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Pioneered by Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella and celebrity chefs Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, spiralised vegetables and snack balls are solutions for picky eaters. The notion of packaging unfamiliar foods in familiar ways is endorsed by Dr. Mark Fishbein, pediatric gastroenterologist, who recommends “food chaining”— introducing new foods with similar textures to the ones your kids already love. Enter the spiralised courgette— mimicking family-loved spaghetti but as a gluten-free, nutrient dense substitute. Or perhaps, dessert balls resembling cake pops and rich as fudge, but made of dates instead.