Eating veggies

Deborah - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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How are you getting your 1 year olds to eat their veggies and fruits? My 13 mos old daughter was so good at eating pureed fruits and veggies and has now rejected all forms of baby food. But she will only eat certain "big kid" foods like apples. Suggestions?

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Holly - posted on 03/12/2010

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I feed my baby everything that I eat. But I mix her baby food veggies into her food. If you make a casserole, mix some baby food carrots or squash or sweet potatoes, what ever you have on hand. Or if you are eating mac n cheese, the same thing. You cant even tell the difference. I put it in all of our food because i figure that we all need the veggies, but if that grosses you out, then just mix it into your babys food. That way you know that he or she is still getting there veggies. I hope this helps. Good luck. But with all kids, they will always have the veggies they don't like. When they get older Dont push them to eat them if they don't like them Instead take them to the store with you and let them pick out the veggies they like to eat. That way they feel like it was there decision and they want to eat it as soon as they get home. You will be trying to keep them away from the veggies until dinner. It becomes fun for them instead of the worst part of dinner. I have a 1 year old, a 3 year old and a 5 year old. They don't like every veggie I give them and that is ok, but I tell them just to taste it. That way they can tell me they don't like them if they have not tried it.

Vickie - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son refused to eat anything for a while except biscuits. Then I realised he wanted finger food. So I started steaming chunks of veggies like broccoli and carrots and cooking fish fingers etc. If he can hold it, he'll eat it. I also find that sometimes he'll let me feed him the pureed stuff if he's got something in his hand and he can take turns at feeding himself. Also, try putting a chunk of food onto a fork and handing over the fork. Maybe she's just moving onto the next stage.

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Patricia - posted on 03/15/2010

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My 14 month old has not started eating raw veggies, just cooked or steamed. He loves veggies bites:grate potatoes, carrots and zuchini, make a little patty and fry lightly using vegetable oil. Actually, he loves potatoes, so any veggie I give with potatoes he will usually eat. Also, for cauliflower and broccoli, I melt a bit of cheese on top.

Kim - posted on 03/15/2010

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I use a plate that has 3 section to it and I put veggies in, meat in the other one, and potatoes or mac and cheese in the other. He eats whatever I put on his plate. He likes fish and spinch. There is nothing that he will not eat, all I do is give him pieces that he can pick up and feed himself.

Kasie - posted on 03/15/2010

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I have an almost 3 year old and a 14 month old. The oldest is super skinny but you can't imagine what she eats. She loves broccoli, asparagus, green beans, spinach, cucumbers,beets, and corn but she hates carrots(I'm absolutely fine w/that). My younger daughter is starting to have the same eating habits as the oldest. I know they say just plain veggies, but I found if I cooked the veggies and put a teeny tiny amount of butter and pinch of salt on the veggies, the girls devoured the veggies.( Also, my youngest daughter is about the same age as your daughter, and I CLOSELY supervise, but I give her a carrot or celery stick and a little plate of ranch dip and let her go to town. She thinks it's great to "dip" things and she mutilates the veggie stick until she can bite off a small, slimey piece.) I slowly stopped putting anything on the veggies, now I don't put anything on them at all. Every once in awhile, I will, just to change things up. Also, I do the same thing as Ashley D. I "hide" the veggie w/some mashed potato, my oldest daughter has figured that trick out though:) Good luck w/the new foods!

Aishwarya - posted on 03/15/2010

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My kid too stopped eating pureed food by 8 months; and would only eat finger foods. She wont eat, if I bring a spoon to her. She troubled me a lot with food; till she grew 12 months old. But then slowly she began to rejoice food; and now she is eating very well. She loves to be on schedule. So I offer her solid Veggie foods; whatever we adult eat twice a day and other times I will give her crackers or fruits to munch on.

Chrissy - posted on 03/14/2010

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i've (luckily) not had any issues with veg or fruit with my 14 month old...loves brocoli, cauliflower...anything really. stopped pureeing food at about 8 months. he doesn't have food off my plate cos i think that may start a bad habit later on. loves mango - but i opt for tinned mango as they are ripened properly. its all about trial and error (and lots of mess)

Kim - posted on 03/12/2010

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I agree that it is not teaching them to eat their veggies, I know it is mess but let her dip them in ranch dressing, I know my son loves to do that. Try cooking the carrots with brown sugar and butter on them. I cook other veggies with butter melted on them, I know my little loves carrots cooked like that. I hope you can get her to eat veggies.

Sara - posted on 03/12/2010

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I feel stuck in a rut with our veggies, my daughter will eat frozen peas and carrots, green beans (but only with mushroom soup) and egg rolls. I got a tip to try putting parmasean cheese on veggies so I will try that. I generally do not like the idea of sneaking veggies in because that does not teach healthy eating habits.

Kim - posted on 03/12/2010

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My son is 13 months old and I just cut them into pieces and I sit right there with him to make sure he doe not choke. He likes to eat what I eat and reufses any kind of baby food, he was like that at 8 months old. I don't give him raw carrots but I do apples that have been peeled and sliced.

Heather - posted on 03/12/2010

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Bella is the same with wanting everything to be finger food so i give her the frozen mixed vege, which has con, peas and carrot and she loves them, just the right size for her. She also has salads and loves halved cherry toms and cucumber with the skin off.
As frustrating as it is, just keep trying defferent things. Bella used to love banana but now doesnt want it and is having a small bowl of grapes with lunch instead. Also offer bits of your food while eating, i dont know why but it always seems to taste better when its someone elses.

Kimberley - posted on 03/12/2010

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I make a smoothie with nectar, futits and veggies. I drink it to get my veggies in and she loves it too!

Babette - posted on 02/21/2010

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i was having the same problem with my little boy. It's real easy gettin him to eat fruit but his veggies were a huge strugle! I came up with a few ideas that really worked for me so i hope they do the same for you: Try peeled cucumber cut up into quarter strips (stick it in the coldest part of the fridge and this is also great for teething); carrots microwaved and cut into quarter strips; sandwiches of pureed vegies with melted cheese on toasted bread cut into small triangles or with avocado cheese and tomato. Oh and they LOVE to eat boiled corn and roasted potatos!!

Lucetta - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son still has to have them very soft, like he will still choke on chunks of apple, but LOVES steamed carrots and broccoli. He however does not like the texture of peaches, but likes grapes....etc. I just experiment until I find a way for them to eat the good things. :)

Rebecca - posted on 02/20/2010

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All mine went through this same phase (and some are still in it, lol). I try to sneak veggies into other dishes they like. You can steam and puree all kinds of veggies and blend them into almost any dish without drastically changing the flavor! And also, just keep offering all types of foods, including the fruits and veggies, as it can take multiple times of offering it until they will actually eat it. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter has no issues eating her veggies, but if you make a three course meal, (ex: meat, potatoes, veggie) i usually take a piece of the veggie with a little mashed potato or w.e. else is there and give it to her and theres no issue. then again, theres no issue to begin with. I havent really tried raw veggies yet, but i will soon. And if i am worried about her not getting enough fruits or veggies, i go for the baby food.

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