In this segment, Chef Marshall talks about ways to get people to eat more vegetables. It’s not rocket science—people like to eat food that is tasty, looks pretty and has an appealing texture. Ideally, introduce a variety of vegetables when children are young and let them see you eating and enjoying them. Be patient and don’t nag them—they may need to try one bite of a particular vegetable many times before they decide they like it.

Varying the cooking method helps, too—more than just steaming or microwaving. This is especially true when introducing vegetables to adults. Many people have childhood memories of flavorless, mushy canned vegetables. Using herbs and spices and a variety of cooking techniques to improve flavor and texture will help make eating vegetables a positive experience. Below are some easy and tasty recipe ideas for kids and adults to enjoy.

Skillet Green Beans

Parmesan Broccoli Cauliflower

Roasted Carrots with Herbed Goat Cheese and Pesto