Break Picky Eating Habits (Finally!)

We all know how hard it is to get the kids to eat and enjoy vegetables. Author and creator of The 52 New Foods Challenge, Jennifer Tyler Lee, has found a fun way to get your children interested in eating healthy and it involves eating with the seasons and turning dinner into a game.

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Make Eating Healthy Fun

Most families eat the same foods over and over. It's important to diversify what you eat and that can be as simple as eating what's in season.

Involve your kids in the whole experience of food by growing, shopping and preparing together. Approach your food like a craft activity with the kids. Make it fun to reduce the stress.

You can also play the Crunch a Color game to challenge picky eaters. Give out points for what they eat. Aim for three colours on a plate and double your points for trying something new.

We have four tasty recipes that your kids will love to eat and earn points with!

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1. Fennel, Orange and Cabbage Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

  • fennel = 15 points
  • orange = 5 points
  • red cabbage = 15 points
  • total = 35 points

Get the recipe for this salad here»

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2. Smoky Slow Cooker Roasted Pepper Chicken

  • tomatoes = 10 points
  • red peppers = 10 points
  • chicken = 10 points
  • onions = 15 points
  • garlic = 15 points
  • total = 60 points

Get the recipe for this pepper chicken here»

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3. Chili Lime Tofu and Butternut Squash with Soba Noodles

  • tofu = 10 points
  • limes = 5 poitns
  • broccoli = 10 points
  • garlic = 15 points
  • butternut squash = 15 points
  • shallots = 15 points
  • total = 70 points

Get the recipe for this soba noodle dish here»

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4. Black Bean Chia Brownies

  • black beans = 10 points
  • eggs = 10 points
  • total = 20 points

Get the recipe for these brownies here»

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