Healthy and Delicious Bacon Dishes

How can you convince picky eaters to try broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, or fish? Make the dish with a bit of bacon -- the latest kid-food craze. Everything tastes better with bacon.

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Veggie Bundles

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Veggie Bundles

Since a slice of bacon contains just 42 calories and 3 grams of fat, don't worry about cancelling out the health benefits of the asparagus.

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Creamy Picnic Salad

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Creamy Picnic Salad

If you're worried about added nitrates or nitrites, try "uncured" bacon from brands like Applegate or Hormel Natural Choice.

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Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

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Stuffed 'Shrooms

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Stuffed 'Shrooms

These mushrooms are stuffed with bulgur, a whole grain. It makes a great alternative to rice or couscous.

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Crunchy Cod

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Crunchy Cod

If you'd prefer, substitute haddock or tilapia fillet for the cod. You'll get the same flaky, firm texture that stands up well to the crunchy topping.

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Light Corn Chowder

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Light Corn Chowder

Made with low-fat milk, this corn chowder isn't as heavy than its traditional counterpart, but it's just as satisfying.

Originally published in the November 2014 issue of Parents magazine.

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