Thank for the tips ladies

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Justin - posted on 06/02/2014

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Jodi- No my daughter hasn't been allowed to get away with anything for far to long & I'm glad your kids love brussel sprouts your lucky there this is recent behavior that's happened while I'm away defending you &your kids freedoms just looking for tips not parenting advice thanks though ๐ŸŒ

Michelle - posted on 06/02/2014

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I agree with Jodi. I have never added anything to my vege's (that includes salt) and my children eat pretty much everything.
It also depends on how much you cook them, if you cook them too long then yes, they are tasteless and have also lost all their nutrients. The best way is to still have a bit of crunch.

Tarna - posted on 06/02/2014

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Jodi

Different strokes for different folks. Sugar comes in a few healthy alternatives. I use Stevia and Agave and both these are not detrimental. I add them to certain veggies like you pumpkins and peas and mixed veggies. I add them to oven roasted veggies and I add them to cooked porridges . Not all veggies can be eaten just steamed otherwise they do tase ghastly. IF thats the case why add salt to veggies you might as well just eat them steamed . I can tell you that I might add these sugars to my food but they ensure that the food is tasty without having to add salt So for me its a win win situation. But thats my opinion. IF i disguise my veggies then yes no need for sugar cause your herbs and spices will disguise the taste but just on the plate I think a bit of sugar and salted butter is palatable .

Jodi - posted on 06/02/2014

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I actually totally disagree with Tarna. I wouldn't add sugar to the veggies, because she needs to learn to eat them without them being sweet. If you add sugar, you are just further training the taste buds to reject them when they have no sugar added. Your child is 8. She should be at an age where she must try a little of everything on her plate. It often takes several tries before we acquire a taste to something. I would be letting her know that she must try them. End of story. My children have always had to try something several times before I allow them to say they don't like it. But then, I started that when they were much younger. My 9 year old now eats pretty much everything (she even talks about how much she loves brussel sprouts). Unfortunately, your child has probably been allowed to get away with it for a long while, so its going to be difficult.

Tarna - posted on 06/02/2014

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Try and disguise the veggies I mash up the veggies then turn them into burgers and potato croquettes and fish cakes then I dip them in crumbs and they love them. or play a game of taste blind fold them and let them taste and guess what they eating by the way add a bit of sugar to your veggies usually kids dislike veggies cause of the way they cooked. If you on a healthy streak add some stevia , agave or honey but be careful of honey in case your little one is allergic to honey

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