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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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29. Chicken tonight

Quick and versatile to cook with – chicken is the must-have main ingredient for a host of delicious, healthy meals.

From home-made nuggets, to fajitas and chicken with rice – you really can’t go wrong with any of these popular family dishes.

The first thing to know about chicken, however, is that it can vary enormously in taste and texture, depending on the quality of bird that you buy. Your average supermarket, factory-farmed chicken will tend to be on the dry, flavourless, fatty side, as birds are often raised with the help of growth promoting hormones and then killed relatively early – at just 42 days old. These type of birds are also usually farmed indoors, in cramped cages with the help of daily doses of drugs to stave ...

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