Some Superhuman Sweet Potatoes with your Dinosaur Broccoli Trees?

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image courtesy of Flickr user Cyn74

Growing up with an Italian grandmother, I always thought vegetable names were kinda weird (Escarole?  Zucchini?). But had my nightly portion of veggies promised X-ray vision or other cool super powers, I dare say there may have been many more harmonious nights around our dinner table.

New research shows that calling carrots, broccoli, and other lame-named veggies intriguing aliases encourages kids to eat them more by 50 percent!

I don’t know.  Although this did just give me a great (messy) idea for a program:  food art!  The challenge:  create a Dino Village out of mashed potatoes, carrots, and string beans.  Mmmmm.  Delicious and educational……………….

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