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Amber Faith [Pilcher] #560!!

I am always trying to find ways to give my kids more veggies in their day. It can be super hard though, and sometimes takes being extremely creative on my part.

I have done the celery with peanut butter and raisens (you know, the ants on the log thing..), I have also tried using cookie cutters聽 on their fruits, doing star shaped kiwis or聽 heart shaped apple cut outs, but it does not always work!

How would it be to not have to “hide” veggies in meals or make them super cute in order for your child to want to eat it? That is where Crock Country comes in! Inspired by the scenes dipicted from the Country Crock tubs, comes Crock Country 馃檪

To help bring Crock Country into our home, I was sent a cute veggie kit! The kit included fun things to help get my kids on the road to eating more veggies.

We went to Safeway and used our gift card that we received, to purchase some great veggies. I let the kids hand pick which 2 veggies they most wanted as well as one veggie each, that they have never tried. We ended up with a fun assortment of bright colors and tasty veggies!

聽Me and my kids then made a really yummy meal with the veggies we bought. It was not all veggies, but it was a meat dish with veggies and it was very good. It is called Vegetable and Chicken Stir Fry and there were no leftovers!! Recipe for that, coming later this week 馃檪

You can visit Crock Country and check out their awesome recipes to help incorporate veggies and fruits into your child or family’s meals.

How do you get creative, when it comes to adding veggies into your child’s meals?

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Comments

  1. I tell them that they will help them to grow..carrots make you see better, spinach makes you stronger, etc.

  2. geekbearinggifts says:

    I’m lucky that the two-year-old in my life will try anything as long as I put some on my plate first and she sees me eating it. Thanks for the cool offer!

  3. Salads with lots of veggies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  4. heather c says:

    I don’t do anything, really! I just tell them how they are really good for them!

  5. I make the vegetables the main course and everything else is a side.

  6. Stephanie Showalter says:

    I puree extra veggies and add them to soups and sauces.

  7. They actually just love veggies

  8. I cut them up really tiny, but I don’t know if that’s why they eat them…I think they just like them.

  9. My daughter loves veggies so no secret here, but I add veggies to almost everything her favorite is peas.

  10. Huston Smith says:

    My son is a bit odd an will only eat food if it is green. So it is everything else i have to get creative with

  11. My children have always loved veggies. I introduced them early and I model eating them, so my sons have never questioned eating them.

  12. Christine Sarkauskas says:

    We are a veggie family, so I cut them up and make sure that they are always available.!

  13. Pauline M says:

    I’ve struggled for years with this and about eight months ago, I found the perfect solution, just add cheese. Shocking, but I found that just adding cheese to vegetables, they would eat as much you want them to!

  14. Bonnigene says:

    Mt girls love their veggies…I have given them to them always

  15. My children have always liked veggies. We have a veggie garden every summer and the corn and tomatoes and green beans, etc, taste so good, fresh from the garden. I buy country crock too, it’s my favorite spread. Thanks for having the contest!

  16. Start early and make vegetables the main dish.

  17. My monkies love veggies. They will eat salad with a squeeze of lemon. They definitely did not get that from me.

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  18. My kids love veggies so if I want them to eat them, I only have to buy them!

  19. My daughter likes veggies pretty well. She likes to eat carrots raw, broccoli and cauliflower cooked in microwave with butter and garlic salt, same for peas.

  20. Ed Nemmers says:

    The little ones help in the backyard vegetable garden and they like to eat what they grow!

  21. Morgan E. says:

    The kids I work with at my child development center love their veggies with any kind of cheese sauce poured over top – they barely notice there’s broccoli underneath!

  22. Erica Best says:

    My nephew hate any vegs beside corn and i would love for him to eat better

  23. My kids actually love their veggies.
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  24. Jennifer Paige says:

    Well, I dont have any kids, but I watch my nephew enough to know that i have to eat those veggies too, or he just doesnt want them!

  25. Michelle Spayde says:

    My family has always loved veggies, so no tricks needed here!

