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1. Add grilled fruit for a pop of color and a little twist: My kid's favorites are mangoes, pineapples, and watermelon. "Mangoes are a superfruit—bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals," says registered dietitian Tara Gidus, a nutrition consultant in Orlando. Sliced thin and grilled, they taste like fruit fries!

2. Create a makeshift salad bar in your house, allowing your kids to choose their favorite ingredients: This helps prevent the wholesale avoidance of salad because of one disliked item. This is also your chance to expose them to variety! Start by giving everyone a foundation of mixed leafy greens, then encourage them to create a rainbow of flavor, using red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow peppers, green lettuce, blueberries, purple grapes, and figs. [Read more: How to Sneak in a Salad]

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