please help...i have a 14 month old and no matter how hard i try, i cannot get my son to eat vegtables????i finally got him to eat fruits but havin trouble with the vegtables!!!

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you could try hiding the veggies in something he DOES like, potatoes in an omelet or something...sometimes if they can't see it they'll eat it. from my experience, if a kid's hungry enough, he'll eat anything! with my daughter, if she refused to eat, I would put the plate in the fridge and when she was hungry again and asked for more food, out would come the same plate. she worked on a bowl of spaghetti for a day and a half, and that was the end of her picky eating phase. hope that helps!

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Jessica - posted on 03/15/2009

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my son is the same. i was talking to his dietitan (sp?) and she said as long as he was eating lots of fruit and other stuff, vegies shouldnt really matter to much. As long as he is gaining weight thats the main thing

Amanda - posted on 03/15/2009

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YOU CAN ALWAYS GIVE HIM THE JUICY JUICE HARVEST SURPRISE IT HAS 100% OF VEGEIES AND FRUIT IN IT AND MY KIDS LOVE IT AND I TRIED IT YOU CANT EVEN REALLY TASTE THE VEGIES IN IT,GOOD LUCK=)

Heather - posted on 03/15/2009

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My 17 month old daughter loves v8 juice. The straight vege one, not the fruity one.

Jade - posted on 03/15/2009

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My son has always been a veggie lover, but to get him to eat more of his veggies with his dinner, I give him his veggies while he's waiting for dinner to cook. (mostly raw veggies, snap peas, carrot, ect...) I give him a little ranch dressing to dip in, and he eats them all up because he's hungry, then he has the rest of his meal. It keeps him busy while I'm cooking, and He eats more veggies because he's hungry, and gets to dip them in ranch. and what kids doesn't ranch. lol..

User - posted on 03/15/2009

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Heinz makes some great organic vegetable jars that have fruit and spices (cinnamon) in them which he may like. I know it isn't finger food but it is something. I would try small small steps at first, hiding very limited amounts in food and gradually increasing them. My daughter is 15 months and is very receptive to first you eat this as in something she may not want and then you can have your dessert (which is fruit etc, the things she likes) If she doesn't eat the non preferred we simply bring the fruit back in the kitchen....she changes her tune rather quickly.

Deena - posted on 03/14/2009

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My son, who is 20 months, has a very limited variety of fruits and veggies that he's willing to eat too. I buy that V-8 fusion juice. He loves it. It's the only juice I give him, and it makes me feel better that he's getting his veggies.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/13/2009

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I tried hiding things too, but it only worked some of the time.  You can forget Gerber's Garden Veggies.  I could smother that in strawberry icecream and she'd still be able to figure it out (not that I did that, I'm just saying, lol). Does he like sweet potatos or carrots?  They're the better tasting veggies if you can't get him to eat anything green for the moment.



Is your son teething or sick?  My daughter stopped eating veggies when she was sick.  She stuck to the sweeter stuff that she liked (fruits) or the more interesting foods she hadn't discovered before (Dad's chicken).  Once she felt better, she became a veggie lover. 



Another thing I learned was to just not force them on her.  I'd offer them at each meal, and if it meant letting her eat fruits, bread, and yogurt before trying any vegetables, that's just what we did.  Eventually if she was still hungry, she'd motion for me to let her try the veggies.



Good luck!

Crystal - posted on 03/13/2009

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Try mixing them or if he likes potatoes mix the veggies in that. It may just be he doesn't like the texture of them so hiding them in foods he does like will hid the texture enough that he will eat them and not even realize it.



good luck

Melissa - posted on 03/13/2009

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My sons the same way. Some times I hide the vegies by putting them in a food processor and then putting them into different foods. B/c my son has realized he can pick the pea's out of the mac and cheese!!

I also asked my Dr and he said I could start to give him a vitimn like flintstones chewables....he seems to like those.

I also use the fruit harvest juice....tastes like fruit but it's a vegie juice by jucie jucie.



good luck.

Vicki - posted on 03/13/2009

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You can always try to puree them and add to spagetti, gulosh, meatloaf, whatever. that way they're getting the nutrition and don't know it.

Bj - posted on 03/13/2009

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Hi Laura,

I wouldn't fret over it just yet. He will come around in his own time. I found my daughter loved Sweet potato french fries, they are in frozen section and they are baked not fried so very healthy and as long as he is eating other things also he will be fine. I use to panic because my daughter will only eat french toast and mac n' cheese and Dr told me as long as she is getting other stuff, ie: juices, cheerios and healthy stuff like that plus her vitamins I really have nothing to worry about to keep trying with small amounts of new stuff and eventually they come around. She is now almost 3 and is pretty good about eating but still has strong willed opinion about what she will and will not eat.

I hope this helps, good luck and don't stress..........

Cindi - posted on 03/12/2009

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I had to keep offering them, There is also a cookbook called Despetably Delislus. It is by Jerry Signfeilds wife.

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