After the Bell (Pepper): 5 After-School Veggie Snacks for Smarty-Pants

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Kids run out of fuel fast. In the time it takes to say “peanut butter and celery” they can go from full energy to full meltdown. Turn after-school snack time into an opportunity to jump-start your kid’s motor and memory. These five veggie-rich snacks include kid-friendly ingredients that should pass your little one’s smell test.

It may just be a coincidence. Kids get out of school the same time that our circadian rhythms recover from one of the day’s strongest sleep-drive periods.

5 Veggie-Rich Soups Kids Can Help Make

Few foods say love like hot soup. Ask the kids to help you make a batch and you have warm memories, not to mention the start of a tradition. These five kid-friendly veggie soup recipes are easy, versatile and fun to make together. 

Few foods feed a child’s soul, not to mention belly, as well as hot soups.

A bowl of soup is like a warm bath for the soul.

Carrots + Peas 4 Ever: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Fall in ‘Like’ With Veggies

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if kids could show their veggies just a fraction of the love they show you? Perhaps this Valentine’s Day we should ask cupid to strive for veggie “like.” These five tips will help.

If you wrote “Be Mine” on a string bean, would your kid eat it like a little candy heart, or turn away your offer?

These are the challenges parents face every day,

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.

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.

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,

Hair-Raising Food Facts: The Ingredients ‘Hyding’ in Kid Foods

We’ve heard of the Creature From the Black Lagoon, but what about the contents lurking on the back label? How common foods ingredients may affect our kids.

When it comes to a good scare, there are definitely some foods we should eat with the lights on.

After all, how else are we going to read the labels?

Lots of innocent-looking foods, from bread to veggie burgers, carry ingredients that can haunt our kids with side effects,

5 New Ways to Get Kids to Eat Veggies (and Fun Recipes to Help)

Kids resist vegetables for complex reasons, but resolving the challenge may be relatively easy. We explore five ways to get kids to try veggies that do not involve camouflage, bargaining or tears.

Kids may be worth their weight in gold, but show them an ounce of broccoli and many end up being twice their weight in resistance.

Few events cause parents as much frustration, and guilt, as a kid who just will not eat.