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,

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,

Bittersweet Truths About Sugar and Kids: Stealth Sweeteners in Foods

Most of us eat way more sugar than is recommended, but the amount kids eat is stunning. Here’s a list of the many sugars added to foods, and tips for cutting back.

Every day, our kids are at risk of going a teaspoon too far. Or, more accurately, 25.

As in so many teaspoons of sugar. Turns out, too much of the stuff that helps the medicine go down can cause plenty of ailments on its own,

Taking the Labor Out of the Picnic: 6 Easy, Veggie-Friendly Recipes

For many parents, getting the little ones to eat veggies is no picnic. Let’s change that this Labor Day. These six kid-approved veggie recipes, from our kitchen and others, will be a picnic basket hit.

This Labor Day, let’s not make feeding the kids any more work than it should be. In fact, let’s make it a picnic.

We know, broccoli in a blanket may not sound like a day at the beach.

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.

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,

VegyVentions: Turn Veggies Into Magical Munchies, Imaginatively

Give a child some Lego blocks and he might build a house. Give him sliced cucumbers, peppers and toothpicks, and he’ll assemble a car. The best part of a VegyVention creativity kit: Kids can turn their inventions into body fuel.

The imagination is an amazing gift. It can transform mushrooms into elf umbrellas and it can turn veggies into flying machines.

This is what we learned at a recent “VegyVention” exercise conducted with members of the Greater Cincinnati YMCA and a crowd of about 50 eager kids.