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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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32. Spuds they’ll like

Can’t think of a thing to cook – indeed, can’t be bothered to cook? Before you reach for that microwave meal, think spuds.

A handy, filling food that is packed with energy-boosting carbohydrates – potatoes are the main ingredient for a host of quick-to-make dishes that children will love.

Potatoes are a starchy carbohydrate food – containing some protein, no fat, lots of fibre and a wide range of vitamins including vitamin C.

Potato skin is a good source of fibre, and the flesh just under the skin is where most of the vitamin C is stored – so do try to use scrubbed, unpeeled potatoes wherever possible (although this may not be possible for younger children).

A portion of new potatoes contains more vitamin C than two fresh ...

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