  26. They like them, so I justserve them!

  27. It’s actually my niece and I pretend I am going to eat all the veggies instead and she can’t have any… then she really want them 馃檪

  28. Laura Emerson says:

    I always have either rice, potatoes or mac and cheese along with the veggies. I made up a game of find the veggies first. I mix the veggies along with the rice, potatoes or mac and cheese and the first person to find the veggies first and eat them wins. The winner gets to pick out the Saturday night family movie night or something else like stay up for 20 minutes longer than usual.
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  29. Mary Michaud says:

    my little munchkin likes veggies, i just need to learn to be more creative than steamed with butter and salt

  30. Paula Hafner says:

    I’m lucky. My kids all love vegetables. I let them see me eating them and it’s rarely an issue. 馃檪

  31. kathy pease says:

    i like to add them in casseroles 馃檪

  32. Lucy Schwartz says:

    encourage veggie eating by including them in casseroles and varying the veggies in those.

  33. The usual … let them help shop and cook. I also sometimes dice the veggies pretty small.
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  34. Fortunately my boys love veggies. They would much prefer to eat only veggies and no meat.

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  35. I mix them into things and call them fun names such as tasty trees and Peculiar Power Pea Pellets.

  36. The best way I found is to let my daughter help me make supper. Then, she is super enthusiastic to eat whatever it is we made together.

  37. Deborah Rosen says:

    My son is an adult and he lives on an overseas USAF, so I don’t get to squeeze veggies into his diet much any more. But when he visits, he still eats carrots, which he “hates,” because I grate them into all sorts of things that he loves and asks me to make when he’s here lol. Shhhh, it’s a secret.

  38. I set out a dish of raw veggies and fat free dip before dinner. They usually eat those up in no time. Adding a cheese sauce to cooked veggies works well too.

  39. I add cheese to them

  40. I love to add a little something to jazz it up a bit-like a dash of maple syrup to glazed carrots or bread crumbs to green beans

  41. Nicole Fall says:

    My kids love veggies now that they are 11 and 12 but when they were little I had to make up silly names for all the different veggies so they would eat them!

  42. Diana Russell says:

    I have to be creative – I’m a pro at hiding veggies in other foods! It works!

  43. Brittney House says:

    My kids actually like their veggies so its fairly easy to get them to eat them.

  44. I use the recipes in The Sneaky Chef to sneak veggies past my kids. When my youngest was tiny, we got her to eat broccoli by calling it trees. She loved it!

  45. Linda Lansford says:

    We open a can, warm in the microwave and eat

  46. Angela Cisco says:

    I am pretty lucky my kids love most veggies, so I don’t really have to be creative.

  47. I dip the heartier veggies in egg, then coat with bread crumbs. Bake and make finger foods!

  48. I like to blend veggies up and make a ‘sauce’ for things like sweet potato fries.

  49. I usually add veggies to pasta and the kids love it.

  50. I don’t get really creative with veggies. I just serve them and my kids eat them. I do add cheese or ranch dressing for my pickier eaters.

  51. Claire McKeon says:

    If you have them help you shop for them, clean them and prepare them, they are more likely to eat them.

  52. Belinda Shaw says:

    My grandkids enjoy dipping their veggies in ranch dressing.

  53. Jennefer Sweitzer says:

    My kids actually like veggies, they have since they were very little.

  54. I’m actually very lucky because my 2 year old eats most vegetables. She does like dipping her carrots in ranch dressing, though. Whatever works!

  55. I serve veggies with the sauces he likes.

  56. I’ve never had a problem getting my kids to eat their vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. I find casseroles, quiches and scrambled eggs are good ways to serve vegetables.

  58. My kids are very good about eating their veggies. We started them as babies and have always made eating veggies seem like a treat. We also talk a lot about being healthy and involve our kids in shopping and preparing food.

  59. Crystal S. says:

    They are pretty good at eating veggies for the most part, but on some that they don’t care for, if I chop them up really tiny they eat them without complaint!

  60. Jennifer Marie says:

    I get my sons to eat their veggies by making them finger foods-they love it that way!

  61. I normally mix them in food they like. Casseroles and also celery and peanut butter. I even do carrots and peanut butter.

  62. cut them small enough and you can mix them into anything

  63. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I shave carrots and zucchini, etc. and put into sauces, and even bake with them 馃檪

  64. We let the kids grow what they want. It seems to let them pick some vegetables that they like

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  65. tracey johnson says:

    i blend up squash and other veggies and add it to my spaghetti sauce

  66. we bake our vegs.
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  67. 鈾♀櫏鈾 Louis鈾♀櫏鈾 says:

    I blend the veggies and mix them with tomato sauce

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  68. Angela Winesburg says:

    I sneak them into their pasta dishes, thanks

  69. I am very fortunate that my kids love vegetables. They want them as snacks also. I have no problem getting them to eat them.

