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22/06/2015 14:39 BST | Updated 22/06/2015 14:59 BST

Fussy Eaters? These Six Tricks Will Get Your Kids Eating Healthy Food (Just Don't Mention 'Sweets')

Put a plain salad in front of your child and they may well turn their nose up at it.

Perhaps it's just part of being a child, but wanting to eat unhealthy food such as sweets, chocolate, chips and burgers is somehow on the top of their agenda.

These six tips may come in handy if you're trying to get your children to eat healthier.

1) Yoghurt shakes

Smoothies, shakes and juices sound a lot more fun than simply having a yoghurt for pudding. Get your children to choose what fruit they want to blend into their yoghurt smoothie and let them help!

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2) Remember pasta is healthy

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that all carbohydrates are bad. This video gives you a little reminder that pasta with vegetables is healthy (and incredibly quick to cook).

3) Savoury muffins make a great treat

Vegetables baked in muffins, cake and bread are far more appealing than when boiled and piled on a plate.

Watch the video above to discover more tricks to get your kids eating almost anything.

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