My daughter is 3 years old and she refuses to eat any fruits or veggies any suggestions on what i can do to get her to start?


FoxyMom - posted on 01/15/2013




There are some great cookbooks out there about hiding veggies. As she eats just slowly let her find out what she's eating over a period of time. We have a rule in the house that you have to at least try it before you say you don't like it. Also, pay attention to how they are cooked or prepared. Found out my son loves raw veggies but not to crazy about cooked ones. He likes more of a crunch. Look at seasonings also. There are plenty of ways to make veggies fun. You can show her how to make a smoothie treat from fruit to where you can't tell it's fruit, looks more like ice cream.

TJ - posted on 01/15/2013




This is not quite the same as eating real fruits and veggies but it made me feel a little better when my daughter was having that same issue.

Barilla pasta has a line of pasta made with vegetables. A serving of the pasta provide 1 full serving of vegetable: This helps add just a little bit more of the needed veggie for the day.

I also tried including the vegetable into fruit smoothies e.g. carrot and spinach. They seem to blend well into the smoothie and still taste good :)


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Amanda - posted on 01/15/2013




I would puree it and hide it in her meals. Bolonaise is really easy to hide things like carrots, tomatoes, onion, broccolli, peas, mushrooms, capsicum.

Fruits are easy to do, I juice my own and the kids either drink the freshly squeezed juice, make smoothies with it or we make our own ice blocks. You can puree it and call it sauce and put it over ice cream, mix it through yoghurt. Make healthy muffins or cupcakes.

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