Christy - posted on 06/01/2011
I wouldn't worry about it too much at this point. If you eat them and don't offer them to her, she may ask for them. We've done reverse psychology with our kids when they were younger. I'd fix a new dish I knew they would complain about and I fixed mac and cheese for them. Hubby and I made a big deal about the new food but told them they couldn't have any 'cause it's only for big people. By the end of the meal they were begging to try it and they loved it!
They were older than your little one, but don't give up! My kids hate tomatoes, but love ketchup and spaghetti. I just make sure that any tomatoes that would go into a dish gets blended so that they don't complain or pick them out.
Sabra - posted on 06/01/2011
my daughter did that around 18 months. (it only lasted a few weeks) She would only eat fruit and generally whatever we had for supper but during the day it was all fruit. Try giving her vegetables (technically fruits) that are closer to fruits like cucumbers and tomatoes. They are sweeter and a closer texture so she might eat those ones. Keep offering her other foods and setting a good example. You can hide some vegetables in her food for the time being but keep offering them to her where she can see them too so she can actually learn to like the foods. She will probably grow out of it.
Linda - posted on 06/01/2011
Keep offering them to her. Eventually, if she sees you enjoying them, she'll probably eat them too. In the meantime, there are all sorts of ways you can sneak them in. I sometimes put grated carrots in meatloaf, you can add all sorts of things to muffins (and they'll NEVER know!). Also, maybe allow her to dip the vegetables in ranch dressing, or add some additional flavoring such as basil to peas or green beans. Keep trying!
Jenn - posted on 06/01/2011
You didn't state her age but it is always recommended that you keep offering those foods on her plate even if she refuses them initially. When all else fails, sneak it in! There are several recipes with pureed veggies added for nutritional purposes. I have Deceptively Delicious which is pretty good. However, I am a big fan of letting kids get used to seeing and tasting veggies in their "natural state" as much as possible. You never know when your child will decide to like them ;)
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