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10 Tips to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Tired of mealtime battles about veggie intake? Learn how to get kids to eat vegetables and spend more time enjoying family meals! This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. How many times a day do you find yourself telling your kids to eat their veggies? For most parents I know it’s more often than they’d like!…

7 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy this Spring

Celebrate the new season with this spring produce guide featuring seven fruits and vegetables that are full of color, flavor, and nutrition.     Spring has finally sprung! We’ve shifted the clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time, giving us a glorious extra hour of daylight in the evening, and everything around us is starting to bloom! All of my favorite spring veggies…

Spiced Quinoa with Roasted Apples & Root Vegetables

This nutritious and delicious spiced quinoa is packed with fall produce, is vegan and gluten-free, and can be made in less than 30 minutes! Pin the Recipe It’s quinoa week here! Earlier this week, we explored the versatility of quinoa with 40 healthy ways to cook quinoa including innovative breakfast bars, classic grain salads, unique burgers, and enticing desserts. Today, I…

Encourage Kids to Make Fruits & Vegetables Center Stage

This Food Day, encourage kids to make fruits and veggies center stage on their plates by keeping it delicious and fun! Plus a review of Teddy Tries a Veggie! I received a complimentary copy of Teddy Tries a Veggie, but was not compensated for writing about it. As always, all opinions are my own.  This Saturday, October 24th, is Food…

Peanut Soba Noodles with Crispy Baked Tofu and Vegetables

Peanut Soba Noodles combine pantry staples to make a healthier version of a classic takeout favorite. Add in some seasonal vegetables and crispy baked tofu for a balanced meal.   Now that the flowers are in bloom in our backyard, the temperature is resting in the 60s and low 70s most of the time, and artichokes, strawberries, and asparagus are lining the produce…

Dried Fruits and Vegetables Recipe Roundup {Recipe ReDux}

Cooking with dried fruits and vegetables is a nutritious and delicious way to add flavor to your meals all year round. Here are some of my favorite recipes using sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, dried cranberries, and dried apricots.  I wish I had my act together for this month’s Recipe ReDux, but between the start of school, hiring a new caregiver for…

8 Tips for Washing Fruits & Vegetables

Post written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables — including spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce. As fresh produce can be contaminated in various ways, the FDA recommends to choose produce that isn’t bruised or damaged, and make sure that pre-cut items — such as…

The Secret to Increasing Children’s Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables {Guest Post}

This post was written by sociologist Dina Rose, PhD, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Want to teach your kids good eating habits? Here’s my suggestion: Don’t obsess about getting more fruits and vegetables into them. My advice might sound unconventional, but I’m not crazy. Here’s why:…

Cooking with Cruciferous Vegetables {Recipes}

This post was written by Tara Milhem Hello everyone! In my last post I told you all about the nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables and left you hanging with some of my favorite mouthwatering dishes incorporating these good-for-you veggies. The wait is almost over. Here are two of the simple, nutritious and delicious recipes I previously mentioned.   What is your…

The Nutritional Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables

This post was written by Tara Milhem Hi readers! After all the hype on green juices and green vegetables, I’m sure you’re wondering what’s so good about them and what they can do for you. The answer is A LOT! Cruciferous vegetables are some of the most functional (and delicious) foods we can include in our diets. The family of…

Vegetable Matzo Lasagna

Tired of matzo pizza on Passover? Try something slightly different. This Vegetable Matzo Lasagna is comforting and nutritious all at once! The Jewish holiday of Passover causes many people to get into a frenzy about what they’re going to eat. How can they go a whole week without bread, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, and all their other favorite carbs?! I for…