How to sneak in Veggies

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son has become MORE THAN DIFFICULT. He's almost two years old and has previously been described as an "eating machine" as he would eat just about anything I put in front of him (except mac n cheese - has always hated it). Now in the last month has decided his diet will only consist of peanut butter sandwiches, chicken nuggets, any kind of bread (biscuits, rolls, etc) and some fruits. Can't even cover sweet potatoes in marshmellows to entice him. Now it's an even bigger problem and I'm now fighting constipation with him. I also have tried the puree route - he won't eat anything I put the purees in. Any suggestions?

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Jessica - posted on 07/01/2010

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I make my little guy a "sneaky" smoothie. He loves fruit smoothies, with blueberries, strawberries, bananas and greek yogurt. To get more veggies in him, I add pureed baby food, like a garden mix with spinach and peas, to the smoothie. The blue berries will cover the color and the other stuff covers the smell and taste. I like it myself! There is a cookbook called "The Sneaky Chef" that has some great recipes for getting your kids to eat healthier foods without sacrificing the taste. Good luck!

Megan - posted on 07/01/2010

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V8 juice is the best thing that has ever come into my daughters life! haha, she won't eat a lot of meat and hardly any veggies, but loves juice. V8 is the only juice that I've come across that gives that serving that we need. With the constipation, you can give him laxatives, but it's a certain brand that kids 3 and under can have, and it works within a few hours for the child to be cleared up. Just be careful, it will be very messy. Hope this helps!

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