Veggiecation's February Recipe Naming Contest Giveaway! | Veggiecation© a Culinary-Nutrition Education Program About Vegetables
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:00

Veggiecation's February Recipe Naming Contest Giveaway!

Time to get children involved and eating!

Getting children to eat vegetables isn't always easy and we often look for new ways to make healthy eating fun for our young ones. At Veggiecation, we promote an interactive approach that involves getting the kids in the kitchen with us as we cook. Now, that's the preparation portion of the meal, but what about actually getting the kids to eat the stuff?

A study by Brian Wansink, a leading nutrition education researcher, has found that kids are more likely to eat veggies when a fun name is involved. Calling peas "power peas" almost doubled the preference in young children. Rather than tricking or hiding vegetables in your children's meal, creating a fun and descriptive name game gets them to let their guard down.

Let's take it a step further! Not only can you and your kids make naming a vegetable dish fun, you also have the chance to rename one of Veggiecation's very own recipes!

The prize for the Best Recipe Name will be: A Veggiecation Tote Bag filled with an Activity Book, Family Recipe Book and set of Informational Veggie Posters.

Recipe of the Month:

Parsley Lemon Pesto


2 cups packed coarsely-chopped Flat Leaf Parsley

1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small clove Garlic, chopped

¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper to taste


Wash and pat dry the parsley with paper towels. Remove stems and chop leaves coarsely.

Measure by packing the leaves firmly down into the measuring cup.

Place the parsley, oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

TIP: Great with pasta, salads, or whole grain crostini

To Enter for your FREE Veggiecation Goodie Bag, complete one of the following or all three:

  • Leave your new recipe name on this blog post with the following information: your state, grade and email address (use this format: name AT email DOT com).
  • Like the Veggiecation's Facebook page for a second entry. Leave a comment on this blog post saying you did so.
  • Share the URL to this contest with others via your Facebook page or email. Leave a comment saying you did so.


Contest Rules:

Only separate comment entries will be counted for extra entries. The contest closes at midnight CST end of every month. The winner will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize by responding to the email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn until prizes are claimed.

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