Emotional perks of… vegetables?

This fascinating study recently published in Public Health and Nutrition found that vegetables have much more than just a nutritional impact on a meal. The results show that meals were rated more favorably when a vegetable was included. Even cooler is that the person who made the meal was also more consistently rated as “thoughtful,” “attentive,” and “capable” (as opposed to “neglectful,” “selfish,” and “boring”) when vegetables were on the plate! So the take-home message for all aspiring chefs is to always include a veggie on the dish – your critics will like your meal AND you even more for it (not to mention the health benefits)!