How do I get an 8 year old to eat frutis and veggies without throwing them up???

Bosede - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Just wondering as my son just has soemthing against fruits and veggies.

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Quoting Bosede:

How do I get an 8 year old to eat frutis and veggies without throwing them up???

Just wondering as my son just has soemthing against fruits and veggies.


Let them help you prepare the meal. They are less to judge on what they make. Trust me it worked for me

Jen - posted on 09/30/2009

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smoothies are the best way for me. I just make them as a treat after supper. I usually use bananas, strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, mixed match them. Also putting a scoop of ice cream in the blender changes to shakes. Use different fruits, experiment and let the kids help. serve with funky straws.

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2009

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how about trying smoothies , or iceland do foods which hide the veg in foods so i have seen. or maybe just try one veg at a time carrots add a little sugar when cooking and make into mash i did that and same with swede and butternut squash

Sherri - posted on 09/28/2009

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For years, my now 22 yr. old son, wouldn't eat fruits and vegetables. I finally got smarter than him. The best way I got him to eat his fruit was to make a smoothie with them. All kids love smoothies and fun drinks. Put fruit together in a blender and barely cover with orange juice. Blend but don't make too liquidy. This is much easier to do if you have a magic bullet machine as you can crush ice right with the fruit mixture. If this is possible with your blender, do this as well. Put ice cubes right in with the fruit and orange juice before you blend them. Blend everything together and make a nice, cold smoothie.

To get my son to eat vegetables as a young child, I alternated while feeding him. A bite of this, a bite of that, and a bite of veggies and then back around. This helped him get used to the taste of the begetables first before diving in as he got older (Especially those that they don't like). I even put veggies into sandwiches with their favorite meats (e.g. chicken patties, hamburgers). Another great way is to make a veggie meatloaf by blending the veggies and putting them inside meatloaf where they can't see them, or shephards pie combinations, chili, soups, etc. Be creative and let them help you find ways that will help them like the vegetables. Such as kids who like broccoli with cheese melted, it gets the veggies in them and you can eventually get them to try it other ways. Let them find ways, experiment, that they will like the vegetables. Who knows? You may find a new way you will like it too. :)

Good luck!

Emily - posted on 09/28/2009

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There is a whole cookbook about pureeing fruits and vegtebales to sneak into your kids food. I can't recall the name,but I think Jessica Seinfeld is the author. I make chocolate cupcakes this way. I puree zucchini and carrots and use them in place of the oil. They are suprisingly delicious!

Suzette - posted on 09/28/2009

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do you bake by chance? if so I have a pumpkin roll recipe that I will share with you. I've subtitutied Bananas for the pumpkin and added Strawberry cream cheese to the recipe and it is now a banana /straberry roll that my family loves. you can email me at ladysnavy@gmail.com if you would like the recipe.

Suzette - posted on 09/28/2009

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what have you tried so far? I can give a few ideas but if the child has aliergies it wont help much. You can try puting the fruit in yogurt of Ice cream. and you can also try making breads out of the veggies. like zuccini bread, and you can try v8 fusion it is a juice that has a full days worth of veggies in it.

Alisha - posted on 09/28/2009

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I heard a trick that you could put baby food fruits and veggies in with dinner and they will still get the nutrients they need. I haven't tried it myself but my mom used to do it with my younger brother with oatmeal. Good luck

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