You know eating vegetables will make you healthier. But did you also know that serving them makes you seem like a better cook—and person? A study from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab (soon to be published in the journal Public Health and Nutrition) showed just that. According to the release put out by Cornell, the study asked participants to evaluate identical dinners served with or without vegetables, and to comment on the cook of the respective dishes. (They could choose from words like “loving” and “selfish” when describing the chef.) Meals with veggies were rated significantly tastier than meals sans carrots and broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. As for the chef who prepared the food? When she included veggies, she was much more likely to garner descriptors of “thoughtful,” “attentive” and “capable.” When she left veggies off the plate, she was often deemed “neglectful” ”selfish” and “boring.” So if you’re looking to make a good impression on your guests—or your kids!—make sure you put some veggies on their plates. Contrary to popular wisdom, they’ll love you for it. Ready to whip up some greens and legumes? We’ve got 41 amazingly easy vegetarian recipes right here.