Kid-Friendly International Dishes

Both delicious and healthy, these recipes will nourish your child's appetite for foreign cuisine.

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Foreign Foods for the Pickiest Eaters

Heather Weston

Foreign Foods for the Pickiest Eaters

Food writer Melissa Clark wanted her toddler daughter, Dahlia, to try foods other than pizza and pasta. To accomplish this goal, she planned a potluck dinner with friends and asked each family to bring a traditional dish to highlight their backgrounds. Once Dahlia saw other kids eating these kid-friendly foreign foods, she delightfully dug in! Click through this slideshow for the recipes.

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India: Roasted Chickpeas & Cauliflower

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India: Roasted Chickpeas & Cauliflower

These are best warm from the oven but delectable at room temperature, too. Cook them on the day you plan to eat them.

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Poland: Mini Matzoh-Ball Soup

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Poland: Mini Matzoh-Ball Soup

If you're pressed for time, use low-sodium chicken broth instead of making the soup from scratch.

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Philippines: Rice-Noodle Salad (Pancit)

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Philippines: Rice-Noodle Salad (Pancit)

No shrimp? You can always substitute tofu or boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite-size pieces. Make sure you cook poultry until it's no longer pink.

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Proven Strategies for Picky Eaters

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Ethiopia: Doro Wat

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Ethiopia: Doro Wat

Another tasty way to serve this stew is over couscous or rice to soak up the spicy sauce.

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France: Individual Apple Tart Tatin

Heather Weston

France: Individual Apple Tart Tatin

Wonderful on their own, these treats are even better served with whipped cream.

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