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Cooking with picky teens

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Cooking with picky teens

wandajune6 | Jul 8, 2013 03:52 PM

We recently discovered that my boyfriend's picky eater son will eat almost anything that I put in front of him. He's overweight and not an adventurous eater (most comfortable with junk food) but he likes me and gets excited about food.

I'm finding that involving him in the meal gets him open. He realized that salads aren't so awful once he helped me make a salad dressing, salmon wasn't so bad once we created a glaze for it that we liked, etc.

His dad's diabetic so I'm trying to keep carbs/sugars low. I'm not a big meat eater (though I can get over that if needed). Keeping all of these factors in mind, I'm trying to find meals that are teen-friendly but still healthy. I don't want to scare him off of this path towards a healthier diet.

To make this more difficult, quicker, less expensive dinners would be a huge help. I've had him leafing through cookbooks for ideas but would love options that aren't horribly complex.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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