Does anyone know a great way to get kids to eat more veggies?

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Veronica - posted on 07/22/2009

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My daughter loves spaghetti stuff and I think it is because of how I make the sauce. I buy the four cheese Rague and add some brown sugar to offset the bitter taste. I think mix veggies in it. She eats sauces and veggies. Depending on how old he/she is try it in salad. My child is 3 almost four and she has been eating salad since she was 2 with italian or vingarette dressing. She also like rice cheese and broccoli, or mac-n-cheese with broccoli

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Ricchi - posted on 07/28/2009

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my daugther is14 yrs old and the only veggies she will eat are corn and green beans period. I wish I had made her eat more when she was little, but I think it is too late now.

Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

Evelyn - posted on 07/27/2009

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I don't know why half of my response got cut out, but I basically ended up saying to try and puree different veg's in sauces, that works for me, use the juicer and make veg/fruit popsicles, my little one loves them, and I also use the new Fiber Gummies supplement along w/her daily multivitamin! good luck!

Evelyn - posted on 07/27/2009

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My daughter will literally throw up if you feed her broccolli. Literally. So suffice it to say, I don't make her eat it lol. She loves peas and carrots, string beans, lettuce/tomato (she'll eat tomatoes like apples) , raw celery and carrot sticks (with ranch sauce of course), she's just started to eat corn on the cob, she won't eat the niblets, she will eat spinach only if it's in this baked pasta dish that I make. She won't touch okra (nor will I..eww), asparagus, broc, cauliflower, snow/snap peas, beets.( I

Kelli - posted on 07/27/2009

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Depending on how old the child is, have them help prepare them, taste test sauces on the side, and make little faces out of the veggies...that's how my kids do it!! My kids eat a ton on veggies, I'm lucky I guess, however, I'm also a vegetarian, so veggies are a huge plus at my house!

Stephanie - posted on 07/24/2009

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ive noticed that when parents make it a big deal to eat veggies kids tend to stay away from them. the way i got my son to eat veggies isby introducing them differently. kids want to eat what you have so be sure to eat them as well. i will get a bowl of veggies(your choice of course) and sit down and chow down and express how good they are and without even offering my son wants them BAD cause he thinks i have the good stuff. i found that offering and kind of veggie dips works as well

Rebecca - posted on 07/24/2009

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Right there with you on the picky eaters. Fortunately mine isn't one of those, but when her cousins come visit and all they want to eat is ramen noodles and white bread ... arrgh! I've noticed that as soon as their mother says "oh, they won't like that ... " they don't like it. If I feed them something new and don't tell them they might not like it, more often than not they like it.

Jenny - posted on 07/24/2009

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I have that rule too. I also made a rule that you only get to not like one thing. I don't put up with picky eaters. She chose onions. So if something else comes up that she is not fond of she's going to be eating some onions. So far it's working.

Rebecca - posted on 07/24/2009

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I made a rule that my daughter had to try anything once, then if she didn't like it she wouldn't have to eat it again. We went through all sorts of veggies and when we found the ones she liked, we added them to our menu. It's finding what they like, instead of forcing them to eat what we like. She actually likes things that I don't, and wouldn't otherwise have tried on her. That way they learn that veggies are good. At least, that was my experience :)

Earlisha - posted on 07/21/2009

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Our local news chanel did a story about how kids will eat more veggies if they have fun names, like calling snow peas majic butterfly wing and spinach leaves dragon scales

Sara - posted on 07/21/2009

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There's a cookbook called "Deceptively Delicious". The recipes call for pureed veggies like cauliflower, squash, etc. I have not tried it yet, but I know other moms have and have had great success with it.

ME - posted on 07/20/2009

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sure...my son loves them with a little sauce on them...could be lemon-butter-garlic, cheese sauce, or just a shake of parm...we also sometimes mix them in with his other food...or, if your child likes soup...put lots of diced veggies in the soup and make sure they are cooked pretty well...good luck!

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