  70. i try to arrange them in little designs ..visual stimulation

  71. My daughter is pretty easy to get to eat most veggies. She even asks for them! A little ranch dip makes them all taste great.
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  72. Rosanne Morrison says:
  73. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Steam them and put them in soups, stews and mostly spaghetti sauce

  74. make a lot of casseroles, stir frys, also no dessert until veggies are eaten

  75. my kids love veggies so I dont have to sneak them in. but if I can offer any advice to parents is keep trying new things with them!! kids taste buds change so what they may not like today they may like 2 weeks from now. thanks!!

  76. Usually by shredding or chopping up very small so as to “blend in” if it’s veggies they don’t like.

  77. I puree veggies and put them in casseroles. My daughter never has a clue that she’s eating veggies.

  78. Heather H says:

    My daughter hates veggies…so in order for me to get her to eat them I make a special dipping sauce for them (that’s healthy) or I puree them up and sneak them in foods!

  79. I let them pick out veggies they want to eat at the store.

  80. Carol Bryant says:

    I introduced veggies to their diet before they could object. Now, they eat them without complaining.

  81. I make a lot of casseroles and stir frys with vegetables. Everybody eats them. I am lucky-my kids were never fussy eaters.
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  82. I have never worried about it too much–they eat veggies quite well, especially the ones I keep for snacking in the refrigerator.

  83. eleanor r says:

    Lots of vegetable soup!

  84. My son is still very little and he loves veggies! I don’t have to do anything special to get him to eat them 馃檪

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  85. Chop the veggies fine and add them to something they like. Call it “confetti”.

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  86. The immersion blender is my best friend! Blend veggies into everything and no one knows they’re there!

  87. When the kids were little I sometimes sneaked veggies in by using the food processor and adding them to spaghetti sauce, meatloaf etc.
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  88. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    Ranch or cheese!

  89. melissa Resnick says:

    dressing works every time

  90. i buy fruit juice with veg in it and i mix grated veg into baked goods like corn muffins so they don’t know it’s there
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  91. sherri crawford says:

    i either dice them small and hide them or use a cheesey sauce on them

  92. Casey Lynn Everidge says:

    i mix the veggies in with other foods

  93. You can put cauliflower in spaghetti sauce, and they can’t taste it

  94. well my kids love there veggies but if i had to get them to eat them i would try to make it in to a fun game or some thing so thay would eat them

  95. I put veggies in smoothies

  96. Wanda McHenry says:

    Saute and steaming, a touch of cheese!

  97. Kobi Hendrix says:

    I actually hide them in things, like meatloaf. I find the kids eat them better if they can help pick or grown them

  98. I try to cook them in ways they’ll like, but when it comes down to it, I just kept offering them up & not cooking diff’t things for diff’t ppl. They eventually try ’em & usually like ’em.

  99. Parsnips and turnips are my biggest challenges- even my hubby won’t eat them. SO,I dice or shred them and sneak some into Mashed potatos & hash browns.

  100. I try to be creative on shape and flavor. Also I put veggies into smoothies as well.

  101. jessica vaughan gengler says:

    I tell them they cannot get up until they eat them. They protest,but mom and dad win in the end.

  102. Amber Jordan says:

    I use the good, old fashioned “you aren’t getting up from this table until you eat.”

  103. renee walters says:

    I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email, Google +1, and like you on Facebook! I would absolutely love to win this for my family! I am very fortunate, my children love vegetables and fruit! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  104. Lilly is not quite one & so far…there is no vegetable she doesn’t like. This too shall pass.
    Thank you

  105. Valerie May says:

    I never had a problem with veggies. My kids always liked them…now my grandchildren like them too.

  106. We’re fortunate because everyone likes veggies! I started when they were very young, helping out in the garden. I found that they tended to eat what they grew. They still love gardening and look forward to spring when planting can begin. Thanks.

  107. Grow some of your own veggies and get the kids to help with choosing the seeds or plants, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting, and they will hopefully be proud of what they grew and want to eat it.

  108. I try new spices to see what they like

  109. They love my home made soups, so I add lots of veggies to the soup!

  110. I usually mix them in with the meal so they can’t pick them out 馃檪 Or, I just withhold dessert until some of the veggies are eaten 馃檪 OR I put cheese on then 馃榾

  111. I throw spinach in EVERYTHING. On top of pasta, in sandwiches, under the sauce. I bake a lot and I’m always tossing in ground zucchini and other vegetables in the dough. So we’ll make a pizza (filled with veggies in the dough) and put more veggies on top.

