Get the Scoop on Jennie Garth's Favorite Vegetable and Recipes

In today's Twitter party with actress Jennie Garth, the vegetarian mom of three shared her favorite veggies and recipes, plus revealed how she feeds picky kids—all in 140 characters or less.

Q; Why was it important to you to join the Garden Party initiative?

A: As a mom of 3, I know it's hard 2 get kids 2 eat veggies. It's something I struggle w/, so I know other parents struggle w/ it 2. It was a great opportunity to educate myself and other parents.

Q: As a mom, what are your tips and tricks to get kids to eat veggies?

A: I give them veggies when they're hungry. Put out a plate after school with Hidden Valley ranch and you will be surprised. I also use the "sneaky chef" method

Q: What is your favorite vegetable?

A: Broccoli

Q: What is your favorite vegetable dish?

A: Cheesey cauliflower

Q: Which Garden Party video was your favorite to shoot?

A: I loved being out in the fields talking to the farmers and trying new vegetables I had never heard of.

Q: Does your family enjoy vegetables? Which ones?

A: Yes, we eat Broccoli 4 dinner twice a week+have fresh salad each night. My girls know how important it is 2 have a balanced meal

Q: Were there any vegetables you disliked as a kid, but now love?

A: I don't think I liked any veggies when I was a kid.

Q: Where do you get your veggies? The supermarket? A farmer's market?

A: The supermarket or the farmers market. I prefer locally grown/organic whenever possible.

Q: Do you grow your own veggies or like to garden?

A: Yes, we have a garden+grow everything we like 2 eat. When it's harvest time there is no need 2 go 2 the store 4 fresh veggies

Q: Do your daughter's help you cook or bake?

A: I can't even go into the kitchen without at least 1 little helper. They cook, they bake, they clean, they do it all.

Q: What is their favorite veggie recipe?

A: My middle girl loves artichoke hearts with avocado and tomato.

Q: You were fantastic on DWTS!! What veggies powered you through the tough competition?

A: Lots of salads. I ate more when I was doing DWTS than I have ever eaten.

Q: What's your favorite meal to cook for your kids?

A: Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and garlic pureed into the sauce. They love it!

Q: Have you allowed your girls to read or watch the Twilight series?

A: My oldest read the 1st 2 books + Im slightly embarrassed 2 say that all 3 of them have seen the films. They don't think of them as scary, they just like watching their dad pretend to be a vampire.

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