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Veggie Spotlight: The Misunderstood Brussels Sprout

They’re awfully cute, but Brussels sprouts tend to evoke crinkly noses, not kisses, at mealtime. We’ve got a nutritional explanation why they should bring kisses, and recipes that might straighten up little noses.

At home, we often call Brussels sprouts “little cabbage.” In France, saying the same might just get you a kiss.

That’s because the French term for sweetheart, “petit chou,” literally translates to little cabbage. And therefore,

The ABCs of Veggies: Finding Vitamins in Nature’s Healthiest Foods

The basics of nutrition can be as simple as A,B,C – and D,E,K. Let’s look at the different vitamins we find in veggies and how they benefit growing bodies.

In the classroom a C may be considered average. In a child’s body, however, a C is as important as an A, a B and sometimes even a K.

Indeed, if a child’s body were a classroom, the letter grades that matter most apply to vitamins,

Baby It’s Cauliflower Outside? 7 In-Season Winter Veggies

True, it is harder to get nature’s bounty of fresh veggies during the coldest and shortest days of the year. However, there are a few bright spots until our next tomatoes and peas burst forth. Here are seven winter veggies and kid-friendly preparations.

Let it snow, let it snow and by all means, let the veggies grow.

Because even in the coldest, shortest days of winter, many vegetables still do grow.

12 Benefits of Veggies, for the Holidays and New Year

With apologies to old-time holiday standbys, we’re trading in our partridges and golden rings for vitamins and minerals. A look at 12 benefits veggies provide during the holidays and all year long.

Pipers and pear trees may be the stuff of traditional holiday songs. But when it comes to kids and holiday meals, one bite of broccoli or 11 peas a munching is music to our ears.

We wouldn’t be surprised if a few servings of veggies are behind those 10 lords a-leaping.

Ice, Ice Veggies: Nutrition of Frozen, Canned and Fresh

Dropping temperatures means a drop in the availability of fresh vegetables. Fortunately we have other options, but are they as healthy? How canned and frozen veggies hold up to fresh.

Baby it is cold outside, but does that mean we should expect the same of our veggies?

In many cases, yes. Winter weather limits the availability of many fresh veggies and oftentimes makes those that are on offer more expensive.

Cyber Veggies: 7 Super Nutrition Apps for Kids

When it comes to teaching kids good nutrition, few ideas can compare with smashed burgers and veggie-eating monsters. A look at seven kid-friendly nutrition apps we love.

Three cheers for cyber nutrition! Without it, how else would kids get access to treat-seeking robots and flying carrots?

We speak here of apps designed to enlighten kids about good nutrition. From university-designed trivia games to a junk food smasher, these apps offer relevance to kids across age groups.

A Bow on Broccoli? 4 Tips for Eating Veggies During the Holidays

Here’s one reason not to give your kid a second holiday cookie: sugar compromises the immune system. These four tips turn the season of rich treats into an opportunity for healthy food.

Between the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and Santa’s plate of cookies, can we just give peas a chance?

The holiday season is a bounty of delicious treats for a reason. It’s a celebration. But we should also take time to celebrate what is most important – our health.

Q&A with Pediatrician Nerissa Bauer: Rx for Child Nutrition

We’ve got a doctor’s advice on how to help kids try veggies and other new foods and enjoy what’s on their plates. Our Q&A with Indianapolis pediatrician Nerissa Bauer reveals expert tips on child nutrition.

Here’s a shot in the arm for moms trying to get their kids to eat veggies: Some good nutritional advice direct from a doctor.

We’ve invited Indiana pediatrician and professor Nerissa Bauer to talk about kid nutrition,

Plymouth Broc: 6 Veggie Recipes to be Grateful for on Thanksgiving

Other than the marshmallow sweet potatoes, Thanksgiving vegetables are often a challenge for kids. These six kid-friendly recipes could make parents (and little ones) thankful for veggies.

If you think this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will present a couple of challenges with the kids, consider what was served at the first Thanksgiving feast.

Besides turkey, cranberries and clams, the 1621 menu is said to have included onions, beans, spinach,

5 Veggies that are Surprisingly Good for Kids (With Recipe Tips)

A kid’s hit list of veggies is usually pretty short. How about extending it with some unsung heroes? These five vegetables might not get the star treatment of broccoli, but they pack a wallop of nutrition.

No disrespect to the baby carrot, but when it comes to nourishing a kid, it would do well to share the plate with a few unsung veggie heroes.

Of course all veggies are good for us,