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10 White Foods for Picky Eaters

  • Tina Rupp

    Finger Sandwiches
    If your kid hates crusts, chop them off or use cookie cutters to turn sandwiches into cool shapes.

    See the recipe

  • Tina Rupp

    Potato Cakes
    Turn leftover mashed potatoes into a yummy, kid-friendly food.

    View Leftover Potato Cakes Recipe

    More leftovers you're wondering what to do with? Here's a few ideas for Leftover Dinners

  • Tina Rupp

    Chicken Salad
    Pasta and chicken are super kid-friendly. Don't sweat it if your kid won't eat all the veggies.

    See the recipe

  • Tina Rupp

    Fish Tacos
    Here's a great way to introduce your kids to fish.

    See the recipe

  • Sarah Arnato

    Takes the Cake
    This treat has the flavor of freshly harvested corn. Pop it into the toaster, then drizzle it with honey. (Thomas' Toast-R-Cakes, $2.99)

  • Sarah Arnato

    Who can just eat alphabet soup? Call out a letter, and when your child finds it, he can slurp up the hearty reward. (Campbell's Chicken Alphabet soup, $1.69)

    Play it safe: Check out our age-by-age anti-choking guide!

  • Anytime Nosh
    These satisfying bites—fortified with vitamins, fiber and minerals—will stave off before-dinner grumbles. (Barbara's Bakery Organic Wild Puffs in Fruit Medley, $4.50)

  • Three-Way Tide
    Cheese sticks always make a great nibble; these are packed with brain-boosting, heart-healthy omega-3's. (Sorrento Plus Omega 3 String Cheese, $4)
  • Deb Pearlman

    Homemade Potato Chips
    If you're still telling your kids to not eat potato chips, it's probably because you didn't know you could make them in your microwave without a smidgen of grease. For real. I could tell you more, but I suspect you're already in the kitchen trying this out.

    • One Russet potato sliced paper thin
    • Salt (optional)
    • Parchment paper

    Cut a sheet of parchment paper to fit a plate. Lay discs of potato on top in a flat layer, none touching. Sprinkle layer with salt, if desired. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Microwave for 5-6 minutes. Discs will have become lightly browned potato chips.

    Kids can help: Cut paper to shape, lay out slices of potato
    Extras:Season with some salt, paprika, garlic or onion powder

    Recipe from Deb Perelman at Smitten Kitchen.

  • Photo by Jennifer (jspatchwork) (CC Licensed)

    Mini Pizzas
    This kid-favorite gets a healthy makeover to fuel your child's busy body all day long. Make these the night before to save time in the morning. Top English muffin halves with jarred marinara sauce (if your child won't object, add chopped steamed broccoli or spinach to the sauce.) Sprinkle pre-shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Let cool, then wrap up.

    Serve with:
    One half cup of blueberries
    Individual chocolate pudding