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Your son might like kale chips. They're pretty easy- you just mix the kale with a bit of oil and seasonings, spread out on a baking sheet, and bake until crunchy. There's lots of recipes on the internet.
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Thanks for the suggestions!
@OBIESMOM - I will have to try adding kale to soups, maybe then my family will be more accepting, but I'm starting to think that my son thinks anything green is toxic!
@YOJULEZ - Thanks for the links about polenta. I haven't tried it because I always thought it was time consuming and hard to make. That recipe for chicken sausages and polenta made me hungry! Maybe I'll try that one this weekend.
@LEC - I just tried quinoa over the weekend and it was delicious. I found a recipe for quinoa and black bean salad on SparkRecipes that was great, even my husband and son ate it!
Thanks again. Keep the suggestions coming!
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5/23/13 8:00 A
2 parts water to 1 part quinoa and boil until the water is gone (about 15-20 mins)
I use it as a replacement for rice when I do stirfrys, on top of salads, or in soups. It has a very nutty flavor similar to brown rice except it has a ton of protein!
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5/22/13 4:41 P
I like kale in soups or steamed with other foods, but I'm not much for it on it's own
have you tried mangoes? I love them! They are great in a fruit salad or by themselves
avocado? Really good sliced thin on a sandwich, or make your own quick guacamole by mashing an avocado or two with some salsa
pomegranates (not in season right now for me) are another favorite. I ate them as a kid, but hadn't thought about them in years. About 4 or 5 years ago, I bought one and got hooked again. They are really good for you, and time consuming to eat.
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199 5/22/13 4:31 P
In the past one of my biggest downfalls was getting bored with what I eat and then abandoning my quest for a healthier me. This time around one of my goals is to try a new food once a week. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try next and how to prepare it?
I am hoping this will also help my 6 year old to be a little more adventurous with his food choices. So far he didn't care for the beets or kale, but loved the tofu. Thanks in advance for your help!
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