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8 recipes your picky eater might actually eat

We said might! Whether your kid is sensitive to textures, smells or, well, random things on random days, these recipes will help.

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8 recipes your picky eater might actually eat

recipes for picky eaters

Protein-Packed Whole Wheat Pancakes

You may worry your kid isn’t getting enough protein if she shuns meat and eggs. A stack of these protein-heavy pancakes will fill her up good. Get the recipe: Protein-Packed Whole Wheat Pancakes

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eatPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Mild and good for slurping, these noodles are a DIY meal—let them take what they want, leave what they don’t. Get the recipe: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eatPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Peanut Butter and Jam Oatmeal

The stealth addition to this genius recipe is eggs: They cook slowly with the oats to create a creamy, protein-boosted bowl. Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Jam Oatmeal

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eatPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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Balsamic-Glazed Carrots

Balsamic vinegar may seem like a grown-up ingredient, but its smooth, candied flavour is perfect for kids. You can also use it in a homemade salad dressing (with olive oil and a squirt of honey) or add a few glugs to take the acidity out of pasta sauce. Get the recipe: Balsamic-Glazed Carrots

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eatPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Classic Fish and Chips

Cut into small pieces and coated in crispy panko, mild white fish might just work as a stand-in for chicken fingers. Get the recipe: Classic Fish and Chips

Fried fish on a white platePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Bucatini Carbonara

This pasta may appear and taste plain-ish, but it packs protein with eggs and prosciutto. It’s next-level. Get the recipe: Bucatini Carbonara

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eat

Green Pea And White Bean Soup

Green soup may be a bit of a hard sell, but its got smooth texture and sweetness working for it, plus lots of toppings, which will make your kid feel a little more in control. Get the recipe: Green Pea And White Bean Soup

8 recipes your picky eater might actually eatPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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