boyfriend doesnt eat veggies, any good recipe ideas?

Christine - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son and i still love our veggies. my boyfriends the pain. and im tired of making the same boring things over and over. help!

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One little hint my mom used to do with my brother is to puree them and put them in stews, potatoes, stuff like that, It worked for her.

Heather - posted on 03/04/2009

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I have a wonderful solution for you!!  My little brother would not eat vaggies growing up and my father still doesn't tot his day. My mom had a secret to getting all the boys to eat veggies and they would never know!!  My mom would steam veggies depending on what she was making for dinner and she would puree them and put them into flavorful dinners. They NEVER knew what they were eating and couldn't even taste it! Like for instance some of the meals my mom would make that I now do for my 2 year old picky eater is I steam carrots and yellow squash (Steam until VERY soft). Puree them in the food processor. I boil noodles, strain. Heat up Velveta cheese and mix the veggies, noodles and cheese all together. You now have a meal with planty of veggies per serving and they will never know!! I do this with a lot of meals too! Scrambled eggs (I add cheese to them for flavor), spaghetti, mashed potatoes, pancakes, any soup, and so many more. All you have to consider is the color of the veggies. I even do dates in their oatmeal!! They think it is brown sugar! So good luck and I hope this helps!

Christine - posted on 03/04/2009

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thanks for the ideas! i never thought of putting spinach in ground beef. the thing in is my boyfriend can see that it a vegetable, he wont eat it. he drives me crazy!



 



my mom told me once that my dad said he hated celery infront of my oldest brother, and from then on he hated celery too. i will be so upset if that happens to my son. i always tell my boyfriend he better not say that infront of him, my son always tried to be exactly like his dad.

Staniquea - posted on 03/04/2009

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Most of the time I cut up fresh spinach and mix it into ground beef recipes i.e meatballs, meatlaof and basically any time I brown ground meat like for spaghtti. The spinach cooks down and my kids don't even know it's there.

Krystyl - posted on 03/04/2009

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lol, you could 'guilt' him into eating veggies... seriously, if your son sees someone older, someone he looks up to not eating his veggies, he might question if he has to ,...



 



I always ad veggies to things like alfredo, any noodles in cream based sause,... well, now that I think about it, any noodles in any sause would be fine, .. I always use cubed, frozen veggies.

Kristine - posted on 03/03/2009

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Pretty Purple Pancakes



1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

4 TBSP. flax meal

3 TBSP. soy lecithin (optional)

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 med. finely apple grated, skin on

1/2 cup beet puree (cook beets and make into baby food,

make lots and store in freezer in 1/2 cup portions)

2 eggs

4 TBSP. sour cream

1 1/2 cups buttermilk.



*soy lecithin acts as oil, so if omitting it, add 1 tbsp oil to wet ingredients.



Mix wet ingredients in bowl. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Add dry to wet, mix until just combined. Fry in lightly buttered pan. I PROMISE YOU DON'T TASTE THE BEETS!!!!! Jessica Seinfeld has a similar recipe, but I couldn't find it online so I made this up. A great way to get more veggies in!

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