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Tortellini Soup

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Tortellini Soup

Smaller than its fresh and frozen counterparts, dried tortellini is the perfect size for kids.

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Super Salmon Patties

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Super Salmon Patties

Salmon is one of the few foods rich in vitamin D, a nutrient that seven in ten kids fall short on. Fortunately, shelf-stable salmon, canned or in pouches, has as much D (and heart-healthy omega-3s) as the fresh kind.

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Family Dinners: 4 Tips To Make Them Better

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Easy-Peasy Penne

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Easy-Peasy Penne

Panko bread crumbs make this dish feel special. If you don't have them, make your own by cutting whole-wheat bread into strips and shredding it in your food processor; regular bread crumbs just don't work as well as a topping.

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Lentil Sliders With Sesame Sauce

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Lentil Sliders With Sesame Sauce

Bring this dish to the table unassembled and let the kids put together their own sandwich.

Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Parents magazine.

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