How Cooking Channel Chefs Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Many of Cooking Channel's chefs have kids of their own and have figured out ways to transmit their passion of food onto their offspring.
By: Cooking Channel Staff

Photo by: Citizen Pictures

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Kids. None of us would exist without them. Therefore, we hope the following impression isn't too belittling (even if spot-on): "Wah. That food's too brown. That food's too green. Wah. That food's too yellow. That food's not yellow enough. I'm a kid. Wah."

Fortunately, many of our chefs have kids of their own and have figured out ways to transmit their passion of food onto their offspring. We've compiled a few of their tenets here:

Last, but not least, new-as-of-this-week mom Haylie Duff (pictured) has several ways to disguise healthy foods as kid-approved treats -- like pizza with secret veggies and apple cookies -- and she's sharing her recipes on The Real Girl's Kitchen,  Saturday at 1pm ET.

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