Taking the Labor Out of the Picnic: 6 Easy, Veggie-Friendly Recipes

For many parents, getting the little ones to eat veggies is no picnic. Let’s change that this Labor Day. These six kid-approved veggie recipes, from our kitchen and others, will be a picnic basket hit.

This Labor Day, let’s not make feeding the kids any more work than it should be. In fact, let’s make it a picnic.

We know, broccoli in a blanket may not sound like a day at the beach.

After-School Nutrition: 10 Cook-Free Snacks for Kids

Grab ‘n go does not have to mean low nutrition and high preservatives. Here’s a list of 10 healthy, portable snacks from the fridge that require no cooking.

When it comes to nutrition, portable should be affordable, and it should also come wrapper-free.

By the year 2019, the sale of snack bars is expected to rise by 20 percent, thanks to the demand for grab ‘n go food.

Lunchbox Veggies: How Ribbons and Tots Make Nutrition Fun (and Easy)

The days of PB&J in wax paper may be behind us, but the challenge of packing a healthy back-to-school lunchbox is not. These six creative ideas can make veggies hard to resist at any age.

In the 1960s, the School Lunch Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was determined to find out just what it was kids wanted to eat for lunch. So it tested nine recipes across 50 communities.

Q&A With Dietitian Mary Snell: Healthy Advice for Feeding Kids

What’s the best way to eat veggies? Mary Snell, director of nutrition and wellness at Marsh Supermarkets, talks about vegetables and gives expert advice on how to work them into lunch boxes and other meals. 

It shouldn’t be surprising that Mary Snell liked veggies as a kid.

Fresh vegetables were a bit of generational bond growing up, she said. “My grandmother had a large garden so we always had fresh produce on hand.”

Those healthy moments paid off.

Infographic: The Veggie Rainbow and Its Benefits

If we are what we eat, then we all can become happy, healthy rainbows. Each veggie color represents different vitamins and nutrients that benefit growing bodies in many ways.  So let’s go over the veggie rainbow!