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How can I get my son to eat more vegetables?

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Asked by citrus111 at 11:35 AM on May. 25, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Put them on his plate and don't offer him a drink or dessert until he eats what you want him to eat. Make sure you offer fresh veggies during the day as a snack and give him some at every meal.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 11:38 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • I hope that you are setting a great example by eating lots of veggies! Without knowing what you have tried, I will just throw ideas out there.
    Have them as his first course.
    Kids love to dip, so give him a few cut up veggies (zucchini, carrots, jicama,etc.) and hummus or salad dressing; or steamed broccoli with pasta sauce and cheese.
    Most kids will eat anything with peanut sauce; I make steamed broccoli and carrots with whole wheat noodles and peanut sauce.
    Soups, stews, and chili are all great ways to get kids to eat veggies.
    Take him to a store, produce market, or farmers market, and let him pick out a new veggies to introduce to the family. Or go to the library and find a kids cookbook (my favorite is pretend soup) and let him make a vegetable dish for the family; there is also a kids cooking website at
    Frozen peas and frozen corn can be fun and tasty.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:46 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • Hide them! lol
    I shred carrots and put them in hamburgers & meatloaf.

    Answer by PheebsW at 12:37 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • put them on his plate, and he can eat them, or go hungry till next meal, next meal, offer veggies again. He will eat before he starves

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:49 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Well, I've heard you keep putting them on their plate. I will try to get my son to take a bite. But, sometimes being a mom means being sneaky. My son loves corn muffins. So, I will ask him to help me mix the mix then send him on an errand and then I will put some veggies in my blender. Mix everything into the corn mix and bake. I'll tell my son when he's grown.

    Answer by Safirejewl at 2:58 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • serve with dip.....anything will do- cheese, applesauce or ranch dressing are my kids favorites!

    Answer by teampalmer4 at 6:04 PM on May. 25, 2009

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