  112. I usually cover it with cheese. Lots and lots of cheese!!! Lol…they love it, maybe toss some bacon bits in their and they’ll ask for seconds.

  113. Christine says:

    hide it in sauce

  114. Tabitha Evans says:

    I cover broccoli with cheese. lol

  115. Deena Bailey says:

    I try to be creative in presentation. I try t add just a little flair to them. Maybe add nuts, different sauces.

  116. My daughter is a born veggie lover so i don’t need to get creative. She’ll eat veggies before anything else on her plate.

  117. i usually just offer dip lol

  118. Cathy Wallace says:

    We add them to casseroles, serve them with dips/cheese sauce, oven fried or grilled. s

  119. Rebecca Shockley says:

    Mostly I mix them in a main dish and they usually don’t taste or see them

  120. Heather H says:

    We chop the veggies up so they are pretty small and then we put “hide” them in sauces etc so the kids can’t tell what they’re eating.

  121. By adding butter or seasonings. Adding the veggies to stirfry or potpie to hide them a bit.

  122. My kids are grown now but when they were little I would just suggest they try the veg and if/when they didnt like it I would try to make it a different way, I remember getting them to try asparagus, of course they hated it at first, but after trying a different way to make it they really loved it, I roasted it with garlic and they thought it was great and actually asked for me to make it, I also bought the V8 juices with servings of veg & fruits in each glass, it got pricy so we didnt do that often, I think they both accepted the fact that we were going to eat veg with dinner and to at least have some of it, there are some they still wont eat but they do like quite a few and their taste changed as they grew older so keep trying and maybe they will like it at a different age, also giving them raw veg with dips was a big hit, they loved that,
    Thanks for the great giveaway

  123. Jennifer T. says:

    I sneak spinach into my meatballs and load up chicken pot pie with veggies.
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  124. My daughter is 18 months old, and I don’t have any problems getting her to eat her veggies! I’m sure that’ll fade with time, but I’m hoping not!

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  125. My son will eat what I fix.

  126. My kids eat veggies really good for the most part so I don’t have to try any real tricks. They especially love carrots and cucumbers. I try to get them to eat broccoli by putting it into casseroles and use some cheese, but I have to cut it up really small so they don’t notice. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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  127. Heather W says:

    Not very creative – they just grew up very easy eaters, loving veggies
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  128. SaraLee E says:

    My whole family loves veggies

  129. Suzanne K says:

    I’m lucky, my daughter has always liked veggies. And, about 2 years ago, she became a vegetarian. I do get a bit creative putting lentils and beans into things to make sure her diet is balanced, but that’s not too hard.

  130. Anzhela Tesker says:

    I hide them by pureeing them…sometimes even add them into desserts and juices.

  131. I either puree them and put them in a sauce, or serve them with ranch dressing!

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  132. any kind of spice or sauce makes veggies better – I don’t really like them plain, either!

  133. I hide them in things like spaghetti sauce!

  134. My kid will eat any veggie as long as it’s steamed. So we give him loys of steamed green beans and steamed broccoli.

  135. I always put sauce on their veges!

  136. Katharine says:

    I am pretty lucky as my boys like veggies

  137. I add cheese…
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  138. I try to make sure that veggies are “disguised” in other, tasty-looking food so kids won’t even know they’re being healthy!

  139. Make them in fun shapes

  140. I’m lucky. My 12-year old step-son will order a salad at McDonalds over anything else!

  141. I get my kids to eat their vegetables by putting them in things like soups,casseroles,meatloaves,or any main dish.

  142. jennifer horn says:

    My daughter likes dipping them in ranch or cheese.

  143. Janna Johnson says:

    sneak them in pureed fruit
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  144. Michele L. says:

    I was lucky – my children have always been great to eat vegetables. My husband, not so much. I’m still looking for a trick to get him to eat veggies
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  145. Theresa Shafer says:

    New foods go on adult plates and IF / When they ask then they may have a taste. It is adult food for when they are older..if you think you are ready for it…may that gets them eating all sorts of veggies and fruits.

  146. Vegetables were never a problem except with squash. What I found worked is if they grow it they will eat it or at the very least give it more than one try to make up their minds about it!

