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Sneak Veggies Into Your Kids' Meals

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Can't get your kids to eat their veggies?
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have a cunning plan. They suggest you discreetly add broccoli, zucchini and all that other green stuff to kids' meals. Reuters news...
Sneaky researchers say you can double your child's vegetable intake.

Smile While Eating Your Veggies and Your Kids Might Just Eat Their Broccoli, Study Shows

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Want your kids to eat their veggies? Smile next time you chomp on a carrot. Credit: AP If you want your kids to warm up to kale and carrots and not sneak their veggies under the table to the dog...
Kids not eating their veggies? Put on a happy face!

Popeye Propaganda: Kids Strong to the Finish Because They Eat Their Spinach

Forget the protein bars -- this man wants a can of spinach. Credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP / Getty Images
"I'm Popeye the sailor man! (Toot! Toot!) I'm Popeye the sailor man! (Toot! Toot!) I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach. I'm Po...

Spinach: Popeye's Magical Food

Spinach definitely worked for Popeye, its most famous advocate. While the rest of us aren't looking for bulging arms to chase down criminals, we can reap the rewards of this iron rich vegetable. Spinach won't directly make you stronger, but the ...

How Much Fibre Does My Child Need?

Dear Karla, I read your post about ways to prevent type-2 diabetes and noticed that one commenter suggested fibre. There does not seem to be a clearly stated amount for how much fibre our kids need, and I would like to know just how much I should be...

Quick and Easy Quinoa Veggie Salad Recipe

Are you looking for something a little different to serve your family? Try this quinoa-based salad that not only gives you a bit of protein, but some vitamin-rich vegetables too. Quinoa is a great grain alternative to your traditional rice medle...

Babies Can Learn to Like Veggies in the Womb

Eating vegetables during pregnancy might make your child a born vegetable lover. color line, Flickr
If you want your child to eat her veggies, you can start before she is born. Drink carrot juice while you're pregnant. Some people actually lik...

How Healthy is Your Salad?

Popeye and his spinach. George H.W. Bush and his (hatred of) broccoli. Mom leaning over you and admonishing, "Eat your greens!" The leafy green vegetables we're told more and more often to eat by the shovelful evoke strong feelings or memories for ma...

Your Own Victory Garden

When it comes to getting things to grow, my thumb's not the greenest one out there. Many plants have died under my oversight. But one summer it happened: I got the hang of gardening, and the zucchini multiplied like rabbits. Relishing my victory, I ...

Thanksgiving Side Dishes Kids Will Actually Like

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the soon-to-be launched recipe website, Cookstr.com. Her posts ...

Give your kid a green thumb

A few weeks ago, in a fit of optimism, I shoved some some bean and peas seeds into my autumn garden. There may be time for one more crop before the first frost, and with Hurricane Ike sending rain all the way up our way, it may be wet enough too. I...

Kate Moss bribes her daughter to eat her vegetables

Kate Moss seems to have a few tricks up her designer sleeve when it comes to getting her daughter to eat her vegetables. The supermodel tells Glenn O'Brien in September's Interview magazine that she bribes her child into eating the less desirable foo...

Vegetable deception ok to get kids to eat healthy?

Is hiding vegetables in your kids' food wrong? What if that's the only way to get your child to eat something green (that isn't a booger)? One cookbook author strongly disagrees with the notion that it's ok to sneak healthy foods into unhealthy ones,...

101 new options for picnic food fun (but are they kid-friendly?)

It's officially summer. To me that means long evenings, watermelon and picnics. Preferably watermelon served all day at the picnic and into the long evening. While I never grow tired of picnic food--burgers, potato salad and pasta salad come to mind...

Gordon Ramsay has interesting advice on getting kids to eat vegetables

I'm sure by now you've heard of Gordon Ramsay. He's the British head chef and star of television's reality show "Hell's Kitchen." He's also something of a world-class chef, from what I understood. From what I understand now, he's also a father. And t...

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