Recipe suggestions for a 3 year old that hates vegetables

Michelle - posted on 12/31/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old daughter is a great eater, but my 3 year old son has a very limited food repertoire. He hates most prepared foods - aside from sweet baked goods. Doesn't like meats, pasta and almost all veggies. His favorites are almost all fruits, dry cereal, wheat crackers, cheese and peanut butter on wheat bread. Looking for creative recipes to hide nutrient-dense vegetables. Any suggestions?

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Megan - posted on 01/02/2009

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I have used this trick on many kids, and they all end up eating the vegetables...



Boil macaroni noodles & frozen mixed veggies. Peas & carrots are the easiest to sneak in. Take a jar of cheese cause (Ragu is the best tasting brand I have found.) and pour it all over everything. Mix in a can of tuna and you have a whole meal in one easy dish.



Also, if there is anything that my 3yr old doesn't think she will like...She closes her eyes and I feed her a bite of something on her plate. She then tries to guess what it was, and then I tell her. Of course the bite always has the item she said she wouldn't like, and by feeding her this way she learns that she really does like it. Just maybe not the look of it.

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Sheryl - posted on 01/05/2009

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my three year old son is the same way. he does like mac n cheese though. hopefully these ideas will help us!

Michelle - posted on 01/04/2009

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The Sneaky Chef is by Missy Chase Lapine, I have it and its pretty good.

April - posted on 01/02/2009

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The book by Jessica Seinfled is called "Deceptively Delicious". I bought it for $17.00, so it is not too expensive and it is worth it. It is even great for adults who don't eat alot of veggies. If you are unable to buy the book, she also has a website www.deceptivelydelicious.com, there are new recipes that are on there as well. Good luck.

Jill - posted on 01/02/2009

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I have heard about a great book (quite expensive those I think however might be worth it). It's by Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, called 'The Sneaky Chef'. It gives you ideas on putting fruit and vegies into anything and I mean ANYTHING! (even sweet baked goods). Hope this helps.

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