Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

Delicious foods kids will eat, nutritious meals moms will love

Best and Worst Kids' Menus

Between tricky restaurant choices, finicky eaters, and the desire to provide healthy, nourishing food, taking the kids out to eat can drive any parent crazy! We’ll give you the inside scoop on better choices and some easy steps on how to lighten up those kid-favorites. By: Toby Amidor, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD

Così Kids' Menu Options
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Thumbs Up: Turkey Sandwich
A small turkey sandwich off the Così Kids menu has just 151 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 262 milligrams of sodium. Skip the chips, soda, and juice and choose baby carrots or a fruit cup and milk. Also, ask for the sandwich to be made on whole wheat bread for added fiber and whole grains.

Thumbs Down: Mississippi Mud Pie instead
With many of the sandwiches within reasonable calorie ranges (like tuna, turkey, and even grilled cheese), ordering this truly troublesome dessert will add a staggering 777 calories, 50 grams of fat, and 1,065 milligrams of sodium to the meal—yikes! Considering each kids’ meal already comes with a chocolate chip cookie, skip the kids’ dessert menu entirely.

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