Face the Taste

Nemours Children's Health ran a poll to find the top 10 healthy foods kids dislike the most. We asked a few brave kids to try these foods. Their reactions were awesome!

Dad and son cooking together.

Healthy Food Taste Test: Kids' Reactions Will Make You Smile

We invited kids to explore a variety of healthy foods, capturing their reactions the moment the flavors hit. The results were a mix of excitement and hesitation, with some kids loving the new tastes and others not so much. But every reaction was genuine and guaranteed to entertain.

Portrait of Chef Robbie Jester

Meet Chef Robbie

A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Chef Robbie Jester is most well-known for his appearances on Chopped as a champion, Netflix Pressure cooker, Guy’s Grocery Games and Beat Bobby Flay. When not working in the kitchen, Robbie is a huge believer in community contribution. He works tirelessly with the Delaware Restaurant Association ProStart Program, Project New Start and other community organizations with a focus on feeding people and educating the chefs of tomorrow.

Recipes From Chef Robbie

We all know healthy food is the key to healthy children. But no one knows that better than Nemours Children’s. So we partnered with Chef Robbie to create easy-to-follow recipes using the healthy food items kids dislike the most. These recipes are sure to please and turn your kids into big fans.

Blazing Buffalo Brussels Sprouts Chips With Ranch

Grab a bag of Brussels sprouts and your favorite chips to make this quick and easy snack recipe.

Cheesy Spinach Casserole

This healthy cheesy spinach casserole is creamy, flavorful and packed with nutrients. It's a great way to sneak in some greens while enjoying a delicious dish.

Honey-Glazed Peas

This sweet and tangy honey-glazed peas recipe is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Popsicles

These homemade grapefruit popsicles are not only delicious, but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making them a healthy and refreshing treat for kids on a hot day.

Roasted Squash Wedges

Roasted Squash Wedges

These roasted squash wedges are simple to make and bursting with flavor. They make a delicious and nutritious side dish or snack for kids.

Pickle and Turkey Pinwheels on a plate.

Pickle and Turkey Pinwheels

These pickle and turkey pinwheels are not only delicious but also packed with protein, fiber and essential nutrients, making them a healthy and satisfying option for kids to enjoy. Plus, they're quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weekdays or on-the-go snacks.

Beet and Apple Salad

Beet and Apple Salad

This beet and apple salad is not only visually appealing but also packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, making it a healthy addition to any meal for kids and adults alike.

Photo of broccoli salad.

Kid-Friendly Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad is not only packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber from the broccoli but also has a hint of sweetness from the cranberries or raisins, making it a perfect balance of flavors for kids.

Buffalo cauliflower meal on a serving board

BBQ Roasted Cauliflower Wings

These BBQ roasted cauliflower wings are packed with flavor and have a crispy exterior with a tender interior, making them a perfect snack or side dish for any occasion. They're sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Avocado Mousse

This avocado mousse is a no-bake dessert that is rich and decadent. It is really easy to whip together. It’s silky creamy and healthy and made in no time at all. It's so chocolatey, you can't even taste the avocado.