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Cut off rinds, then slice crosswise for a quick, enticing presentation of in-season oranges and grapefruit.
peanut butter and jelly yogurt
It actually works: When you have children make their own food, they're much more likely to eat it.
2 containers (32 oz. each) plain yogurt
1 jar (12 oz.) peanut butter
3 jars (12 oz. each) grape jelly
Place ingredients on a low table with a big bowl and mixing spoons, and let the kids mix them together.