Mornings With Broccoli, and 6 Other Ways Kids Can Love Veggies for Breakfast

Kid’s not a morning person? A little green pepper might help. Some of the best foods for a kid’s mood, energy and satiety come courtesy of Mother Earth, not a box. These six breakfast ideas will change the way your kids tackle the day.

Sure, that bowl of corn puffs looks innocent enough, but what we feed our kids for breakfast could very well make them toast before noon.

If the cereal includes a lot of sugar,

Q&A With Founder of Kidstir: Recipes For (Making) Little Chefs

The first steps to getting kids to love healthy foods for life lead to the kitchen. This Q&A with Aparna Pande reveals how her company, Kidstir, encourages kids to measure, mix and understand the value of nutritious meals.

If there is one ingredient often missing from the kitchen table, Aparna Pande thinks it might be adventure. Fortunately, she has a kit for that.

Pande is founder and CEO of Kidstir,

Tongue Twisters: Why Kids Have Trouble With Veggies

For many parents, veggies tend to turn mealtime into deal time. Kids do not want to eat them, so mom and dad seek creative ways to coax them into taking just one bite, wondering: Why is my kid so picky?

Turns out your kids aren’t picky, they just have very different palates. Here’s a look at that difference, and what it means for development.

Ugly Veggies a Mother Should Love: Q&A With @UglyFruitAndVeg

Veggies are among the most beautiful foods we can put into our bodies, yet we treat those with abnormalities as if they are bad for us. Tons of ugly vegetables are wasted every day. This Q&A with Jordan Figueiredo, creator of the @UglyFruitAndVeg campaign, should change minds about looks.

In the veggie world, there are no popularity contests, no beauty pageants, no kings and queens of the prom.

Tales from the Crisper: Debunking 5 Common Veggie Myths (and 1 Kid Myth)

To peel or not to peel? Veggies have evolved to provide humankind with more nutrition than most any other food on earth, yet myths about their preparation and nutrition persist. Fortunately, the fables at the table are easy to sort out.

An old Greek myth has it that one of our earliest veggies was derived from a beautiful woman, Cynara, who enraged the jealous Zues with her frequent trips home to earth.

Hyper Focus: How Veggies Turn Fits Into Grins

The foods kids eat contribute substantially to their moods and energy levels, with veggies playing a starring role. Making the most of them, however, also means understanding what contributes to temper tantrums. How veggies can transform little sourpusses into afternoon delights.

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Here’s a kid conversation starter: Next time your child laughs, tell her she is acting like a cucumber.

The foods we eat contribute substantially to our moods and energy levels,

Are We Feeding Our Kids a Meltdown?

The foods we feed children and even babies determine their health and happy-meters for the rest of their lives. How much do we know about the additives? Happy kids eat healthy foods, but food labels can be confusing.

Here are a few good things to know.

Menu, Unmasked! Learning the True Identify of Superfood

Super Foods for Super Tasters, Veggy Vita

Superfoods have gained an unexpected super power – the ability to shift shapes from one form to another. With the focus on healthy eating expanding the superfood family, consumers are increasingly unsure, or misled, about what qualifies. We explore what makes a food super.

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Wish as we might, we couldn’t simply slip a cape onto a Twinkie and claim that it is super.

This may be how some of us feel,

Troubleshooting Gluten: When to Go Against the Grain

Veggie Vita A Gluten Free Snack that tastes good

An old TV commercial advised that if we want to perform our best, we better eat our Wheaties. These days, a whole lot of people are cutting back on their family’s wheat eating, but the reasons are not well understood, at best.

The culprit behind this wheat avoidance is gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. While generally nutritious for most of us, gluten can cause an inflammatory intestinal condition,