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Ideas for picky teens

dmd_kc | Apr 1, 2009 08:05 PM

I'm making meals in frozen portions for a friend and two teen daughters who recently lost their mom -- a good friend of mine.

The girls are a little on the picky side. Nothing too "weird," as dad put it. They like fairly homogeneous dishes like casseroles, but without too many individual ingredients. Dad says if there's, for example, chunks of zucchini or red pepper in a pasta dish, they normally pick it out or eat around it.

I'd like to do something nutritious and not insanely fatty and starchy. They like baked pasta casseroles, so I was planning on one meal being a baked ziti, using a very high-vegetable sauce (pureed, of course) and one of those multigrain/legume pastas like Barilla Plus that don't taste like whole wheat pasta.

Any other suggestions? Something that freezes well in individual servings is important. Help! I've never really cooked for particular eaters before.

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