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,

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,

Want Your Kids to Eat Veggies? 10 Do’s and Don’ts

How good for you has the line “It’s good for you” been? Kids are more complex than we think when it comes to vegetable acceptance. Here are a few simple guidelines to help kids to learn to like their veggies.

In the movie “Inside Out,” the story’s protagonist is confronted with what most kids would consider a horrifying offer – a slice of what should be delicious pizza, except it’s covered in (gasp!) broccoli.

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.

A Tribute to Spinach: 8 Ways It Makes Kids Strong to the Finich

It may end with Halloween, but October is officially Spinach Month. We share four reasons kids (and grownups) should eat lots of the iron-rich veggie. Plus four recipes that’ll blow them down!

October is Spinach Month, and whether you’re a kid or a cartoon sailor, there are plenty of reasons to make it an anchor of your diet.

There’s a reason Popeye relied on it. High in iron, which is good for red blood cells and energy,

10 Surprising Veggie Facts: Curious Tales for Kids

Cucumbers as a stain remover? Beets as a Halloween aid? In addition to life-supporting nutrients, the veggies on your kid’s plate have curious histories. We share 10 odd veggie facts.

Next time you look at a picture of the pyramids, take a moment to thank the modest radish.

That is how the ancient Egyptian laborers who built the pyramids were paid – in nice, plump radishes. Apparently, in addition to being a crunchy way to getting one’s vitamin C and potassium,

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.