How can I make my son eat plenty of veggies?


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Carly - posted on 03/26/2011




A great way of doing that is pureeing the vegies into food hiding it making food like spagetti pasta etc ...that way they'll get there greens and not even know it ...all depending on the age of your child as to what you puree it into ...

Ayanna - posted on 06/23/2010




I used to mix it in with something he likes. I find that vegetables like broccoli or corn are easier to introduce. Cheese is also great to use as a topping or if you can juice even healthier, make like apple carrot juice, or cucumber ginger melon juice, mix different fruits with veggies see how that works.

Jessica - posted on 06/17/2010




I just recently purchased a cook book by Jessica Seinfeld called Deceptively Delicious. It gets your kids eating veggies without even knowing they are eating them. I have tried a few of the recipes and they aren't bad.

Crystal - posted on 06/15/2010




at sweetbay grocery store they sell a kids juice called fruitables it has a days serving of fruit and veggies and it tastes pretty good i tryed it myself before i gave it to my daughter thats almost two cuz i was having the same problem but she loves the juice so kno i dnt have too worry about her not eating her veggies u could try its wort5h it good luck

Kellie - posted on 06/14/2010




There are two things children control--what goes in and what comes out--LOL. The more control he has over the food the more likely he will be to eat it. So give him a choice--corn or peas, carrots or celery, ranch or sweet and sour, hot or cold. Let him get it out of the fridge or freezer, let him rinse it in the sink, let him scoop it out of the bowl and onto his plate. Make up silly songs like Eat Eat Eat your food, a little at a time, take a bit, chew it right, and soon you'll be all done. (like Row Row Row your Boat) My point is, get him to be an active participant and have fun with him and he might just be more willing to eat! I hope this helps.

Wendy - posted on 06/12/2010




if he does not eat what you give him dont give him anything else instead and eventually je will learn this is it. try veg with pot of gravy to dip it in or anything to dip it in variety till you find what works , get him to help you prepare it and give him a choice on waht he wants to dip it in, giving him choices but not the choice to say no to the good stuff. fruit with choc sauce wont hurt him in moderation, custard etc etc give him the choice in waht dip to use . let him help you make the easy stuff. when he sits down to eat its your rules. even if he only eats one taste of something praise dont push for more than he will eat if its only one bite that is good. but he does not get to have something else if he refuses to eat whats on his plate , he will learn eat it or go hungry. give him a glass of milk of he drinks that. but no other food.

Cassie - posted on 06/12/2010




They now have the V8splash juice it's veggies and fruit it's really good. So he can get every thing he needs there. I give my son the same veggie at lunch time for a week. He doesn't have to eat it. But it's on his plate and by the time the week is over he starts picking at it at least. Then I keep introducing it later. Like spinich and brusle sprouts, I don't like any of them but I still have them on my son's menue and I don't force him to eat them because it's just going to make him hate them more. But after a while they get used to the different smell and start trying little bits at a time, one day he may like it. Who knows. But at least with the V8 splash I know he's getting some vitamins from the veggies and then I don't have to worry so much about what he eats. Pluse my son has a vitamin in the morning too so I'm not overly worried that he doesn't like those veggies he'll come around. I kind of agree with the idea of not forcing your child to eat everything on his plate. It teaches them to listen to their bodys and to stop eatting when they are full instead of eatting untill the plate is empty. I tend to let my son snack a lot too on healthy stuff but it's proven that a person who eats every two hours and eats smaller meals keeps their matabilism going and help them to stay healthy. It depends on who you talk to on reather this is a good way of doing things :O) But it's working at our house :O) Hope some of the ideas help :O)

Amber - posted on 06/11/2010




with my son who is pickky a dipping suace it sounds wered but try it if u haven't

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