Baby food strike!! Any veggie finger food ideas???

Julia - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I was able to get my lil one to eat her veggies via babyfood, but now she won't even open her mouth for a single bite! She'll eat cut up green beans, but that's it. I've tried broccoli and carrots with no luck. Other foods, like chicken and fruit, are no problem. Last night I put carrots out and she played with them for 10 mins. When I put down her cheesy bread, she gobbled it up. I knew she was hungry, but she wouldn't eat the carrots (even though she loves babyfood carrots). I've tried canned, frozen, fresh, roasted...any more ideas??? I feel as though she should get that base down so she'll eat veggies. I breastfeed and I eat veggies...why won't she?!?!?

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Janet - posted on 05/09/2009

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I don't know whether sweet potato is only starch, but it has a nice sweet taste. Cook and cut into blocks. Somebody suggested it to me, but I haven't tried it yet because I do have an idea it would be as messy as potatoes... Guess one just have to get past this thing that eating with the fingers will be messy... My boy just don't want to eat with a spoon, except for his porridge in the morning. I have the same problem cooking food for him.

Hayley - posted on 05/07/2009

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try making vegie fritters, my little girl loves them, i great carrot, potato, sweet potato, zuccini and cooked basmati rice, mix it in fritter batter, and fry. they are usually gobbled up as quickly as i cook them!!

Jennifer - posted on 05/07/2009

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My guy loves zuchinni and squash. We like to slice them into huge planks and grill them (rubbed with olive oil, s&p and garlic powder) and he just loves it. It's kind of messy because when you cut it into chunks, it loses a lot of texture. He also loves avocado but I never know if that's considered veggie or fat.

Liz - posted on 05/07/2009

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I'm going through the same phase with my twins. Though they are starting to get a little better in terms of what they eat in regards to veggies. Try making it fun for her. Perhaps instead of just giving her the carrots or whatever other veggie, try making it look like something else to catch her interest.

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