Take a Dip Without the Guilt

We all like a little veggie with our dip.

Your child’s hummingbird metabolism may cause him or her to ask for a snack every hour, but you want feed them whole foods loaded with nutritional benefits as often as possible. The good news is you don’t have to feel guilty about letting your kiddos coat their carrots in Creamy Ranch. 

Can your go-to veggie dip do that?

Little Slice of Healthy: 5 Veggie Sandwiches for the Kids

Let’s give peanut butter and bologna a break. Peas and peppers make great bread mates as well, and carry a bunch of energy-rich vitamins essential for a kid’s healthy development. Here are five kid-friendly veggie sandwiches that pack well for lunch.

When it comes to good nutrition, a sandwich without veggies is full of baloney.

Sure, cold cuts and PB&J are great go-to’s for lunch in a pinch, but have you tried a full veggie sandwich?

Childhood Nutrition by Age: How Veggies Help Healthy Growth

The kinds of nutrients your need for healthy growth change over the years. We look at nutrition needs among kids in three age groups with tips for getting them to accept veggies.

Kids grow so fast, but are they growing well?

One day they’re mastering a tricycle and the next, it seems, they’re asking for the car keys. In the years between, the fuel that drives healthy growth also is shifting.

National Nutrition Month and Kids: 5 Ways to Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month and parents are asked to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Following are five pieces of advice for carrying that fork down the path to better childhood nutrition.

The path that leads to a lifetime of good nutrition is interrupted by many forks, or choices. When making these choices for your kids, do you know what you would like on the fork?

This is no trick question,

Preparing of the (Kid-Friendly) Greens: 5 Recipes Worth Their Weight in Gold

St. Patrick might have worn a shamrock on his shirt, but the greens in his belly were more likely to give him the luck, and good health, of the Irish. Here are five kid-friendly recipes for green veggies that even your little leprechauns could celebrate.

If we are to feed our kids a rainbow of veggies, then consider the green ones to be the pot of gold on the other side.

Prompting Kids to Like Veggies in 7 Ways, From a Professor

Guiding kids to a lifetime of liking veggies begins earlier than you might think. The good news: We have many opportunities to encourage veggie acceptance as our kids grow up. This research from Kansas State University presents seven logical steps.

Want your kid to like Brussels sprouts? The time to start might be at T minus 250 days.

Or, as one professor might put it: Feed the veggies to your sprout before he even comes out.

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,

Veggies Against the (Common) Cold: Mother Nature’s Best Defense

The picture of health might look a lot like a broccoli floret. Lots of veggies pack a high dose of immunity-building vitamin C. Here’s a look at some of the best C-rich veggies for cold season.

We’ll tell you one thing Peter Piper never picked: his nose.

And thanks to all of those peppers he picked, he probably didn’t have to blow it much, either.

This is because peppers,

From Brain to Belly: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Veggies

Experts suggest that kids who know the names and appearances of veggies are more likely to eat them. We’ve got five easy tips for exposing your kids to vegetables and their benefits, for more educational and happy mealtimes.

To know a veggie is to love it.

That’s the common thinking, anyway. Teach a kid to know her vegetables, and you may have a veggie lover in … well, how long it takes might vary. 

Lettuce Begin: 5 Winter Salads Your Kids Will Love

If your kids tend to skip salad then try making it the main event. We’ve got five hearty winter salads brimming with nutritious veggies and dressed with sweet-and-salty fruits and proteins.

For many kids, these are the salad days. So why not dress them up?

Salad days are those when we are young and inexperienced. So isn’t it natural to fill them with actual salads with new tastes? Makes no difference that it’s cold out.