Health & Nutrition

You've been urged a few hundred times at the very least to "eat your broccoli." Parents know best, right? So you did. You sat at the dinner table, and you pretended you were a giant eating teeny, tiny trees. Well, as it turns out your parents wishes for you weren't unfounded. For many years, we were told by people in fancy white jackets that vegetables such as broccoli—called cruciferous vegetables—had properties that could "kill cancer cells." But do you know why?

Winter is here, and on top of overloading on teas and sweaters, it's the perfect time to indulge and think about what to have for dinner that will warm you up and keep you satiated. There's nothing like a hot and delicious comfort meal, so we've compiled the best recipes we know for our favorite fixes. Here are the best comfort food recipes that don't sacrifice nutrition.

The immense push for organic goods in the early '90s stemmed from the high levels of pesticide traces in fruits and vegetables. There was increasing concern over what we were putting into our bodies, and what we were providing for our families. Children, pliable and sensitive, are exceptionally susceptible to the effects of these toxins.