Tag Archives: vegetable

We Believe This Is A Veggie…But It’s Not

Have you ever told your kids to “finish your peas…eat your vegetables”? Peas are green and veggies are green, right? Peas, alfalfa, lentils, soy, peanuts, and beans are not vegetables, but legumes. Although legumes are often mentioned as vegetables, they are not veggies. A vegetable usually refers to an edible plant or part of a […]

Kid-Friendly Cabbage

Do your kids wrinkle their noses when cabbage is on the menu? Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli. The plain, but wonderfully crunchy (I love crunchy food) cabbage is the main summer feature in recipes like coleslaw (Click Here for Rainbow Salad…kids love it!) and sauerkraut. In cooler months it’s stuffed and baked or […]

Nonna’s Happy Meal Blog

Even picky eaters will eat fast food, especially French fries. A recent survey found the French fry to be baby’s first finger food. When I talk to moms, they always insist their children don’t eat that many French fries. Someone is in denial. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed government data on 6,500 children and teens, ages 2 to 18. […]

Do Your Veggies and Fruit Fight?

Did you hear that? Bang, Kaboom, Pow! It’s my fruit and veggies fighting again! You may think your kids fight a lot, but fruit and vegetables don’t like each other at all. They’re probably fighting right now in your refrigerator, too! The solution for happy produce is to keep fruit and veggies apart from one […]

Picky Eaters Love ‘Ratatouille’

When Ratatouille firstcame out, I was intrigued by the promos(or perhaps it was just the title). When it became available on video, my husband purchased a copy so we can watch it with our grandkids when they visit. The animation in Ratatouille is surprisingly lifelike, at times you almost forget you’re watching an animated film. The story […]