  147. I hide veggies in spaghetti sauce, chili, hamburgers, really just about about any ground meat dish.

  148. Jennifer B says:

    I steam them with cheese or set out ranch dressing for dipping

  149. EMMA L HORTON says:

    HIDE THEM IN SALADS AND SOUPS

  150. Betsy Hoff says:

    I am very lucky that veggies are my daughter’s favs! My son I have to snaek veggies in with casseroles and such!

  151. Jamie Brigham says:

    I get my kids to eat their veggies by eating them with them we have a contest to see who can eat all their vegetables first, kids love to compete

  152. Jessica T. says:

    I get my son to eat his veggies by letting him dip them in ketchup or ranch dressing!

  153. Tamara B. says:

    I always have cut up vegetables in containers in the fridge and will make some Greek Tzatziki sauce for them to dip them in and they eat them up plus the sauce is very healthy to eat too.

  154. Monique Rizzo says:

    I mix them into stews, chilis, pot roasts etc!!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  155. JaKell Meckley says:

    luckily my three LOVE all veggies so far! We have even tried alot of variates. My step-daughter no so much. We have to hide them in the foods. My favorite to make is zucchini bread or cookies they love them! They also love black bean brownies if you need ways to get your kids to eat extra beans!

  156. Matt Ferrell says:

    Melted cheese on them sometimes works for getting to eat veggies!

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  157. I mix the veggies in with the main dish.

  158. Our little ones actually don’t have a problem eating a variety of veggies as long as I throw a pat of butter on them. 馃檪

  159. My kids aren’t the best at eating their veggies, but I do ask them to at least try it before they say they don’t like it….sometimes it works! 馃檪

  160. mrsshukra says:

    Just have salads at every meal!

  161. ChristinaAileen says:

    I’ve been lucky, only one of my kids hasn’t loved veggies. My girls will pick fruit and veggies over anything. With my son, the only creative thing I’ve done to get him to eat more veggies is to let him dip them in dressing, since he prefers uncooked veggies. I’m okay with that though since he will eat them that way (I don’t like some cooked veggies either but love them uncooked – like carrots, cauliflower, broccoli)

  162. I feed them to my kids (ages 2 and 3) pretending the veggies are trains, cars, birds or anything else that will make them giggle.

  163. My daughter loves veggies. Hopefully that won’t change as she grows older.
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  164. I’ve been really lucky – my son just gobbles his veggies up!

  165. I add vegetables to my casseroles. It is the only way I can get my daughter to eat them.

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  166. Samantha C. says:

    MIne are still young enough that they enjoy the taste of veggies, especially broccoli!

  167. She likes veggies so far, and we keep trying if she doesnt

  168. We’re lucky that they are okay with veggies.

  169. My son never met a veggie he didn’t like (except for cooked carrots), so getting him to eat them is easy. When he was little, I made sure that I always served a wide variety and served veggies at every meal. Also, when we grocery shopped we’d always look for different veggies (and fruits) in the produce department to try.

  170. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I puree them into things they like such as mac n cheese.

  171. Amanda Starr says:

    Always try to add some to sauces and whatnot

  172. valerie mabrey says:

    hide veggies in muffin mixes and meatloaf
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  173. Shelly Peterson says:

    I try to put them in things like soup, casseroles, stir fry’s. They tend to eat them much better than just by them selves

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  174. blend them up and hide them!

  175. I usually add dip to it and have been guilty of adding sugar to beans but for the most party they love certain veggies with cheese
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  176. I make salad with fresh veggies every day, and my child doesn’t mind to eat it.

  177. Marysa N. says:

    I cut fruits/veggies into shapes (like apple sticks), make dips, and make lots of little portions.
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  178. Allison Greene says:

    We try to boost veggie intake by doing things like drinking v8 fusion, so it doesn’t taste like veggies

  179. Right now my baby girl isn’t old enough to eat veggies!

  180. we are fortunate to have a son who loves fresh veggies

  181. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Dd is pretty good about eating her veggies so I haven’t had to resort to hiding them yet! If she tries telling me she doesn’t like something, I make her take one bite and if she doesn’t like it she doesn’t have to eat it. It has worked so far and she’s found she does actually like certain foods!

  182. i make them taste one spoon of whatever it is at the same time before they eat the other food.

  183. I ate my veggies and fruit. We did not eat a lot of sugary foods.

  184. I like to put the veggies into creative shapes!

  185. you got to try and hide them in other stuff that they like. if they dont see them they cant tell they are eating them most of the time

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