Wont eat fruits and veggies!

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So my little one year old will not take a spoon anymore. She want to feeds herself and I am having trouble getting her to take fruits and veggies. I have bought the gerber gradutaes diced stuff, I have bought fresh, steamed and then diced my own. I start by putting only fruits and veggies on her plate and not giving her any other options. She still wont eat them. She loves pasta, cheese, meats and any crunchy snacks. Any tips for getting fruit and veggies in them?? We are transitioning to cows milk and Im worried she wont be getting the nutrients she needs!


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Kelly - posted on 07/15/2009




My daughter will not take a spoon either, loves fruit but not veggies, so I have been mixing them with spag sauce for example to give it a flavor that she likes and she eats them up! She hasn't figured it out yet!! lol Good Luck.

Julia - posted on 07/12/2009




I make mine veggie fritters with shredded carrots, zuchini and sweet potatoes mixed with some pancake mix and shredded parmasean cheese. I pan fry with or without a little butter or oil. They can be frozen, but Marleigh likes them best fresh.

Kim - posted on 07/08/2009




Jadon is off food completely- he only thing he eats is rice or pasta so i puree up veggies and use that as a sauce which fools him. He wont have a spoon near him so dinner time is messy. I get his fruit into him by making smoothies, my older son loves them ad jadon copies with his safe sippy cup...



Christina - posted on 07/07/2009




you can get the juicy juice harvest surprise and thats both fruits and veggies so you know she is getting what she needs.. thats what i do.

Chanequa - posted on 07/04/2009




Our son is similar (although he still eats fruit). He'll eat baked sweet potato fries (we buy them frozen). So far, we've found that meatloaf is the best way to sneak veggies in. I made a turkey meatloaf and added 2 whole shredded carrots and used rice cereal as a binder to add some extra iron. Daddy liked it too (I had to make him stopped eating it). We also mix some pureed green veggies into his baby food (just enough to slightly change the color and taste).

If your little one likes baked goods, you could try muffins with carrot or zucchini too.

Cheryl - posted on 06/26/2009




by pureeing fruits and veggies you can sneak them into most anything without changing the flavor too much. (I sometimes do this to sneak veggies into daddy's food too) My son has had a bit of an appetite change lately too so I've started mixing up the way I cook them. For example he has LOVED and I mean LOVED broccoli since the minute he started eating solids but has suddenly been less interested. Now, rather than just steaming them plain, I steam them in chicken broth (sometimes with a lil garlic mixed in) or with lemon juice and voila! he eats it again. Also, he favorites change so often that I'm always trying different foods and even if he didn't like something 2 weeks ago I try again and usually he is suddenly ravenous for it. My little guy also now prefers uncooked carrots over cooked ones. They feel good on his teeth and he gets his veggies so I'm totally okay with it. Hope this helps!

Tara - posted on 06/21/2009




Me too! It's weird, my little guy will chew them up (I say "chew" but he only has 4 front teeth) and then spit them out. I guess he's getting the juices out but he won't swallow the mush. He loves cheese, fish, toast and eats that...makes no sense!

Colleen - posted on 06/19/2009




i know it sounds wierd but my son loves frozen fruit. Frozen blueberries, mango and cherries work best for us. The blueberries I feed whole, everything else i cut up. I serve them while still frozen, however he can break them down. Even without any teeth!

For veggies try sneaking tem into thing like adding pureed carrots to tomatoe sauce. Or maybe making a cheese sauce?

Good luck!

LaCi - posted on 06/18/2009




mine was like this for 2 months. He only ate cheesits, spaghetti, and graham crackers. (and formula)

Then I figured out how much he LOVED french fries, so I bake "french fries" with no oil, so its more like baked potato sticks. a little salt a little pepper-he LOVES pepper-and he ate them like there was no tomorrow. So I thought maybe it was because it was in stick form. He also likes spicy food more than sweet, so i try out different spices to see which ones he likes best.

And it seems it IS because its in stick form. Any vegetable I cut into a french fry shape works. I steam baby carrots whole and he loves those as well.

They just go through weird eating phases :) It's all trial and error, hope you have better luck with it in the future!

Nikki - posted on 06/16/2009




See if this website helps you out--i also asked my peditrition about it and she said to try smoothies with fruits and then once know what kinds of fruit my daughter drinks slowly switch to the actual real fruit. I found out by doing the smoothies she really likes starwberries and also doesn't like citrus fruits.


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