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.

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,

The ABCs of Veggies: Finding Vitamins in Nature’s Healthiest Foods

The basics of nutrition can be as simple as A,B,C – and D,E,K. Let’s look at the different vitamins we find in veggies and how they benefit growing bodies.

In the classroom a C may be considered average. In a child’s body, however, a C is as important as an A, a B and sometimes even a K.

Indeed, if a child’s body were a classroom, the letter grades that matter most apply to vitamins,

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.

12 Benefits of Veggies, for the Holidays and New Year

With apologies to old-time holiday standbys, we’re trading in our partridges and golden rings for vitamins and minerals. A look at 12 benefits veggies provide during the holidays and all year long.

Pipers and pear trees may be the stuff of traditional holiday songs. But when it comes to kids and holiday meals, one bite of broccoli or 11 peas a munching is music to our ears.

We wouldn’t be surprised if a few servings of veggies are behind those 10 lords a-leaping.

Ice, Ice Veggies: Nutrition of Frozen, Canned and Fresh

Dropping temperatures means a drop in the availability of fresh vegetables. Fortunately we have other options, but are they as healthy? How canned and frozen veggies hold up to fresh.

Baby it is cold outside, but does that mean we should expect the same of our veggies?

In many cases, yes. Winter weather limits the availability of many fresh veggies and oftentimes makes those that are on offer more expensive.