vegetables 

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Eating for two (or three)

Just how much are you supposed to eat when you're pregnant? According to MayoClinic.com, the average (not overweight, not underweight) woman should gain between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. But, does it matter what your doctor says, what your frie...

Washing produce is not enough?

I recently learned that kitchen counters generally have more fecal matter on them than toilet seats. And ever since then, I've been uncharacteristically paranoid about not placing my purse on floors in public places. And I've also been more diligent ...

Pregnancy-caused allergies?

One woman sees a link between her pregnancy and a recently-developed, and rather unusual, allergy. A woman who writes in to Dr. Rob on MSN Health and Fitness cannot eat fruit or vegetables with seeds that are cold or at room temperature. What's ev...

Making veggies cool

Remember how it turns out that you can put just about anything in McDonald's packaging and it tastes better? Well, since ordering french fry boxes -- hold the fries -- from your local franchise might not be terribly practical, here's another option f...

Pregnant Milla eats!

Yay! I am SO excited to see a pregnant celebrity give in and eat for freak's sake. Milla Jovovich, versatile star of many a fine film, including the Resident Evil franchise and one of my all time favorites, The Fifth Element, who also has her own c...

6 ways to prevent wasting your food

I've been trying to hone my domestic skills lately. There have been some failures (I won't mention them) and two great successes (hint: those latter two recipes are kind of idiot-proof) There's a little pub down the street that serves a grilled salmo...

Addiction of the Week: Tucker's Express Kitchen

Fast Food All Grown Up -- that's the slogan at my new lunchtime take-out obsession, Tucker's Express Kitchen. Now I assumed that such a well-designed and maintained concept in quick food would come from the US. But no. My Googling leads me to believe...

CDC's veggie woman: artistic or terrifying?

Need ideas getting your kids to eat more vegetables? You could: Cut cucumbers in creative shapes to make them more appealing (small cookies cutters make it make it a cinch) Hide chopped vegetables in cooked foods (spaghetti sauce or meatloaf...

Veggies: Lie if you have to

A new study from Penn State University indicates that sneaking vegetables into kids' meals is a valid part of your overall healthy eating plan. As part of their study, researchers came up with two pasta dishes to test on children. A low calorie dish ...

Having children is making me a better person

I never meant to have children at such a young age as I did. My original plans had me becoming a Mom at 29 or 30 for the first time, not getting pregnant at 23 and having my daughter at 24. But, these things happen and I love my children, crazy littl...

Tips on how to hide those veggies

Over 75% of Americans are not getting their daily helpings of vegetables. Why? Well, most of us just plain don't like them. Some people have gone so far as to say that vegetables make them want to gag. And no wonder, with our penchant for drive thru ...

Losing weight: It's a family affair

I went to the doctor recently. I have to go see him once a year or my stupid insurance company doesn't like to refill my medication. Well, the medication makes me happy (literally), and I like my doctor, so I was happy to go. This time, I said, "You ...

A Veggie Venture -- Vegetable recipes

Yeah, sure, eat your veggies. We all know that advice. In our house, we have vegetables with every meal, but there's not a lot of variety and they don't always get eaten by those who need them the most. We usually have either mixed broccoli/cauliflow...

When Baby Won't Eat Vegetables

Item # 3754 on my things-I-was-ignorant-of-before-giving-birth: the naive notion that what my baby ate would be my decision. When Nolan was 6 months old, my Mom asked me if he might like to try some baby custard, because she is a Grandma and don't al...

Veggie drinks for kids: is it 'dewicious' or devious?

We got a tip this afternoon from Jamie, whose three-year-old daughter proclaimed the V8 V-Fusion fruit-and-veggie drinks "dewicious." Says Jamie, "I can't pay her to eat her peas, so this is another way I can bribe my way into improvin...

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