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3 genius ways to cool down your kid's food

Your kid is desperately hungry—and on her way to hangry—but her meal is still super hot. Here are a few clever ways to quickly cool it down.

3 genius ways to cool down your kid's food

Your kid is starving—but her food is still piping hot. You could blow on it, or try one of these three clever ways to quickly cool it down.

illustrations: Sarah Rafter

1. Take the heat out of a piping-hot bowl of oatmeal by adding frozen blueberries or strawberries.

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2. Soup too hot to slurp? An ice cube should do the trick, but small frozen veggies, like peas or corn, are even better.

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3. For pasta that’s toddler temperature, don’t heat the sauce. Just mix room-temp sauce into hot, just-boiled noodles.

A version of this article appeared in our November 2016 issue with the headline “How to cool down your kid's food,” p. 38.

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