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Quick Pickled Onions

Ways to make onions kid-friendly 

Onions have a strong flavor that might feel overpowering to some kids. You can make the presence of onions in meals more subtle by chopping them into small pieces and simmering them in a skillet over the stovetop until they become translucent. Onion tends to stand out less when added to meals that have other spices and vegetables, such as chicken noodle soup, tacos, chicken teriyaki, and quesadillas. Different varieties of onions have different flavors, so if your kid doesn’t enjoy one type of onion (for example, red onion), you might want to try another type (for example, yellow onion).

Nutrition Facts


Aside from giving your meals a flavor boost, onions are teeming with nutrients down to the core. Each layer is abundant with anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins and nutrients. Onions can help support your immune system, digestive health, bone health and heart health. Some evidence shows that onions may reduce the risk of certain cancers because they contain a powerful antioxidant flavonoid called quercetin.


Serving size: 1 medium-sized onion
Calories: 44 Protein: 1.2g
Total Fat: 0.1g Sodium: 4mg
Total Carbohydrate: 10g Potassium: 4%
Sugars: 4.7g Vitamin C: 13%
Dietary Fiber: 1.9g Vitamin B6: 5%