kids eating vegetables

Easy Spinach Pancakes [Recipe]

April 24, 2015
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I woke up on St. Patrick’s Day wanting to make something green for breakfast. So I searched Super Healthy Kids’ site and found this recipe for No-Dye Green Pancakes. I used my Blendtec to blend the spinach, yogurt and other wet ingredients, mixing it with flour. The kids really went for these. But what surprised […]

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Roasted Vegetables: Sweet Potato & Zucchini [Recipe]

November 21, 2014
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When I first started cooking, I experimented with roasting veggies and quickly became hooked. I like making a huge batch for dinner and then using the leftovers all week putting some in packed lunches, pasta dishes or scrambled eggs. Lately, I’ve been making this colorful combo of veggies I found on My Recipes. The original recipe […]

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Does Rewarding Kids to Eat Healthy Backfire?

March 18, 2014
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Your child agrees to eat some broccoli in return for a sticker.  He knows if he gets enough stickers he can pick out a toy.  Will he keep eating broccoli when the rewards stop?  New research says, well, maybe. Studying the effects of non-food rewards on healthy food acceptance in kids is hot right now.  […]

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Roasted Summer Veggies [Recipe]

July 19, 2013
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This almost seems to easy to post but I love those type of recipes.  I made this Tuesday with our favorite pasta and have been enjoying the fruits of my labor all week. It was adapted from this Food Network recipe. I used leftovers for flat bread pizza for a quickie lunch (pesto instead of […]

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Vegetable Series (Part 2): The Realistic Guide to Raising Vegetable Lovers

August 21, 2012
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The first post in our Vegetable Series discussed parents’ vegetable baggage — and how to move past it. Now, let’s find out what it takes to raise children who have a healthy relationship with vegetables. But before we get into tips for each stage of development, we need to discuss the reality of the situation […]

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20-Minute Shrimp and Broccoli Surprise [Recipe]

July 19, 2012
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After looking up a couple of recipes for roasted and baked shrimp, I came up with this simple combination. I like to buy the bags of broccoli from Trader Joe’s that are ready to go. This time I used the combo of cauliflower and broccoli — my two roasted faves! I served this with Big […]

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Apple and Bok Choy Salad [Recipe]

February 23, 2012
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This recipe comes from my friend Jenny. Her 3 year old loved this dish! She admits he didn’t go for the green parts of the bok choy but dug into the white crunchy pieces. She put the green onions on the side for her and her husband (I incuded them because this is part of […]

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The (Almost) Green Smoothie [Recipe]

October 7, 2011
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In Monday’s weekly meal plan I mentioned how Big A is finally drinking smoothies — we’ve been having them all summer long.  So I wanted to step it up and add something green to the smoothie.  A good way to introduce new foods to a kid, is to include it as part of a food they […]

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15 Minute Chicken Teriyaki Bowl [Recipe]

September 26, 2011
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I’m bone tired.  We just came back from our annual Disney vacation on Friday, and the American Dietetic Association Conference began Saturday which is right in my home town.  It’s been great to meet many of the dietitians I’ve become friends with online since starting this blog.  But I’m exhausted! So it’s all about easy and familiar meals […]

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The 5-Step Plan for Growing Your Own Vegetables

August 17, 2011
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This is a guest post from one of our passionate readers and mom of two young girls, Ramona Underwood. She wrote me suggesting I write a piece on gardening. Since it was obvious she was the real expert, I asked her to write it. Below are her how-to’s on getting started with your own vegetable […]

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