bread, naturally) or folded into gooey, kid-friendly macaroni and cheese.


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