Vegetables... anybody else have veggy-problems?

Ilse - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter will eat: meat, pasta & fruit... BUT vegetables NOWAY - i even try and hide them ... she just refuses. She has dairy daily, startch daily, protein daily, fruit daily but o goodness 3.5 and NO vegetable at all? HELP...........

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Donna - posted on 07/23/2010

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The easy way to get veggies and other good stuff into your kids is with a raw organic whole food product called Live. Each scoop has 5 servings of veggies. We drink it everyday.
They are making website updates but it will still be available. www.mynuriche.com/healthybynature
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Mae - posted on 07/15/2010

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There are many recipes out there that hide the veggies in food she loves one that come to mind is mac and cheese with cauliflower puree in it. Other than that try finding out what the problem is (if she is old enough to talk) ask her why she doesn't like them, it could be a taste or a texture issue.

Denise - posted on 07/12/2010

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My son is 12 and he has always refused to eat vegies. He barely eats any fruit either. His Doctor has just said to give him vitamins and hopefully one day he will change his mind! I tried all the tricks including hiding them, sauces, etc. Nothing worked. He is thriving and does well in school. As long as your child is healthy, I wouldn't be too worried.

Emma - posted on 07/09/2010

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My 4 year old daughter wont eat veg ive tried mixing it in with mashed potato hiding it under meats. Now its getting frustrating as now shes gone off food and only will eat when she wants to not when food is made for her. I need some advice if anyone has any thanks....

Sherry - posted on 07/06/2010

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Try V8 juice my daughter loves this. Or the little grape tomatoes, also the new juices that have veggie and fruit, I think Motts makes one.

Kathy - posted on 07/06/2010

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If your child absolutely refuses to eat vegetables, even if you hide them (my daughter did the same thing) try the Yo Baby yogurts that mix a fruit and vegetable. I believe they have a serving of vegetable in each one.

Shaani - posted on 05/09/2010

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my lil girl went through a no vegies stage when she was 3 and would only eat her meat or mashed potato but nothing else so i stopped serving her meat n mashed potatoes until she had eaten some vegies and then put her favourites on her plate...
also my mum started up a vegie patch in the back yard and she loves being able to watch vegies grow and pick them when they are ready, now more often then not carrots dont get a chance to be cooked even before she wants to eat them lol. also relating them to her favourite tv show helped (hers is land before time) so it was littlefoot loves to eat broccoli do you want to eat some just like him lol..... works wonders :D

Kristin - posted on 04/19/2010

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Just keep offering and in different means of preparation. Some veggies are better raw over cooked and any are better just cooked versus over cooked. If you can, a garden is a great way to get small childern interested in veggies. They get to see them grow and then eat them. Mine love baby veggies (carrots, grape and cherry tomatoes, young potatoes, petite peas, etc.). Tomato sauce is a mothers best friend, you can hide just about anything in there. Just run through the blender or a food processor. M.C. Lapine or Jessica Seifeld both have cookbooks out about hiding veggies in food. Great way to at least introduce the flavors if not the textures.

Also, I got a lot of inspiration for things to try from cookbooks, both kid and adult. One author I really like was Annabel Karmel (kind find her and some recipes online), but Ina Garten, Giada DiLaurentiss, Jamie Oliver, my grandma, mom, and Betty Crocker have been wonderful too.

This may sound a little mean, but I do this with mine. We dish them dinner and when they've finished the prefered foods and want more we tell them they can have it after they've taken X bites of their veggies. (X = age in years) They may grump and do it or grump and be done with dinner. 9 times out of 10, they eat the veggies.

Ultimately, keep offering. She will come around.

September - posted on 04/19/2010

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Have you tried mixing them in with her fruit? Have you tried melting cheese on top of them? Have you tried letting her pick out the veggies at the grocery store? Have you tried making different types of veggie bread? I have yet to meet a person that does not enjoy a nice warn piece of zucchini bread :) Good luck!

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