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12 Fun Ways/Hacks To Get Your Kids To Eat Their Fruits And Veggies

Elaborate bento boxes and lunchboxes can take too much slicing and dicing time on school mornings. These easy, fun alternatives for your kids' healthy lunchbox fare will get even the pickiest of eaters excited about what's for (a super-nutritional) lunch.

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1. Temporary Tattooed Bananas

Create some colorful edge by applying temporary tattoos to banana skins.
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Create some colorful edge by applying temporary tattoos to banana skins.

2. Message on a Banana

Of course, only after you've used up all your temporary tattoos, write an encouraging message.
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Of course, only after you've used up all your temporary tattoos, write an encouraging message.

3. Magic Apple Rubberband Trick

Voila! Let your kid take up residency as the cafeteria magician with this trick that will keep slices from browning before lunchtime.
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Voila! Let your kid take up residency as the cafeteria magician with this trick that will keep slices from browning before lunchtime.

4. Plastic Fruit Cup Friends

Make boring fruit cups fun by drawing on a seasonally appropriate character or animal.
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Make boring fruit cups fun by drawing on a seasonally appropriate character or animal.

5. Fruit Kabobs

String some strawberries and pineapples onto kabob sticks and cut off the stick ends for kid-friendly chowing down.
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String some strawberries and pineapples onto kabob sticks and cut off the stick ends for kid-friendly chowing down.

6. Frozen Fruit Push-Ups

Freeze fruit smoothies as yummy desserts in these reusable ice-pop sleeves.
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Freeze fruit smoothies as yummy desserts in these reusable ice-pop sleeves.

7. Cored Apple and PB&J

Kids can eat their way to the "good stuff" in the middle of this cored apple without worring about seeds or the core.
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Kids can eat their way to the "good stuff" in the middle of this cored apple without worring about seeds or the core.

8. Ants on a Log

This healthy snack is nearly as old as the lunchbox (we think). There are lots of varieties from your standard raisins-peanut butter-celery fare. Hummus and nuts also make tasty celery log toppings.
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This healthy snack is nearly as old as the lunchbox (we think). There are lots of varieties from your standard raisins-peanut butter-celery fare. Hummus and nuts also make tasty celery log toppings.

9. Stuffed Avocados

Fill scooped-out avocados with chicken salad, tuna salad, and other fare for edible bowls that make better use of valuable lunchbox space.
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Fill scooped-out avocados with chicken salad, tuna salad, and other fare for edible bowls that make better use of valuable lunchbox space.

10. Or, Stuffed Bell Peppers

Fans of crunch will prefer this cheery food bowl for stuffing.
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Fans of crunch will prefer this cheery food bowl for stuffing.

11. Alternating Apple and Orange Slices

Add some variety and keep apple pieces from browning by alternating slices. Cute picks not required.
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Add some variety and keep apple pieces from browning by alternating slices. Cute picks not required.

12. Heart Carrot Slices

There's very little cutting involved here for these tiny carrot slices. So worth it!
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There's very little cutting involved here for these tiny carrot slices. So worth it!

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